According to Mark Gregory how Sketchup is Best for Freelance Architects

Get help from freelance architect easily 

Mark Gregory is a freelance architect from Australia. He is very eager to help small architectural practice for managing the workload so that they can spend most of the times in their actual work. He is involved in various kinds of high-end practices, complete schematic design, design development and drawing of construction documentation.

Mark Gregory fined lot of small practices struggle. Many times, these small practitioners have a lot of work than their ability of working. Many times, the freelancer architects do not have enough money for affording an experienced architect on a full-time salary. Most of the small companies don’t have much time for spending training and checking the work of an unexperienced graduate. That’s why to these companies’ freelance architect is very good solution.

Nowadays to these companies freelancing is good option because they have to pay for their need and they don’t need for providing expensive office space or software subscription. Mark Gregory has a lot of experience in the industry and a huge knowledge of construction and detailing. Mark Gregory is able to solve any type of design problems.

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V-Ray 5 for Rhino is Released

One of the best rendering engines in the world, V-Ray is among the top rendering softwares in the world. And, Rhino is arguably one of the best 3D modeling softwares in the market. When you combine them together, you get awesome visualizations of your 3D creations – latest, in the essence of V-Ray 5 for Rhino.

V-Ray is basically a 3D rendering program that works as a plugin for many 3D modeling applications. The program is developed and released by the Chaos Group from Bulgaria. This commercial plug-in for third-party graphics software is used for visualizing 3D models in realistic settings, and is widely used across many industries such as media, entertainment, video, and game productions. However, in this case, the usage is mostly locked in various kinds of engineering industries – the construction industry taking the lead in V-Ray usage.

Features of V-Ray 5 for Rhino

V-Ray Vision

Perhaps the most exciting part of this new release, V-Ray Vision is a system where you can see the changes in the works as you arrange lights and shadows, day time etc. It is a real useful tool for anyone who uses Rhino or Grasshopper. This feature comes into play as you set up materials on surfaces as well. V-Ray Vision lets you have the following:

1. Exploring the model in real-time reality
2. Collaborating about decision making in the design
3. Exporting normal and panoramic pictures of a scene
4. Save real-time animations as you progress

For the above features, V-Ray Vision is best suited for speeding up your decision making work as you design your model’s looks for presentation.

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2020 Black Friday Sale Live Now – Flat 50% Off of Artisan, Profile Builder 3, Quantifier Pro, Skimp, BoolTools 2, Double Cut, and PlaceMaker!

This thanksgiving, enjoy our special discount on specialty SketchUp Extensions. Come together with whopping flat 50% off on Artisan, Profile Builder 3, Quantifier Pro, Skimp, BoolTools 2, Double Cut, and PlaceMaker.

It is time to perfect your 3D design and 3D modeling studio by purchasing one of our cutting-edge SketchUp plugins – at an insane price cut! Whether you are working on an architectural design or you make organic model – you need these excellent, industry-leading tools.

So, what do you get for this excellent low, low prices? Let us see!

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Artisan is a tool for artists, in short. It is great for soft modeling – all the subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools you need packed in one. Artists, designers and landscape architects will all benefit from this!

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Prominent features

1. Subdivision Surfaces
2. Sculpting Tools
3. Soft Transformation Tools
4. Mesh Optimization
5. Polygon Reduction

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Experience of School Teacher with SketchUp

Trimble SketchUp is already a hit with many 3D designers, architects, engineers, and simple hobbyists. But what does it feel like to teach SketchUp, especially to kids in a classroom? Mr. James Laub, Technology Teacher at Washington Middle School in Long Beach Unified School District utilizes SketchUp and Rendering for classes. Below are his experiences, in his own point of view.

At the point when I initially began instructing SketchUp to new students in semester 1, I presented the entire apparatus set, at that point requested that they assemble a two-story house which must be 100% unique and incorporate no segments other than entryways as well as windows. They were given a month to finish this task.

Next, I began showing some Interior Design and requested that the students make at any rate two rooms commonly found in a home, total with all the subtleties one would typically hope to see there. The thoughts the students concocted for this venture were so acceptable, they propelled me to extend it in the accompanying manner.

A year ago, I figured we would configuration rooms, yards or finishing for individuals who were keen on remodeling or experimenting with a current space. Presently, I thought, why not make a difference this to this present reality?

I took this recommendation to my kindred faculty members, and inquired as to whether any educator was going to leave on a remodel inside as well as put in new arranging outside of their home; at that point, I proposed that we could have the students go after concocting SketchUp models for their redesigns. Three educators promptly came to me saying they couldn’t imagine anything better than to do this. Along these lines, I welcomed every instructor to go to my group to share their preferences with respect to hues, lighting, furniture styles, trees and greenery, and so forth.

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How Tom Kaneko Uses SketchUp for Custom Home Retrofitting

Tom Kaneko is a structural originator and SketchUp ninja having some expertise in bespoke private retrofits and expansions in the United Kingdom. In this discussion, we dig into his workflow and how he utilizes SketchUp to convey an incentive to his customers inside the imperatives of a limited financial plan. For Tom, ‘SketchUp makes the methods for plan and correspondence, with customer and temporary worker, indeed the very same’.

To enlighten ourselves regarding his experience as a modeler and how this impacts his way to deal with plan, we have asked Tom a few questions, and following is the summary of his answers, from his own point of view. Enjoy!

I’m attracted to the specialized parts of the calling and the site. Fortunately, I had a very active involvement with the University of Edinburgh that has served me well by and by.

As an originator, you need to know your art… information holes become evident when you change from plan to development, especially while participating in discussions with manufacturers and subcontractors.

What was the decisive second for me with SketchUp? It came in 2011 when I was taking a shot at Jemima’s House, an expansion to a terraced Victorian house with enormous desire and a strict financial plan.

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4 Salient Features of Lumion 8

It has been a while since the name of Lumion has carved out its majority space in every 3D designer’s mind. Many people use it personally and many companies use it professionally for their 3D rendering purposes. Today we have the most modern version of Lumion – the 10th, but the craze for this wonderful application started back in the years with Lumion 8. Today, let us look back and see what were the best features of Lumion 8 that made it so popular among 3D modelers and designers.


The first thing that blew the minds of Lumion users back then, was the introduction of the Styles feature in the rendering app. Styles are basically what you apply today as filters on smartphone photos – changing the color and tones of the photo in one tap. The styles feature worked similarly – you just choose a style from a list and the scene you are rendering gets a whole different look.

There were a bunch of predefined styles. But of course, you still had complete control over each and every aspect of the colors and tones and lighting, after applying a style (or not applying one at all, just going au naturelle). However, most people used to just choose a style and stick with it. because they were such great effects to begin with, you wouldn’t want to change much of the settings – maybe just change the shadows a bit or apply a bit of vignette, minor stuff like that.

Sky Light

In addition to Styles, there was another new feature in Lumion 8 called “Sky Light”. This is actually a brilliant algorithm to create photoreal lighting effects, especially in those scenes with sunlight. It creates a space effect with lights, making our eyes believe what we are looking at is lit up naturally. The shadows cast in this system were very natural too – plus, they were worked on later by the following feature.

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Custom SketchUp Workflow for Converting a 2D Warehouse Design to 3D Model

In today’s storekeeping operations, the need to visualize the workspace realistically is being felt more and more. Whether you are a logistics planner wanting to know the warehouse, or a builder or supplier wanting to show off their plans as real as possible, basic 2D CAD drawings (even worse, paper plans) don’t cut it anymore.

Wouldn’t it be nice to take that existing flat floorplan and whip up a shiny 3D model, depicting the space, presenting the relationships between the objects in the warehouse and the are? Well, if you think that way, you have come to the right place. This article presents a workflow to convert 2D from 3D in SketchUp. What’s so special about it? Well, it is customized for Warehouses specifically! And in relation, for any large general storage spaces.

So, without further ado, let’s learn it.

Raw materials

This is kind of obvious, but yes, you do need a 2D plan to begin with. Best if you have the 2D CAD files for the warehouse – you can import them directly into SketchUp. If not, you can scan paper drawings, blueprints etc. and take them into SketchUp.

Worst case scenario – you have only photos of the site. Well, even then SketchUp can work. There is a “Match Photo” feature in SketchUp that can input photographs of real space and you can construct a drawing around them. You will need complete picture sets, of course, covering all angles.

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August Update Rolls Out for SketchUp 2020

Subsequent to presenting SketchUp 2020 in already this year, and an update in April, we’re satisfied to report that there is currently another update for August. These improvements center around a couple of long-standing client demands. How about we investigate the update report and see what we can expect in the August update of SketchUp 2020.

Linear inference toggles for the Line tool

SketchUp inferencing comes in all shapes and sizes. One of the most particular is the linear inferencing that permits you to snap or lock to the red, green, and blue tomahawks. Linear inferencing makes SketchUp work, yet it can likewise disrupt the general flow. For example, on the off chance that you are working with exceptionally little spaces or following pictures, we’ve gotten with you that it would be useful for inferencing to move.

To address this, the Line tool presently includes a modifier key [(ALT) on Win and (CMD) on Mac] to toggle linear inferencing on and off, so you can draw edges without being snapped to an inference. You can kill all inferences or leave just equal and opposite inferencing on. Obviously, you can in any case hop to a particular inference — red, green, blue, or red — utilizing the bolt keys.

Weld edges

‘Weld Edges’ has now been added to SketchUp’s local tools. This implies you can join edges and circular segments into a solitary polyline without introducing an augmentation. On the off chance that you haven’t utilized a weld expansion, start by welding edges for any face where you’d like a smooth push/pull expulsion. Select the edges you need to join, right-click and select ‘Weld Edges’.

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How to Supercharge SketchUp with LayOut

There’s something else entirely to SketchUp than 3D modeling. Yet, you realize that, correct? For introducing work to clients, arranging sheets, contractual workers – whomever – we despite everything utilize 2D drawings to pass on structure and detail. That is really clear. Furthermore, on the off chance that you read this blog you’ll see that LayOut is the most proficient approach to transform SketchUp models into graphs, drawings, CD sets, introductions, or even simply scaled prints.

We need to state it… in the event that you aren’t utilizing LayOut, you’re passing up a great opportunity! SketchUp Pro and LayOut are planned together to assist you with making wonderful drawings. So why not make the following stride and learn LayOut? We figure you should. Obviously, you’re free to download the most recent SketchUp Pro to check LayOut out. Yet, on the off chance that you are as of now working in LayOut, we welcome you to peruse on and figure out how to make far better drawings.

Scaled Drawings

A SketchUp model isn’t the main entity that has a scale in LayOut. LayOut’s instruments to attract to scale in 2D. Sketch a detail without any preparation or include scaled linework over your SketchUp models – legitimately in LayOut. Gone are the days when you’d need to return into SketchUp to make a 2D drawing or eyeball the situation of a ran line to show an overhead bureau.

When you’ve made a scaled drawing, you’re allowed to re-set scales as you wish; your work will resize as fundamental. Also, as you would expect, your scaled drawings are completely upheld by LayOut’s Dimension device. Supplement or sketch over SketchUp viewports with linework that can be drawn (and dimensioned) at scale.

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How SketchUp 2020 is more User-Friendly

In light of client criticism, SketchUp cleaned up a couple of highlights that will keep your work process murmuring along easily! Its significance is a gradual update to 2020 not another version, so it overwrites your current 2020 as opposed to introducing independently.

This implies all expansions and toolbars and so forth stay unaltered, so no compelling reason to remake anything. In any case, it implies that on the off chance that it causes issues on your particular framework it is somewhat harder to return to your working version. Dissimilar to running 2020 close to 2019 until you are certain it is working for you. That is only an expression of alert so you recognize what you are doing before refreshing in a significant cutoff time.

Download SketchUp Pro 2020.1 here.

Sprucing up SketchUp Pro

Scenes Panel. Since you’ve had some ideal opportunity to appreciate better flipping perceivability with hidden geometry and objects, this element just showed signs of improvement. Hidden geometry and hidden objects are presently separated so you can select and save them independently on a Scene-by-Scene premise.

You will see another checkbox in the Scenes board that lets you save the perceivability condition of hidden objects, not simply hidden geometry. This gives you better perceivability control per Scene.

In the new version of SketchUp, you can save Section Plane perceivability in each Scene. Since Section Planes are gathered with objects, we need to ensure they carry on like objects. What’s the incentive here? Prior to this change, just high level perceivability could be saved per Scene. Once more, more control in your Scenes and consistency across usefulness.

How SketchUp 2020 is more User-Friendly
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