The Evolution of 3D modeling tool and SketchUp

Take 1. Year: 1990. You are planning to build a house for your family. So you go to a well known architect of your place. And after hearing all your requirements he shows you some blue prints of the design of your dream home.  But do you really understand the complex drawing with measurements?

Home and Interior Design with Google SketchUp

Take 2. Year: 2000. We take the same scenario. You go the architect’s chamber and he shows you the plan in some computer aided design or CAD program on his computer. This time you are having a better understanding. You ask the person for a few changes. After few meetings you finalize all the changes and approve the design.

Take 3. Year: 2012. You are in the same position. This time there is a little change. In the first step rather you visit the architect chamber you will download a simple free program named SketchUp from net. After a few scratches you can design a 3D model of your dream home. May not be like a professional but something much better than the paper and pencil drawing. With the design you go to the architect chamber and show him the design. On the basis of the design he will do the rest work and deliver you a photo realistic 3D SketchUp model of your house.

So who does make the big difference? It is SketchUp. What is SketchUp? It is a 3D designing tool from the house of Google. And it is the easiest 3D designing tool which is not made for the geek only.  Seeing the complexity of the 3D designing tool the creators of SketchUp, Brad Schell and Joe Esch created SketchUp, the magic tool in August 2000. And thus a new genre of 3D designing created. With the motto 3D for everyone SketchUp carried out as a promising tool. Even Google could not escape from its magic. In March, 2006 Google acquired the company name @Last Software and listed SketchUp as a Google product.

Since then SketchUp has changed concept of 3D designing. Now you can draw from a nail to UFO with an ease of pencil drawing. The tools like push pull tool, rectangle tool, arc tool, rotate tool, follow me tool and many other really help the designer to get the ideal shape in a few minutes. SketchUp is not only made for the amateurs. It is being hugely used by the architects, landscape architect, interior designers, film and stage visualization, mechanical design, furniture design and many other genres. Many film and graphic designers prefer Google SketchUp to do the basic 3D design. Films like Avatar, Transformer and many other blockbusters have taken the help of SketchUp to produce the fantasy like atmosphere in the movies.

SketchUp is a really a helpful tool for everyone. If anyone who is interested to redesign his house then he will easily shuffle the furniture, change the color of wall and the texture in SketchUp. It also helps to bridge the gap of communication between the architects and the clients.

In this era of internet learning a designing tool like SketchUp is not a big issue. You can learn from online tutorials or take advantages online magazine like Sketchup ur Space which is the biggest online resource for SketchUp. SketchUp is really a magic tool for everyone with which help you create a wonderland of your own.