Chris Pendleton notes on his blog that Microsoft has released trueSpace for Virtual Earth 3D for free. I think most of us thought this would be the eventual result of Microsoft’s acquisition of Caligari so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

I’ll be honest in that I’ve never used Caligari tools, only SketchUp and at least on the surface it doesn’t appear to support the SketchUp format. Unless you purchase the Pro version of Google SketchUp (and its ability to export more format types), you can’t easily migrate your models to Virtual Earth. Such a shame that Microsoft didn’t make the migration easier.

If only Microsoft put on a little Google this morning we’d have some interoperability

If only Microsoft put on a little Google this morning wed have some interoperability