Google's SketchUp & 3D Warehouse Available


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FYIS.org

http://sketchup.google.com/
Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables
you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create
3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects -
even space ships. And once you've built your models, you can place them in
Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/
The new 3D Warehouse is an online location where you can find and share 3D
models.
http://sketchup.google.com/product_3dwh.html

DanlK, ~~~\8-O
FYI Services Collectibles
www.FYIS.org
 
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Terry Russell

FYIS.org said:
http://sketchup.google.com/
Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that
enables
you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can
create
3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects -
even space ships. And once you've built your models, you can place them in
Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/
The new 3D Warehouse is an online location where you can find and share 3D
models.

20 MB

Portions copied from agreement .

Welcome to Google SketchUp!

1. USE OF SOFTWARE
The Software is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use
only.
[ sortafreeishware ]
2. PRIVACY POLICY
.... The Software includes a unique application number which may be
communicated to Google from time to time. only to collect and analyze
aggregate usage statistics for the Software.
.... The unique application number is required for the Software to work and
cannot be disabled. Google will not be responsible or liable for the
exercise or non-exercise of rights under these Terms and Conditions.
....
[ privacy only by being sufficiently boring to not attract attention ]

3. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
....
You agree that you will not, and will not allow any third party to, (i)
copy, sell, license, distribute, transfer, modify, adapt, translate, prepare
derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise
attempt to derive source code from the Software, unless otherwise permitted,
(ii) take any action to circumvent or defeat the security or content usage
rules provided, deployed or enforced by any functionality (including without
limitation digital rights management functionality) contained in the
Software,
...
[ Just what what does this mean? Not intent, this is a license, what do the
words
actually say?
It seems to say I cannot touch the source.
Or maybe I cannot download the exe, transfer it through a dozen machines
and transfer the content to another drive , install it, or copy it to
backup media.
Anyway, it seems it is not freely distributable.
]

4. AUTOMATIC UPDATES
The Software may communicate with Google servers from time to time to check
for available updates to the Software, such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced
functions, missing plug-ins and new versions (collectively, "Updates"). By
installing the Software, you agree to automatically request and receive
Updates.

[ No obvious way to turn updates off.
There is an option to check for updates which may be
what #4 refers to, or not.]
 
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John Corliss

FYIS.org said:
http://sketchup.google.com/
Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables
you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create
3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects -
even space ships. And once you've built your models, you can place them in
Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/
The new 3D Warehouse is an online location where you can find and share 3D
models.
http://sketchup.google.com/product_3dwh.html

If it has anything to do with Google, I smell a rat. There always seems
to be some kind of privacy problem. My suggestion is to read the EULA
before using it. Unfortunately, you can't READ that EULA before
installing the program.

I'll pass on this one. Just like I passed on Google Toolbar. I like
their search page, but loath their "software".

--
Regards from John Corliss
I don't reply to trolls like Andy Mabbett or Doc (who uses sock puppets)
for instance. No adware, cdware, commercial software, crippleware,
demoware, nagware, PROmotionware, shareware, spyware, time-limited
software, trialware, viruses or warez for me, please.
 
F

FYIS.org

In John Corliss typed:
If it has anything to do with Google, I smell a rat. There always
seems to be some kind of privacy problem. My suggestion is to read
the EULA before using it. Unfortunately, you can't READ that EULA
before installing the program.

I'll pass on this one. Just like I passed on Google Toolbar. I like
their search page, but loath their "software".

Take all the tutorials http://sketchup.google.com/tutorials.html
to see its functionality, and then tell me if you are not impressed with
this free product (if not just for the documentation).

DanlK, ~~~\8-O
FYI Services Collectibles
www.FYIS.org
 
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John Corliss

FYIS.org said:
In John Corliss typed:

Take all the tutorials http://sketchup.google.com/tutorials.html
to see its functionality, and then tell me if you are not impressed with
this free product (if not just for the documentation).

Thanks, I haven't used the program, and I'll admit that the tutorials
seem to demonstrate an easy to use program, but my objection to
installing it remains that I would like to be able to read the EULA and
privacy policy for the program first.

--
Regards from John Corliss
I don't reply to trolls like Andy Mabbett or Doc (who uses sock puppets)
for instance. No adware, cdware, commercial software, crippleware,
demoware, nagware, PROmotionware, shareware, spyware, time-limited
software, trialware, viruses or warez for me, please.
 

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