"A Letter to the desk of the Editor" to "Letter from Editor's Desk”

Rajib Dey : Editor-in-chief

The team of sketchup-ur-space is going to introduce another fabulous issue which will be palatable to our readers. This edition is enriched with 5 exclusive articles, one informative cover story, 3 nice tutorials, 4 useful blogs and some latest news on sketchup and 3d modeling technologies.

The cover story is presented by David Burdick from E-on software. David has more than 25 years of experience in the computer graphic field. In his cover story, David offers an in-depth presentation on LumenRT 2015. LumenRT 2015 provides a real time solution for architects, designers, engineers, and GIS professionals to present their designs in a much more compelling and engaging fashion with high-fidelity, photorealistic 3D visualization & rendering.

In article section, out of the five articles, four are presented by the editorial team of sketchup-ur-space and the rest one is written by Jeremy Kay from Chaos Group. The first article is about the features and functionalities of some free rendering and animation programs like Scratch, GeoGebra and sketchup which help the designers to accomplish any challenging projects.

The second article focuses on various keyboard shortcuts useful for designers to speed up their modeling work with sketchup as well save huge time in their designing work.

The third article explains how to import sketchup textures as well as produce custom materials. These materials can be used with your sketchup models and make the design more attractive.

In the fourth article there will be a video based tutorial that shows how sketchup models can be embedded from the 3D warehouse to the modelers site.

The last article by Jeremy Kay shows how the sketching in digital watercolors is streamlined with some industry recognized softwares like Photoshop, SketchUp, and V-Ray. Jeremy has created these elegant & beautiful designs with watercolors in his studio called studioJDK.

In the first tutorial the readers can learn the application of guidelines to calculate something perfectly and utilize these measurements to generate accurately positioned shapes and objects in sketchup.

The second tutorial supported with a video will teach you how to draw a sphere in sketchup by applying various sketchup tools like Circle tool, the Select tool, the Follow-Me tool, the Eraser tool as well as Inference.

The last and final tutorial by James Brough will explain how sketchup can be a useful tool to win bid for any architectural or engineering projects with its supreme 3d visualization & modeling capabilities.

In blog section, first write up is about five best free tools for designers to transform any web design, architecture and graphic design to the next level.

The second blog content highlights five free essential plug-ins of sketchup like flatten, weld, build face, joint push-pull etc which can significantly your drawing processes with sketchup.

The third blog content provides details on an exclusive event on 3d sensors technology organized by Autodesk. By attending the event, one can explore with various reality capture technologies like 3d laser scanners to drones; meshes to models; 3d printing to digital fab; VR to AR, Photogrammetry etc.

The last and final blog content is about the launching of CL3VER 3.0, the most updated version of CL3VER, the cloud based platform for interactive 3D presentations. CL3VER 3.0 will contain various game changing features that enahnce the production workflow of cross platform interactive 3D presentations.

In interview section, our team has interviewed Laurent Brixius, a French-speaking Belgian architect, CG Artist and SketchUp trainer both off-line and on-line.

In news section, there will be lots of exciting news on sketchup and latest architectural 3d modeling & 3d object modeling programs.

Hope this edition will also be beneficial to our readers. Download the PDF version.

Best wishes
Rajib Dey
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