SketchUp Training in Washington, DC

On May 7 & 8 I will be offering a 2 Day SketchUp Class. The first day begins with the basics and sets you up for success to model quickly and effectively. The second day goes through CAD to SketchUp workflows as well as techniques for creating presentations and photorealistic renderings. The location of the course is in Dupont Circle. You can find more information about the event.

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Residential Renderings

I had the pleasure of producing 2 renderings this month. The time frame was tight, but we were able to make changes quickly and produce these visuals so the client could approve the design development move into documentation.

 

 

Columbus Square Park Renderings

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Over the past few months, I’ve been a part of a team of designers working on the redesign of Columbus Square Park. The project is through the Community Design Collaborative, a community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia. As a volunteer member of the team, I was responsible for creating the illustrations that eventually manifested through various design meetings, reviews and coordination with public officials.

I also have a tie to the park, since it is only a few blocks from my house. I hope the renderings serve as a tool to help promote the possibilities of the park.

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Live SketchUp Training in Philly: Jan 22 & Feb 5

Start the new year off right with our live SketchUp training.

Choose from the Beginner Class or Advanced Class. Save $95 by purchasing the Beginner and Advanced Class together. Students will also receive a free copy of “Learning SketchUp 2013” (a $50 value).

Visiting Professionals Workshop at NC State University

On friday, I will be giving my first workshop for SketchUp’s Visiting Professionals Program. The day is full of opportunities for students to learn SketchUp. I’ll be giving a beginners and advanced workshop as well as a demo/talk. The photo in this post displays the  material the university used to promote the event.

V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 Released

I’m really excited that the release of V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 is finally here. I used the previous version with limited success. The new features look to streamline and fix several of issues I had with the program. Hopefully in the coming weeks, I can post some examples of the new release and provide some feedback.

http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vrayforsketchup.html

 

 

SketchUp Visiting Professionals Program Released.

I’m really excited to be a part of SketchUp’s Visiting Professionals Program.

SketchUp just posted its offically release about the program on its SketchUpdate Blog.

Here’s the info from SketchUp’s site if you are interested.

 

A visit to your school might look like:

Tech Talk/Demo
We have a network of experts, from architects to game designers, who we’ll send to your school to show how they use SketchUp Pro and Layout in their professional lives. You’ll organize dates, secure space and tech needs, announce and promote, and guide the guest speaker around while on campus.

Workshops

If you like, the visiting professional can conduct a hands-on workshop for groups of students or faculty.

Crits & Pinups

Show our expert what projects you’re working on, and get feedback in a group setting.

Tips & Tricks Hour

Get the skinny on all the tips & tricks for creating beautiful, efficient 3D models and 2D LayOut documents.

Getting started

Fill out the application form
Provide information about possible dates, structure desired, department concentration, funds available, and who the contact person/organizer will be.

We’ll contact you with details
We’ll get dates, resources, and all the details sorted out with you.

The visit
One of our guest professionals will arrive at your school, ready to spend the day with your department.

SketchUp 2013 Released

I am excited to see that SketchUp 2013 has been released. SketchUp.com has been totally redesigned. I got a chance to test the product out in beta and am looking forward to using some of the enhancements. One that I am most excited about is the Extension Warehouse.

I use a lot of plugins and have to search around several different sites to see if any new plugins are out there or rediscover any old ones. The extension warehouse pulls all of these resources together in a friendly in-app like environment. I spent most of my time in the new version  looking through the extension warehouse versus actually see what is new or improved in SketchUp 2013.

I am happy to announce that I am also highlighted on SketchUp’s website in the Training section as an Expert Trainer. In the next few weeks I’ll release some video tutorials and review on SketchUp 2013. You can also check out some of my previous training on my youtube channel.

Happy SketchUping

Dan

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Flower Show 2012 Animation Comparison

A video comparison of the designs for the first 3 exhibits of the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show to the actual exhibits. I created the animation/renderings. Exhibit design by GMR Design.