Daniel Brown

Dan has been a designer, Sketchup trainer and 3D modeling specialist since receiving his Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Dan served as a SketchUp and Google Earth trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D and SketchUpTrainer.com. As a trainer, Dan has taught hundreds of architects, designers, & planners how to use SketchUp Pro. Dan has taught SketchUp all over the United States, including at the AIA National Convention, Design Philadelphia, SEGD Convention, as well as through SketchUp’s Visiting Professionals Program. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at Harcum College where teaches a SketchUp course in the Interior Design program.

National Gallery of Art Training

Last month, I had the pleasure of giving a private training to the staff at the National Gallery of Art. SketchUp has such versatility and its use in the gallery / museum / exhibit industry is pretty straightforward. In a series of practice exercises, students were able to model an existing space, select artwork, place it into the model and create views of what the visitor experience would be like. If you are interested in …

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Latest Project with SketchUp and Podium Walker

I just finished some renderings and an animation of a space that included a hallway, common area, and 2 kids’ bedrooms. The model was done in SketchUp and then exported as an animation with Podium Walker.

New Live and Online SketchUp Training Dates

I am happy to announce some new training dates through April. Also, look forward to training in Chicago as well as monthly webinars. Membership-based tutorials will be released in the next month.

End of Year Training Sale and Video Tutorials

This years has flown by so quickly. Since March, I trained in several cities, webinars, and private company trainings and am finally taking a break for a few weeks. I’m in the process of recording and finalizing several video tutorials that will become available by the end of the year. I’m also running a sale for the remaining 3 classes in December in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC. Also, 2015 classes will remain on …

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3D Scanning, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing

This semester at Harcum, I will be assisting one of my students, Elly Ball, in an independent study. The course will look into various new and advanced technologies that are reshaping the way designers gather data, design, and present their work. [av_image src=’https://sketchuptrainer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014-08-31-10.21.45-187×300.jpg’ attachment=’546′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’left’ animation=’left-to-right’ link=” target=” styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” av_uid=’av-d1d0u’][/av_image] [av_one_full first av_uid=’av-8loke’]Last week, we began by 3D scanning the library space at Harcum College. In the next coming weeks, Elly …

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Book Review: 3D Printing with SketchUp

3D Printing is becoming more and more popular and easier than ever to do on your own. SketchUp has always been known as a quick and easy 3D modeling program to help visualize ideas. The process for 3D printing is not well documented and depending on the complexity of the file; users can quickly get frustrated that their beloved model doesn’t print how they wanted it. 3D Printing with SketchUp offers a great overview to ensure …

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Guest Speaker in Taos, NM Next Month

I am very excited to travel out west for the UNM-Taos Sustainability Institute: Humanitarian Design Seminar through August 5-8, 2014 Four days of lectures, movies and workshops with seven speakers from around the world showcasing effective sustainable humanitarian design. I will be giving a workshop and demo throughout the day on Wednesday.  You can find out more info about the event at http://sustaintaos.com

Reviewing 3D Printing with SketchUp Book

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing the latest book from Packt Publishing: 3D Printing with SketchUp. [av_image src=’https://sketchuptrainer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Screenshot-2014-06-20-08.38.50-241×300.png’ attachment=’173′ align=’left’ animation=’left-to-right’ link=’manually,http://http://www.packtpub.com/3d-printing-with-sketchup/book?utm_source=Create.com&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=3D%20Printing%20with%20SketchUp’ target=’_blank’ styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” av_uid=’av-7qkok’][/av_image]

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