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Planting Digital Trees
Posted by on November 15, 2012
Posted in: software, tips and tricks

Trimble Sketchup is an ideal platform for rapidly creating rectlinear 3d models. With practice, Sketchup modelers can construct extremely complex geometric forms. However, Sketchup’s straightforward, stripped down interface offers few “out of the box” tools for creating organic shapes, such as trees and shrubbery. Although it is possible to digitally model every trunk, branch, and […]

3d Models: Web Viewing
Posted by on October 5, 2012
Posted in: software, tips and tricks, Uncategorized

One thing we like about SketchUp for 3d modeling is the availability of a free version for clients that want to review model progress. However, this does require installing the software and learning a few basic 3d modeling skills. For many clients these steps are not practical, so we end up sending 2d screen shots […]

Modeling the BNR Bridge
Posted by on July 20, 2012
Posted in: geomodeling, projects, tips and tricks

As part of our continuing contributions to the Google Earth 3D Building menagerie, we just completed a complex virtual model of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge here in Portland. Of the 11 spans we use in Bridge City, only the BNR is train-exclusive and closed-off to the public. This means virtually no Google Streetview or […]