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Mark

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"Design It: Shelter Competition"
« on: June 08, 2009, 01:41:26 PM »
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/sackler-center/design-it-shelter
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On the occasion of the exhibitions Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward and Learning By Doing, the Guggenheim and Google SketchUp invite amateur and professional designers from around the world to enter Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, you can submit a 3-D shelter for locations around the world using Google SketchUp and Google Earth.
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Re: "Design It: Shelter Competition"
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 01:48:38 PM »
I hate Sketchup.

But all the neat competitions/events like this require sketchup.

meh.

Maybe I'll give it a whirl for funsies.  Gotta kill lunch breaks with somethin' to do.

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Re: "Design It: Shelter Competition"
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 02:38:24 PM »
I hate Sketchup.

Any particular reasons?  Is it the UI or is it lacking certain features that you would expect from a free program?

Granted it is not a full CAD package, but for me it's great to whip up quick preliminary models for conceptual purposes.
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Re: "Design It: Shelter Competition"
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 02:52:57 PM »
I just dislike the UI as well as the way it approaches the creation.  It's wayyyyyy far out of my comfort zone compared to what I'm used to.

It's very childish appearing too... intentionally so, as not to intimidate the novice, but I just don't like using it, personally.