Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp
Via blogSEO, I learned that you can grab a free copy of Google SketchUp, “an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects â€“ even space ships.” Totally free, don’t have to register, and it’s really a fun, useful program for anyone who might be looking to do some remodeling or just tweak some house plans.
You might remember that Google bought SketchUp back in March; here’s a snip from the official Google blog:
“People see SketchUp and they love it. Now that weâ€™re part of Google, how many of those ah-ha moments will happen every day? Already weâ€™ve had hundreds of users create 3D content in SketchUp and place their models in Google Earth. (A free plug-in enables you to do this.) What will that virtual world look like when tens of thousands of users are doing the same?”
Well, with a free download, that last bit might actually come true. I plan on downloading SketchUp and letting my fifth grader play around with it.