Some useful sketchup tips for improving your model renderings

This article is extracted from an exclusive sketchup article written by Michael LaValley, a renowned architect. The article focuses on some useful tips for making your model rendering process superior.

Sketchup is basically a model maker not a perfect software for rendering. Natively, SketchUp doesn’t “render” the images out of your model. Relatively, it acquires what seem to be effectively “screenshots” of your model and then exports them with very restricted control over what you’ll achieve.

To find solution for the issue, one can choose three basic levels of intervention like full separation, partial integration or full integration.

1: Full Separation – The most convenient method to enhance your model as well as your output rendering, is to completely export the model to another program. This efficiently facilitates you to cut knots from SketchUp as soon as the most part of your model is developed there with the purpose of controlling the horsepower of another program’s rendering platform.

But the process is complicated to handle the model as it needs the most substantial level of completion before the transition.

When you are quite assured that the design is finished, you are ready to export the whole model to another rendering software. You then pass another week doing yourself each setting, developing the model further with the application of tools which are inherent to the new program. You are planning to illustrate the new rendering to the client perfectly. But the client may require you to go back and modify approximately 40 percent of the model.

It becomes problematic to bounce to and from as you have already started to model various other pieces in the newer program. You can either cut your loses, give up the newer model fully and develop from the last duplication of the SketchUp model you had with the aim of making the alterations.

It happens because SketchUp performs best with geometry generated inherently in the program itself.

To read the complete article, go through the following original article architizer.com

Some useful sketchup tips for improving your model renderings

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How to apply a pencil drawing style to your sketchup model

In this sketchup tutorial, Justin Geis presents some essential tips on how to apply style and overlay to your regular sketchup model and transform it to be look like a pencil drawing.

Pencil drawing or hand-made images are useful while explaining architectural projects with clients and planning authorities similar to each other.

Conceptual images can fulfill the purpose of maintaining a project open in the initial phases of design progression.

For more details please watch the tutorial as displayed below:

 

How to apply a pencil drawing style to your sketchup model

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How to Create Lattice Texture in Vray for Sketchup

In today’s session of learning we are introducing you with an exclusive video tutorial of Vray for sketchup. This tutorial is produced with a view to provide detailed demonstration on how to create different materials with a realistic look in Vray.

This tutorial is proudly presented by the Robson Jacobsen, CEO of Jacobsen3D, Company specialized in Renders and 3D designs of interiors and architecture. He is constantly updating his channel with his valuable video tutorials of interior design, architecture, 3D modeling and rendering.

Requirements: To develop this tutorial you just need two software. The first important one is sketchup pro 2016 and Adobe Photoshop (latest version preferred).

First of all, you have to download a texture image according to your need and then you have to implement this texture into sketchup and finally have to give the finishing touch with photoshop.

For more details please watch the tutorial as displayed below:

 

How to Create Lattice Texture in Vray for Sketchup

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Segal-method Timber Frames For Sketchup

Segal-method Timber Frames for sketchup is a useful sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 as well as Windows and Mac OS X platform.

This sketchup extension can be used to instantly apply segal-method (post and beam) timber frames toward self-made garden office and tiny houses.

With this extension, the novice builders will be able to generate the frame for garden offices, workshops, studios (and “Tiny Houses”) covering nearly 30m2 floor area with the use of the Segal-method of post and beam timber framing: minimum pad foundations that manage sloping ground, flexible grid structure, simple bolted timber joints, and applying standard-length timbers to minimize wastage.

Together with the main frame, it can produce mono-pitched (shed) and dual-pitched (gable) roofs with indicated maximum/eaves heights to circumvent the requirement for planning permission in the UK. Rafters range from solid timbers or engineered timber I-beams. Metal fixings are contained within the model, like M12 bolts and truss clips.

Floor joists at 400mm or 600mm centers are included, as can wall studwork. A simple table containing various insulation materials is included, with the U-value, R-value (international) and R-value (USA) numbers toward a series of diverse thicknesses.

To download this extension, click on the following link. extensions.sketchup.com

Enscape Rendering for SketchUp Alpha Version

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GKWare Stair Maker for Sketchup

Garry K develops GKWare Stair Maker for sketchup. This sketchup extension is used to generate different types of curved, straight and spiral stair cases having a wide array of options. Stringers are housed (routed) or sawtooth (cut).

This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

The thickness and Depth of every Stringer can be easily modified. The users can keep full control over the thickness of treads, risers, landing thickness, nosing depth, bullnose radius etc.

A 2D to 3D stair tread convert utility also exists.

It is now possible to give label to your own stair style finished with your own saved parameters.

The users can avail a 7 days free trial version.
For more information visit, cabmaker32.com/stairmaker_manual/StairMaker.html

Link for download extensions.sketchup.com

 

GKWare Stair Maker for Sketchup

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