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Google Sketchup

Postby Mike » Sat, Dec 01 2007, 08:37 PM

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:
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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Mike » Sat, Dec 01 2007, 09:09 PM

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.

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 03 2007, 01:23 PM

you can animate your drawings too.
[googlevideo]2011897936960403281[/googlevideo]

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Mux11 » Mon, Dec 03 2007, 03:10 PM

Thanks Mike! This is really cool and gets the creative juices flowing.
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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Jeff » Mon, Dec 03 2007, 03:16 PM

Very cool, and I, for one, welcome our Google overlords.

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Kitebuilder » Tue, Mar 10 2015, 03:47 PM

Hello

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

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Mike » Tue, Mar 10 2015, 04:15 PM

Sorry, but the original post is 8 years old :(
And I don't have the software anymore.

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Mar 10 2015, 05:19 PM

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!

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby makatakam » Tue, Mar 10 2015, 11:06 PM

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.
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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby makatakam » Tue, Mar 10 2015, 11:07 PM

Oh, and by the way, Kitebuilder, welcome to the forum. Visit often, ask questions. We're a friendly bunch.
MARK

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Kitebuilder » Thu, Mar 12 2015, 01:35 PM

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

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby makatakam » Thu, Mar 12 2015, 02:34 PM

I love playing with Sketchup!
MARK

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Re: Google Sketchup

Postby Mike » Thu, Mar 12 2015, 04:24 PM

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.


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