SketchUp 6 is Released!

Google SketchUp 6

Google has just released SketchUp 6 Pro – the latest version of their fantastic 3D modeling software. In addition, they have also released Google SketchUp 6 – the free version of SketchUp – which is particularly useful for creating 3D models for Google Earth. Either program provides an interface for placing 3D models into Google Earth. The new version of SketchUp 6 has a number of nice new features. The most significant from a GE perspective is the new Photo Match tool which makes it even easier to create 3D photo textures. They also have added 3D text capability. This means it will be possible to annotate things in GE with 3D labels.

Check out OgleEarth’s comments on the new SketchUp and the new features included.
Check out many 3D models in Google Earth right now. If you’ve already downloaded the latest GE 4 – you can check out the new “Best of 3D Warehouse” 3D buildings layer.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.






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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.