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Google Sketchup

Posted: Sat, Dec 01 2007, 08:37 PM
by Mike
Sketchup is a free program from Google.
http://sketchup.google.com/
It's a kind of Drafting / CAD / 3D program. It's been suggested that it can be used to design kites.
I played with it today because the weather was too awful to go outside. I'm not sure how useful it is for kite design, but it is fun to play with.
After spending too much time with it, here's Mimi:

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Sat, Dec 01 2007, 09:09 PM
by Mike
If you install Sketchup, here's Mimi's file to play with:
http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/dload.php ... file_id=34

Press the "o" key and you can move Mimi around and look at her from different angles. You can even see inside thru the mouth.
You can also change the colors to play with different ideas for your own spikey ball.

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Mon, Dec 03 2007, 01:23 PM
by Mike
you can animate your drawings too.
[googlevideo]2011897936960403281[/googlevideo]

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Mon, Dec 03 2007, 03:10 PM
by Mux11
Thanks Mike! This is really cool and gets the creative juices flowing.
James

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Mon, Dec 03 2007, 03:16 PM
by Jeff
Very cool, and I, for one, welcome our Google overlords.

:-D

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Tue, Mar 10 2015, 03:47 PM
by Kitebuilder
Hello

The download-link for the 3d-Drawing-file of Spikeball Mimi does not work

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Tue, Mar 10 2015, 04:15 PM
by Mike
Sorry, but the original post is 8 years old :(
And I don't have the software anymore.

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Tue, Mar 10 2015, 05:19 PM
by goestoeleven
Kitebuilder wrote:Hello

The download-link for the 3d-Drawing-file of Spikeball Mimi does not work


Welcome to the forum Kitebuilder. Feel free to post a few notes about yourself over in the Introductions forum so we can meet you!

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Tue, Mar 10 2015, 11:06 PM
by makatakam
The software is a free download. Make sure you go to Google to get the download so you don't have to sift through piles of crap to get it. The built-in tutorial will get you rolling in a hurry, and by the end of the week you can create your own spikeball.

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Tue, Mar 10 2015, 11:07 PM
by makatakam
Oh, and by the way, Kitebuilder, welcome to the forum. Visit often, ask questions. We're a friendly bunch.

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Thu, Mar 12 2015, 01:35 PM
by Kitebuilder
I have drawmn my own spikeball. it´s still white, but all parts are in place.
I created a pig-nose like i have seen at ready builded spikeballs in the web.
The part, any one colled here mouth, is the nose there and undernead it they appliqued a smile-mouth on a hexagon-tile

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Thu, Mar 12 2015, 02:34 PM
by makatakam
I love playing with Sketchup!

Re: Google Sketchup

Posted: Thu, Mar 12 2015, 04:24 PM
by Mike
Kitebuilder wrote:I have drawmn my own spikeball. it´s still white, but all parts are in place.
I created a pig-nose like i have seen at ready builded spikeballs in the web.
The part, any one colled here mouth, is the nose there and undernead it they appliqued a smile-mouth on a hexagon-tile

Sounds fun.
Please post a photo here when you are done.