500,000 Subscriber Celebration!

Hi all!

Many of you probably know that we run a fairly active YouTube channel. What you may NOT know is that we are on the cusp of amassing 500,000 subscribers! As of the time of this posting, we are a few thousand subs short of that milestone!

To mark this momentous occasion, we want your help! Help us celebrate by creating and sharing a SketchUp model inspired by half of a million SketchUp YouTube subscribers! What does that look like? I HAVE NO IDEA… But I bet you could come up with something amazing! Maybe 500,000 components of your favorite presenter on our channel? Maybe some amazon architecture built off lessons you have learned from our videos? Maybe a model of SketchUp’s dream recording studio… the possibilities are endless and we want to see what you can model around that theme!

Why would you do this? Well, to celebrate crossing the 500,000 sub threshold, we will be live streaming and sharing our favorite models created by you! Get your name up in lights (well… more likely a watermark… but it will still be cool) and have your work viewed and reviewed live by our training and video team!

How do you get your work onto our live stream? Three simple steps:

  1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel (for real, you should probably already be subscribed, right?)
  2. Create your model inspired by our 500,000 subscribers and post it to 3D Warehouse.
  3. Post a link to your model right here in this thread!

That’s it! Once we have amassed our half million subs, we will schedule a live stream and our team will pick our favorite models to review. Then we will unveil our selections live on our channel!

Very much looking forward to seeing what you have to show us!


Thank you, SketchUp team!


This is a model I created for my architecture class I took with HarvardX online called The Architectural Imagination. It was an amazing course and a decent amount of work. The model was created to express the 5 points of architecture. The plan, pilotis, windows, facade and roof.

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Hi, Aaron, and thank you!

I’m still thinking how I could put the model in 3D Warehouse and make sense and convey the message, because at the base there are only three boxes and a few cylinders, plus V-ray materials and assets - Decal, Mesh Light, Lightmix, etc.

What gives meaning to the model are the textures and post-rendering effects, which create the infinite lights effect (which can be interpreted as the real value of what SketchUp created and give to the world), the logo and the text (on the occasion of the event - 500k subscribers).

Thanks again! Have a nice day!


∞ lights, 500k_v5


It’s a party at the origin!


Here’s my model. Made it entirely with sketchup push and pull, scale, line and arch tools…

Here’s my posting for the 500,000 Subscriber Celebration. It is a Machinists Fractal Vise inspired by a video posting on Adam Savage’s Tested YouTube channel: Adam Savage’s Tested Fractal Vise Video. What’s unique about the vise is that it self adjusts to oddly shaped devices as it is tightened down.

My model in the 3D Warehouse: Machinists Fractal Vise

I used many of the techniques I’ve learned over the years following SketchUp’s Live sessions as well as the SketchUp Skill Builders and Level Up videos like: Using the various “Intersect With…” commands; Using Solid Tools and/or Enroth Solid Tools; Adding small details to a component by working on a scaled up copy; Using the new Flip tool to mirror components; Adding component rotation manipulators that can be turned on/off via a Tag; Using well organized component names; Using well organized Tags.

I should also add that the Working scene shows the complete vise model component. The Articulated scene shows the vise clamped onto a random-ish test shape. In this case, I created a unique copy of the vise component, with unique copies of its Fractal Jaw (FJ) components. I then used the Fractal Jaw (FJ) Manipulators, accessed by turning on the “U: FJ L[1-4] Manipulators” tags, and then using the Rotate Tool to change the orientation of the unique copies of the Fractal Jaw components, via the manipulator targets, to show how they’d normally self adjust to line up with the surfaces of the test shape.

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You must Upload your model to the 3D warehouse, the link you provided is to the sketchup web version.

I’m not sure what happened. I did upload the model from SketchUp Pro 2023 (Mac) to my 3D Warehouse account using the “3D Warehouse → Share Model” command. From 3D Warehouse, I used the Share button in an attempt to get the link to the model. I only saw two choices: “Share with SketchUp for Web” or “Share with SketchUp for Schools”. I used the link given for the “Share with SketchUp for Web” option. What am I doing wrong?

Since I’m not sure how this is supposed to be done (see link above to the “Share with SketchUp for Web” link I did include), I’m just going to directly upload my model into this thread.

Fractal Vise v01-08.skp (1.1 MB)