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Join Date: May 2004
Location: oaktown
2009-09-28, 18:19

One of the things I do is serve as the technical director of a high school theater program, and Sketch Up is an absolute godsend for mocking up sets. A while back I made a scale model of the stage area itself, as well as component versions of some of our stock scenery pieces, and it sure does save time to just sort of throw things around to get a sense of mass and scale and placement.

I still haven't quite gotten the knack of getting things to move in the plane I want, and sometimes when I have discreet objects that touch one another they seem determined to go all Brundlefly on me and merge into sticky elastic monstrosities, but other than that it's amazingly easy to use.

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