A Note from the Editor’s Desk
Hello folks! First of all wish you and your family Merry Christmas. Hope that this festive season will turn out to be the best of all. Look at how fast time flows! The year 2010 will end in a few days. Our very own Sketchup ur Space also comes in its fourth month of publishing. And it has made a place in the SketchUp already. It has become the piazza for all the SketchUp fans of all over the world. And this is our main motto to start the magazine. And we are achieving our goal holding each other hands in this 3D world.
Thanks to all my friends for your appreciation of the November issue. We were discussing on various plug ins for SketchUp on that. From your response I came to know that it was very helpful for you especially the plug in list part. Now we are presenting the December issue as well. Hope that you will enjoy it with a cup of hot brewing coffee and delicious cake.
In this issue we narrow our focus in the plug in sector and concentrate on the rendering plug ins. We know all the excellent features of plug ins. But among all those, the most popular plug ins are the rendering plug ins. Your 3D drawing gets a life when it gets a touch of rendering plug ins. Rendering plug ins are the add on programs which help the 3D design to get a photo realistic look. You will get a detailed discussion on the rendering plug ins on our cover story.
You will come to know how SketchUp is helpful in Landscape designing by a wonderful write up by renowned landscape artist Susan Schlenger. You will know many unknown facts of landscape designing from it. After that, there is a compact write up by Keith Tully named ‘SketchUp – the Super Assist’. Here Keith discussed on how SketchUp always helps him on his business and getting 100% customer’s satisfaction.
As this is a festive season, we want to get rid off the old look and try to rejuvenate ourselves in new avatar. That is applicable for our house also. So here is a special write up for you on how to redesign your home on this festive season with the help of SketchUp as a Christmas gift for our beloved readers on our behalf. Hope that it will help you to catch the eye of your guest in this Holy Occasion.
From this edition we are introducing a new segment called Press Room where the plug in developing companies can share their Press Release about any news of their companies or product. In this issue you get two Press Releases by Chaos Group on release of V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max and LEDAS Marketing on release of the updated version 1.4 of its Driving Dimensions plug-in. This will help the readers to keep themselves updated.
You will find that our blog section is flourished with two blogs. The first blog deals with the compatibility of Google Earth 6 with SketchUp 8. The next blog is an extract from the famous SketchUp blogger Jim Leggit. On our regular Tips and Tricks section you will get a guide article on how to install the rendering plug ins in the Google SketchUp. Next there is a review of all the popular rendering plug ins with their features and attributes. In our Top Up article section we share wonderful news on Google SketchUp. Now SketchUp is included with Google Apps. We, the fans of SketchUp will definitely be happy with this honor of our favorite software.
Hope that you will love to read this December issue of Sketchup ur Space. Pray that Santa will bring lots of smiles to your face and add an extra dimension to your life. Cheers in the name of Christmas, friends!
KNOWLEDGE IS THAT FRUIT THAT GROWS BIGGER WHEN SHARED!
Best wishes for Christmas,