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Thread: Google SketchUp and LaserBoy: Working!

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    Default Google SketchUp and LaserBoy: Working!

    Hi all,

    I've been working on getting 3d models out of Google SketchUp Pro and into LaserBoy. The 3d dxf is posing some problems, so in the meantime, I've written a script for SketchUp that animates a spin around the model, saving a sequence of 2d DXFs to C:\ as it goes. You can then load this into LaserBoy and export as ILDA or do whatever else you choose.

    So yes- nice 3d for everyone! I suspect this requires SketchUp Pro, as it depends on the built-in DXF export feature, but there is a free trial of that available- so try it!

    To install this, unzip it and copy it to c:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 6\Plugins\ and restart SketchUp. It adds two menu options to the bottom of the Camera menu.


    edit:

    eh, this might not work. Working on it...
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    Last edited by heroic; 05-30-2008 at 13:47.

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    I don't think there is any DXF export on the free trial version.

    James.

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    There is in PRO trial. There is no export what so ever in FREE version.
    I hired an Italian guy to do my wires. Now they look like spaghetti!

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    there is dxf export in blender (free)

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    I got Blender from a hint in an earlier post.

    It looks awesome!

    I have no idea where to start.

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lehman View Post
    I got Blender from a hint in an earlier post.

    It looks awesome!

    I have no idea where to start.

    James.
    Yeah, the nice thing about Sketchup is that it's really easy to use.

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    I'll give you that. Even the free version was fun to play with, right away.

    James.

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