Here's what's in store for our July projects, which will be sent out on the 15th. If you're not yet a subcriber, it's only $36 for 36 projects (3 per month for 12 months), and you can sign up here.
After July 15, you can also purchase just these 3 projects (no subscription) for just $5.
3D Buildings in Google Earth
If you've wondered how those buildings on Google Earth's "3D Buildings" layer got there, this project will show you how. You'll use a Google Earth footprint as the basis for your SketchUp model, and see how to get your own models accepted into Google Earth.
SketchUp's shadows are extremely accurate, based on the physical location of your model. Using scenes, you can produce an animation that shows how shadows will move across your model through the course of a day. You can also test your shadows inside rooms as well.
The Menger Sponge
No, it's not for cleaning your kitchen, this "sponge" is actually a 3D fractal made of cubes. You start with just one simple cube, and make use of nested components to make as many copies as your computer can handle.
There's no better way to beat the summer heat than to stay in the air conditioning and learn some new SketchUp tricks! Again, here's where you can sign up.
Anyone can design anything in 3D! http://www.3dvinci.net/