How Sketchup Pro 2016 can be used to make face & resolve issues with faces

This sketchup tutorial is made in spanish language. The tutorial briefly shows how to use Sketchup Pro 2016 to generate faces and resolve all the crucial issues associated with faces.

N.B. There is a useful plugin called Makefaces.rb that facilitates the users to produce a face or multiple faces out of existing linework.

Download Sketchup 2016 Pro

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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GKWare Stair Maker v1.0.32 for SketchUp

Garry Kernan has developed this exclusive sketchup plugin that can be used to generate circular and spiral stairs for residential and commercial projects. Stairs contain virtually any logical size. It is possible to change each stringer individually in respect of thickness, depth and style.

Stairs belong to open or closed risers. It is also possible to include supplimentary handrail profiles as per your choice.

This sketchup plugin supports Mac OS X, Windows, SU 7, SU 8, SU 2013, SU 2014, SU 2015, SU 2016. The plugin is available in various languages like English, French, Russian, Chinese(Traditional), Czechoslovakian etc.

Link for download sketchucation.com

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Download AmbientOcclusion Pro for SketchUp

Fluid Interactive, Inc has developed AmbientOcclusion Pro for sketchup to perform quick visualization with color, textures and depth-of-field.

AmbientOcclusion is a very rapid visualization plugin for SketchUp that can be used to produce a visually convincing preview of the 3d models, featuring space and relations between objects.

AmbientOcclusion Pro is compatible with SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016.

To visualize any 3d model, go to the menu Extensions -> AmbientOcclusion -> Render. Alternatively, click the render button on the toolbar. As soon as the rendering window opens, the options accessible on the window’s toolbar like resolution, quality, etc. can be used.

In some earlier versions of SketchUp, AmbientOcclusion is located under the menu Plugins -> AmbientOcclusion.

How to set up AmbientOcclusion

AmbientOcclusion extension is available as an .rbz file to be set up from the SketchUp preferences. After the completion of download, go through the following steps:

1. In SketchUp, choose Window > Preferences (Microsoft Windows) or SketchUp > Preferences (Mac OS X).

2. In the dialog box preview, choose Extensions located in the sidebar on the left.

3. On the Extensions pane, click the Install Extension button.

4. In the Open dialog box preview, drive the .rbz file saved to your computer, choose the file, and click OK (Microsoft Windows) or Open (Mac OS X).

5. When SketchUp notifies you for installing only extensions from reliable sources, click Yes to continue and install your extension. (This supposes you do, in fact, rely on the source of your extension.)

6. Restart SketchUp

Download a 15-days trial version fluidinteractive.com

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to apply Sketchup and Lumion 6 for designing multifunctional residential complex

Maksim Achkovsky presents an exclusive video tutorial for sketchup users.This sketchup tutorial shows how to design a multifunctional residential complex with the use of Sketchup and Lumion 6.


The most updated version of Lumion is Lumion 7 that is expected to be launched on November 1, 2016. If the users purchase a new Lumion 6 license after October 1, 2016, they upgrade to Lumion 7 at free of cost.

The Free upgrade is accessible only on complete new licenses of Lumion or Lumion Pro. The users can produce images, videos and 360 panoramas easily & efficiently with Lumion 7.

Watch the demo of Lumion 7

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to produce realistic lighting with vray for sketchup

It is a nice tutorial for sketchup vray users presented by Imagination Studio 3D.The video will provide some useful tricks to use lights quite convincingly inside Vray for sketchup to make the rendering realistic.

Download V-Ray for SketchUp

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Advanced mapping – Anisotropy in V Ray for SketchUp

This sketchup vray video tutorial is presented by MasterTuts. One will get some useful tips on materials and texturing in v-ray for sketchup through an advanced feature to produce mappings with Anisotropy.

Anisotropic reflections in cg are divided into two categories.

An Anisotropic Highlight – A highlight belongs to a faked reflection of a point light source. Most 3d apps require a way to perform anisotropic highlights.

An Anisotropic Reflection receives a genuine reflection of any scene or an environment map and expands it on the basis of an anisotropy direction. Fewer renderers have the ability to perform this, some can include Vray and mentalray.

Download V-Ray for SketchUp

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to apply sketchup for kitchen texturing & generating materials

Archi 2O presents another informative tutorial for sketchup users that explains how to apply sketchup for kitchen texturing and producing materials. It is a nice 3d model of a modern kitchen finished with various textures as well as details which generate a realistic scene. Sketchup is a useful tool to visualize any designs through various material lists.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to apply rectangular lights Vray for Sketchup

V-Ray for SketchUp (ver. 1.48.66) has the new added feature of IES Lights and Spotlights. V-Ray works within the SketchUp environment.

This very special and important video brings to you in this great contest with which users can earn a virtual reality goggles. VR absolutely free box is essential. It is also dodging a couple of drones and a course to learn about the world of 3D.

By this tutorial you will also learn how to apply Rectangular lights Vray for sketchup.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Flux for sketchup 1.1

Flux for sketchup 1.1 is just released. Flux is compatible with SketchUp Make or Pro 64-bit, 2015 or 2016 for Windows.

Flux allows the users to combine with other SketchUp users as well as associates SketchUp with other leading design tools like Grasshopper, Dynamo, Revit, and Excel to unite and design more adjustably. Save significant time by producing lively workflows from concept to production.

General Features :-

• Deliver quantity take-offs from any SketchUp model to Excel

• Control third-party Flux applications to draw perfect topography, road, and building data into your SketchUp scene (www.youtube.com).

• Walk through your massing and site context to a facade designer who is using Grasshopper or Dynamo.

• Live link your interior and landscape designs straight with Revit.

• Envisage any SketchUp model in virtual reality with live link integration with Unity http://www.youtube.com lash detection.

• Amalgamate structural, MEP, and architectural SketchUp models into a central model for conflict resolution

For more information visit, flux.io

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to create realistic glass material with vray for sketchup

This sketchup video is specifically created for sketchup vray users. By going through sketchup vray video, one will learn how to produce materials with a glass specially vray realistic glass.

In order to choose vray material, open material editor and select get material button and opt for vray material from material/map browser.

One can apply a reflection onto the glass for extra realism.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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