Google has unleashed SketchUp, a tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D
images. We mentioned Google’s acquisition of SketchUp a few months ago. It is now available at, as an application that you download to your desktop. It also lets you display the images in Google Earth, which you’ve also downloaded. Yet another move by Google to your desktop.

Google is offering 3D Warehouse, a repository of the Web’s available 3D content for “searching, sharing and storing.” It is part of Sketchup, and lets people collaborate on developing images for Google Earth. More here. There are fans of this product.

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