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Behind the curtain: a conversation with concept artist Chris Rosewarne

Chris Rosewarne discusses concept art as a practice, his fascination with modeling mechanics, and the modeling principles underlying his workflow.

The illustrated world of Diego Guerra

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to create a testimony of the time you're living in."
Explore the illustrated world of graphic novelist and animator Diego Guerra.

SketchUp Pro for set design: A conversation with Andy Walmsley

Andy Walmsley is an Emmy award-winning set and production designer who uses SketchUp Pro extensively to create mind-boggling backdrops.

Make everything easier

No one wants to waste time learning complicated computer programs. SketchUp is hands-down the most intuitive, not to mention powerful, easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Get good, fast

    No one wants to waste time learning complicated software. SketchUp Pro is hands-down the most intuitive and easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet.

    Think by drawing in 3D

    We designed SketchUp to behave like an extension of your hand. The idea is to get out of your way so that you can draw whatever you want, however you want.

    Iterate quickly through design ideas

    We love how architects use layers and layers of tracing paper to develop and improve their ideas. Similarly, SketchUp was born to be simple to let you iterate.

  • Produce scaled, accurate 2D drawings

    SketchUp isn’t just for 3D models. Draw plans, elevations, details, title blocks and other graphics with LayOut. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.

    Generate presentation documents

    SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, an incredibly powerful tool with features for page layout, drafting, vector illustration and slide presentations.

    Create compelling visualizations and walkthroughs

    Use SketchUp Pro to turn your models into animated walkthroughs and flyovers that explain every detail of your design.

Don't take our word for it...

  • One of the great things about SketchUp is that when you make small adjustments and tweaks, you instantly see the results.
    - Stu Maschwitz
    The Orphanage
  • In an industry where presentation and time are essential, SketchUp is the obvious choice!
    - Ken MacLeod
    SketchUpNYC.com
  • SketchUp really is the perfect software for film design. There is very little I can think of that I can’t do with it.
    - Randall Wilkins
    Set designer
  • I have said it many times, and it sounds a bit overdramatic, but SketchUp literally changed my life.
    - Andy Walmsley
    andywalmsley.com

Simple is Powerful

  • Find a 3D model of anything

    Need an oven for the kitchen you’re designing? An automobile for your driveway? A rhino for your zoo? Find it all in 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest library of free 3D models.

    Turn models into documents

    Eventually, some 3D models grow up to become professional 2D drawing sets. LayOut in SketchUp Pro helps you showcase your models and create drawings you’ll be proud of.

    Customize your SketchUp

    SketchUp extensions are add-on tools built to solve the kind of 3D modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. And there are hundreds of them for you to explore.