How to apply sketchup to design the exterior of a summer house with pool

Victor Ruiz presents this exclusive sketchup video tutorial that briefly shows how to create the exterior design of a summer house with pool by using sketchup. Sketchup Pro is used to complete the tutorial.

Reference article : How to model a pool with sketchup www.sketchup-ur-space.com

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Arka Roy

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How to measure your model in Sketchup Mobile Viewer

New in SketchUp Mobile Viewer 3.0 you can pick points within a model and display measurements simply, by clicking a start point and end point as displayed below.

With the new feature in sketchup mobile viewer 3.0, it is possible to choose points inside a model and show measurements without any difficulty with the selection of a start point and end point as exemplified below :-

If you press and hold, a magnifying loop will be visible to facilitate selecting the exact point.

The tape measure tool is situated in Tools Menu

To start operation, tap the screen or press & hold to select point 1

To finish the process, tap the screen or press and hold to select point 2

help.sketchup.com

How to measure your model in Sketchup Mobile Viewer

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to generate colorful glass with refraction layer in vray sketchup

This is a useful presentation from MasterTuts that shows the users some tricks to generate a material in v-ray for sketchup by applying refraction layer.

Refraction indicates the modification of direction of a ray of light in moving at an angle from one medium to another. In V-Ray the refraction layer is applied to generate glass or translucent materials.

Generally the refraction layer is located beneath the Diffuse layer and the diffuse layer obstructs the effect of the Refraction layer. To view the refraction effect, Just apply transparency in the diffuse layer.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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SketchUcation published the newest D’oh book for sketchup

The D’oh Book for SketchUp is a publication from SketchUcation Community members that contains some handy tips and tricks to make your sketchup workflows superior.

In 2009 Miguel Lescano initiated a topic highlighting his disconcerting exposure in applying sketchup. Later on It was known as the ‘The D’oh Thread’ and in the intervening years it was a undisclosed place on the internet to distribute your disconcerting SketchUp moments.

The book accumulates killer tips and techniques in apply SketchUp.

This book is specifically designed for everybody that publish their D’oh moments for others to be guided by.

There are no chapters, sections and logical pattern. Just get the book and open any page to gather knowledge on anything ranging from tips and techniques to hidden easter eggs. By exploring this book one will be familiar with something new about sketchup.

If anybody wishes to share his/her own D’oh, just send an email to support@sketchucation.com a to get D’oh published in future publication.

To read the book online, go through the following link sketchucation.com

SketchUcation published the newest D’oh book for sketchup

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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Guidelines to apply FFD in Sketchup

This sketchup video shows the demonstration of sketchy FFD. It is an exclusive sketchup extension that includes a control cage to an object facilitating the mesh to be operated through control points.

In order to set up the extension, just place the script in your plugin directory.

Guidelines to use:

• Make a group containing all the geometry to be deformed. This group will consist of only faces and/or lines.

• Click right on the group and choose one of the options in the FFD submenu. Either 2×2 or 3×3 or NxN FFD. Based on the size of the model, it may take few seconds. Finally one can get a new group that includes only control points

• Open the control point group and move the control points according to your choice. While moving the points, the object will deform.

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www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to design a luxurious villa (contemporary house) with Sketchup

DutchSims4Master contributes this exclusive sketchup speed build video where he briefly shows how to design a modern luxurious villa (a contemporary house) with sketchup. IRender nXt renderer is used for lighting and rendering of the model.

Render Plus Software is the developer of IRender nXt. It is a simplified & robust extension for generating superior quality renderings out of SketchUp models. It’s most suitable rendering extension for architects, interior designers and anyone else to obtain superior quality renderings of their SketchUp models with seamless SketchUp integration, lighting and material settings.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to design a realistic kitchen with vray sketchup

This sketchup vray tutorial sheds light on designing realistic kitchen set with vray sketchup. Hendi Suhendar is the contributor of this tutorial.

The model of kitchen is created with sketchup pro and rendering & lighting is done with vray. The model contains walls, doors, windows, cabinets and other fixtures. Lots of components are downloaded from 3D warehouse.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to design a british house in sketchup – An exclusive speed build tutorial

This speed build sketchup video is based on designing a general british house with sketchup through step-by-step processes. This sketchup video is presented by Jordan Wright.

Window+ is compatible with sketchup 2016.

It is very simple to design your house in sketchup with impressive floor plans and 3d models. Sketchup is very comprehensible for 3d modeling. You can start designing as soon as the software is installed. Sketchup contains diversified 3d and solid object design power. Sketchup is also mostly recognized for its precision and customization power.

While designing a house, it is recommended to start drawing an outline of your floor plan on paper. If you draw it on paper, you will obtain a point of reference when you go for digital sketching. If you have a graph paper, draw the outline on it, rather than white or notebook paper. Graph paper contains 1/4″ inch boxes which are ideal while drawing to scale. Each 1/4″ inch box will exemplify 1 square foot.

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www.sketchup4architect.com

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Window+ is a powerful sketchup extension to create & edit windows in building models

Francis Mc Shane, the renowned architect and writer of various ruby plugins, has introduced Window+. It is a useful sketchup extension for formation & editing window. This sketchup extension is specifically designed for building designers to simply generate and edit nice looking, well proportioned rectangular windows.

Window+ is compatible with sketchup 2016.

By applying Window+, the designer will be able to instantly produce any rectangular window layout as well as size the profiles to fit the detailed profiles out of the manufacturer’s data. This process will make the windows look similar to the real windows, particularly when the paint bucket tool inside sketchup is applied to add a finish. The users can also pull out various BIM object data like profile length and glass area.

Window+ originates earlier free sketchup extension alias WinDoor. Window+ is completely rewritten on the basis of feedback on WinDoor with superior and more powerful algorithms for the smooth formation and editing of all windows. With this extension, the sketchup modelers can easily add windows to their building models.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to apply render and lighting effects to a interior scene with vray sketchup

This is an exclusive vray sketchup tutorial specifically designed for beginner and advance sketchup users. By going through this tutorial one can learn how to render a interior scene with vray sketchup.

Vray is very popular among designers as it can create photo-realistic outputs with IES, Spotlight, Rectangular and Emissive lighting.

Another useful guidance from Chaos Group for rendering an interior scene docs.chaosgroup.com

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Arka Roy

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