2DXY SlickMoves for SketchUp

Barry Milliken has developed 2DXY SlickMoves for sketchup. The extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. This sketchup extension contains 14 powerful tools of 2D graphics which are useful for any plane in 3D shape. Besides, these tools can be used to manage components and groups efficiently.

This extension offers the following features which are associated with power tools :-

  • Rotate about Z axis by any angle (2 tools) • Mirror about center X or Y (2) • Resize (absolute or incremental) (1) • Align (Left, Center, Right; Top, Middle, Bottom) (6) • Equal Space (between objects or between their centers) (2) • Display the Active Plane and XY Axes on any group or component. (1)

Functionality:

  • Choose one or more OBJECTS (Component Instances and/or Groups) • Click on one of the 14 SlickMoves tools. • All selected Objects will be “moved” with a single click

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

2DXY SlickMoves for SketchUp

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How to create home design plan with size 14m4 x 10m in sketchup

This sketchup video tutorial is presented by Sam Phoas that shows the step-by-step process for creating home design plan with size 14m4 x 10m in sketchup.

This plan is used to create the model of a two storied modern villa. In ground level of villa, there are living room, dining room, kitchen, office room, laundry, backyard and 1 restroom.

In first level there are master bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Sketchup is a very useful software for architects to carry out complete sets of either schematic or construction documents. Sketchup allows you to design your dream house, redesign your kitchen, or visualize position of furniture in your new apartment.

How to create home design plan with size 14m4 x 10m in sketchup

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Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

This sketchup vray video tutorial provides demonstration on the process of render farm.

A Render Farm comprises of a group of networked computers which operate jointly to execute large rendering tasks. Render farms moves silently, devoid of graphical demonstration of the renderings as they advance, or you can apply the Render Farm Display tool to show the parts of the image as soon as they are finished. The Render Farm facilitates you to utilize more compute power for lengthy tasks at the expense of some interactivity.

The nXt Render Farm contains four pieces of software:

  1. IRender nXt is applied to state the model to render. The Render Farm is initiated directly from IRender nXt, or if it is required to preview the rendering first, a preview rendering can be started (with smaller resolution and fewer passes), and then start the Farm from IRender Batch.
  2. The Farm itself, (nXt.exe ornXt64.exe, running on each Farm CPU). This belongs to a version of the nXt rendering engine which renders nearly mutely, in the background, requiring very little user interface. This portion of the nXt Render Farm Software is utilized by itself, in combination with commercial render farm software, for a more sophisticated render farm solution.
  3. nXtFarmer.exe (nXtFarmer64.exe) is a small executable that operates on each network rendering station, waits for jobs to be produced, and begins the Farm Processor.
  4. IRenderBatch.exe is a utility program to show renderings once they are completed and save them as .JPG, .PNG or .ArImage files.

Downloads: The IRender nXt Render Farm software can be downloaded from the McNeel nXt Forum: (accurender.ning.com)

  • Render Farm Downloads
    Make sure to download the version to tally your operating system (32 bit or 64 bit)

Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

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How to use sketchup for creating a house plan

This is an exclusive sketchup video tutorial. The tutorial shows how to create house plan measuring 6.5 m x 15 m in sketchup. Initially, import the autocad plan into sketchup and then start modeling in sketchup and at last render with v-ray sketchup.

The tutorial focuses on the following topics :-

Import Autocad
First Floor Modeling
Second Floor Modeling
Stair Modeling
Terrace Modeling
Fence Modeling
Special tip: How to get Inspire From other plan
Door and Window Modeling and the Final result sketchup vray render.

Sketchup is a powerful 3D modeling software that facilitates you to generate 3D shapes and objects. With the use of simple tools, it is possible to produce customized objects maintaining a high level of detail.

Sketchup is a useful tool for making a floor plan, specifically if you are going to workout the area of the floor. Generating the house plan can be accomplished in a 3D view or a 2D view. For a 2D view just click ‘Top View’ and parallel projection.

How to use sketchup for creating a house plan

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Download Eneroth Zoom Back for SketchUp

Eneroth3 has developed Eneroth Zoom Back for sketchup. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

This sketchup extension is mostly suitable for interior views. It facilitates to move the camera as far backwards as possible devoid of striking anything.

At the time of making interior views, it is necessary many times to arrange the cameras as adjacent to a wall as possible to display as much of the room as possible, but devoid of zooming out via the wall by mistake.

This plugin positions the camera 1 cm ahead of whatever is straight behind it when the plugin is reactive. The distance is modifiable from the plugin’s menu.

Click on the following link to download the plugin Eneroth Zoom Back

Download Eneroth Zoom Back for SketchUp

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How to efficiently use advance camera tools inside sketchup

This sketchup tutorial will provide useful guidance on how to apply the advance camera tools inside sketchup to create an accurate framing of any scene.

As this toolbar can’t be enabled by default, one has to go to view and select toolbars and click on advanced camera tools and enable it.

In some sketchup versions, the Advanced Camera Tools tool is demonstrated as an extension, therefore it is required to go to the Extension Warehouse and download this extension. While going to download this extension, you should be logged in or else an error message will be shown on the page. After the download is completed, go to EXHENSION MANAGER WINDOW and activate the plugin.

It will put forward a toolbar in the interface. Just click the button with a camera and a “+” sign that will be produced by your camera. Set up your camera with the exact parameters suitable for your scene and you’ll get a viewport view similar to the one you’ll render.

The Advanced Camera Tools (ACT) are specifically developed toward people in the film and television industry who employ SketchUp pro to generate storyboards, design sets, visualize scenes, and plan locations. ACT can be used to arrange real-world cameras in your SketchUp models and preview real camera shots.

How to efficiently use advance camera tools inside sketchup

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Download Hometeka Plugin for sketchup

Hometeka Plugin for SketchUp is available in beta version. This newest plugin is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. It is available in Brazilian and Portuguese language.

The Hometeka plugin provides the most efficient way to account and identify your interior design. There are over 3,000 products ready to be itemized and numerous textures and 3D models are accessible for free download.

One will be able to access this plugin from any device. Besides, one can examine budgets, edit, comment, and obtain the commissions from sales.

Check out the video that explains step by step how to use the plugin Hometeka for SketchUp.

Click on the following link to learn how to install this extension for sketchup 8 www.hometeka.com

To download the plugin, go through the following link. www.hometeka.com.br

Download Hometeka Plugin for sketchup

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Sketchup For Schools – View sketchup in a web browser for Primary & Secondary School

SketchUp for Schools belong to the core SketchUp modeler accessible now in a web browser intended for any Primary or Secondary School that signs up with G Suite for Education (eduproducts.withgoogle.com).

With the popularity of G Suite for Education and Chromebooks in the classroom, the method of teaching has been changed significantly. SketchUp for Schools conveys the similar core modeling functionality into the web in order that the students can now unveil their creative potential from any location.

SketchUp for Schools is well matched with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

It is also compatible with chromebooks or any Internet-connected computer.

It can be accessed via the G Suite for Education Apps Marketplace (gsuite.google.com/marketplace) or the Chrome Web Store

Any K-12 school that has made registration with G Suite for Education will be able to avail SketchUp for Schools via the G Suite Marketplace. As soon as your school’s G Suite administrator set up the app, SketchUp for Schools will be available in your Google Navigation menu.

If any school already remains on G Suite for Education, you can provide your class a glimpse of the innovation of 3D modeling via SketchUp for Schools public beta. Sketchup for schools will be launched officially in due course for the 2017/’18 school year!

SketchUp for Schools will be in beta testing phase all through this summer. Experiment is still going on with some major functionality, like 3D printing.

To gather more information, visit SketchUp for Schools

Sketchup For Schools – View sketchup in a web browser for Primary & Secondary School

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The move rotate tool for sketchup

The move rotate tool is a powerful sketchup extension developed by Idibri. This extension is compatible with sketchup 2016 and sketchup 2017. The sketchup users can apply this extension to move and rotate components and groups in actual time with text input. The users can convert their components and groups with live updating.

Application:

  1. Choose a component.
    2. Touch the menu button.
    3. Type in a position or rotation in the X,Y,Z axes.
    4. Watch it live update while typing.
    5. Select ok or cancel

Notes:

  • Position in meters or inches will be dependent on the settings of model
    • Axis rotation in degrees
    • Identified issue with modals in osx

To download this extension, click on the following link The Move Rotate Tool

The move rotate tool for sketchup

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How to use placemaker sketchup extension to model a city instantly

In this sketchup video, Justin Geis shows how to apply placemaker sketchup extension to generate a city model in quickest possible time.

Placemaker is a handy extension created by Whaat. The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. It is available in different languages like Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish.

With this extension, the users will be able to import OpenStreeMap roads, buildings, paths, water bodies, trees, as well as high resolution aerials in their design and insert context promptly.

PlaceMaker imports data from OpenStreeMap and DigitalGlobe and converts it into a functional site reference model appropriate for rendering or exporting into other applications.

To gather more information, click on the following link www.suplacemaker.com

How to use placemaker sketchup extension to model a city instantly

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