Some useful tips to open FBX files in Sketchup

In this sketchup video tutorial, the sketchup users will get some useful tips so that they can open FBX files in sketchup without any trouble.

FBX alias Filmbox is a patended file format (.fbx) that is developed by Kaydara and acquired by Autodesk since 2006. It is mainly applied to offer interoperability among digital content creation applications. FBX is also part of Autodesk Gameware, a series of video game middleware.

It is also possible to open FBX files in blender. Go to File->Import and select the BOS FBX importer. Navigate to the FBX file that should be imported, choose it, and click to start the import. The model and armature will be imported.

Blender belongs to a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset that is specifically designed for modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, composition, motion tracking as well as video editing. Go through the following video tutorial to learn the process.

To learn the open FBX files in Sketchup, go through the following video tutorial.

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Some useful tips to open FBX files in Sketchup

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Some best sketchup animation plugin

Given below the details of sketchup animations plugins and their features :-

SU Animate
1. Camera, Object, Layer, Spiral, Shadow animations
2. There are key frames and path methods to produce animations inside SketchUp
3. Non photo-realistic
4. Compatible with Windows and Mac, SketchUp 8, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Make or Pro
5. EditInPlace and Grid are contained with each license of SU Animate

Animate Sections
1. The animated sections are applied to your group/s automatically
2. Sections will animate ascendant
3. It is possible to section cut in any direction

Eneroth Camera Memory
1. Saves the camera position with some simple clicks of the mouse
2. Functions among models
3. Best suited for version comparison for example

Example Ruby Scripts
1. An idea of ruby scripts that illustrate what can be performed with the Ruby API
2. Provides guidelines to ambitious Ruby script authors.

Simple and Intuitive 3D Rendering
1. Robust 3D rendering plugin for SketchUp
2. Convert your SketchUp model into a photorealistic render or animation
3. Interior designer or 3D rendering expert

1. It facilitates the users to animate several textured faces
2. Animatex layers which contain their own x,y,z parameters to fix speed
3. Choose faces with textures

Soap Skin and Bubble
1. It facilitates the users to use a skin over edges to generate complicated curved surfaces
2. Create nominal surfaces from edges

AMS Window Settings
1. It facilitates the users to switch SU full screen, show/hide menu bar, toolbar containers, status bar, scenes bar
2. This tool is suitable for those with small monitors
3. Obtain the maximum out of their rendering

CLF Camera Recorder
1. Records the navigating of a model and transforms each frame into a scene
2. Exports it out as a series of images to be converted into a movie with quicktime
3. Compatible with jpg and png file types

V-Ray Tools²
1. Safe Frame and 2D Export
2. Work out the distance from the camera to any point the model
3. Tries to reproduce the existing scene into a new one
4. Load V-Ray for SketchUp on demand
5. Apply Selected Material as User Override

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Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin is available for sketchup 2018

Shaderlight Limited launched new Shaderlight 2018, the powerful rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.

Shaderlight refers to an interactive rendering plugin for SketchUp with flock of features like user-friendliness, real-world materials and exact lighting results as well as cloud-rendering for animation work that can then be observed through the Shaderlight Cloud Viewer.

There is a 14-day trial of Shaderlight Pro, with all features validated. After that trial period, it defaults to regular Shaderlight but is still operational. Pro features comprise of SketchUp Scene animations, Replace Me Rendering, Replace Me Creation, and various lighting features along with support for IES profiles to allow realistic renders of manufacturers lights.

The pro version also comprises of custom backgrounds and physical sky. Most significantly, images produced with the free version only render to 640×480 resolution, whereas the pro version supports considerable resolution limits.

New Features in 2018:

Besides, supporting the latest version of SketchUp, it is possible to render soft shadows with IES light profiles. Shaderlight 2018 supports a new translucent material that can be applied for rendering large bodies of water or thick, solid glass objects.

Availability and Cost: Shaderlight 2018 in the pro version will cost 299.USD. Upgrades can be done for older versions. It is accessible for both macOS and Windows operating systems. There are also networking licensing options, educational and timed access options.

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Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin is available for sketchup 2018

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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.

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Some useful tips to enhance your rendering in v-ray 3.6 for sketchup

In this exclusive sketchup video tutorial, Mint from architectural inspiration, provides following handy tips which are useful for making more realistic rendering in v-ray 3.6 for sketchup.

1. Use surface imperfections – If the objects in your renderings appear to be very clean or accurate, it will seem a little unrealistic.

So, it is necessary to include some surface imperfections to the materials in your model.

2. Bevel your edges –Any accurate 90 degree edge exists in the real world. While viewing some objects having sharp corners and magnifying closer, a curvature or smoothness to that corner will be visible.

In computer graphics, this straight lines and sharp edges prevail by default. In order to check this, beveling or rounding the corners of your objects are recommended when required.

3. Use ambient occlusion – Ambient Occlusion alias AO stands for a shading process that allows you to generate soft shadows in cracks and crevices in any 3D objects while indirect lighting is thrown out into the scene.

Ambient Occlusion can provide more depth and definition to the geometry as well as more realism into your scene.

To learn how these are applied to a scene, go through the following video tutorial.

Some useful tips to enhance your rendering in v-ray 3.6 for sketchup

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