Well, it’s been a whopping week for software releases. Today we have SketchUp 2016 released.
I see that Vue users have a $50 plugin for Sketchup-to-Vue…
The Sketchup Vue Exporter Plugin (Version 2015) is a Ruby-based script application for Sketchup 7 and later which exports Sketchup models, sun direction, cameras, and animations into Vue format. The Plugin is accessed directly inside of Sketchup under the Plugins menu. When invoked, it will create a Vue .VOB model file complete with full Sketchup model geometries, components, groups and materials along with a Vue Scene Loader file for automatically importing the model, sun direction, camera and animation paths.”
Although bear in mind that, most of the time, a simple .OBJ + textures export from Sketchup will be good enough — and is free. If you don’t want to wrestle with getting .OBJ support to an older version of SketchUp, Reallusion’s affordable 3DXchange software will do the conversion for you quickly and easily.
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I’m pleased to see continuing development on the PzDB DAZ/Poser content library management software. (My review of PzDB). Version 1.3 is currently in public beta testing…
“We’ve expanded to PzDB to work with more of your favorite CGI programs, so many in fact, we have introduced a new File Types window to enable you control which files PzDB indexes for you. You can now index more kinds of bitmaps and CGI Content files from Anime Studio, Corel Creative Suite, Google Sketchup, iClone, Maya, Quindam, Softimage, Wings3D, and even movies and audio files.”
Yep, iClone content indexing, as well as DAZ/Poser! Nice. Plus better indexing of those annoying new-fangled DAZ 4.x file types. It has a new and more polished look, too…
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