You may have heard of Ruby Shoes, Ruby Foo's and Ruby Tuesday, but how about Ruby Scripts? While discussing Google SketchUp with Daniel Tal and the very active FD2B Talk Radio chat room, it became quite apparent that Ruby Scripts is a necessity when working with SketchUp.
Ruby is a programming language anyone can use to write plugins (aka scripts) for SketchUp. Once installed, Ruby Scripts can add tools, simplify multistep operations and otherwise improve the way you work with SketchUp. Along with Ruby Scripts, Tal recommends purchasing Google SketchUp 8 for Dummies, watching YouTube videos by its author Aidan Chopra and utilizing a few of his favorite SketchUp apps.
Listeners of the show, both live and recorded, can win either an autographed copy of Tal's book Google SketchUp for Site Design or a student version of DynaSCAPE for free. You just need to listen to the show by April 6 to learn Tal's favorite ice cream and follow the directions to enter the giveaway.
Show: 3D modeling with Daniel Tal and Google SketchUp
Guest: Daniel Tal, Ambit-3D, Denver
Date: March 6, 2013
To listen to the full show, CLICK HERE.
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we'll be posting an "Insight of the Night" every Thursday from the
previous night's radio show. (Sorry this week's is late!) FD2B Talk Radio is a Green Industry radio
show that broadcasts live every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Its host
and founder is LM columnist Jody Shilan, who's also the editor and founder of FromDesign2Build.com.