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25 Jan 2002

Mac3D: Update on SketchUp coming to Mac OS X

An update on the progress of SketchUp for the Mac OS X platform has come in. The award-winning application promises to be a successful 3D tool for the architecture and related-design market and we heard encouraging words this week about OS X in general from this developer:

Our initial testing shows OS X to have a very good OpenGL implementation, both in terms of stability and performance. -- Yasser Malaika, @Last Software

That is definitely good news coming from a mostly PC developer who has already created a very good OpenGL-based 3D app for the Windows market. It sounds like the Apple OpenGL team has done a good job so far and we only hope their work continues this way.

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The folks at @Last Software also expressed excitement at having Nvidia GeForce chips on the entire Macintosh desktop lines, "as this makes a great platform for architects even better."

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