Who are you, who, who? Dan Norris
What is your industry and profession? I work in Interior CGI producing visualisations for interior designers, joiners and architects. Mainly so they can present ideas and designs to there customers
Where do you use SketchUp? I’ve used SketchUp personally since the early releases and have started using it professionally in the past 3 years
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favourite thing about it? I’ve used tons of other modelling software but nothing compares to SketchUp for ease of use and ability to quickly get down ideas and designs. There’s a great deal of freedom in the way that you can work in SketchUp that simply isn’t possible in other programs, which are often rigid in their workflow. I use SketchUp mainly for the speed of modelling but also the vast array of plugins that can really bring the functionality, in most cases, up to that of the industry heavyweights. The pro version is also reasonably priced compared to other pro modelling software. Layout is also a must have for me!
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Advanced
What is your current set up? Desktop PC, 32GB RAM, Intel CORE i7 Skylake, Nvidia GTX1080 and GTX980ti, SketchUp Pro 2016 & 2018.
Do you have a 3DW page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? https://dndrawings.com/projects/ is my project portfolio. All my renders are done by exporting SketchUp models out to Blender 3D here’s an example:
Anything else you would like to tell us? SketchUp is an awesome piece of software with a great community. In the future, I would love to see some parametric modelling included in the core functionality (outside of dynamic components) that’s something that many of the other main players in the industry have and it’s a great way to model when you need some real accuracy. Also a timeline feature, to go back and edit actions which can then propagate forwards i.e. after performing a FollowMe/Push/Pull from a profile, having the ability to go back and edit the original profile, which will then update the FollowMe/Push/Pull, without having to re-do the whole process, would be a game changer.