Visualizer for SketchUp
In the vast forests of software filled with wide-reaching products, sometimes a sprig gets lost in the foliage. But that doesn’t detract from its elegance.
Visualizer is kind of that sprig. The software has an interesting evolution from its seeds in Brazil R/S, to a viewport renderer in both Maya and 3ds Max accelerated by a ray-trace accelerator card, to now something that provides an amazing feature for a demographic that may not be as shiny as Hollywood, but oh, is it vast.
The SketchUp community is huge, driven by a user base that loves to contribute to the population of models in Google Maps, but also as a tool used by architects, theatrical set designers, landscapers — you name it. Sometimes people just simply don’t need a workhorse like Maya when they just need to figure out the layout for the new kitchen cabinets.
So what were they missing?: A photorealistic representation of their design. This is the niche that Imagination chose to fill. And in my kind-of-educated