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Sketchup goes "Minority Report" with Multitouch

If you've been a Sketchup user for any length of time at all, you'll know that you NEED to have a mouse with a wheel to navigate a Sketchup model.  Check out this older, but completely relevant video that Google has done on the subject.

When I am out on the road, I always have my MacBook Pro with me.  I use this for modeling in Sketchup on the go.  I always bring with me a three button mouse.  This can sometimes be a pain if I am in a place where there isn't adequate room for a mouse.  Sometimes I simply forget the mouse.  Its really time consuming to model without it though.  With the wheel mouse you can orbit, pan, and zoom while you are in the middle of a drawing operation.  This is essential to fast modeling.  If you don't have a wheel mouse, you have to stop every time you want to orbit, pan or zoom and click a command from the toolbar if you are using the trackpad.

Well just the other day I discovered that there is a better, multitouch way.  Its not as slick as this types of gestures you'd find on an iPad, but it certainly makes modeling faster.  Check out this video I did demonstrating the process.  Note that this method works only for MacBooks.

I am so happy I discovered this method.  Try it out for yourself, you can pretend that you are ">Tom Cruise from "Minority Report"