I’ve been working on an app that I’m currently calling GhostMenu™, It promises a new way of working in the SketchUp UI, and does some pretty cool things (if I do say so myself).
- Adds a popup tool menu that will pop to where your mouse is ready for you to quickly access your familiar toolbar tools such as draw etc…
- Adds a popup view control menu to make switching between views, as well as turning on and off rendering options really easy. Things like toggling hidden objects, or hidden geometry.
- A texture palette that allows you to save your current active texture as an instantly recolorable material so that you can get realistic color variants in a couple of clicks.
- Theoretically works from 2017 to 2020 +
I’d love people to help test it, (Currently on Windows, but soon on Mac)
I’m hoping to find 10-12 lead users to help test it, and to provide early feedback. Sign up at the form below.
Possibilities for Developers
I’m interested in also hearing from other extension developers. The unique approach to this app and extension allows much richer and more immersive UI’s to be built than what is currently possible in SketchUp. I’d love to learn about how this could support your extensions, with the goal of creating simple slick and context aware experiences.
Check it out
Take a look at the screenshots to get a sense of the current capabilities. I wanted to make a video, but don’t yet have the abilities… You’re gonna need to use your imaginations on how smooth and slick this thing is.