Thursday, May 12, 2016

New shack planning begins!

I spent some of the evening trying to learn Google Sketchup in an attempt to model the room that will become my new shack at our new QTH.

If you have ever worked in any 3D environments, Sketchup shouldn't be too hard to learn, but if you have zero experience, have no fear, there's a lot of tutorials out there on youtube and the like.  None the less, it had been a while since I looked at it and it took me a while to get reacquainted.

One thing that amazed me about the app now, is the incredible number of models available in the model warehouse.  They had models of my monitor, a Kent CW paddle, and even models of my audio interface!  Almost all of the models in the warehouse are made by people just like me: amateurs just sharing their hard work for nothing but fun!

I think the model came out pretty well anyway.  Enjoy the video!  If you have any suggestions for a better setup, please share!