How To Use Section Planes in Sketchup

This sketchup tutorial is made by the youtuber, Mufasu CAD. The tutorial explains how to apply section plane tool in sketchup to view half of objects instantly.

The section plane is very useful to develop cut-away views of your sketchup model as well as conceal parts of any objects.

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Brief sketchup tutorial on 3DWindow plugin for sketchup

The following sketchup video provides brief demonstration of PlusSpec, the most recognized BIM extension for sketchup. PlusSpec is compatible with sketchup 2016.

PlusSpec for SketchUp produces a parametric geometry that empowers the users to apply boundless edits to the Walls, roofs, slabs, columns, windows, doors, and so on. PlusSpec amalgamates the all important “I” (information) to sketchup models. Any sketchup model can be edited devoid of performing the tasks (modify geometry, thickness, wall type, cavities or associate a texture, layer or a style) by hand.

This remarkable new design and estimating software addition to SketchUp has injected extra functionalities for 3D & 2D CAD/BIM solution from concept to construction. With these functionalities, the architects, builders and estimators will be benefitted greatly by obtaining complete design freedom with superior BIM/VDC technology and parametric modeling (PlusSpec), together with free-form modeling (SketchUp).


PlusSpec for sketchup

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Sketchfab & TimeSlice joined hands to develop interactive 4D models with GoPro Array technology

Of late Sketchfab joined hands with TimeSlice Films to develop and host an interactive 4D model. It is corresponding to a 3D model that can be easily operated and animated through computer’s mouse, but contains an additional feature like movement in the object itself.

Sketchfab and the volumetric capture specialists at TimeSlice Films develop this 4D footage with the help of 53 GoPro Hero3 & Black Edition cameras, tentative GoPro Sync technology and some of TimeSlice’s own custom tech. The 4D footage is created with individual frames which are linked together, however in this case, each frame is a 3D model.

Volumetric capture is a major development of both the still and moving image. It basically modifies visual content formation out of a fixed-viewpoint to a free-viewpoint experience. This type of content is known as Free Viewpoint Media (FVM). It can be observed from different viewpoint.

https://sketchfab.com/models/1862e5f23e294d5ab713647770afab3b/embed

Tim, captured in 4D with GoPro by Timeslice on Sketchfab

Sketchfab & TimeSlice

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Brief sketchup tutorial on 3DWindow plugin for sketchup

This sketchup video is presented by the youtuber RubySoft. This sketchup tutorial will briefly guide you to use the 3dWindow plugin for sketchup. Learn how to insert frames, fillings as well as modify the level of detail.

3dRubyWindow’ is a robust and simplified sketchup extension that can be used to include 3d Doors Windows and Frames into any sketchup model. You can include these in low, medium or high level of details into your model.

This sketchup plugin supports SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016. The plugin available in various languages like Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish.

Link for download 3d Doors Windows Frames

3DWindow plugin for sketchup

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How to develop panorama or 360° images with IRender nXt

This is an exclusive sketchup video presented by youtuber DutchSims4Master. The video briefly explains how IRender nXt can be used to generate a panorama or 360° image of any Sketchup model.

Here panorama means any wide-angle view or illustration of a physical space associated with a three-dimensional model.

IRender nXt facilitates the sketchup professionals to develop superior quality architectural renderings from their Sketchup models. While rendering one can include interior and exterior lighting, control shadows, reflections, highlights, and transparency.

Download FSP Viewer: http://www.fsoft.it/FSPViewer/download/

Link for download IRender nXt http://www.renderplus.com/wp2/irender-information/

How to develop panorama or 360° images with IRender nXt

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Liquid Galaxy is a new system to upload any architectural and engineering models into Google Earth developed with sketchup

The Liquid Galaxy is a new concept to share your virtual reality experience through a group of users devoid of head-mounted displays.

The liquid can’t generate full virtual reality that perfectly engross the users in 360°x360° surrounding rather than it applies 3D VR content for developing a panorama view that spreads away into the peripheral vision of viewers.

The system is organized with five or seven large monitors in a 12′-4″ (3.75m) diameter arc and applies the Liquid Galaxy hardware and software to develop the experiences for the users for easy navigation. Motion during the 3D environment is managed through a touchscreen, a 6-axis SpaceNav controller or tracking systems like Leap Motion (www.leapmotion.com ) all facilitating the users to navigate while “in” the 3D model.

The users can test the satellite imagery and 3D building models of Google Earth in the large-scale panorama of the Liquid Galaxy as well as encircling the globe. With the capability to use Google Earth, users will be able to load architectural and engineering models into Google Earth that are produced with Trimble’s 3D modeling software, SketchUp. This aspect facilitates the users to investigate or preview and envisage new spaces that are under testing phase. It is specifically helpful for architectural firms who are digging into a robust medium for presentations.

Real Estate brokerages can display properties containing 3D models of merged Google Earth data and “fly” potential clients surrounding intense urban neighborhoods or big rural landscapes. With the Liquid Galaxy, the users can enjoy a contextual tour with various listings devoid of departuring the real estate office, although the properties belong to distant locations.

Some extra data can be included in Liquid Galaxy presentations to improve the value of the experience. An urban atmosphere could highlight facilities like mass transit, road usage, and other demographic data. End Point offers a browser-based content management system that facilitates the team to develop complete presentations with geographic maps, pins, and GIS information containing graphic overlays, video, and web pages. These presentations are utilized to walk the viewer through a full story, covering location to location together with illustrative text, photos, and videos.

To get more updates, visit liquidgalaxy.endpoint.com

Google Earth developed with sketchup

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How to design space truss with sketchup

This sketchup video offers a deep insight into developing space truss in 3D with sketchup. This is a very useful tutorial for truss design professionals. Sketchup is ideal for drawing construction details instantly and perfectly.

There is a useful sketchup plugin known as Medeek Truss Plugin (extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/medeek-truss-plugin). The plugin contains a simple interface for generating perfect truss and roof framing with engineering.

With this sketchup plugin, the user will be able to develop numerous trusses just by picking three points which create the bounding rectangle (bldg. width x bldg. length) concerning the truss array. The number of trusses is measured automatically on the basis of the on center spacing and the building length

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How to use Sketchup Pro 2016 for modeling and rendering of light source

This is an exclusive presentation from Egypt sketchup community. This sketchup video will teach you how to use sketchup pro 2016 for the purpose of modeling and rendering of light source for an Islamic pattern.

Learn perfect real-time rendering all inside the SketchUp environment.

Sketchup Pro 2016 for modeling and rendering

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Demo of PlusSpec 2016 for producing VDC BIM Trusses and estimate in 3D

Andrew Dwight, the creator of RubySketch, provides the online demonstration of the most updated version of PlusSpec alias PlusSpec 2016 that will be launched soon. This sketchup video focuses on some new features like Trusses & quantification / Take off estimating.

PlusSpec supports Sketchup make (Free) & Sketchup PRO.

The generated model from PlusSpec contains visual and data-format information like quantities, pricing, product names & codes, specifications, warranties, general notes, and lots other. With PlusSpec, it becomes easier to generate BOQ’s (Bill of Quantities), Cost Estimation & Feasibility Take-Offs with a single mouse click.

PlusSpec 2016

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Autodesk introduced Meshmixer 3.0 with multi-material 3D Printing

Autodesk just launched the most updated version of its Meshmixer 3D mesh software alias Meshmixer 3.0. This newest software contains an innovative “complex objects” feature that facilitates the users to generate 3D models for multi-material 3D printing. This will help in producing multi-part 3D printed designs through multi-material 3D printers.

There is also a “complex objects” feature to manage as well as examine 3D models in a totally new system. With Meshmixer, it now becomes easier for the users to choose internal regions of a 3D model and handle them as individual parts of the identical object. These individual parts can be modified in particular ways by keeping the shape of the complete object intact.

With Complex objects in Meshmixer 3.0, the users can get rid of the issue maintaining an assembly of individual parts. Besides, the software will automate the process for deriving the multi-material breakdown of a 3D model on the basis of the markup of the surface. This new feature will provide support for printing with multi-material 3D printers like as the Stratasys Object Connex.

Meshmixer 3.0 allows the users to arrange subsets of mesh points into collections known as complexes and then assign various materials to those complexes.

There are also new features for users who deal with laser cutters. As for instance, the new “Unwrap” tool can smooth 3D surface patches into their constituent 2D faces—most suitable for Ikea imitators. These smoothed patches are exportable as SVG files which can then be delivered to a printer or laser cutter.

The scaling of a 3D model can also be performed in a new method with the “Units/Dimensions” tool. The users will be able to able to put in any recognized measurements of specific regions of a 3D model, and the software can estimate the exact measurements of other regions. This feature is ideal for working with photogrammetry projects.

Meshmixer 3.0 was unveiled on January 19 by Ryan Schmidt of Autodesk Research at SIGGraph 2016, a conference held by the Association for Computing Machinery for the Special Interest Group on computer Graphics. It is free to download for Windows, OSX and Linux.

Meshmixer 3.0 is compatible with Windows, OSX and Linux platform and the users can download it from the following link. Meshmixer 3.0

Meshmixer 3.0

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