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Sketchup-ur-space Magazine - June 14

Author : Virgo Oktaviano

My Story With SketchUp

Hello friends! My name is Virgo Oktaviano. I come from Indonesia. I graduated in 2007 from Gunadarma University with Bachelor of Architecture. Currently, I work as architect and interior designer and interested with art, music and photography and in the next few lines I will tell a little of my story with sketchup.

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Since childhood I've loved art, especially painting and drawing. Variety of drawings and paintings I have produced up to me to have hope to become an architect or a painter. Therefore, after high school, I went to university and majored in architectural engineering.
from there I began to start finding out about the software to support the work of an architect, and eventually I was introduced to google sketchup. In 2006, I have been introduced with google sketchup 5 by my friend Abdullah Rofii or known as ziegrusak, the admin of indosketchup.

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I immediately liked this software because the layout looks simple and very easy to use. I just import DWG files from AutoCAD and then I started making the modeling in sketchup, and it was very enjoyable. Other than that there are many styles that can be used to make us better images for presentations, even without the need to be rendered.

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Then I started to use it in my professional work in 2008. Afterward, in 2009 I started to know about vray for sketchup and begin to learn more about it until now. Vray for sketchup is a program that I was waiting to be used because it can produce such images look realistic.

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When the first time I used vray for sketchup, the result was not very good and satisfy at all. Since then, I intend to be able to produce good drawings by vray for sketchup. I started looking for tutorials on the internet, I learned then I practiced over and over again until it
works. I sometimes spent a month just to learn one scene. so I could make a satisfactory result from a variety of different scenes.
3d visualization in studying the many things that need to be studied as well. one of which is photography.

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Technically, photography teach many things to me. We can learn about camera angle, composition, scale, room ambience etc. Then, I try to apply these issues in within the scene that I made by sketchup so that the final result will be the same quality with photos taken by camera.

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Finally, the most important thing is how we put our passion on our goals and our ideals. We should feel pleasure in doing so, especially in making 3d visualizations. Thus we can enjoy the results with pride, as well as clients who need results. And now, sketchup can give it all to me.

Pleased to thank you for reading my story. warm greetings to all.
Virgo Oktaviano
igho.1209@gmail.com
virgooktaviano.tk

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