Use Enscape correctly and avoid these 5 mistakes to become a Pro

The Enscape plug-in for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and Vector works allows for real-time rendering and virtual reality. You get an integrated visualization and design workflow by integrating it into your simulated application.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use without any specialized knowledge required. Designed, certified, and imagined simultaneously are all possible. You can use house models to make immersive 3D experiences quickly and easily.

Key Mistakes while Using Enscape

Most of your established members are likely set to default if you just started using Enscape. Therefore, your visual provided won’t certainly be optimized so that you can get the most realistic effects.

One Point Perspective

As a default, Enscape places employ one-point perspectives. In a birds-eye view, you render in a one-point perspective, but this isn’t something you do very often. In reality, this is the way you construct an architectural building, but this is not how most architects develop their personas. A two-point perspective offers a better way to deal with these components on the side of the model by a one-point perspective.

As you switch to a two-point view in the Enscape Visual Settings, you will notice that all the horizontal threads are now parallel and 90 degrees off the horizontal axis. However small this detail may seem, it still results in a dramatic difference in renderings.

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The 10 Best Free AutoCAD Alternatives

Until now, it was nearly impossible for architecture professionals and digital designers to escape the grip of Autodesk. Their CAD software developers are the largest in the world, and their 3-D modeling, drafting, and rendering programs are the most popular in the industry.

Despite the fact that alternatives to AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS Max aren’t going away, there are never been so many free, open-source alternatives that allow small offices and individuals to produce drafting work that lives up to the standards of some of the most expensive software on the market.

SketchUp

The popularity of SketchUp has extended far beyond the architecture, design, construction, and drafting industries, finding its way into the homes of those who could not otherwise afford or use such a program.

You can use it for free, and it’s easy to understand. Though SketchUp has a laundry list of shortcomings when used as a primary drafting tool, it can be used as a temporary stopgap while you save up for a more robust program.

Designers and visualization artists who don’t use SketchUp on a daily basis are missing out on a great idea generator. Concepts can be developed, improved, then shown off to friends, clients, and builders together.

Draft-Sight

If this is your first time drafting 2D models, you could do a lot worse. In other words, this individual, personal version of Draft-Sight will help you overcome your drafting fear by giving you a drafting program similar to AutoCAD. While the program may not include all the bells and whistles you find in the big boys, it will provide you with the tools you need for all of your drafting needs. The program has both an intuitive user interface and a language that is easy to understand, making it a great starter program.

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Top Six Landscape Architecture Plugins in SketchUp Extension Warehouse

1. MODELUR for Urban Design

MODELUR is a parametric urban design tool impeccably integrated into SketchUp. It helps user quickly create and test different urban design alternatives with the real-time calculation of key urban parameters like FAR, number of apartments, required parking spaces, etc. It also gives Interactive 3D Zoning that includes warnings when the design is not in line with zoning regulations (Buildings are too high or if they place too close together, etc.), GIS data import/export, Live Sync with Excel, and much more.

BENEFITS:

a) Boost your productivity design 3 to 5 times faster
b) Make well knowledgeable decisions
c) Increase confidence in your design
d) Work directly inside zoning policy
e) Quickly iterate and evaluate design alternatives
f) Focus on the design conclusion

FEATURES:

a) flawless integration with SketchUp ,making it as simple as intuitive to use
b) Parametric Buildings, City Blocks and Land Uses – Interactive 3D Zoning
c) Live Sync to Excel only for Windows
d) Real-time calculation of key urban performance indicators (FAR, apartments, parking spaces, etc.)
e) Real-time zoning compliance check (FAR is exceeded or buildings are too close together, etc.)
f) One-click Import of OSM 3D buildings and 2D footprints – GIS (SHP or Geo JSON) import and export.

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MeshWrapper Tool 1.0.1 for Sketchup

MeshWrapper Tool is another useful sketchup extension from Cadman. It is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

It offers a series of tools for generating an exterior shell around 3D geometry, streamlining the model and leads to an equally distributed surface mesh around the object.

The Wrap Objects tool provides a consistent grid mesh around an object(s). The dissimilar grid projections belong to each group inside an overall MeshWrapper group. Each grid mesh is formed with a quad faces, and is well suited with quad face tools.

Choose the object(s) to be covered with a mesh. Then fill out the Gridding Options dialog:

the Grid spacing size. If this number belongs to a negative number, the longest dimension of the object(s) will be subdivided with that number to settle the grid size.

the mesh projection style, either all around (surround), Top and Bottom, Front and Back, or Right and Left.

the Shard filter indicates a grid edge multiplier. When the length of an edge goes beyond this multiplier, its triangle will be excluded of the final mesh.

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MeshWrapper Tool 1.0.1 for Sketchup
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Want a Career as a 3d Visualizer using SketchUp Pro?

The 3D modeler SketchUp has evolved into a visualization powerhouse over the past 15 years. Throughout, it prioritized speed and efficiency over complexity and capability and adopted an easy-to-use approach to 3D design. As time went on, more and more architectural studios adopted SketchUp, and today you are hardly an office without SketchUp installed on every computer.

Define 3D Visualizer & its Purpose

3D Visualizers work with architects to visualize the ideas they have by making plans, architectural sketches, and other reference materials and then using these to create photorealistic 3D renderings. 3D Visualizers must be creative as well as technically savvy so that they can model buildings that are both functional and attractive.

Providing assistance with any rendering project is the role of a professional 3D Visualizer. Professional 3D Visualizer makes the plan come to life after it has been designed by the 3D designer.

Why do Architects & Designers think about using SketchUp Pro for 3D Visualization?

Those in the industry are familiar with this story. People have yet to realize how powerful SketchUp Pro is. Most architecture firms have opted to use the free version of the software instead of the cost-prohibitive version that requires them to open their wallets.

It was the 3D Visualizer that the creators of SketchUp Pro had in mind when it was built all those years ago. This program is easy to use, features a lot, and is well worth the money.

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Want a Career as a 3d Visualizer using SketchUp Pro?
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Beginner to Professional tutorial for 3d printing Text in SketchUp

SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program, can create 3D objects. However, if you want to use more of the features of the application, you need to upgrade to the premium edition. The easiest and fastest way to create 3D text is with SketchUp. Visit the official website of SketchUp to download it if you don’t already have it installed on your system. After downloading the installer, install SketchUp on your computer.

Template Selection in SketchUp

Choose a template in SketchUp after opening it. For example, you should choose Architectural Design Template and then select Millimeters. You can print your 3D text by selecting Millimeters under 3D Print at the bottom of the page. That will display the build space of the Makerbot Replicator 2X. You can change the model of the build space.

Keep the middle mouse button pressed and move the mouse to orbit the model. You can also click space and select Orbit. You can pan the axes by pressing the Pan button next to Orbit.

How to create 3D text in SketchUp

The 3D text feature in SketchUp can be accessed by clicking on Tools and choosing the 3D text. Then write your text and pick your font. SketchUp will use the fonts in the regular font’s folder on your computer.

You can set the height by clicking on the two rows. You can set the height of each letter by clicking on the first row. Based on its height, the length of a letter differs from font to font. It is usually a bit more than 50% in most fonts. Your text’s 3D dimension is defined in the second field under Height. If you want to extrude the text, choose the Filled and Extruded options.

Place your text in your workplace when you are finished entering and formatting it. You can easily change the size of your 3D text if you are not happy with it. Before you corrupt the file, you should first save it.

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Making Door and Window through Sketchup

Users have to start by adding some attributes to the door and window elements in the model for generating a schedule. Users also have to add a size by using the advanced attributes. Besides the size, there are new options for price, url, owner and status.

By using this field users can add information and it is known as LayOut Labels. Instance names of all the elements are mentioned in the Entity info window, and users can use the data object for creating a schedule for the doors and windows.

In most of the cases, all the instances of door and window have the same instance name but in few cases a single component may have more than one name.

After setting all the data in the model a report must be run. In the general report users have to create a new template. After that users have to give the template a new name and save that.

Nesting Level

Level 1 – the model.

Level 2 – building and the loose components.

Level 3 – the door and window components inside the building.

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Making Door and Window Through Sketchup
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nz_Bricks&Blocks ? The newest sketchup extension

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Bricks&Blocks sketchup extension. It is well matched with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

This sketchup extension can be used to substitute your Brick Dimensions Table with a 3D modeller, measurement tool & tailor-made catalogue.

Design to brick/block dimensions instantly and simply.

Just draw you proposed wall length and nz_Bricks&Blocks will draw a wall to brick dimensions that is suitable inside your adopted length.

nz_Bricks&Blokes also offers onScreen Data and Analysis with different options and measurements obtained from a table but updating in real-time and to limitless lengths and heights.

nz_Bricks&Blokes also saves the blocks already produced with the above mentioned information together with a brick count.

It is possible to track your doors and windows correctly as well as dimension your model precisely with a 3D illustration of exactly what those dimensions signify. Retain the bricks and convert them into details or remove them leaving behind a perfect model.

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nz_Bricks&Blocks ? The newest sketchup extension
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SimLab Composer Integration Plugin for SketchUp

Simlab Composer is a complete, easy, affordable and feature-rich solution enabling you to communicate your 3D ideas with ease.SimLab Composer has all the tools you need for importing your models, creating dynamic visualization, rendering, building Simple VR Scenes, all into creating fully interactive VR training sessions.

SimLab Soft is a 3D software development company, founded in 2007, with its mission clearly defined to develop state-of-the-art 3D software products that are both powerful and easy to use.

SimLab Soft creates and markets SimLab Composer and other exciting software and plugins.

SimLab Composer is the complete visualization solution for SketchUp users. SimLab Composer Integration for SketchUp creates a dynamic connection between SketchUp and SimLab Composer.

By using this connection the user can render, texture bake, animate, generate advanced 3D PDF files, and create interactive VR for SketchUp experiences.

The latest version of SimLab Composer Integration is v10.0.1, released in June 2014. It is compatible with SketchUp 2017 through 2020. The plugin works fine on both Mac and Windows. You can have multiple languages as well!

Editions

SimLab Composer is FREE for education (students/educators). When installing the plugin you will automatically get a 21-days trial with it?s all set of features and you can Import up to 30 times using the trial version then you have to activate the paid version (Subscription or Permanent licenses). It is available in the following five versions:

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SimLab Composer Integration Plugin for SketchUp
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The most common Problems encountered in 3D Rendering & its Solutions

Designers and architects who make their living out of architectural rendering have to pay extremely close attention to every tiny detail in their designs. To wow clients and attract investors, architectural 3D rendering is essential.

Architects can create and sell their ideas using the latest and most powerful 3D rendering software. Designers can use the most advanced technology to make photorealistic renderings of future buildings. Due to the difficulty of this endeavor, mistakes happen.

Wrong Perspective

Problem

A wrong perspective can ruin even the most beautiful 3D render. Your design will not only be presented incorrectly, but you will also make a bad impression as a professional.

Solution

Your wow effect will be lost if you adopt the wrong perspective. There is no easy way to fix this mistake. Be mindful of the camera angle so as not to make such a mistake.

In 3D rendering, perspective plays a crucial role. You can maximize every detail while concealing distractions and imperfections using the right perspective. Furthermore, viewing your visualization from the correct perspective makes it more believable.

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