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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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www.sketchup4architect.com

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.

Styles

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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www.sketchup4architect.com

“Highlights of some amazing 3D Printed Projects in 2019”

The 3D printing technology allows any kind of design to be brought to life which releases architects from the limitations of standard construction.

3D printing or additive manufacturing is way of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital life. The creation or making of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes and in this process, an object is made by laying down successive layers of material till the object is created. Each of these layers can be visible as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. So basically 3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out a piece of metal or plastic with for specimen a milling machine.

SketchUp is just made for 3D printing and designing in SketchUp is cool as 3D printing is something that moves is cooler and unique than that. In this article we are going to discuss about a few features that can be include by the users to make their creations more than just interestingly shaped hunks of immobile plastic. Aidan Chopra and Rebecca Huehls this time comes up with new tricks about 3D printing in SketchUp.

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is owned by Trimble Inc., a mapping, surveying and navigation company. It is mainly a 3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also.

3D printing technology has changed many industries globally and among them most impact can be seen on Construction industry which offers freedom and versatility in a right budget. This article will describe four new 3D Printed projects in 2019 among Construction industry.

Most of the companies that use 3D printed program in construction are startups businesses are still in their developing phase though the number of countries using 3D technology is growing every day. Dubai is the leader of those countries where the most famous and luxurious UAE city has started a new structure that will be going to be built by using 3D technology.

  • Project Milestone: This is based in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), the engineers of Netherlands are planning to build five 3D printed concrete homes; this unique project makes them the first commercial housing project using 3D technology. Where the homes will be of new ages, having all kind of comforts etc.
  • Apis Cor: It is a startup which is located in San Francisco made a demonstration of its own 3D technology by creating a house in Stupino, Russia in 2016. Their technology is versatile and mobile as they printed the whole home on site to cut the transport expense. In future they are expecting to make homes using dual extrusion that will allow printing components other than the concrete structure. Recently the company has collaborated with SEArch+ and entered the “3D Printed Habitat Challenge”, a contest organized by NASA.
  • New Story: It is a nonprofit located in Texas who has partnered with Icon which is a company that creates printers, robotics and advanced materials to work on affordable housing solutions.
  • WinSun: WinSun created its first houses in 2013 using the first continuous 3D printer; they used a special mixture made of sand, cement and fibre along with suitable additions to print house components layer by layer in their Suzhou factory in China.

Source:https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwb0zw262ow9l59

Highlights of some amazing 3D Printed Projects in 2019

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3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

3D Print with Print a Thing is the newest sketchup pluign available in extension warehouse. It is developed by Print a Thing, LLC.

It is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin will be very useful for various industries like engineering, gaming, woodworking etc.

This extension facilitates the users to simply upload their creations to the Print a Thing 3D Printing service for a quick quote, rapid turnaround, and superior quality prints.

In order to download 3D Print with Print a Thing, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

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3D Printing Extension – The sketchup plugin just launched

i.materialise, an online 3D printing platform, has developed 3D printing extension. It is the newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This extension will be useful for architecture, education, engineering, gaming and interior design.

Just upload your SketchUp model to i.materialise and receive a quick quote. Select from more than 100 various 3D printing materials and finishes.

1. Set up the extension from the Extension Warehouse,
2. As soon as it is installed, it will be situated in SketchUp under “Extensions > Print 3D”,
3. Just click “Print 3D i.materialise” to upload your design directly from SketchUp,
4. Select from 100+ various finishes and materials (along with metals!),

5. Get an instant price quote,
6. Printing and shipping the design will be handled by i.materialise.

This sketchup plugin is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

3D Printing Extension – The sketchup plugin just launched

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Printable for 3D warehouse

3D modeling has become easier with the introduction of many new software applications. The complex things seem easier with the tools and extensions. But making 3D designs in printable format remains a hectic job that involves many tough steps. With the SketchUp application, designers and artists find a simpler way to draw their models without being an expert in the fields. The subtle look of the model seems as accurate as it is done by an expert.

The need for 3D printable designs is felt intensely as the 3D designing industry flourishes with time. The conventional process is not enough to fit the growing need. This is why SketchUp in collaboration with 3D Warehouse and Materialise comes up with a comprehensive solution. It allows users to translate their 3D model into the printable format without going through any hectic steps. 3D Warehouse with their internal expert support makes the design printable-ready STL file – a required process to transform your design into 3D printable format.

3D print is a completely different chapter of study for designing where you are learned to add sizes and lengths to the model for the printable. Different factors are inevitably involved in this process. SketchUp eliminates those tough ones and gives you a way to make the model print-ready for you.

What do they do?

Experts in Materialise do their best job to offer you the desired result. The STL file format of 3D Warehouse is considered to be the solver of such problem. With the help of Meterialise and 3D Warehouse, SketchPlan offers a better functioning tool to you for this purpose.

The Printables of 3D Warehouse: To make your design 3D printable, you need to choose the check box – ‘I want this model to be printable.’ You need to upload the model to the 3D Warehouse. This model is then passed to the Materialise where it is transformed into an STL file. This new STL file goes through an array of gauntlet tests that fix general issues smoothly and provide you with a watertight STL file. Materialise sends this file to the 3D warehouse from where you can easily download your printable format.

How to find out your Printable file: To get the printable format of your 3D design, sign in your 3D Warehouse account and browse the model details page. Type the name followed by ‘is.printable’ in the search bar of the site. If you are searching for all printable objects, type ‘is:printable.’

This is the easiest method so far for making 3D design printable. The application does not require you to perform complex functions like correcting sizes, alignment for getting the better result. Prepare your model first and send to the 3D Warehouse – is just the process you need to maintain.

Source: blog.sketchup.com

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How drones, digital photogrammetry & 3d printing technology can streamline the surveying process

Recently some significant changes are taken place in geological surveys with the introduction of drones and Digital photogrammetry that can substitute the old manual process of 2d mapping with 3d printed models. Thus photogrammetry can automate the surveying process by producing complicated, 3D models.

Digital photogrammetry is the system of taking dimensions from digital photographs by applying remote sensing and speedy imaging to record exact positions of surface points in 2D and 3D precisely.

Drones provide immense benefits for obtaining data from regions (rocky cliffs) that are usually very tough for surveyors. Drones facilitate the surveyors to generate numerous points in quickest possible time.

digital photogrammetry and 3d printing technology

Drones Imaging utilizes PhotoScan photogrammetry software to create the 3D models out of the images and data its drones produce. The images are formed with .obj format. The next level of exactitude entails 3DReshaper, which can fine-tune the 3D models and make them ready for printing.

Recently 3D printing has evolved in such a way that it can now be applied in line with digital photogrammetry and 3D modeling to create 3D printed models of the correlated data. Some leading 3d modeling programs like Sketchup comes up efficiently in transforming 2D- and 3D-survey data into functional 3D models. The advanced 3D printed is the part and parcel of this avant-garde process.

digital photogrammetry and 3d printing technology

It is expected tha the 3D printing technology will advance at an alarming rate in near future and Drones Imagining can bring superior 3D printed models that will keep the accuracy of the present, smaller-scale ones.

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