Interior Lighting Options in Lumion

Lumion is excellent for interior. So, when I speak about Lumion, I can talk about exteriors also. It has different types of lighting and effects. In this article I discuss about its strategies and effects. So that you can understand the whole process easily.

Lumion has several different light sources. This article is understandable for first time user.


1. As sun is light source so it causes shadows.
2. Environment tab can controlled the default position of sun in build mode.
3. North direction, latitude and longitude are offered by the Sun study effect.
4. It also can override the environment setting by adding the sun study effect in mode.


a. Spotlight emanate from any point. It also causes shadow.
b. Spotlight is cone of light.
c. Spotlight can set the brightness as default at 300.
d. Using the object tab mode and move mode we can also modify the color, change the brightness.
e. Spotlight can be ideal for can lights, pendant lights and lamps.
f. Global Illumination effect calculated that spotlight is the one and only artificial light source.
g. ?Show light source? option also available in this spotlight mode.
h. With node placement option spotlight can be placed accurately.

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Introduce the new version of SketchUp 2022 and how it differs from previous versions

It is now possible to search SketchUp 2022 on the desktop, a feature previously available only through SketchUp for Web. You can use it to look up and activate commands by typing.

This method helps you find the SketchUp results relevant to your workflows, including elevation, Boolean, and chamfer queries. Search also returns toolbar or menu listings for installed extension commands in SketchUp Pro. Press Shift plus S or click the icon on the far left of the Getting Started toolbar to open the Search toolbar.

Features of SketchUp2022


Clicking entities in the modeling window let you apply tags using the Tag tool. Use the tool’s Sample modifier to select a tag from a model entity or select an individual tag in the Tags panel. Keep your eyes open for a tooltip that indicates an application or sample is about to begin. The bounding highlight of a purple entity will blink once you have tagged it.


You can draw selection bounds with Lasso, a selection tool. Create a window bounding loop by clicking-dragging and moving the cursor clockwise for selecting the whole entity. Make a counterclockwise crossing bounding loop to select partially contained entities. This selection is distinct with a stippled line. You can reverse the directional behavior of Lasso in Preferences and then in Drawing.

Moreover, Lasso lets you select entities one at a time and works with the same modifier patterns as Select. The new default shortcut for Lasso is Shift plus Spacebar.

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The 7 easiest ways to make difficult models in SketchUp like a Professional

A popular 3D modeling program is SketchUp. Having difficulty modeling something in SketchUp can be frustrating. SketchUp can model just about anything you can imagine. As a result, you create organic shapes for climates, curved shapes for furniture, and complex architectural assemblages.

1. SketchUp works Polygon

All of the objects you draw in SketchUp have endpoints or vertices, direct hems, and flat, two-dimensional faces. You can add the faces, shapes, and ends of polygons together. All of the tools described in SketchUp help you create polygonal endpoints, sides, and faces.

The editing tools in SketchUp allow you to change the position and orientation of those endpoints, lines, and faces. You now have a pretty good idea of how SketchUp works. The entire SketchUp interface, from the simplest 2D triangle to a more complex structure, is constructed from thousands of these flat 2D polygons stitched together in 3D space.

2. Meshes Creation

Two methods are available to create meshes. To extend an existing polygon, you can add new ones. Alternatively, you can subdivide a polygon into two or smaller polygons. As a result, a mesh is composed of polygons that are connected to form a surface.

Create meshes using SketchUp’s basic describe implementations, regardless of whether you’re adding new polygons or subdividing existing ones. Then, you can edit the mesh to change its endpoints, perimeters, and faces using SketchUp’s basic editing tools. To achieve your goal, you need to know how to combine attracting and revising tools most effectively.

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Top 10 Photorealistic Renders with SketchUp in Reddit

It has been nearly two decades since SketchUp started. It has evolved a lot, and is now arguably the best 3D modeling software for the masses. As such, the social media is filled with great creations done by SketchUp – mostly their renderings. Today, we will see some of the best; the top 10 photorealistic renders with SketchUp found in the most important western social media platform, Reddit.

Rendering SketchUp Models

SketchUp models look pretty nice on their own, but are intentionally made to look like sketches. After all, you?re not painting but designing with a 3D modeling software. However, when you want to present your model as it would look in the real world, you need renderers.

A rendering software takes a 3D model and creates a ?scene? with it, making it look as realistic as possible. There are many renderers available for SketchUp, some of which are independent and some other work as plugins. A few examples of great rendering plugins for SketchUp are:

  • V-Ray Plugin
  • Brighter 3D
  • SU Podium
  • LumenRT
  • Caravaggio
  • Indigo Renderer
  • Twilight Render
  • ShaderLight
  • Irender nXt

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Use Enscape correctly and avoid these 5 mistakes to become a Pro

The Enscape plug-in for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and Vector works allows for real-time rendering and virtual reality. You get an integrated visualization and design workflow by integrating it into your simulated application.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use without any specialized knowledge required. Designed, certified, and imagined simultaneously are all possible. You can use house models to make immersive 3D experiences quickly and easily.

Key Mistakes while Using Enscape

Most of your established members are likely set to default if you just started using Enscape. Therefore, your visual provided won’t certainly be optimized so that you can get the most realistic effects.

One Point Perspective

As a default, Enscape places employ one-point perspectives. In a birds-eye view, you render in a one-point perspective, but this isn’t something you do very often. In reality, this is the way you construct an architectural building, but this is not how most architects develop their personas. A two-point perspective offers a better way to deal with these components on the side of the model by a one-point perspective.

As you switch to a two-point view in the Enscape Visual Settings, you will notice that all the horizontal threads are now parallel and 90 degrees off the horizontal axis. However small this detail may seem, it still results in a dramatic difference in renderings.

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The 10 Best Free AutoCAD Alternatives

Until now, it was nearly impossible for architecture professionals and digital designers to escape the grip of Autodesk. Their CAD software developers are the largest in the world, and their 3-D modeling, drafting, and rendering programs are the most popular in the industry.

Despite the fact that alternatives to AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS Max aren’t going away, there are never been so many free, open-source alternatives that allow small offices and individuals to produce drafting work that lives up to the standards of some of the most expensive software on the market.


The popularity of SketchUp has extended far beyond the architecture, design, construction, and drafting industries, finding its way into the homes of those who could not otherwise afford or use such a program.

You can use it for free, and it’s easy to understand. Though SketchUp has a laundry list of shortcomings when used as a primary drafting tool, it can be used as a temporary stopgap while you save up for a more robust program.

Designers and visualization artists who don’t use SketchUp on a daily basis are missing out on a great idea generator. Concepts can be developed, improved, then shown off to friends, clients, and builders together.


If this is your first time drafting 2D models, you could do a lot worse. In other words, this individual, personal version of Draft-Sight will help you overcome your drafting fear by giving you a drafting program similar to AutoCAD. While the program may not include all the bells and whistles you find in the big boys, it will provide you with the tools you need for all of your drafting needs. The program has both an intuitive user interface and a language that is easy to understand, making it a great starter program.

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Top Six Landscape Architecture Plugins in SketchUp Extension Warehouse

1. MODELUR for Urban Design

MODELUR is a parametric urban design tool impeccably integrated into SketchUp. It helps user quickly create and test different urban design alternatives with the real-time calculation of key urban parameters like FAR, number of apartments, required parking spaces, etc. It also gives Interactive 3D Zoning that includes warnings when the design is not in line with zoning regulations (Buildings are too high or if they place too close together, etc.), GIS data import/export, Live Sync with Excel, and much more.


a) Boost your productivity design 3 to 5 times faster
b) Make well knowledgeable decisions
c) Increase confidence in your design
d) Work directly inside zoning policy
e) Quickly iterate and evaluate design alternatives
f) Focus on the design conclusion


a) flawless integration with SketchUp ,making it as simple as intuitive to use
b) Parametric Buildings, City Blocks and Land Uses – Interactive 3D Zoning
c) Live Sync to Excel only for Windows
d) Real-time calculation of key urban performance indicators (FAR, apartments, parking spaces, etc.)
e) Real-time zoning compliance check (FAR is exceeded or buildings are too close together, etc.)
f) One-click Import of OSM 3D buildings and 2D footprints – GIS (SHP or Geo JSON) import and export.

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MeshWrapper Tool 1.0.1 for Sketchup

MeshWrapper Tool is another useful sketchup extension from Cadman. It is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

It offers a series of tools for generating an exterior shell around 3D geometry, streamlining the model and leads to an equally distributed surface mesh around the object.

The Wrap Objects tool provides a consistent grid mesh around an object(s). The dissimilar grid projections belong to each group inside an overall MeshWrapper group. Each grid mesh is formed with a quad faces, and is well suited with quad face tools.

Choose the object(s) to be covered with a mesh. Then fill out the Gridding Options dialog:

the Grid spacing size. If this number belongs to a negative number, the longest dimension of the object(s) will be subdivided with that number to settle the grid size.

the mesh projection style, either all around (surround), Top and Bottom, Front and Back, or Right and Left.

the Shard filter indicates a grid edge multiplier. When the length of an edge goes beyond this multiplier, its triangle will be excluded of the final mesh.

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Want a Career as a 3d Visualizer using SketchUp Pro?

The 3D modeler SketchUp has evolved into a visualization powerhouse over the past 15 years. Throughout, it prioritized speed and efficiency over complexity and capability and adopted an easy-to-use approach to 3D design. As time went on, more and more architectural studios adopted SketchUp, and today you are hardly an office without SketchUp installed on every computer.

Define 3D Visualizer & its Purpose

3D Visualizers work with architects to visualize the ideas they have by making plans, architectural sketches, and other reference materials and then using these to create photorealistic 3D renderings. 3D Visualizers must be creative as well as technically savvy so that they can model buildings that are both functional and attractive.

Providing assistance with any rendering project is the role of a professional 3D Visualizer. Professional 3D Visualizer makes the plan come to life after it has been designed by the 3D designer.

Why do Architects & Designers think about using SketchUp Pro for 3D Visualization?

Those in the industry are familiar with this story. People have yet to realize how powerful SketchUp Pro is. Most architecture firms have opted to use the free version of the software instead of the cost-prohibitive version that requires them to open their wallets.

It was the 3D Visualizer that the creators of SketchUp Pro had in mind when it was built all those years ago. This program is easy to use, features a lot, and is well worth the money.

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Beginner to Professional tutorial for 3d printing Text in SketchUp

SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program, can create 3D objects. However, if you want to use more of the features of the application, you need to upgrade to the premium edition. The easiest and fastest way to create 3D text is with SketchUp. Visit the official website of SketchUp to download it if you don’t already have it installed on your system. After downloading the installer, install SketchUp on your computer.

Template Selection in SketchUp

Choose a template in SketchUp after opening it. For example, you should choose Architectural Design Template and then select Millimeters. You can print your 3D text by selecting Millimeters under 3D Print at the bottom of the page. That will display the build space of the Makerbot Replicator 2X. You can change the model of the build space.

Keep the middle mouse button pressed and move the mouse to orbit the model. You can also click space and select Orbit. You can pan the axes by pressing the Pan button next to Orbit.

How to create 3D text in SketchUp

The 3D text feature in SketchUp can be accessed by clicking on Tools and choosing the 3D text. Then write your text and pick your font. SketchUp will use the fonts in the regular font’s folder on your computer.

You can set the height by clicking on the two rows. You can set the height of each letter by clicking on the first row. Based on its height, the length of a letter differs from font to font. It is usually a bit more than 50% in most fonts. Your text’s 3D dimension is defined in the second field under Height. If you want to extrude the text, choose the Filled and Extruded options.

Place your text in your workplace when you are finished entering and formatting it. You can easily change the size of your 3D text if you are not happy with it. Before you corrupt the file, you should first save it.

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