A 3D model superimposed on the landscape using SightSpace 3D on an iPad.
SketchUp 2014 is here and SightSpace 3D mobile supports it! SightSpace for Apple and Android loads SketchUp files (versions 8, 2013, and 2014) in the native .SKP format (as well as .KMZ and .KML).. There is no need to use a plugin, export the file, or place it on a website in order to view your model on-the-go. Place your SketchUp model right onto your device using iTunes or USB, Dropbox, email, or the new 3D Warehouse (yes, we updated to support the new Warehouse!) If you are not familiar with this powerful mobile tool, SightSpace enables you to not only take your model mobile, but also to use Augmented Reality to overlay it onto the live camera feed of a device. View your model in the real world, in real-time. Continue reading →
At AIA 2013, we introduced our newest product for Trimble SketchUp: SightSpace View. Have you ever wanted to share your designs with a client? Want to show people passing by a construction site how the building will look when completed? All of this and more is possible with SightSpace View. It is a plugin and companion mobile app to connect any Trimble SketchUp digital model with a QR code for a mobile Augmented Reality experience. When the code is scanned with the free View mobile app, users experience the 3D design overlaid onto the real-world using the live camera feed of the device (see image below for a small-scale example).
Great news! Our popular SightSpace 3D mobile viewer with Augmented Reality is now available for download for Android devices in four languages: English, Chinese (simplified), French, and Spanish! If you are not familiar with SightSpace, it is a viewer for SketchUp files (in .KMZ format) on Android (and Apple) devices. It is a powerful tool to visualize a SketchUp model in the real world, in place, by using Augmented Reality technology. Move the device and the view changes in real-time. Additional features include stereoscopic red/cyan 3D, annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, share notes and photos, and more.
Have you ever wanted to interact with the digital in the real world? Now it is possible with our VYZAR 3D engine and Augmented Reality technology that is launching at CES 2013. The VYZAR engine overlays 2D, 3D, and animated virtual objects on the real world and powers mobile applications on both the Apple and Android platform including SightSpace 3D, Circulizar Gifts, and Virtual Holidays. Continue reading →
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'
Why is this image so special? Other than the adorable puppy?
We are previewing new features for our SightSpace 3D mobile application for Google SketchUp at the American Institute of Architects convention in Washington, DC this week (May 17-19) in Booth #1908. The dog house included in this post is a clue to one of our features because it is very special. If you are not familiar with SightSpace, it views Google SketchUp files on Apple and Android devices in Augmented Reality by superimposing the digital designs in the real-world in real-time, enabling you to walk through the model by simply moving your device. Additional features include stereoscopic red/cyan 3D, annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, share notes and photos, and more. Continue reading →
Our SightSpace 3D mobile app viewer for Google SketchUp (in .KMZ format) is now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and can be downloaded on the Amazon Appstore for Android. SightSpace 3D is a powerful tool to view models created in Google SketchUp and other programs that read .KMZ files. These include Google Earth, the Google 3D Warehouse, ArchiCAD, and ArcGIS. With SightSpace, you can annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, and share notes and photos. If you have a pair of red/cyan glasses, you can also view models in full Stereoscopic 3D. SightSpace 3D is also available for download on the iTunes App Store for Apple devices and for Android phones and tablets on Google Play (formerly the Android Market).
Augmented Reality screenshot from Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
I am pleased to announce that our SightSpace 3D mobile application for Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, and Google Earth is now available for Android devices and can be downloaded on Google Play (formerly the Android Market)! SightSpace 3D is a powerful tool to virtually explore digital spaces created in Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, or from Google Earth with Augmented Reality (in .KMZ format). Display buildings, products, designs and more – annotate, bookmark views, take screenshots, and share notes and photos. SightSpace 3D on Android devices (2.2+) introduces Stereoscopic 3D Augmented Reality. Users can fully immerse themselves into a digital world with the use of red/cyan stereoscopic 3D when viewing models in viewer or Augmented Reality mode.
Update 12/28: We are closed to new testers. Thank you!
We are now sending out invitations for beta testing of our mobile app, SightSpace 3D Google SketchUp viewer, for Android! If you are interested in being a beta tester, read on.
About SightSpace 3D for Android (Beta)
SightSpace 3D is a Google SketchUp viewer (it reads .KMZ files from Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, and some .KMZ files from Google Earth). If your Android device has the correct hardware, it will also enable Augmented Reality so you can view your model in the real world through your device’s camera (you can watch it in action here and here on the Apple iPad 2 here). Continue reading →