When updating to the newest Google Earth yesterday, the installer asked if I wanted to also install SketchUp. Wow, it is sooo coool. It just makes 3D stuff like, how you think it should. Working through the tutorial was a blast.
Some serious thinking went into that application. I am looking forward to sketching up my new house when we move in. In preparation, I was playing with build L section buildings, and eves, etc. Some things take non-linear think to-do, but still, it’s very cool.
I like the X-ray mode, seeing through like it is perspex, and the sun/time of day/year shadow is pretty cool to.
+30 points for @Last Software for writing SketchUp
+5 points for Google acquiring @Last Software and making a free version
-2 points for the PHB that insisted on making the installer viral
On a side note to Google application installers, it would be nice if they stopped ask “Do you want to make Google your default IE search” as I don’t use IE, and I would prefer the app’s where not so viral. In fact I hate any installer that offers to change “other” applications, so that my user experience would be more “optimal”. If I’m installing your app, it’s your app I want, not my other app’s tweaked, so don’t ask, just leave them alone.