Authors and Books


SketchUpArtists Spotlight – the author is primarily designed to feature articles on you the published author and for those of us looking for knowledge, humour and inspiration. Whether it is through an interview, a case study or simply to display some of your outstanding work, you will be in the Spotlight!

  • V-Ray for SketchUp Ebook by Moshe Shemesh. We review this latest release by architect and V-Ray licensed instructor Moshe Shemesh. A 5* rated Ebook.

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  • SketchUp & Layout for Architecture by Nick Sonder and Matt Donley – We take a peek at this latest release from Nick and Matt!

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  • Matt Donley – SketchUp to Layout If you have a basic understanding of SketchUp and enjoy working with it (as we do!) but just haven’t managed to venture into Layout just yet, then this has to be the eBook for you! Matt’s background comes from working within the construction industry and, with his ability to take complex concepts and simplify them, makes the whole process much easier to understand. Do you want to move away from using the more traditional route (ACAD etc..) for producing your construction documents?…. this could be a real workable alternative.

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Robin de Jong – SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization This week we are doing a Spotlight Article on Robin de Jong and his recently published book,  SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization: Beginners Guide. Learn about Robin and his background, including this new publication. Robin will also be contributing a great tutorial for us and this can be found in our tutorial section when it is published.


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  • Laurent Brixius is an architect, architectural 3D artist and author based in Beaufays, Belgium. Passionate about computer graphics from the middle of his architectural studies, it is naturally in this area that he started working in parallel with his internship in an architecture studio. The project he is  most proud of is his book “Créer avec SketchUp – 16 projets, de l’architecture au théâtre”. It gave him the opportunity to work and share advice with SketchUp experts from around the world.


  • Daniel Tal RLA, ASLA, is a landscape architect with many years experience in his field and has recently written a book on Google SketchUp, the easy to use 3D modeling software that has given students and design firms an affordable way to produce professional 3D renderings  for clients. Daniel has been using SketchUp since the very early days. We caught up with Daniel and asked him about his recent publication.


  • David Allan: Always knew he would illustrate his book in 3D space, because he knew that he would never be able to achieve each scene’s desired perspective and camera angle on the first pass. Also, he wanted his illustrations to be better than those of other books he had seen, virtually all of which had “cartoonish” illustrations. SketchUp was a perfect fit for his needs.



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