About me – Why I love Sketchup
Hey everybody, Matt here. I hope you’re as excited about Sketchup as I am! I’m that guy who goes around at work telling everbody how cool it is and how easy it is to learn. Most of the time I just get a nod and a “oh…that’s nice.” That’s why I created MasterSketchup.com! I wanted to find all those people who love building models in Sketchup as much as I do, and share everything I know about the program. MasterSketchup.com is a place for the Sketchup community; to learn, to create, and to think. I offer high quality tutorials, reviews, resources, tips and tricks, videos and downloads for free. You will find plenty of information whether you are new to Sketchup, or if you can orbit around in Sketchup like nobody’s business!
I have been using Sketchup personally since 2007. Working in the construction industry I was naturally inspired by the ablility to create things in 3D space. My first experience with 3D modeling was actually with a game called Duke Nukem 3D! (The original versions of that game were a 2D side scrolling game, so they actually called it Duke Nukem 3D in order to differentiate.) I can remember stumbling upon a program simple called “Build.exe” hidden in the game folders. It turned out to be a map editor that allowed me to actually build my own levels for the game!!! How cool is that, right? I can tell you, it was nothing like Sketchup, though.
When I first started using Sketchup, I didn’t really follow any instruction, just dove right in and started using it. I began to draw jobs I was working on. (At the time I was running my own residential remodeling company.) So if I were doing a bathroom remodel, I’d draw it in Sketchup and export pictures to show clients. I loved using Sketchup for drawing kitchens.
Currently, I am a project engineer for a laboratory/education casework company. Basically we install cabinetry for schools and hospitals and laboratories. And luckily I was able to convince my boss to purchase Sketchup PRO. Although, I still can’t get him to understand it’s called Sketchup, not “Sketch-it.” So I now use Sketchup on a daily basis and I’m always learning new things and pushing the limits of what Sketchup has to offer.
Besides that, I’m really not a professional designer or architect or anything like that. I’m just someone who downloaded Sketchup and started using it. So thanks for checking out this website, I truly appreciate any comments you leave on this site, or on my Facebook page. Or if you’d like, you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I created MasterSketchup.com to help everyday people, who’ve had no professional training in design, to learn how to use Sketchup to its fullest potential. Sketchup is the first tool to ever make 3d modeling easy, and I want to help make it easier for anybody to learn how to use it.