SketchOSM by PlaceMaker – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

It allows the users to generate 3D buildings parametrically for the inclusion of site context to your model. The Buildings which are produced with SketchOSM can then be allocated universally by publishing directly to OpenStreetMap (OSM).

It is an extensive database for accessing and editing geo-information through GPS devices, websites, apps etc.

Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin :-

• Well matched with SketchUp 2017+ Make or Pro (Windows Only)
• Geo-location tool
• Geo-locate your model and import a satellite image from DigitalGlobe as a reference for tracing buildings
• Import OSM road centerlines and illustrate the current OSM 3D Buildings for reference
• Generate simple OSM 3D Buildings
• Generate Multi-Part Complex (Relation) Buildings
• Parametric tools to edit new buildings
• Height Tool
• Roof shape (gable, hip, round, skillion, onion, dome, round, pyramid)

• Roof Height
• Building Color
• Roof Color
• Edit Building Outline
• Minimum Building Height
• Copy Attributes (tags) from one building to another

To get more information, go through the following link. extensions.sketchup.com

To learn the complete process, go through the following video.

SketchOSM by PlaceMaker

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How to include v-ray materials in your sketchup models from v-ray material library

This is an exclusive Vray 3.6 for SketchUp tutorial which will teach you how to apply materials from v-ray material library to texture objects in sketchup to perform more superior renderings.

In v-ray, there is an extensive library that contains various materials and these materials can be employed in your sketchup models. You can get a superior rendering output as compared to low resolution sketchup materials.

The v-ray material library can be accessed from v-ray asset editor. Just make sure that the material section is clicked on, then click on the arrow located in left-hand side and go through the pop up menu with different categories where all the materials of v-ray are listed. As for instance, if you click on brick section, you will find various types of brick materials.

These v-ray materials range from paints, glasses, stones, wall textures.

To learn the complete process, go through: http://www.sketchup4architect.com/v-ray-materials-in-your-sketchup-models.html

How to include v-ray materials in your sketchup models from v-ray material library

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How to create curved ramp with various sketchup plugins

This is an exclusive video tutorial for sketchup users for learning how to create the design of a curved ramp in sketchup.

To create the model of curved ramp the following types of sketchup plugins are used :-

Fredo6 Tools (CurviShear)

FredoTools group a series of individual plugins. By providing them as a single package, it is possible to lessen the footprint on Sketchup and get rid of setting up each plugin separately.

CurviShear is a small independent script that facilitates to deform a curve or a set of curves by shearing them vertically along their contour. It is generally what is required to approximate CURVED RAMPS.

Curviloft – Curviloft produces surfaces from curves by Lofting and Skinning

Loft by Spline unites individual contours, open or closed with smooth splines

Loft along Path combines contours, along a given rail curve.

Skinning makes surfaces bounded by 4 or 3 contiguous contours

JHS Powerbar – This tool is actually a compilation of robust extensions from other developers, like TIG, Thom Thom, Rick Wilson, Christina Eneroth, and more.

To watch the tutorial in detail, go through the following video. Video Source Tutorials Up

How to create curved ramp with various sketchup plugins
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VR Sketch – A new wing has been added to extension warehouse

Maciej F is the developer of the newest sketchup plugin alias VR Sketch. It is well matched with sketchup 2017 and sketchup 2018. It is only compatible with windows platform.

It can be used for editing and visualizing architectural models from SketchUp in virtual reality. HTC Vive with SteamVR installed should be necessary for present setup.-

The trial version of the plugin functions for 2 weeks. After that a paid version is required with free access for 2 weeks.

The current version allows the users to view and edit directly in VR and the users can use it to deal with large models. The link from SketchUp files is instant and it is possible to edit both on the monitor and in the VR simultaneously.

The present version is not intended for photo realism and rather features on having a cartoonish but well performing mode that allows you to edit SketchUp files 100s of megabytes in size.

To get more information, go through the following link vrsketch.eu

 

VR Sketch – A new wing has been added to extension warehouse
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Abvent S.A has introduced Artlantis v7 for improved rendering

Abvent S.A. has recently introduced Artlantis 7, the most updated version of its robust 3D visualization software that is specifically designed for architects and designers.

Artlantis 7 comes up with various new features which can enhance the calculation speed and rendering precision. Besides, this newest version launches Twinlinker, an application that empowers the users to quickly generate and distribute virtual visits of their Artlantis and Twinmotion projects online.

Artlantis 7: New features

Superior artificial lights: With the accurate artificial light sampling method, it becomes possible to enhance the energy diffusion of the light sources in the 3D scene and reinforce the reflection of the satin materials by means of a brighter gloss.

Adaptative anti-aliasing: Powerful anti-aliasing facilitates the users to locate the areas to be rendered, optimizing calculation and curtailing rendering times, devoid of any modification in the image quality.

Twinlinker: The virtual visits app is created by Abvent R&D. It facilitates the users to generate and distribute virtual visits of their Artlantis and Twinmotion projects online quickly and easily.

Just export the images, panoramas and videos produced in Artlantis 7 to Twinlinker, then connect them to develop virtual visits. These can be distributed extensively by email (a simple link) or made available for screening on a website.

Download Artlantis v7.0 artlantis.com

Abvent S.A has introduced Artlantis v7 for improved rendering

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Highlights of three SketchUp Projects

Jeff Branch: Jeff Branch is a hobbyist woodworker, carpenter and blogger, who have been working as full-time in the flooring industry to build furniture for about 30 years in his home based workshop, Pelham, Alabama at USA. He has done his graduation from the University of Alabama with a BA in Communication; he has worked in the flooring industry holding both the positions of sales and sales management.

After that he has changed his job and recently working as a manufacturer’s representative selling residential and commercial flooring products to retail flooring stores and commercial sub-contractors in central Alabama.

He has started woodworking at the classes of his university and complete many projects on a commission basis; he has made fourteen woodworking plans till now where he uses SketchUp for illustrating and modeling his works. He prefers to work with SketchUp Make and Pro and has created many SketchUp models also.

Everyone is aware about Jeff’s awesome models in SketchUp which he used to make before doing any kind of Woodwork design but according to him all of his works are of same pattern so there is not a new thing for him. but he always has desires to do something new in SketchUp and whenever he gets a chance to do an out of track work he gives his full attention and on some occasions he also does free SketchUp work which can define his skills in a new way.

In this article we are going to discuss about three new completed SketchUp projects which Jeff has finished recently and he has shared his experience working in a new way.

• The AWG Workstation: Recently the Guild has told Jeff to create a SketchUp model for a new workstation which should be a combination of downdraft sanding station, router table and miter saw stand. After creating a simple model in SketchUp, Jeff found an error and used a new method to find it; at first he has created the cutlist for the workstation where a component was showing in the wrong dimension which he could not find in the SketchUp model.

There is a rarely used tool in SketchUp called the “Outliner” found in the following path Window > Default Tray > Outliner; it shows a list of the components in a model. By clicking a component from the list the component will be highlighted in the model and Outliner helped him to find out this mystery component and fixed the model. So basically in this project, Jeff created the SketchUp model based on a design by member Patrick Bush and then made basic images and a cutlist to show the measure of the material in the project.

• The Curio Cabinet: The Jackson Dresser woodworking plan was started off from an email request made by a reader for a particular curio cabinet and as it was a long process, he just made only one. Though he has made a SketchUp model for the reader and arranged scenes showing the method of making it. While making the broad curve of the legs, Jeff was facing some problems in the radius of the curve changes along its length so he tried a new tool named Match Photo from the Camera drop down menu. This tool imported the curio cabinet photo and then aligns each axis to the photo; next he traced over the photo with the line tool and Bezier curve extension to make a duplicate leg.

• Arts and Crafts Side Table: At first he took a standard quarter-sawn white oak and piled the color in Photoshop with two standard filters and warmed up the color a little bit. It gave the model a shiny look and made it a little different from the picture.

Article Source jeffbranchww.com

Highlights of three SketchUp Projects

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Inventory3D for Excel (6.0.1.57) – The newest extension available in extension warehouse

Inventory3D for Excel is the newest sketchup plugin that is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It is a paid plugin. The plugin can be used to allow three-dimensional graphical inventory, design and facilities maintenance with Excel spreadsheets.

The most updated version is Inventory3D for Excel (6.0.1.57) and it contains the following exclusive features :-

Autolayer – It can organize the layer structure of the SketchUp components in relation to their SU_Layer column values in Excel.

Autobinding – It can automatically unite components in the model to Excel records with their unique identifiers/names.

Autopositioning – It can automatically arrange components in the model in accordance with their coordinates described in Excel.

Assisted Labeling – It can demonstrate excel information regarding components in SketchUp Layout.

The sketchup users can download this plugin from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Inventory3D for Excel (6.0.1.57) – The newest extension available in extension warehouse

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Rajib Dey
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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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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Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp – The newest sketchup plugin

Act-3D B.V. is the developer of Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp. This newest sketchup plugin supports sketchup 2017 and sketchup 2018.

With this plugin, it is possible to create real-time, photorealistic rendering of your sketchup model.

The users can model their sketchup design in a wonderful and realistic surroundings.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp also comprises of:

– Camera synchronization among SketchUp and Lumion
– It has the ability to add and save Lumion’s stunning materials to your LiveSync project
– Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
– Automatic model importing into Lumion (there is no requirment to import a model individually)

To get live demonstration, watch the following video tutorial.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp – The newest sketchup plugin

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PNG Trees in 3D Warehouse

SketchUp is one of the most used software for 3D modeling and design tools across the world and SketchUp team works with a motto that is “SketchUp for everyone”. From their beginning they are continuously working to give their users better, smarter and successful experience to work with SketchUp and they have published so many tools that will be useful for designing and modeling. As a result of their constant improvement now-a-days it has been using by hundreds of thousands of architects, engineers, contractors, woodworkers, artists and other people from different various fields. They are working on SketchUp Pro, LayOut, Extension Warehouse and the 3D Warehouse for designing each and every little object from motion centers to treehouses and many more.

About SketchUp 3D Warehouse: The SketchUp 3D Warehouse is a wonderful part of SketchUp and popular among the SketchUp users where anyone can find various 3D models. It is generally an open source library where SKetchUp users can work on models, upload it there and also download various uploaded models for sharing with clients, teammates etc. The models can be easily downloaded into any program without saving in the computer, the file sizes of the models should be up to 50 MB and these models can also make, change and upload in the 3D Warehouse without any charge.

The models with the help of 3D Warehouse look lively and users can get various pre made objects here that can be easily applicable in any model like plants, trees, people, sun, moon, building etc. Here the modeling of PNG Trees is described with a scene of a beautiful cottage.

Verkley Design and Modeling has created a wonderful model of a lovely small cottage in the woods with full of trees and uploaded it in the 3D Warehouse. Users can download this model by clicking on the logo of the 3D warehouse or can use it in any other model having the same features. In the model, the trees can easily grab anyone’s attention as they are so well designed and furnished. The structures are made with simple group and components, except that they use photo painting than just modeling the individual leaf. These trees are more efficient and helpful to design any model rather than the original and large 3D trees.

To see the painted faces navigate around the model on the slower machines and using Monochrome view individual painted faces will appear that can help to understand the original technique of modeling the trees. For the big trees with the texture of lot of leaves they used the Shaded tool with Texture view and used a lot of painted faces at every angle with a transparent background.

Besides this model, there are lots of different tree models are also available at the 3D Warehouse library that can apply in the models. In case anyone want to use little trees, plants or shrubs to reduce the file size they can try some Face-Camera trees from the 3D Warehouse. In the place of PNG trees there are some other model trees can be a replacement of it that will give the model same look; such as Alpha Tree or Transparent Tree which are single, flat and printed faces.

Face-Camera Component: In the above part we have seen that the tree models can be made in Face-Camera tool rather than downloading the created models. The Verkley Design and Modeling team has worked with the tool in another model to make some trees; at first they take a model tree with a transparent background. Users can find the tree background from Google Images go there and search for “alpha transparent tree”.

Now choose one from the list of the trees; just right click on the required tree and choose one of the saving options and save it in the PNG format. After choosing team go back to SketchUp again and chose the File/Import option and imported as an image from the PNG files. Then they just clicked on the two corners for bringing the image as per size and worked from the front view and then orbit the image for furnished ending.

It is not the end, there were some fixes that need to done correctly, the tree has to make with groups and components. Users can do it easily by click the right button of the mouse to explode it and then it will become a component by selecting the image and edges. Next the axes box has to check to complete the component and it is very important for face-camera to work as the red axis menu has to go with the image and the blue one has to go up.

Also check the Face Camera box to complete the process and click on the Create menu to finish the works.

Article Source: danieltal.com

PNG Trees in 3D Warehouse

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