Category Archives: Dynamic Components

SketchUp Basecamp – Day Three

The weather changed decidedly early this morning in Boulder.. back to a crisp Fall day with lots of wind and fall leaves blowing about. Today’s more seasonable Fall weather called for a real breakfast, and I knew just the place… … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Flexable Hexagons

First discovered in 1939 by a daydreaming student named Arthur H. Stone, flexagons have attracted the curiosity of great scientists for decades, including Stone’s famous friend and colleague Richard Feynman. Fig 1- Flexagons are origami-like puzzles that are simple to … Continue reading

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SketchUp Tips Hand – 3D Basecamp Registration

Registration for SketchUp’s upcoming 3D Basecamp opened earlier this week. SketchUp’s own Aidan Chopra said Basecamp half-sold-out in the first two hours of registration. There are still a few dozen spots left, but he doesn’t expect them to last through … Continue reading

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Tree Leaves Blowing in the Wind

By Marc Fredrickson Many years ago when I was working on Nintendo 64 games we tried to make trees move in the wind by programatically shifting the geometry vertices.  It didn’t look so good and took a lot of CPU … Continue reading

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