It’s a fact that people who use SketchUp also use other tools; we live in a multi-app universe, and I like it that way. Figuring out what program to use for what, and when, and how to move data between them is the tricky part. And that’s why blogs like Ronen Bekerman’s are so useful. It’s chock-full of information about all things related to architectural visualization. V-Ray, Maxwell, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Fryrender, SketchUp – it’s all there.
I just found out about Ronen’s HOVER Challenge. Participants are designing, modeling and rendering structures that appear to float. The format is what interests me most: everyone is posting their progress to a forum where others provide advice and encouragement. Two caveats: You need to be logged in to see images, and only some of the participants are using SketchUp.
The deadline is coming up fast (October 20th) but I think it’s worthwhile to at least peek at what folks are up to. As I’ve said in the past – you should see at least one beautiful, inspiring thing a day.