Tuesday, September 7, 2010

3D Basecamp 2010 Report

Colorado is like a blurry dream now. What a great time we had, interesting people we met, and what a place. Boulder is a Western town nestled against the foothills of the Rockies.

Basecamp (imho) was an outstanding success. The atmosphere was buzzing from the minute we walked into the Dairy Centre (funny-named theater space) just down the street from the Google Boulder offices. So many SU faithful were gathered in one place in an atmosphere of sharing for three days (and nights)

We introduced a new video from Corb who this was ranting about CAD- "Computeur Aided Dinosaur" as he calls it...asking why are we still using.... Over the top and inconsiderate as always, here it is.... Thanks to Aidan Chopra for playing it! You're a brave man!

SketchUp 8 was announced at Basecamp!- The big features being solids, solid editing features, and more Google Earth Geomodelling enhancements. It looks pretty interesting- New ways of using SketchUp from a building modeller's perspective. Some people aren't happy with the developments but you can't please everyone. The main point is that SketchUp 8 makes SU a considerably more useful tool than previous releases.

Hello and thanks to all the wonderful people we met. Lets hope we did justice to all the people who wanted and deserved to be there but weren't lucky enough.

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