Thursday, March 13, 2014

SketchUp Education & Innovation at 3D Basecamp 2014

3D Basecamp 2014 is coming up next month, with a focus on SketchUp education for all ability levels. This is the place to fine-tune or improve your 3D Basecamp or SketchUp skills!

The Details:
3D Basecamp 2014 will take place April 14th – 16th at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Vail, Colorado.

The conference is uniquely built to provide training sessions, workshops, presentations and more to help you improve your skills in SketchUp. According to the 3D Basecamp website, the conference is one “where architects, set designers, woodworkers, construction managers, students, robot builders, archeologists, and engineers all get together to share what they know.”

Attendees will learn everything from how to create construction drawings in SketchUp Pro to how to use SketchUp Make for 3D printing. I am happy to be providing two presentations and an engaging workshop at 3D Basecamp 2014.

My first presentation will be titled “Refining Your Interiors: Matching Textures from the Real World”. In the 45-minute presentation, you will learn how to alter the materials in SketchUp’s Paint Bucket, find other textures outside of the program, and work with manufacturers’ images to complete your real-world projects.

Another presentation I’ll be doing at 3D Basecamp this year is “Refining Your Interiors: Customizing Components”. Since most interior design project budgets normally don’t allow from-scratch modeling of furniture and fixtures, you need a time-saving alternative. This presentation will demonstrate how to alter 3D Warehouse components to create an approximation of real-world pieces.

Both of these presentations will relate to my workshop, “Editing Textures and Components for Interiors: Hands-On Workshop”. You’ll be able to use what you learned in my presentations and apply that knowledge hands-on! The workshop trains participants on creating and editing textures and components for real-world projects. This three-hour workshop will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

I hope you’ll join me in one or all of these presentations and the workshop, since it will offer an excellent opportunity to apply some real-world techniques to your SketchUp skill set.

Registration for the 3D Basecamp 2014 event is completely sold out, so this looks to be a really great event! See you there!

Friday, February 7, 2014

I  am pretty excited to just have been invited to present at the National  SketchUp conference next April in Vail.  I was chatting on the phone with Aidan Chopra, who wrote the Bible "SketchUp for Dummies" and felt like a teen-age girl wanting to pinch myself.

For those of you who don't know about this conference, it's called SketchUp BaseCamp.  It's 3 days full of seminars from the top SketchUp Gurus from around the country.   I'll be talking about some advanced material and component modeling techniques for interior designers.  Tons to learn and an incredible hotel deal in this amazing ski mecca.  Just checked and airline tix are $178 round trip.  What's not to like?

Here's some more info: