Live demonstration of Thea Render 2.0 for sketchup

Thea Render 2.0 is just launched with some exciting features. Given below, the details of these new and advanced features :-

a. It creates physically perfect light simulation.
b. It applies the laws of physics and optics to produce elegant & realistic images.
c. It offers simple and rapid scene setting.

d. With spectral simulation feature, the light penetrates through the prism and it divides in several frequencies and colors like real world.
e. It illustrates how precise and complete the light calculation over the entire spectrum of visible light.
f. Unbiased rendering along with biased engine.
g. Numerous CPU and GPU support.

h. Nvidia CUDA cards on MAC and WIN
i. AMD OpenCL cards on WIN (v2)

To watch the live presentation of Thea Render 2.0, go through the following exclusive video tutorial.

Video Source Novedge

Live demonstration of Thea Render 2.0 for sketchup

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An exclusive sketchup workshop with Lisa Bafagih, an educator at St John’s College Cork

Lisa Bafagih, a renowned architect and educator at St John’s College Cork, is conducting a workshop for sketchup users. The workshop will be held on Thurs 26th July from 10:00am – 4:00pm at National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork.

This workshop is specifically designed for the artists and creators who want to improve their basic knowledge and skill with the SketchUp Interface and modelling tools.

The workshop will also focus on the more advanced capabilities of the program with illustrations onthird party plugins and SketchUp Pro.

Topics covered:

a. Presentation with the SketchUp interface and navigation tools.
b. Best practice while applying SketchUp’s modelling and modification tools.
c. Elementary modelling techniques with 2D and 3D modelling tools.
d. Model organization along with groups and components.
e. Application of the SketchUp Warehouse.
f. Utilization of the materials editor to produce custom-made materials
g. Section planes, cameras and 2D export formats.

Presentations:

a. Scenes, animation export.
b. SketchUp Pro, CAD import.
c. Sketchup Pro, export to Layout, scale.
d. Twilight Plug -in, rendering.

This workshop is intended for all levels of expertise but primary computer skills are necessary. This workshop is part of an Art & Technology Workshop Series at the NSF for 2018 which will consist of workshops in Rhino – a 3D modelling programme; Blender & 3D Printing and introductory course to VR – Virtual Reality, its platforms, gear and the Unity Gaming Engine.

To get more details, go through the following website nationalsculpturefactory.com

An exclusive sketchup workshop with Lisa Bafagih, an educator at St John’s College Cork

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018

In this sketchup v-ray video tutorial, demonstration is given on new V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp comprises of some advanced features like fast-paced GPU rendering, smart hybrid rendering, a efficient UI, viewport rendering, VRscans support, and lots other. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018.

Given below, some exclusive features of this latest version :-

VIEWPORT RENDERING: New viewport rendering facilitates the users to simply choose and render several regions simultaneously, and instantly intermingle among V-Ray render and SketchUp model with +/- hotkeys to manage opacity.

STRONG GPU RENDERING: Rapid, more strong GPU rendering with additional support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.

HYBRID GPU+CPU RENDERING: With V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA, the users can reap the complete benefit of all existing hardware along with CPUs and GPUs.

ADAPTIVE LIGHTS: For scenes which contain adequate lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can allow minimizing render times by up to 700%.

SMART UI: The complete V-Ray for SketchUp interface now becomes cleaner and easier, with superior support for 4K monitors.

FILE MANAGER: Organize all of your scene files under one position. Arrange file paths, form scene archives, and monitor assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.

V-RAY COLOR PICKER: With the addition of new color picker, it makes it possible to choose color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.

V-RAY SCENE IMPORT: Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications like 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit

To view online demonstration of V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, watch the following video tutorial from Chaos Group.

Download Sketchup Pro 2018

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018

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Taper Maker Plugin for SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D 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 has lots of plugins which are used to build complex structures with the help of standard SketchUp toolset. Plugins save time and delivers some awesome work that can’t be functioned easily without them. This time we are going to discuss about another plugin named The Taper Maker.

The Taper Maker Plugin for SketchUp has developed by Terry R. and it is suitable for SketchUp 2015 and SketchUp 2016 version; it is a very useful plugin for Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Woodworking Industry. Drawing a taper or tapered extrusion using Taper Maker first of all a path for the taper has to make to follow by using any SketchUp line drawing tool.

There are three steps to work with Taper Maker:

1. Select the path: At first a connected path has to be selected.
2. Describe the taper: The data is needed to enter for describing the taper = the cross-section shape, the dimensions at the start and end of the taper and where the path lies in connection to the taper.
3. Verifying the orientation: Users have to show whether or not the sample “from” and “to” tapered cross sections are drawn at the right ends of the path.

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

Taper Maker Plugin for SketchUp

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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s4u Paint – The newest sketchup plugin by Huynh Duong Phuong Vi

Huynh Duong Phuong Vi is the developer of the newest sketchup plugin called s4u Paint. This plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

It is a paid plugin. This plugin is best suited for different industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking, Other.

This plugin offers multiple functionalities :-

a. Paint material to face in group and component.
b. Paint Material to Group,Component.
c. Erase material in objects.
d. Substitute material.

e. Reverse Selected Face.
f. Get Area of Material in Selection.

To avail the plugin from extension warehouse, go to extensions and click on Suforyou and then click on Paint or Toolbar s4u-Paint.

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source Suforyou Vn

s4u Paint – The newest sketchup plugin by Huynh Duong Phuong Vi

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How to speed up your modeling in sketchup with v-ray proxies

In this sketchup v-ray video tutorial, you will learn how to use v-ray proxies in skethup models to produce superior quality renderings with high polygon models.

Rendering in sketchup becomes complicated since sketchup can’t deal with high polygon models. So, if there are more faces and geometries in the model, the modeling process become slower since sketchup does not handle all the geometries efficiently.

With high polygon, high detail model inside your sketchup model, it becomes difficult to produce realistic rendering. But v-ray contains a tool known as proxies that facilitates to export the objects out of your model and substitute them with a low polygon preview model.

When rendering starts, v-ray will reference those files called meshes externally devoid of showing them in your model.

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

Video Source The Rendering Essentials

How to speed up your modeling in sketchup with v-ray proxies

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Raylectron Render – The newest sketchup plugin

SoftByte Labs, Inc develops Raylectron Render, a user-friendly and photorealistic rendering and animation plugin for sketchup to transform any 3d models into a photo-realistic image.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018 as well as windows platform.

Raylectron facilitates the professional artists, hobbyist or anyone who produce 3D designs and wishes to convert their models into photorealism presentations, and/or to observe their models in 3D stereo just as they were real.

Raylectron includes all the settings to modify the output, as a result, no other software is necessary for executing the task.

With the help of material, it is possible to provide diverse effects for materials. It ranges from reflection (like mirror), refraction (like glass), transparency, glossiness, shininess, bump maps, normal maps and background images. Generate your individual grass & fur. Shadows are not fraudulent or simulated like “Soft shadows”. Caustics are also real, not fraudulent or simulated.

Make your own animation that offers you a hands-free tour of a model.

Raylectron employs all the CPU cores and threads (user selectable) to render at a rapid speed and new GPU version available.

For more clarification, watch the following video tutorial.

To know it’s features and download the plugin from extension warehouse, go through the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Raylectron Render - The newest sketchup plugin

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Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

Given below, some handy tips for sketchup users to improve their modeling skills significantly.

01. Apply the 3D Warehouse gallery: examine and cleanse models prior to importing them.

There is a universe of downloadable 3D models made by other users that can fast-track the construction of your own models. To avoid adding additional information such as lines, layers, and materials, which will only increase file sizes, purge the model’s components before saving them.

02. Place the model properly in space.

Geo-referencing a project facilitates you to consider it with regards to location, an intuitive quality for any successful architectural scheme. It is required to place a 3D model, avail it from the window> model information> geolocation> add location / define location customarily.

It is also very important to consider the time zone of each location.

03. Employ plugins and explore the new things in Extension Warehouse.

SketchUp users create different types of plugins which provide solution to the problems in each version as well as utilize the capability of accessible tools, and integrate new 3D modeling equipment.

Extensions are available from Solar North, which offer tools to fix the orientation for the angle of sunlight and shadows, to Sketchy FFD, a mesh operated with a series of control points in its vertices and edges to manipulate the dimensions of the chosen object.

04. Arrange and save your toolbar settings.

It is very crucial to customize the work surroundings as per your requirements and preferences. Make sure that your ideal settings are saved for future application, just manage sufficient time to arrange a toolbar. It will be possible to accomplish tasks in organized way and invest more time in concepts, design, and detailing.

05. Utilize groups and components to streamline editing and developing a model.

The most powerful feature of sketchup is to arrange models into groups of objects, lines or figures. The process is very quick and easy (secondary button> create group) and facilitate you to modify a specific section of your model (by double-clicking on it), keeping the other figures near the object unchanged. It is suggested to double-click on the newly generated surface, thus choose both faces and edges, and make a group prior to utilize the push / pull tool or any other modification.

To get more useful sketchup tips, go through the following link archdaily.com

Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

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How to resolve the issue while modeling in groups & components in sketchup

In this sketchup video tutorial, you will get some nice tricks which will be very helpful while modeling inside of groups and components.

Groups and components play an important role to make the model clean and valid. But sometime, problem arises when the geometry is invisible at the time of editing when the remaining part of the model gets in your way. By applying these tricks, it is possible to get a clear view while editing components. It becomes easier to edit inside of a group or components.

To start with, go to window tab and from the drop down menu click on modeling info option and then click on components tab. Here, couple sliders are available. Under editing display, there are two sliders namely Fade Similar Components and Fade Rest of Model. Under Component Axes, there is one check box called show component axes. Make necessary changes in the sliders to resolve the issue.

There is another option. Go to view menu and from drop down lists click on component edit and select either hide rest model or hide similar components.

To learn the tips in detail, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source Sketchup

How to resolve the issue while modeling in groups & components in sketchup

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How sketchup was used to complete the Philadelphia Flower Show project

In this exclusive sketchup video tutorial, Dawn Brown, the renowned 3d modelling expert, shares his professional experience that he applied while going to complete a complex project called the Philadelphia Flower Show with sketchup.

Mr. Brown shows some useful tips and tricks which were used to complete the project successfully with sketchup for making architectural design, landscape design, exhibit design, set design as well as produce construction documents.

To complete the project sketchup layout and an exclusive sketchup plugin called light up are used.

Light up is best suited for superior product visualisations, architectural designs or immersive 3D experiences.

LightUp refers to the only SketchUp renderer that employs object-based rendering to produce surprisingly perfect and stunning results right away within the SketchUp window.

The professionals can apply this plugin to quickly enlighten their models and present their work in the best possible light.

To learn the complete design process, go through the following sketchup tutorial video presented by Dawn Brown.

Video Source Sketchup

How sketchup was used to complete the Philadelphia Flower Show project

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