“Autumn Styling with a fashionable Twist”

SketchUp Hub is fully dedicated to the interior decorations using SketchUp; they help the interior designers to get some new ideas about home decorations.

About SketchUp Hub: Anita Brown has established the SktchUp Hub 3D Visualization and here are a range of courses for helping Interior Designers and students, creating exact floor plans and elevations with a professional touch for the extreme benefit of their business or studies. The SketchUp Hub’s total vision is to authorize Interior Designers especially women providing right technical abilities for making exact drawings and creative illusions at professional standards. Besides that, SketchUp Hub creates an available, engaged and fully supported learning environment for presenting the development of STEM related skills to a female driven industry.

In the month of January this year, the Sketchup Hub had announced their first ever 5 Day Challenge where they had challenged designers and SketchUp users to create an awesome kitchen design with the help of Free SketchUp download. The event was a big successful one and many people showed their wonderful skills where the best got the winner prize and made a place for his/her design. After that the SketchUp Hub has focused on designing the Interior sides of houses with elevations, these elevations are actually some kind of visual tools that allow Interior Designers to transfer perfectly their vision for a space, specifically they can work on the design of a wall and other items within nearly view.

Autumn is now in our door step and this is the best time when people think to decorate their places in a new way or want to make their places lovely and cheerful. Autumn is the season of cleaning houses, washing lawns and houses to give it a new and clean look to welcome Winter and Spring. SketchUp Hub team is also excited to create changes in the interiors which can make lives even more beautiful and stylish. According to them, in Autumn they will love to create dramatic, breath taking interiors for the season; their dark and moody atmospheric qualities give the right foundation for designers to drive boundaries, make a statement and experiment with new colors, patterns and materials. Autumn interior decorations is mostly done by Urban Luxe which is the best interior design styles to combine into an Autumn scheme; it has all the glamour, luxury and classic detailing perfectly balanced with modern design to create a consistent and modern aesthetic that emits undeniable warmth and sophistication.

The team has worked it on and designed a beautiful living space that replicates everything about an Urban Luxe Interior. First of all they focused on the color; they chose Cordoba from Little Greene as the aubergine shades in this hue were very evocative of the earthy notes of autumn as it is full of different color combinations to introduce individuality into the space. After getting the main color for the space they also chose feature wallpaper as they thought that floral prints will create a huge effect on interiors in the future. They love patterns and applied the Farrow & Ball’s Lotus print which incredibly rich and reflects all of the classic elements, they also used it on the sofa wall that gave a mild but sophisticated look to the place. While they put muted Scandinavian colors in this design with the muted pink and dashes of grey-ish blue for make a balance with the strong wall colors.

Next they worked with sofa covers and cushions, coffee table, walls, backdrops, curtains, chairs and fire place; they applied the contrast colors, mix and match the colors against each other to create a vivid but variant stylish look throughout the room.

About SketchUp: SketchUp or Google SketchUp 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. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

Source:www.sketchuphub.com

Autumn Styling with a fashionable Twist

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eyecad VR – Virtual Reality Architecture Software

eyecad VR – Virtual Reality Architecture Software is useful sketchup extension that is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

It facilitates the users to explore their projects in realtime out of sketchup 3d models.

The users can go to VR with a simple mouse click via sketchup plug-in and generate amazing rendering instantly.

Eyecad VR refers to a proper eco-system software for Virtual Reality and Realtime Rendering.

It is possible to generate outstanding and Interactive VR scene for the clients. Apply Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or walk around with monitor and keyboards/pad. Besides, share your VR interactive project with the clients via eyecad VR App available on PlayStore and later on AppStore.

The plugin contains the following exclusive characteristics :-

– Import your 3d models
– Produce pragmatic materials and transform them interactive (select your combination)
– Set the Environment and check how the sunlight functions in your project (day/night)
– Turn everythings interactive and movable

– Go to VR on HTC VIVE, OCULUS RIFT, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Monitor or CARDBOARD via the eyecad VR app
– Realtime Walk-through

To avail free 7 days trial version, click on www.eyecadvr.com

eyecad VR - Virtual Reality Architecture Software

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Some handy tips to create realistic materials in Lumion

This exclusive Lumion tutorial is presented by Minh from Architecture Inspirations. The tutorial focuses on some crucial tricks to generate realistic materials in Lumion.

Applying materials is a vital feature to perform in Lumion. If there are not the simplest material assigned to a surface while importing the 3D model in Lumion, it is required to apply Lumion’s materials.

The materials should be used to each surface; these materials range from simple colors or a material with diffuse texture. Initially, a model is created in sketchup and brought to Lumion through Lumion LiveSync.

Lumion LiveSync is a useful sketchup extension that can be used for real-time, photorealistic rendering of your SketchUp model. It is possible to visualize your sketchup model in Lumion’s real time surroundings. Besides, instantly set up a live connection for concurrent modeling & rendering.

In Lumion materials library, there are 1019 materials as follow :-

a. Landscape (soil, water, rocks, grass etc.)
b. Interiors (fabric, glass, leather, metals, plastics, etc)
c. Exteriors (concrete, bricks, roofing, asphalt, wood etc.)

To learn how to produce realistic materials in Lumion, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source Architecture Inspirations

Some handy tips to create realistic materials in Lumion

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Laubwerk Plants Kits v1.0.28 compatible with sketchup 2019

The Laubwerk Player / Plants Kit 1.0.28 brings some vital features for SketchUp users along with support for Sketchup Pro 2019.

Laubwerk Plants Kits stand for a line of drag-and-drop software extensions for Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, SiteFX Houdini, Trimble SketchUp, and Python.

Laubwerk Plants belong to superior quality, adjustable 3D tree models that save huge time.

The free Laubwerk Player plugin is available bundled with each of the Laubwerk Plants Kits.

The Laubwerk Player can be applied to simply load and manage plant models inside Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, SideFX Houdini, and Trimble SketchUp. Just drag-and-drop your 3D tree, fix the shape, age, and season and level of detail control. Observe the lightning fast rendering with inbuilt and 3rd parts renderer support.

New features in Laubwerk Plants Kits v1.0.28:

• Compatible with SketchUp Pro 2019
• Compatible with V-Ray Next for SketchUp
• Improved UI design and performance
• Resolve a bug that leads SketchUp to crash while rendering a startup model with Thea.
• Added macOS support for Python extension.
• Greater macOS installers with installer certification, and superior detection of installed applications.

To get more details, go through the following link laubwerk.com

To get online demonstration, go through the following link.

Laubwerk Plants Kits v1.0.28 compatible with sketchup 2019

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2019 GLASER STX (1.0.10) for Sketchup

2019 GLASER STX is the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. It is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

STX (Section Tool eXtended) facilitates the users to simply generate easy sections having individual depth and differentiate among visible, cut and hidden components and demonstrate them in the preview with several colors. Sections are exported as DXF or GLASER -isb cad.

GLASER STX allows the definition of any cut depth, comes up with suitable functions for individual treatment of the section drawings and maximize the export to GLASER isb cad or into the DXF-format. Unnecessary components in the construction drawing, e.g. hidden edges, are filtered.

The same is applicable to 3D-layers for several components, which are also exportable. Consequently, a construction drawing is produced that is properly customizable to your needs. It can be instantly passed to GLASER isb cad or saved in DXF-format.

It is possible to simply identify any section planes with individual cutting depths and transmit them to GLASER isb cad . Along with SketchUp Pro one can implement the world of BIM data (IFC) for further editing.

Features:

• Produce unlimited sections in X-,Y- or Z-directions
• Specify individual section depths directly in the 3D-model
• Preview with group and layer selection
• Transmit section drawings directly to GLASER -isb cad-
• Export of section drawings to DXF-File

Visit extension warehouse to download this plugin https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/2017-glaser-stx

To get online demonstration, go through the following link.

2019 GLASER STX

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Six free sketchup plugins to improve your design skill

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software specifically useful for architects and interior designers. It also gains popularity among the maker community.

Plugins stand for the tools which are created by members of the SketchUp user community who prefer to improve the native tools by adding more features. Most are free and accessible in the SketchUp Extension Warehouse or in the Sketchucation Plugin Store.

Given below, the detail lists of 6 free sketchup pluigns :-

Soap & Skin Bubble: Josef L is the developer of this sketchup plugin. It can be applied for modeling curved surfaces, like the roof of a stadium. Initially, the plugin facilitates to produce a skin that is just a mesh formed with a closed edge loop.

It can be performed by clicking on the Skin button after choosing the relevant edges. Just put a subdivision value and press Enter. If the value is increased, the surface will be smoother if you “inflate” it.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/soap-skin-bubble

ools On Surface: fredo6 has developed this sketchup plugin. This toolset facilitates the users to employ several native tools like line, arc, circle, rectangle or offset but on curved surfaces. It’s very suitable when it is required to divide faces and utilize various materials.

Click on the following link to download it sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=ToolsOnSurface

Curviloft: This powerful plugin is developed by fredo6. It can produce complicated geometries from contours or lines in a more perfect way than the SketchUp sandbox tools. This tool can also be used to create organic models. It offers following three functions:

1. Loft by Spline: It can create a surface by attaching several contours with smooth splines. (A spline belongs to a curve divided into parts.)
2. Loft Along Path: It facilitates attaching several contours or 2D shapes along a specified guideline to generate a 3D shape.
3. Skinning: It produces a surface from joined contours or lines.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/curviloft

JointPushPull: fredo6 is the developer of this plugin. With this plugin, it is possible to extrude curved surfaces. It is a modified of SketchUp’s native push and pull tools. It comprises a toolset that can extrude any curved surface with various parameters and styles. It also facilitates creating several extrusions at the same time.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/jointpushpull

Flowify: Anders L has developed flowify, the most powerful plugins developed for SketchUp. It facilitates the users to bend any group or component made in SketchUp along a “target geometry”. The initial surface should be a “quad surface”, that means it is confined to four vertices.

Initially, align the preliminery surface perpendicular to the quad surface. Then, it’s an easy process of choosing both geometries and pressing the Flowify button.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/flowify

Slicer: TIG has developed this exclusive plugin. It can be used for transforming models to the real world. It’s a tool is specifically created for digital fabrication — production by a computer numeric control (CNC) machine. The plugin facilitates you to slice a model into several pieces, provide them thicknesses, and make them ready for cutting.

For instance, you have a 3D model of a chair and it is necessary to make it for real. The plugin allows you to slice the model and set up the pieces to be cut with a CNC mill.

Click on the following link to download it sketchucation.com

Six free sketchup plugins to improve your design skill

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AOS (1.0.0) for SketchUp

However, according to media reports, all this is just another social media hoax. Actually, nine digit numbers do not exist in India. Nine digit numbers exist in foreign countries and if Indian number receive such calls then it will be prefixed with a country code.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

Rafael Rivera has developed AOS, an exclusive sketchup plugin to produce false ambient occlusion within sketchup with the use of several colors for concave and convex edges which can be adjusted in material editor. By default, the concave material is dark to transform the edge similar to a shadow and the convex edges are painted white to provide a highlight effect.

As soon as the tool is turned on, all the convex edges are concealed but another tool button is arranged to simply switch concealed geometry on and off in order that the convex edges can be concealed according to your choice.

Besides, three pages are produced containing several edge widths in order that the users can select their favorite one.

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

To get online demonstration, go through the following link.

AOS (1.0.0) for SketchUp

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The Engineering ToolBox – 1.0.4 for sketchup

The Engineering ToolBox is the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. It is compatible with SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

The plugin is used to include standard and adjustable parametric components like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more to your Trimble SketchUp model.

The plugin is used to include standard and adjustable parametric components like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more to your Trimble SketchUp model.

How the Engineering ToolBox Extension will be added to your SketchUp.

Open your Sketchup installation

From the Sketchup menu – choose Window > Extension Warehouse – and look for “Engineering ToolBox” – and install!

The extension can be activated/deactivated from the Sketchup menu Window > Extension Manager

Restarting is necessary to activate the extension. Remember that this may vary in older Sketchup versions.

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

To learn the detail process, go through the following video tutorial.

The Engineering ToolBox – 1.0.4 for sketchup

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nz_Sunshine for sketchup

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Sunshine that can be used to visualize a ray of light together with some solar data like SunAngle, Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Equinox, Latititude and Altitude.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

nz_Sunshine offers a visual illustration of the relationship among the sun and architecture so that one can take hold of a grass-roots basic understanding of how shadow castings functions.

Sketchup can instantly recognize solar entry, and much can be obtained even with a Trial&Error approach however it is crucial to appreciate the physical mechanics of Light and Shadow to get directly access of feasible solutions…. nz_Sunshine may perform as a design tool in it’s own right as you compare option and retain your local solar data like the Solstice at the time of designing.

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

nz_Sunshine for sketchup

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“TrueBend: extension inspection”

SketchUp is simple yet powerful software full of special and useful extensions and TrueBend from Thom is another one that allows users to bend geometry within a single click.

About TrueBend:

This extension can be found in SketchUp’s Extension Warehouse and it bends instances for a given degree, saving the original length of the reference segment and in recent this reference segment is the bottom front of the boundingbox. As this works at the bottom front bounding box edge so it is recommended that the instance axis line up with the bend.

Tool Functions:

This tool or extension is totally designed to help users for bending objects within SketchUp for a given degree or radius and it also allows users to bend an object while keeping the length of the object intact. An example will definitely make this matter clear: suppose a user wants to bend a shape which is 60 inches long along a 180° bend then he/she will click and drag the red bar on the SketchUp design page for bending the object. Or the person can just click and drag to enter a value in the VCB to manually set the number of degrees in the bend; here the magic happens, this particular cool extension allows bending object sup to 360° where other extensions such as radial bend in FredoScale, only really allow users to go up to 180°. Moreover that, users can also adjust the number of segments created by typing an “s” behind any entered value and it is useful for things like spiral staircases or many other things where users need to bend as per on a set number of segments. Besides that, users can also adjust their created segments which has become softened or smoothed or may an unhidden geometry is created.

The above is the little explanations about the functions of this tool and here is the explanation of that tool applying on geometry by Aaron. According to his work TrueBend selects and groups certain geometry, there is only one icon of TrueBend and clicking on it appears some broken elements on the lower part of the geometry and a handle in the middle. By clicking and moving it the whole shape will get bended to the specified angle; right click on the object will give some options to fix the angle. His extension is just so perfect to use that while bending and working with; it holds on the length and bends exactly the same degree or edge as the users want in their model. Some geometry can be bended along the front and some are along back; all this can be happened just with one tool and one handle, it’s so much easier to do.

To see the detail tutorial follow:www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-e0wjINFr4

About The SketchUp Essentials

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