[REBOL] SketchUp -> seeking Ruby overview in Rebolese
From: jasonic:nomadics at: 8-Aug-2004 13:30
Does anyone here have Ruby experience?
If so, I would very much appreciate any thoughts you have about Ruby from a
At first glance it seems to be halfway between Python and REBOL.
Ruby code is short and readable, uses blocks with methods in very direct
Well I've started using a superb 3D design tool call 'SketchUp' for some
SketchUp uses Ruby for its scripting API, so I decided to explore Ruby.
For people who think with a pen in their hand or sketch on napkins all the
time like me, this is the most intuitive, fun, productive 3D software I've
Thanks mainly to its [patented] inference engine and the simple focus in its
If REBOL was a 3D design tool I think it would look a lot like SketchUp :-)
Like Rebol, SketchUp is a highly interactive design tool. It invites one to
start modeling in a simple sketchy mode, working on basic spatial massing,
organizing these as reusable components,then returning later them, add
details and make changes.
It's being in design schools where I hear it is very popular.
demo [PC/Mac] and tutorials available at http://sketchup.com