Opening Up Design – In-browser Software Taking Off

Michael J Clarke on SpokeCreator, the online Grasshopper!

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Anyone who is interested in open-source design, fabrication and making in general will be well aware of the difficulties of making design accessible. Design software can often cost thousands of pounds which severely limits the target audience for anyone wishing to share or publish their work. There are programs out there that are free. Google SketchUp has been around for many years now and is continually updating but for anyone who uses more in-depth CAD software or parametric software SketchUp has its limitations. And if you do finally find a way of sharing your designs images can often be difficult to understand and particularly assembly process without detailed step by step guides or explanatory videos. This is why I want to share two new softwares, completely free that work within your internet browser: SketchFab and SpokeCreator.

Maison d’artiste (click to view in 3D)

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Maison d'artiste

 

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