Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Retrobution: Sketchup

I got out my pad and pencil this weekend to draw a scale diagram of the cabinet. I really wanted to design everything on PC, but I've tried using the likes of Autocad and various 3D modellers in the past with no luck. Anyway, I was quite chuffed with my scale drawings, considering I'd not really done anything like it before:

Then, as I was browsing the forums over at BYOAC, I noticed a number of people that had been using Google Sketchup to prototype their cabinets on their PCs. "3D For Everyone", Google say. I thought I'd give it a go.

It really is that easy. Within a few hours I had pretty much the entire cab laid out, stuck together and textured up. If only woodwork was this easy. Here's the results:

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