Hi all, my name is Nige.
I’m a business consultant and don’t really have any use for 3D design software in my day job.
But, my main ‘hobby’ is theatre lighting - I’m a lighting designer, programmer, operator, rigger, lampie working with amateur groups. I use a 3D lighting visualiser called Capture, and have been sent Sketchup models for the last 2 new theatre I lit shows in, and also for a theatre I’ll be doing shows in from later this year. I need to learn (fast) how to edit the models I’ve been sent to enable me to import into Capture the layers/bits I need for my lighting design because the models contain loads of ‘stuff’ I don’t need.
I’m a real beginner…at the moment trying to find suitable resources to help me learn what I need. I’ve done no proper Sketchup training, and doubt I’d have time to…unless I started needing it in my day job in which case that may be important.
I’m using Sketchup Make 2017 on my laptop - a Microsoft Surface Book 2, and have also dipped into Sketchup on the web as the recent model I was sent was built in a later version than mine so I couldn’t open it!
What is your favorite Emoji? :the ones on the UK KTM Adventure forum (I’m a biker of 40+ years, and still riding) - they are very non-pc and not available on here or your phone - I’m not describing them here as I just met you!!
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…yes, with Freddie (partner’s dog), but prefer riding my bike too fast