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Google in 3D!

by robstak / April 27, 2006 11:58 AM PDT

New google beta, sketchup (ketchup with an s!) is up at:

http://sketchup.google.com/

It's a 3D modeling program that intigrates with google earth too.

The question is... where are they going with this?

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ummm did Google forget about Mac's?
by quietboy27 / April 27, 2006 1:52 PM PDT
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....but alas, no Mac version...guess it is time to get XP SP2 and partition my MBP drive.

-evo

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The Hoover of Tech
by MacHugger / April 27, 2006 5:15 PM PDT

Don't worry, I'm sure there will be a Mac version eventually. Google has been very good (and somewhat humorous) about not forgetting the Mac community.

I think I begin to see why I like Google so much. All of these little apps they provide are very much like the iSoftware from Apple. They have a very clear function - simple, intuitive, fast, easy - for their given task. You can just dive right into it. Sure, you can buy $1000+ software that will render things photorealistically but most people just want to sketch out that new work shed they've been thinking about or the new patio or deck and would like a quick and easy tool to use it. And it's FREE.

They just keep throwing those apps out and sucking up more and more users who keep coming back to Google. Some people say Google is getting unfocused, I say they are brilliant. They just keep piling it on and somebody who didn't give a rat's **** about Google Earth or Google Calendar just might decide they want this or that new Google thing and become a convert.

-Kevin S.

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What I don't understand about it is...
by barret55 / April 28, 2006 12:12 AM PDT
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The company they bought Sketchup from has had a Mac version available. I work for a university in the architecture school, and we've been using Sketchup for a year now. Did they only buy the Windows version?


-Terry

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If a Mac version already exists...
by MacHugger / April 28, 2006 3:19 AM PDT

Perhaps the delay is in making it Universal Binary.

I really wouldn't be too concerned about seeing it soon. Again, Google is really good about cross platform support.

-Kevin S.

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"Coming Soon"
by MacHugger / April 28, 2006 3:24 AM PDT

I just went to the download portion of the site and it does, in fact, say "Coming Soon" for Macintosh. I'm guessing Universal Binary is the delay.

-Kevin S.

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Pretty Neat
by bozeman / April 27, 2006 11:46 PM PDT
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That is a good start. We do visualizations here at work, but mostly with natural resources, trees, lakes and such. If they could integrate that and do fly overs it would certainly be something to look at. Maybe they do, I will have to explore it more.

Thanks for the find.

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Wow.
by jeremy128 / April 29, 2006 12:24 AM PDT
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