SightSpace Free-D Mobile App for SketchUp Is Here!

Have you ever wanted to try out our SightSpace 3D app but were not ready for the commitment? We have a solution with our release of SightSpace Free-D, a free download of our popular SightSpace 3D model viewer with Augmented Reality capabilities for iPads and iPhones. Place up to 3 models on Free-D for completely free to experience our custom viewer (there is no limit on model size or polygons. SightSpace will use available memory to the max). Models can be transferred directly to the Apple device through iTunes or downloaded from Dropbox and email. All of the capabilities of 3D are available as in-app purchases so you can customize your desired features, including a purchase for loading more models.

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Screenshot of SightSpace's Augmented Reality capabilities (SketchUp model courtesy of Hilliard Architects, San Francisco.)

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Circulizar V1.1 now available: interactive, animated & virtual gifts for Facebook

I am pleased to announce that our update for Circulizar is now available on the iTunes App Store! If you are new to Circulizar, it is a free app to send virtual, interactive, and animated presents to your Facebook friends. Select a present (there are lots of options!), choose a friend, and your virtual gift is wrapped and sent. Your friend receives a Facebook notification that a gift is waiting to be unwrapped. The unwrapped gift can be placed into the real world, moved, and re-sized. You can also share pictures of your gift.

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SketchUp Basecamp 2012: we brought cloud, mobile, and augmented reality

Welcome to Part 2 of my SketchUp Basecamp round-up. In Part 1, I summarized Basecamp as a whole and the announcements. Now I am going to personalize it to us, our friends at Shaderlight, and some of the great people we got to meet. SketchUcation unofficially kicked of Basecamp on Sunday night by having a mixer and we met many attendees.

Shaderlight, presented their interactive rendering plugin during a ‘Rendering Round-up” on Day 1 and in an unconference on Day 2. They were very well received and many SketchUp users got to see our Shaderlight Cloud Rendering in action. They were excited to be able to send complex animations to the cloud and to submit unlimited, simultaneous renders. To make sure Shaderlight users are never without their renders, we introduced the Shaderlight Cloud Viewer for Android devices. Don’t worry Apple users, your app is coming soon.


Martin from Shaderlight presents at the 'Rendering Round-up'

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SketchUp Basecamp 2012: we’ll be there!


SketchUp Basecamp starts in Boulder, CO on Monday, October 15th. What is it? It is a get-together for 250 people who are enthusiastic users and are planning on spending 3 days on all things SketchUp. SketchUp team members and attendees will present sessions – and this includes us! On Tuesday at 2pm, we will be presenting on Augmented Reality in SketchUp and showcasing our mobile application, SightSpace 3D for Apple and Android. Our partner, ArtVPS, will be demonstrating the interactive Shaderlight rendering plug-in, including the capability to render on the cloud on both Monday and Tuesday. Additionally, we will both be available at vendor tables on Tuesday and Wednesday to demonstrate mobile, Augmented Reality, and rendering on the cloud.

I will post a summary of Basecamp in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email us at, check out our media advisory for Basecamp, or contact our press rep Marilyn Kroner.

Circulizar Virtual Gift-giving app for Facebook: now available on iTunes

We are excited to announce the release of our free and newest app for Apple devices: Circulizar! We have combined our experience with emerging technologies into this virtual gift-giving app where Facebook users can interact with the fully animated gift in a real-world background and real time.


Screenshot of a snowflake present overlaid on the real-world (from iPhone 5).

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