Stack Rock Group : Landscape Architecture : Boise ID and Salt Lake City UT

3D Modeling

Josh’s 3D Secrets

By: Josh Webb Have you ever wondered how Pixar gets all that detail in their landscapes and characters? To the point you can see the fabrics stitching on a characters shirt or the particles of dirt and moss in the ridges of a rock. Well I’m here to “Break the[…]

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Organic Modeling

By: Josh Webb In the office our primary modeling tool is SketchUp. SketchUp is great for quick, easy and efficient 3D Modeling. We are able to keep our polycount low and texture a model within minutes which is great when it comes to working with these large landscape models. Polycount[…]

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Josh’s 2019 SketchUp Wish List

By: Josh Webb As 2018 is somehow already coming to an end that means a new version of SketchUp should be appearing anytime now. I work in SketchUp everyday and although it has endless amounts of extensions and is a very powerful tool I have yet to find some answers[…]

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Stack Rock Group Featured on the SketchUp Blog

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Recently, the good folks at SketchUp were kind enough to feature us and our work on their blog. Over the years, SketchUp has become an integral part of who we are and what we do. “It’s very important that we express our designs to clients in a presentable and digestible[…]

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Virtual Reality by Stack Rock Group

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Have you tried Virtual Reality? We have and its awesome. So awesome that we had to have it for our clients.  The sensation of actually experiencing a building or landscape before its built makes our VR technology an incredibly powerful tool for communicating design intent and refining a design.  Virtual[…]

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All About Education

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Here at SRG we’re all about education, learning and growing both as professionals and as humans. Next week Trevor Ball, our resident 3D modeling whiz kid, is attending 3D Basecamp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Basecamp is an annual event where the best and brightest SketchUppers in the land gather to[…]

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Why 3D Modeling and Rendering is the Wave of the Future

Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscaping, 3D Architecture Rendering, Irrigation Design, Boise Idaho

by: Trevor Ball | March 21, 2016 Imagine yourself cruising down the freeway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You’re driving a beat-up run-down Honda Civic with holes in the seats. The air conditioner hasn’t worked in years and your radio only consists of FM/AM and a cassette player. Sure the Honda might get[…]

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