I’ve been playing around with Googles sketchup over the weekend and have created some components, one the RFM12B module and a basic camera hotshoe to scale. It’s been a great little exercise in learning both Alibre and Sketchup as I’ve been wanting to get some 3D modelling practice, I’m finding that it’s easier to create things in Alibre and then export them to Sketchup. Alibre does not support texture mappings in the drawing or export to POV, but Sketchup does it brilliantly, while on the other hand, Alibre’s3D modelling is very easy to use.
Currently the workflow is: Model in Alibre –> textures in Sketchup – > POV Rendering– > Eagle3D Components.
Keep an eye out for more to come. I’ve started a Stobit Collection in Googles 3D warehouse for use with this project and will be adding to it as I go. I’ll be putting the Eagle3D component files that I’ve created online shortly.