Art of Illusion 3.0 – the newest free open source 3d modeling, rendering & animation studio

Java-based open source Art of Illusion, a free 3d modeling, rendering & animation studio, can transform your creativeness to the next level. This useful 3d modeling app can be applied to generate models out of cubes, spheres, cylinders, curves, spline and triangle meshes and more. Besides, the users can characterize materials, edit textures and surface properties as well as produce naturalistic images through motion blur, depth of field and more.

The users can easily export sequels of still images to be used in other places as well as saved as a .mov video. Apply forward and inverse kinematic animation for providing support for skeletons.

The users can also get supported with scripting, through a bunched example attributing fur to your model with a single click.

Java-based open source Art of Illusion, a free 3d modeling, rendering & animation studio, can transform your creativeness to the next level.

The users will be able to download the scene file from art gellery and open & perform with it in Art of illusion.

Java-based open source Art of Illusion, a free 3d modeling, rendering & animation studio, can transform your creativeness to the next level.

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How to apply Tape measure tool for adjusting wrong scale

Follow the processes mentioned below to execute the work :-

  • Ensure that the object refers to a group or component
  • Opt for the selection tool and click twice on the selected object to show up. Alternatively one can apply the Space button.
    Note : if it is not performed in the object, the complete model will be rescaled
  • Choose the Tape Measure tool. For using shortcut, just apply T button along keyboard.
  • Get through the first endpoint.
    Note : Provided you initially click on the edge, use Ctrl key to switch from guides model
  • Get through the second point
  • Tape new size along keyboard and hit enter (Mac users have to use return key)
  • One will get a message like “do you want to resize the active group or component?”. Here press yes button.
Ensure that the object refers to a group or component
Image Courtesy: a2sketchup.com/fixing-wrong-scale

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E-on Software introduced new VUE 2015 Product series for improved digital modeling

E-on Software launched new series of VUE 2015 to improve the workflow of 3D artists & 3D Enthusiasts. The 3D artists will be capable of producing luxurious 3D digital nature through VUE modular applications. These new ranges of products range include VUE Pioneer 2015, VUE Esprit 2015, VUE Studio 2015 and VUE Complete 2015.

FREE VUE Pioneer 2015 : With various landscape-making tools inside VUE Pioneer, the Newbie to 3D and informal artists can effortlessly produce and render stunning images of their individual 3D worlds as well natural 3D environments. The users can access entry-level product of VUE Pioneer from Cornucopia3D.

For more updates, visit www.cornucopia3d.com/pioneer

VUE Esprit 2015 is the superior Digital Nature application with comprehensive import and scenery control functionalities for advance level 3D artists. It comes with discerning workflow, sophisticated rendering features and Poser consolidation. The 3D artists can generate innovative 3d art with various styles by applying some exclusive natural 3D tools and render quality.

For obtaining more updates, visit www.e-onsoftware.com/esprit

VUE Studio 2015 is the highly sophisticated Digital Nature application that contains robust vegetation and rendering capabilities for committed 3D artists with improved natural vegetation features, progressive rendering aspects and comprehensive Poser integration. VUE Studio offers complete control on producing the complicated scenes and at the same time preserving an instinctive workflow.

Visit www.e-onsoftware.com/studiofor more information

VUE Complete 2015 is integrated into a solitary package containing large number of cutting-edge features facilitating 3D artists to effortlessly generate and manage rich EcoSystems™ of wind-swept trees and plants, hyper-realistic spectral atmospheres and detailed terrains in completely animated scenes.

Get more information from www.e-onsoftware.com/complete

New features of VUE 2015 – VUE 2015 offers lots of enhancements which range from rapid rendering, enhanced overall performance, a new non-photo-realistic renderer, a new displacement mapping engine and other.

Given below the synopses of new features within VUE 2015:

  • Speedy rendering
  • High-amplitude displacement mapping
  • Non-Photo-Real engine evaluates renders like an artist to produce elegant artwork
  • More rapid Previewing
  • Energy Conservative AntiAliasing
  • Import geo-located terrains
  • Export Rocks
  • Quick content browser through big previews, search and more
  • Double-sided materials
  • Auto-scale clouds with altitude
  • Modulate Spectral clouds sharpness with a function graph

For getting more updates on the new features, visit www.e-onsoftware.com/products/vue/#Artists

VUE Pioneer, Esprit, Studio and Complete support Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 and Mac OSX 10.6-10.10 for 64-bit systems only and accessible in English language.

E-on Software is offering introductory special prices for a stipulated time period until May 3rd, 2015. The potential users can get the complete licenses at a discount of 30% and upgrade by 20%.

For detailed pricing, visit www.e-onsoftware.com/pricelist

There will be trial version available soon for VUE Esprit, Studio and Complete 2015 later in the year.

VUE Esprit, Studio or Complete 2014 users who already had a legitimate Cornucopia3D Product subscription program on November 4, 2014 can upgrade to VUE 2015 at free of cost.

E-on Software launched new series of VUE 2015 to improve the workflow of 3D artists & 3D Enthusiasts.

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3Dponics presents 3Dponics Customizer MakerBot-Ready App

3Dponics Inc., maker of the first-ever 3D-printable hydroponics system, is all set to release its first MakerBot-Ready App: the 3Dponics Customizer. The app is presently one of just a few apps to be brandished by MakerBot, the leading creator of consumer-friendly desktop 3D printers, with the aim of helping people ascertaining the 3D printing not only an amusement, but a way of spreading education and knowledge.

The 3Dponics Customizer agrees to the customer to design their own custom gardens. They are now trying to mend the shape, size and orientation of the original 3Dponics parts.

The bases of work are – iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, Windows Phone – and in any browser.

No plug-ins is compulsory, and it’s streamlined with efficiency in workflow means that virtually anyone, in spite of of skill level or prior 3D-modeling knowledge, can use it.

3Dponics presents 3Dponics Customizer MakerBot-Ready App

“Now that the 3Dponics Customizer is a MakerBot-Ready App, we expect more people will build 3Dponics, since getting started will be easier and faster. Not only that, but it will be more fun and educational. We expect this app will encourage MakerBot users to take on more meaningful 3D-printing projects, to get creative with their designs and to build the most efficient 3Dponics system yet.” said Michael Golubev, Founder and CEO of 3Dponics Inc.

Work process is very easy. Customers have to download the 3Dponics customization app and begin to design the own exclusive portions for 3Dponics.

When they’re prepared to print, they click Save, and the file gets sent to their MakerBot Fifth Generation Replicator.

3Dponics presents 3Dponics Customizer MakerBot-Ready App

From there, users basically connect their MakerBot to WiFi; open their Library to admission the MakerBot-Ready Apps portal; and select the 3Dponics Customizer.

Their list of custom portion will be there, they have to start the print.

Ref: tenlinks.com

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How to use both sketchup & Artlantis for realistic rendering work

Artlantis facilitates the SketchUp Pro users to add 3D photo naturalistic rendering to their projects With Artlantis, the sketchup pro users get the ability to develop and apply pragmatism to their SketchUp Pro models involving 3D objects and textures. The users can texture their models through greater resolution shaders to have a very rational effect and then arrange their scene with various light sources according to their choices.

The sketchup and Artlantis will work in tandem in a mutual way to accomplish even the most challenging projects and transform your presentation to the next level.

Artlantis can derive the following from any SketchUp Pro model:

  • The geometry
  • Mapped textures and colorsto define separate finishings
  • The sun with the coordinates already been installed in SketchUp Pro
  • Camera positions — namely, each Page is transferred to an autonomous Perspective view.
    The export process will produce a Artlantis .atl file as well as some .jpg files if there exist any textures characterized in the model.

Step 1 : Modeling in SketchUp Pro: Initially, initiate to model any project with SketchUp Pro. Just model the structure and only a few details and apply Artlantis to establish the whole scene.

N.B.: Be careful in producing the model; get rid of reversed faces! Amid positive and negative sides of surfaces Artlantis will explicate the positive one only for all the time. Once the face is reserved, any discrimination or mapped texture will be dispersed.

Modeling in SketchUp Pro

Step 2 : Export SketchUp Pro to Artlantis: By the use of plug-in Artlantis export, it is possible to generate an Artlantis file (.atl). Select File / Export / 3D model and then choose Artlantis Render Studio (ATL) from the format’s list.

Expose the Option dialog box and there will be two seperate ways to export a model to Artlantis.

  • Selection Only
  • Use Layers

N.B. : Always chalk up the layer where the contents of a group placed to get rid of the issue at the time of exporting as the group may be situated in Layer A and its contents in Layer B and here the color of Layer B will be assigned to the whole group.

Step 3 : Set your scene with Artlantis: Open the .atl file generated through Sketch’Up Pro in Artlantis. Insert texture, lights and objects into the scene to make it completely real looking.

Export SketchUp Pro to Artlantis

Step 4 : Update the file in SketchUp Pro: In case the users want to modify the model, the Artlantis data will be preserved.

To do this, initially edits the model in SketchUp Pro. After making the necessary modification, just generate a new Artlantis file. The method is identical with Step 2.

Reiterate the operation, but ensure to alter the file name so that the first Artlantis file should not be overwritten.

Step 5 : Update the file in Artlantis: After that, just open the new .Atl file in Artlantis and then opt for File/Use reference file.

Update the file in SketchUp Pro

A new dialogue will be visible. Now choose the location of your old .atl file already been created and pick it. There will be several options; the users can transmit from the first Artlantis file into the second one. Initially, recover all shaders of the first scene in a new one.

Choose this option.

Then the users can have the option to retrieve all the information from the first file. Here choose all options for recover. Then press on OK. The new file will be updated with the data from the first version.

Update the file in Artlantis

Update the file in Artlantis

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Lots of new updates are included in sketchup 3d warehouse – latest announcement from Trimble

Trimble recently brings new updates to its online 3D Warehouse platform to optimize the process for distributing and downloading free 3D models and materials. 3D Warehouse acts as a pivotal component of the SketchUp 3D modeling software that correlates designers to get access to free, superior 3D content.

Each year, numerous SketchUp designers depend on 3D Warehouse for efficiently importing predefined models straight away into design projects. This update will improve communication & distribution systems with other SketchUp designers involving architects, interior designers, engineers, construction firms and building product manufacturers.

Besides, providing user-generated models, 3D Warehouse contains free 3D product models from several leading brands ranging from Bosch Appliances, Herman Miller, Kohler, Marvin Windows, Natuzzi and Teknion including surfaces and materials from Caesarstone, Formica and Sherwin Williams.

Lots of new updates are included in sketchup 3d warehouse

Architects and designers always explore methods for undertaking intelligent product decisions. 3D Warehouse is the go-to site for designers in quest of models of windows and doors, furnishings and finishes and everything amid them. These newest updates will be useful for 3D Warehouse users to get access with tools for interacting with content developers and with each other.

3D Warehouse is now based on the SketchUp ecosystem containing a new commenting system that empowers the designers to be acquainted and learn from each other through exchanging feedback, tips and other crucial information. All the users will be able to make new comments to models as well as edit or remove their past comments, respond to comments provided by others, and decline inapt comments.

A new “contact me” feature is also included that facilitates the users to make communication with other users and discuss confidentially concerning any scopes to work together or to seek approval for special applications of models. There exists an email notification through which the users get updated with conversations.

The user profile for 3D Warehouse users also becomes powerful through inclusion of new features that facilitates the users to set up more professional appearance for accelerating their brands, businesses and interests. New features contain the choice for producing a custom 3D Warehouse URL space (e.g., 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/NAME), link to social accounts, include custom links and lots other.

Lots of new updates are included in sketchup 3d warehouse

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Create design of residential systems & ground mount power plants with skelion solar plugin for sketchup

Watch the following live demonstration of skelion solar plugin for sketchup. This sketchup plugin can be used for efficient solar system design. With this plugin, one can design solar thermal as well as solar photovoltaic installations out of a 3d model.

Skelion connect with PVWATTS V1, V2, PVGYS and PVSYST to perform a PV energy analysis allow quick implantation of solar components inside a 3d model.

Skelion facilitates the installers in making design of residential systems & ground mount power plants through sketchup and Google Earth.

The sketchup professionals can directly download it from Skelion website.

Watch the following live demonstration of skelion solar plugin for sketchup.
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Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

CleanUp is a very useful plugin, essential when we import .3ds models always full of geometries that only serve to burden the model.

With this plugin we can “clean” our model from all those segments, hidden geometry, duplicate faces … too.

Click HERE to download CleanUp

Take for example this table.

Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

After highlighting the model to optimize plugin go to the toolbar, then “CleanUp” and finally click on “Clean”.

Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

This will open a window where you can select the functions to be performed, in this case I left the default and I clicked on “Clean Up”.

Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

The bottom window shows all the various elements deleted.

Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

It looks like this now our table.

Plugin for Sketchup Cleanup

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SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

This tutorial has been created by Shapeways Community member Jed of Barrule.com. This tutorial is basically prepared for Sketchup 7.1 or higher. It works with both the free version of SketchUp and also SketchUp Pro 7.

First Step :

Open your model in SketchUp & export There are a variety of free and commercial add-ons for producing .stl files from within Sketchup, but having attempted many of them most actually do not work very well. Since the last Sketchup update though (7.1) it has grown to be very simple and easy to produce perfect .stl files and here is how to do it using a couple of other very helpful and free programs alongside Sketchup (MeshLab and Accutrans3D). Meshlab is free and open source and Accutrans is free for 30 days.

Now open your model in Sketchup

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Export as 3D model (Collada) (File -> Export-> 3D model)

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Second Step :

Now Open in Meshlab and Save as STL

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Third Step :

Open in Accutrans
Open that .stl file in Accutrans3D and go Tools -> Check for Water Tight Meshes…

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

If there are errors it will look like this :

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Click “yes” and it will highlight holes with a Red line and Edge errors with green lines.

First Pro tip: remove a large face or area

Sometime these errors are obvious – sometimes, as above, they are REALLY hard to see. One trick I have learned is to go back to your SketchUp file and delete a large area deliberately (lets remove the flat base of the model)

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

thats better – although we now have whopping HUGE hole, we know exactly where it is as we just made it!

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Second Pro tip: Back to Accutrans & repair in SketchUp

So, now we export the file again, swap it to an .stl and put it back into Accutrans and, again, check for watertight meshes….this lets you easily “Look inside” your model for those pesky errors (Obviously you will have one big red-marked hole which you just deliberately made, so ignore that and look for the other holes!)

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Go back to your sketchup model, find and fix the errors:

Look! Holes!

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

and easily fixed!

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Fourth step: Fixing edge errors

Here are my edge errors: WhenI I pulled out these areas SketchUp left the panel behind – these need to be deleted!!

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

and now all fixed.

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Fifth Step: One last watertight check

OK, save your file. Export it again (File -> Export -> 3D model -> COLLADA file.
Open it in Meshlabs.
Save As .stl
Open it in Accutrans3D and run the watertight check again

SketchUp STL Export Tutorial

Sixth Step : Upload

OK – now you are ready to upload to Shapeways as ether a .dae (COLLADA) file OR as an .stl file.

Reference:-www.shapeways.com

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