Review of 3.4 Beta for Sketchup

Recently Chaos Group launches vray 3.4 beta for sketchup. The users can access this vray 3.4 beta for free by making registration online in Chaos group webpage. But the licence key will be activated till to the next year at January 1.

Go through the following sketchup video to be familiar with the new feature of vray 3.4 beta for sketchup.

This newest version of v-ray includes the new interface and three toolbars with easy shortcuts to some of the most recognized V-Ray components.

There is new black theme interface in v-ray asset editor. By clicking on the small arrow at left side, one can access the category and library material tab. The V-Ray Asset Editor can be used to efficiently manage V-Ray associated assets and V-Ray render settings. Go to quick setting and drag the parameter setting, and it’ll be modified automatically in material view.

A render icon exists in the gear tab icon at the right and the users will be able to render directly from here.

Now, it is possible to modify the behavior of the render icon in vray rendering and options toolbar by clicking on it. Go back to vray asset editors, and click on this box. The users can render it for production render mode, or for RT render mode.

With Batch Render, set up all of your scene tabs, and render each individual scene tab with a single mouse click.

The V-Ray 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button automatically creates a 6:1 aspect ratio cube map for both eyes, applicable with easily accessible V-R Headsets. By clicking on the 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button, V-Ray will automatically produce a stereoscopic image.

Then, v-ray frame buffer. v-ray frame buffer commonly used to view all render elements in a single window and switch between them easily. It’s also used to view the rendered channels individually and many more.

V-Ray for SketchUp 3.4 (BETA)

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Arka Roy
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Review of Sketchup 2017

In this sketchup video, Robson Jacobsen, CEO of Jacobsen3D, briefly reviews the primary new features of sketchup 2017.

The most vital modification is made to rectangle tool in SketchUp 2017. Now, there is a small pre-drawn rectangle that will facilitate the users to choose the axis automatically on which the drawing will be produced. It is also possible to lock the axis with the use of the arrow keys.

The speed is also significantly enhanced (minimum 20% to 30%). SketchUp 2017 offers the new graphics (line work, transparent materials, shadows, etc) in both SketchUp and Layout.

Download SketchUp 2017

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to pass sketchup models to buildable (molds) for 3d printing with PDF & AutoCAD

This sketchup tutorial will provide step-by-step guidance on how to run four models of SketchUp to buildable (molds) to make them printable with PDF and in AutoCAD which can be utilized to generate models specially curved figures. The scale and some useful tricks are used to adapt 3D and 2D.

Every model contains a height that will be compared with the height “assembled size H” (size once armed). The height is given in millimeters and the scale will be rectified. After that, the size of the paper together with, other details like flaps to paste and lines will be modified.

The thickness of the material is proportionate to the size of the machine. There are other features like “paint overflow”, “paint flaps”, editing, layout, export, password protection, numbers of flaps, fold angle, join faces, insert texts and images etc.

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Arka Roy
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How to exchange data between Sketchup and Excel

A new sketchup extension has been released in November 15, 2016 with a view to smoothen the task of exchanging data between sketchup and excel.

Specifications:

Size: 682.87 KB

Version: 2017 SU2XL (0.562.1)

SketchUp Compatibility: SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

OS Compatibility: Mac OS X, Windows

There are basically two types of toolbars.

1) SU2XL toolbar: User can export SketchUp entity (line, surface, volume) data to Excel or a csv file and can import some data from Excel (or a csv file) to SketchUp using this toolbar.

2) WATTRIBUTES toolbar: User can add individualized portions of information to the entities. It is helpful to trace the entities exported by SU2XL to a worksheet also.

The video below with detailed information will make user able to understand the entire procedure regarding the data exchange (bill of materials) from sketchup to excel.

Download 2017 SU2XL

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www.sketchup4architect.com
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Familiar with some new features in V-ray for Sketchup 3.4

This is an introductory tutorial on V-ray for SketchUp 3.4. By watching this video, one will be familiar with various new features like clip plane, v-ray fur, mesh light etc.

The V-Ray Plane refers to a very uncomplicated option that employs a procedural infinite plane primitive for V-Ray.

The V-Ray Plane is produced by clicking in the V-Ray infinite plane icon available in the V-Ray Toolbar.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to Configure Image Sampler in Vray for Sketchup 3.4

The latest version of V-Ray for SketchUp is version 3.4. This sketchup v-ray video presented by MasterTuts will focus on how to resolve the issues found in the modes of Image Sampler applied in V-Ray 3.4.

In V-Ray, an image sampler stands for an algorithm for sampling colors and generating the final array of pixels which develop the rendered image. There are two leading image samplers which offer their own style to sampling and its own parameters. The finest choice of image sampler differs in relation to scene elements, the level of detail in textures, and several other factors.

The choice of an image sampler and its settings considerably influences the balance of quality vs. speed for a rendering. The perfect method to select the exact image sampler for a scene is to know the process of functioning as well as their strengths and restrictions. The settings on the Image sampler (Antialiasing) deployment for V-Ray Adv define the type of image sampler required for rendering with V-ray, and deliver basic settings for all image sampling. The settings for V-Ray RT are restricted as the Real Time engine functions sequentially to render the image.

Go through the following informative article to learn more, Choosing the Best Image Sampler for the Situation docs.chaosgroup.com

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to use sketchup viewer on Microsoft HoloLens for real world presentation

This is a great sketchup tutorial video that shows how to use SketchUp Viewer on HoloLens to generate realistic architectural designs by maintaining real-world scale, proportion, and perspective.

Thus Trimble has taken great initiative to convert 3d modeling as part of the design and construction process.Microsoft HoloLens belongs to the first autonomous, holographic computer, facilitating the users to involve with their digital content and interact with holograms all over the globe.

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Demonstration of Vray 3.4 for Sketchup Preview

In this sketchup video, Minh from Architecture Inspirations, briefly explains the new and advanced features of newly launched Vray 3.4 for sketchup. It is still in the beta testing phase. The video focuses on the following topics :-

Updated User Interface, Batch Render, Stereoscopic Render, Mesh Light, Light Intensity, Vray Fur, Mesh Clipper

Given below, some common features of this latest version :-

o There is a V-Ray for SketchUp toolbar that allows the users to get instant access to standard V-Ray features

o New V-Ray for SketchUp User Interface

o New advanced image sampler

o Streamlined main renderer user interface: basic/advanced/expert fly out panels for some sections; hover quick tips

o All-encompassing optimizations for render speed, specifically while applying brute force GI

o The Intel Embree library is now combined with the V-Ray core for static and motion-blurred geometry

o New restructured installer

o Rapid rendering of dynamic meshes, instances and VRayProxy objects

o Applied probabilistic lighting and controls

o Applied .vrscene export

o Applied “Get View Aspect” function in UI to import the perfect screen aspect ratio with the use of the “Get View Aspect” function within the Quality Quick Settings.

o Applied “Show Safe Frames” in UI to compose a view in SketchUp to view the proper ratios to be rendered with the “Show Safe frames” function with the Quality Quick Settings.

o GGX BRDF Support includes the Generalized Trowbridge-Reitz BRDF. With greater highlight controls, it is best suited for metals and reflective surfaces.

o Applied V-Ray “1-Click” 6:1 Stereoscopic Cube render. An effective process of rendering a dual camera stereoscopic 6:1 image to be applied with preferred VR headsets by a single click.

o Applied readymade V-Ray material library. Select from a diverse (temporary until new library is formed) readymade materials.

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How to use LSS Matrix Sketchup Plugin to create a spiral staircase

This is a useful sketchup video tutorial that briefly explains how to apply LSS Matrix sketchup extension to create the design of a spiral staircase instantly.LSS Matrix extension is developed by Kirill B and it permits copying of groups and component instances in a superior way. It can work only with windows platform.LSS Matrix outspreads copying functionality and helps in producing custom arrays of groups and/or component instances. As for instance, one can generate circular stair as well as modify settings of generated array of copies any time in future.

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Arka Roy
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