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Exploring Rendering SketchUp Drawings with Podium V2

I’ve been playing with a SketchUp plugin called Podium V2 that helps you make more photo realistic images of your SketchUp drawings. I’m just getting my feet wet with this sort of thing but so far I’ve been very happy to find how easy it is to make slick looking images. SketchUp is a free […]

How to draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp – Part 4

In the fourth part of this Google SketchUp tutorial I show how to draw the front door, windows, and exterior trim. By the end of this clip the house is really starting to look like a complete tiny house and only needs siding and a finished roof, which I’ll cover in part 5. In part […]

8×20 Solar House Update… Free Plans Nearly Complete

For the past two weeks I’ve been test driving Google SketchUp Pro and have come to a simple conclusion. Unless you’re a professional I think you’ll be able to do much more than you’ve ever dreamed with the free version of SketchUp, including drawing house plans. Below is a quick video tour of my drawing […]

More about my exploration with Google SketchUp Pro

My 8-hour free trial with Google SketchUp Pro and Google Layout must be almost at an end. I realized early on that I could continue to draw with the free 3D version on my laptop which allowed me to draw most of the 3D version without using the pro version. In installed SketchUp Pro on […]

Test Driving Google SketchUp Pro

If you’ve been reading Tiny House Design for a while you’ve probably noticed that I’ve tried different drawing tools over time to draw my design concepts. Within the last few months I’ve been mostly using Google SketchUp, a free 3D drawing program. The only problem with this free version is that it doesn’t include a […]

An Atypical Cube Shaped Tiny House

Steven sent me a note last night about his tiny house summer project, aptly named My Summer Project. I was immediately blown away with the creative way he is enclosing the space. It appears to be 6 almost identical boxes that form a cube. In earlier drawing on his blog he even shows a geodesic […]

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