Shape Bender tool creates Curved Metal Panels in SketchUp

SketchUp is made to create different models and designs, the tools are perfect to help in 3D modeling, similarly Shape Bender is another extension which help to create Curved Metal Panels

In this article, we are again going to discuss about the method of creating and bending a series of linear metal panels into a curving serpentine shape with the SketchUp extension Shape Bender. Justin Geis has explained this tutorial through his video we are just going to give you a detailed written description of the tutorial.

Shape Bender: This extension can create a shape which is made to bend but that must be in group or component. After grouping the shape, users have to select a single horizontal line that can be used as the ground to bend; next select the curve that the shape will bend to match the existing one. After that, the shape will show a grid and preview of the place where the object is going to transform to. Then, press ‘UP’ Arrow key to move the orientation of the bend. Path: Plugins > Chris Fullmer Tools> Shape Bender or select it from a Shape Bender Toolbar.

To create the Curved Metal Panels, two extensions are needed: 1) Shape Bender, 2) Weld.

Note: SketchUp 2019 version doesn’t support Shape Bender extension, so users must do it in SketchUp 2018.

After entering in the SketchUp Home page, users have to create wide and long rectangle and click inward it which will take a shape of metal piece. Next this shape needs to be grouped and given a name. This shape may need to copy many times to give a cured look, users can use move tool and copy the object and paste it multiple time with a distant space. As Shape Bender extension allows to bend any object using a base line and a target line, so users need to fix these two lines first. The base line must be drawn on Red axis, the line is then need to copy and paste the line to make it a target line; it will be known as another base line. Using Arc Tool users can make the half of the line a barrier, using Rotate tool the line can be bended as a curve line. Previously the shapes were copied and pasted which made them look alike a sheet, this sheet need to be in group and shape bender tool will curve this group shit along the curve line.

For full video www.thesketchupessentials.com

Shape Bender tool creates Curved Metal Panels in SketchUp

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“Surface Imperfection Maps in VRay to create Realistic materials in SketchUp ”

This article is about the using method of surface imperfection maps to add realism on the rendered materials within VRay for SketchUp which Justin Geis has shown through a tutorial video. Here are some details about this Surface Imperfection and its use in SketchUp.

Surface Imperfection maps are very high quality textures which are scanned from real surfaces. These maps are not like traditional scatter textures but are scans of the delicate imperfections that are shared by most materials. The resulting grayscale maps can be used as glossiness, bump, anisotropy and reflective maps for adding those imperfections back into any 3D material.

Justin Geis: Justin Geis is the founder of The SketchUp Essentials and started using SketchUp while he was working as a general contractor in 2008 and after using it he found that SketchUp is extremely powerful that he just started to use it in his personal works also. Then he started The SketchUp Essentials as a place where he could share his ideas of using SketchUp easily through some tutorials and tips to help other users controlling the power of 3D Modeling in everyday lives.

About Extension Warehouse: It is an online resource with various plug-ins developed made especially for SketchUp and these extensions help to add some special tools and features to SketchUp. These extensions can be found for any particular application like drawing or 3D printing and some industry specified tools for architecture, interior design, construction and many more. So basically in this Extension Warehouse people can do the following things:

  • Users can search extensions by name or as per the functionality.
  • They can also install various extensions with a single click of a button.
  • Or users can also control all the extensions from easy-to-use location in the My Extension page.

This time Justin Geis has used maps from the website called Poliigon.com; the textures in this tutorial are all free textures which can be used in the renderings; Poliigon also has a paid option with access for many materials. One of the other map types has Poliigon is the surface imperfection map which is designed to apply with the other materials from poliigon to use them. In real life, materials are rarely perfect as in the renderings so in maps they can be used to add a little realistic feel to the renders. Justin has downloaded and used the free Smudged Large texture; he also created a material for the texture and applied surface imperfection map to the opacity section under color correction. This option allowed them to drive the opacity of the material as it is basically see-through material except for the Smudged areas. The power of the brightness can be adjusted later to change the power of effect; next they created a 3D material and the type of this one allows to blend multiple materials together. While creating a 3D material blend there will be an option to add a base material to create a wonderful texture.

Surface Imperfection Maps in VRay to create Realistic materials in SketchUp

Source:www.thesketchupessentials.com

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“SketchUp for Web – Free vs Shop”

SketchUp for Web is a free version of SketchUp paid version, also almost everything about SketchUp Pro is created into the SketchUp Web as it is easier and free to use.

About 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 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 for Web: It is a free version of SketchUp which works in a web browser and there is a simple interface where the users can simply draw and make 3D models. The aim of the team is to help the users to create anything they imagine in 3D and this new free version of SketchUp make the 3D modeling more convenient and easier to try than ever before. As SketchUp for Web works in a browser there is a few advantages over the desktop version of SketchUp described below:

  • Access via a broad range of devices: Hardware matters here as mentioned in the Hardware requirements but the users are not bounded by operating system needs.
  • Versionless: It is browser-based software so it doesn’t need to update after a certain time and this will always work on the latest version.
  • Storage and backups: The created 3D models are saved to the web by default and users will get 10MB of free storage; it also can work with Trimble Connect to keep the work up to date across desktop, web, mobile and XR software.

The users, who are familiar working with the desktop version of SketchUp, can find similar tools in SketchUp for Web but as it runs in a browser, some things about SketchUp for Web will work differently from the desktop version. Like Creating and Editing Models in SketchUp for Web have the features and points users to helpful articles in the SketchUp area of the Help Center.

Here we described both the features about SketchUp and SketchUp for Web, so here is a quick description about all the features of this both versions:

SketchUp Shop features:

  • Import Formats: stl, dwg, dxf, dae, kmz, 3ds, dem, ddf
  • Export Formats: stl, dwg, dxf, dae, kmz, 3ds, wrl, fbx, xsi, obj
  • There are options like Advanced Solid Tools, Outliner, Create Custom Materials, Create Custom Styles in it
  • Users can store their models in the Unlimited Storage via Trimble Connect, Business
  • Online Collaboration can be done by Unlimited Users and Projects via Trimble Connect, Business

SketchUp for Web features:

  • Import Formats: stl
  • Export Formats: stl
  • There is no option like Advanced Solid Tools, Outliner, Create Custom Materials, Create Custom Styles in it
  • There is 10GB Online Storage facility via Trimble Connect, Personal to save the 3D models
  • For online collaboration, only 5 users can connect for 1 project at a time via Trimble Connect, Personal

    SketchUp for Web – Free vs Shop

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“Curic Space for SketchUp Function description”

SketchUp Extension Curic Space is designed to help users to space objects inside the models quickly and users can use this extension for making copies of single objects etc.

This article is about the new SketchUp Plugin, Curic Space is an extension that gives users many options for spacing objects equally within SketchUp.

Curic Space: The simplest function of this extension is to choose multiple different objects, then selecting the axis with which users like the objects to be spaced and users can give any value to adjust the spacing. The entering of space values can be done as long as users don’t click out of the tool; they can also space across multiple axes by clicking on a new axis and typing in a value. Besides all of this, this extension also has an object duplication tool that can be activated in two simple steps: at first users need to click on a single instance of an object and then click on the Curic Space icon.

This extension does three things which are:

  • Creating Copies of Single Objects
  • Space objects based on the object centers
  • Space objects based on object origins

Copying objects: Users can create copies of objects with Curic space by selecting a single object and clicking the curic space button. If user selects only one object, the extension will ask the number of copies want to create and after creating the copies, all are inserted at the same point that can only space out by Curic space.

Spacing objects based on centres: The following extension allows users to neglect objects based on object centers where the center is found as pr the selected objects, then space every along a selected direction. Users can type in a numerical value and press the enter key to space every object; also users can enter a different value and press enter key to put different spacings.

Spacing objects based on origin: Curic space also has the option where users can space objects based on the object origin which can be useful while dealing with objects which are not the same width.

Source:www.thesketchupessentials.com

Curic Space for SketchUp Function description

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“Creating Walkthroughs in SketchUp”

SketchUp users should create the walkthroughs in SketchUp models as it will help to move the model continuously even with turns and corners by giving it smooth steps.

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.

Aidan Chopra was a beloved member of the SketchUp team for 10 years; he is the creator of SketchUp Blog where SketchUp members and professionals share their new designs and tells some tips and tricks to design various designs that help users a lot. This Blog has attracted huge number of people and helps them to know more about SketchUp tools and extensions, moreover that users can now easily use SketchUp in their everyday life. Aidan also taught countless classes on SketchUp, he authored the SketchUp for Dummies Book.

Walkthrough is a really great method to use scenes as here users have to pretend as walking or flying through their SketchUp model; just need to set up the scenes continually and here they can add a seamless tour without messing around with the navigation tools. This setup is very easy to use while walking and talking at the same time, so here are some tips about simulating a person walking or flying through the model wit scenes:

  • Adjusting the field of view:

Users can adjust their field of view for interior animations and it follows some steps- at first the camera has to see in a wider “see” area by setting the field of view to 60 degrees. If they want to adjust the exterior view, they just need to try a field of view that is between 30 and 45 degrees.

  • Scenes should not be too far apart:

Adding scenes in the SketchUp model gives the model more lively attractions and it will also make the model more attractive.

  • Adding scenes at equal distance intervals:

It is good to add scenes in an equal distance as SketchUp only allows users to control the scene transition timing for all the scenes in one time.

  • Always set the animation settings in the Model info Dialog box:

The users can set the scenes delay to 0 seconds that will help to continue the animation at every scene and it will gives the audiences time to look around and notice every scene in detail.

  • Slide around corners:

While setting up a walk animation, users can have an easy and certain way to turn corners without making it to technical. Generally the trick is to add a scene just short of where the users want to turn like a few feet ahead of the doorway. The reason is to angle the view into the turn slightly and then set the next scene just past the turn, close to the inside and facing the new view; this whole technique makes the model like turning corners naturally.

Source:www.dummies.com/programming

Creating Walkthroughs in SketchUp

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“The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates”

M Moser Associated has specialized in the design and delivery of workplace environments since a long time and now using SketchUp, VDC process to deliver 3D modeling designs.

Over past fifteen years, M Moser, a global AEC firm with an extensive track record in workplace design and construction which has used SketchUp not only for design and conceptualization but also as a key communication tool throughout the project delivery process.

According to the Jason Li, Associate and Charles Corley, Director of Organizational Development at M Moser Associates the company believes design can positively impact on people’s well-being and productivity trough work and life. They are also passionate about allowing transformative workplace culture and the team is continuously engaging into new areas of expertise, new applications of design and new regions around the world through the trust of their clients.

Here are a brief discussion about their work, life experience and many more:

The term “VDC” mean to M Moser: The term VDC stands for Virtual Design and Construction that mean the team is an entirely constructible 3D modeling workflow to authorize any stakeholder for understanding and taking part in a project. They believe in creating a working virtual environment that can clearly shows to all project participants in spite of training or experience and without depending on a highly flat and disassembled, abstract set of documents, a visual reference is universal. M Moser prefers to own equal responsibility on every project as possible and throughout all of their offices they use virtual design and construction to make the projects understood for everyone. They also have an array of cultures, understandings and backgrounds in construction as they want to engage people meaningfully and get the best out of each other’s participation and expertise by constructing a project in SketchUp well before going to the site. So VDC is a type of communication tool that connects and gets everybody on the path to the right result.

Projects to focus on as a business: They mainly design and build workplaces like corporate offices, corporate campuses, laboratories, private hospitals, private education facilities and workplaces of all types. According to them, SketchUp is very important to do these kind of projects as these projects are ever-changing and with more traditional building projects the things like permitting, structural calculations and ordering materials can be done finely before construction. But also the workplaces can remain fluid in design though many changes happen.

Unique clicks: They are extreme about changes and are continuously engaging the way of thinking about construction information, they also trying to create any record of construction information a by-product of the real collaboration and 3D work. Their all trades, contractors, suppliers and the client working together in 3D from concept to completion; basically M Moser could be known as quite unique in the industry to focusing on different things in a time.

About designers: Though not every designer has the exact experience to understand construction fully but they tend to draw design intent as after that they have to work with others to find the possibilities. The team collaborates daily as they take their projects trough discussion and brainstorming for giving the best; people have different backgrounds and this way they all can truly avoid misconceptions on the exact need in design. In their every meeting, there would be a group of people from different professions come for a model being rotated on a large screen; the leader of the meetings is not the one with all queries and questions it should be everyone’s participation and advice together they will solve problems. The notion of success comes mostly from the client but opinions are multiple which blend together to form a successful project. They use VDC method as a methodology to assure designers, engineers, professionals, specialists and client can communicate on the same platform.

Time: It is said that AutoCAD is faster than SketchUp but if it is used intelligently SketchUp is always better option. But there is often a false understanding of time efficiency as the drawings need to complete and checked by multiple peoples which VDC make in less time as modeler creates everything in SketchUp and then split the model into different viewports in LayOut to see the faults. They have made a way to complete works faster in SketchUp.

So basically M Moser is taking SketchUp as their main design software through using VDC that can consume less time but deliver 3D modeling works.

The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates

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“Eight new components to Rock the School Year: SketchUp for Schools”

SketchUp for Schools has started a year ago where the creators have started to put some information to manage SketchUp tools for students and teachers they are adding features now.

SketchUp for Schools: It is a free 3D modeling browser application which is available to any primary or secondary school that has signed up with G-suite for Education. This is the first time SketchUp ever offered an education-specific product and SketchUp team has taken the view of users and their EDU community about the classes. SketchUp management are bringing SketchUp for Schools out of beta just in time for the school year and after an wonderful Summer of sifting through many positive feedback the team has brought the two most needed features: STL exploring for 3D printing and SketchUp curriculum. So SKetchUp for Schools also offering age-definite curriculum attached to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards and also the curriculum is made by Teachers like Mike and Mike.

Last year, the SketchUp for Schools had started various classes to teach the students about SketchUp and people gave feedback which helped them to make improvements so that students and educators can use it more smoothly in 3D. So, this year they are again bringing SketchUp for Schools with new improvements, let’s check them out.

Better 3D printing functionality: After SketchUp for Schools launched, SketchUp has come in now Chromebooks and then they have added a couple more features to make the 3D printing experience better. The features are:

Solid Inspector:

It is the web-child of Solid Inpector2 and is ranked number 1 extension to prepare models for 3D printing on SketchUp’s Extension Warehouse. It is located on the right side of the new 3D printing panel.

3D Printing Guide:

3D printing guide is a complete guidance package consisting with three new lesson plans and these plans are now delivered in Google Slides. They all can be found either on the Web or directly in the SketchUp for Schools application.

Solid Tools:

Solid tools have different kind of tools which are Outer Shell, Union, Subtract, Trim, Intersect and Split. All these features are very useful to create cool geometry and can also help in preparing any model for 3D printing.

STL import:

There are many exciting Thingiverse models in the SketchUp for Schools application which students will love to play around with and it is as easier as exporting to STL.

Better 3D printing functionality: The team also added more of SketchUp’s desktop functionality to SketchUp for schools and here are those new features:

Style Editor:

It allows users to create own custom styles or to edit one of SketchUp’s many default styles.

Downsave .skp files to 2016 or 2017:

SketchUp team has added the ability to downsave the files of users’ while working on any earlier version of SketchUp Pro in Desktop so that they can work between SketchUp for Schools on the Chromebook and SketchUp Pro on the desktop.

Importers & Exporters:

Last year, the most popular exporters were used in primary and secondary schools: in both STL and PNG. So, this year they have added a lot more exporters so that students can flex their creative skills on the last cutter, image editing software and other 3D modeling tools.

Material Editor:

Users can give their own unique touch in the SketchUp’s material library by editing material fuzziness.

Eight new components to Rock the School Year: SketchUp for Schools

Source:www.blog.sketchup.com/article/sketchup

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“FredoCorner is the new SketchUp extension”

Fredo6 has released their new extension named FredoCorner which is an upgrade version of previous RoundCorner that become now a paid version to work in the corners and splits.

Justin Geis: Justin Geis is the founder of The SketchUp Essentials and started using SketchUp while he was working as a general contractor in 2008 and after using it he found that SketchUp is extremely powerful that he just started to use it in his personal works also. Then he started The SketchUp Essentials as a place where he could share his ideas of using SketchUp easily through some tutorials and tips to help other users controlling the power of 3D Modeling in everyday lives.

About Extension Warehouse: It is an online resource with various plug-ins developed made especially for SketchUp and these extensions help to add some special tools and features to SketchUp. These extensions can be found for any particular application like drawing or 3D printing and some industry specified tools for architecture, interior design, construction and many more. So basically in this Extension Warehouse people can do the following things:

  • Users can search extensions by name or as per the functionality.
  • They can also install various extensions with a single click of a button.
  • Or users can also control all the extensions from easy-to-use location in the My Extension page.

FredoCorner is a new extension from Fredo6 designed to help the users in generating rounded corners or edges within SketchUp; this extension is as similar as the old RoundCorner extension, but it creates rounded edges with an improved algorithm and also has added some new tools. It works in stripping of edges and corners of 3D shapes, in 3D modes: Round, Bevel and Subdivision Mesh; this tool also has a Repair tool to undo any kind of generated shape rounding. But it doesn’t exchange the old RoundCorner extension and remains supported as it will become a paid plugin after a 2-3 month free period.

FredoCorner is placed on a different algorithm and has many additional features, like:

  • Handling more difficult shapes with triangulation at vertices
  • Subdivision mesh
  • Repair/ Undo/ Redo
  • Preview mode
  • Asymmetrical offset
  • Variable offset with borders
  • Works across boundaries of groups and Components
  • Corners are symmetrical
  • Edible corner profiles with Squrcles and Bezier
  • More types of corner geometrics are supported

New functions of FredoCorner:

  • It is may be the biggest change within FedoCorner as it is opposed to RoundCorner where the corners are all balanced and they can be edited with the Profile Rounding Function; this tool allows users to adjust the way of creating rounded curves with FredoCorner.
  • This new upgraded tool also offers the ability for reversing the curves that allow creating corners which move both inward and outward.
  • This extension can also handle much more difficult corners now than previous did in RoundCorner.
  • There is a new preview button added which helps users to quickly view the created geometry with the look without creating it.
  • Besides that, it also allows live editing the curves by clicking and dragging with preview mode active.
  • The offset line lengths can also be edited now by clicking on them and adding a new value; users can offset individual lines or full offset by double clicking.
  • The major thing is that users can now select a group or component and active FredoCorner without editing the raw geometry.
  • There is also a subdivide function that allows to split object into squads that allows users to use an extension like SubD or Artisan to subdivide the shapes without any deformation.

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 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. SketchUp is a worth useful software for its ease of use, it can be downloaded or installed o computer and right after that user can work on it. Though SketchUp can easily handle but still there are some sides where people will find some difficulties and lots of solve also are there like YouTube tutorials upon SketchUp or visiting SketchUp website or search Google etc. But people will get confused to have lots of information from different places upon one thing so there should a proper place or website where all the answers can be found.

Source:www.thesketchupessentials.com/fredocorner/

FredoCorner is the new SketchUp extension

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“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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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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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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