Google has released Google Sketchup, the recently acquired 3D modeling software and making it available for free (except for concerned residents of San Francisco, who don’t like free stuff from Google).
As Nathan explains…
The free version lets you create 3D models of â€œhouses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects â€“ even space shipsâ€?, detailing and texturing as necessary. All your work can be placed in Google Earth and shared, as well as posted to Googleâ€™s 3D Warehouse. You can also grab anything from the Warehouse and edit it, giving you a great base to start from.
More via the Google blog.