IthilRenderTools v3.0.1 – A new sketchup extension in extension warehouse

Anton A has developed IthilRenderTools v3.0.1. This newest sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The extension will be very useful for the various types of industries like Architecture, Film & Stage, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and other.

The plugin can be used to improve the performance of v-ray render significantly.

By using this extension, it is possible to generate most of the simple materials with just simple mouse clicks. Besides, all equivalent materials which contain various colors are grouped and tagged and become usable with simple mouse clicks.

As for instance, if you want to arrange various types of materials like all plastic toys in kids room, all books, pencils on the desk, all magazines and etc., just use this plugin to set up them automatically devoid of any issues.

This plugin also contains a block of scene materials analysis and one can also look for improper materials with incorrect textures.

This extension is available in extension warehouse

Watch the following video tutorial for online demonstration.

IthilRenderTools v3.0.1 - A new sketchup extension in extension warehouse

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Artisan Organic Toolset now supports sketchup 2018

Artisan Organic Toolset is the most recognized sketchup extension that now supports sketchup 2018. This sketchup plugin is available in different languages like Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish.

Artisan comprises of robust subdivision, sculpting and soft selection tools which can be used for making the followings :-

• Terrain and landscapes
• Furniture
• Characters
• Abstract sculptures and decorative objects
• Fabric, curtains, and pillows
• Rocks, Trees, and Plants

The extension offers the following exclusive features :- Subdivision Surfaces

• Powerful subdivision algorithm to deal with all types of complicated geometries
• Subdivide and smooth selected faces, groups, or components
• Crease edges or vertices to form hard edges
• Knife subdivide tool for producing loops
• Extrude tool to generate loops devoid of interior faces
• Low-poly ‘Proxy Mode’ that automates the process for updating the subsurface geometry as you edit

New Subdivision Features in Artisan
• Accomplish subdivision or smoothing on any selection of faces
• Auto-subdivision of selection boundary faces that leads to cleaner meshes after subdividing
• Instantly preview subsurface geometry before committing
• Proper interpolation of UVs for subdivided geometry
• Quicker subdivision and superior topology

Brush Tools
• Sculpt Brush (sculpt, pinch/spread, flatten, inflate/deflate, smooth/jitter)
• Choose Brush (select faces by performing strokes)
• Paint Brush (paint SketchUp materials on faces with virtual brushstrokes)
• Uniform sculpting mode applying user-defined work plane
• Lock vertices to user-defined work plane

Vertex Transformation Tools
• Soft Selection
• Soft Move, Rotate, and Scale
• Make Planar (XY, XZ, YZ, or best fit)

Mesh Optimization (Polygon Reduction)
• -More rapidly and more powerful as compared to the free Polyreducer plugin

To download the extension, go through the following link

Artisan Organic Toolset now supports sketchup 2018

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nz_Scale&Align for sketchup

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Scale&Align, the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. It is a paid extension. The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is suitable for Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking, Other.

nz_Scale&Align comes with four operations “Scale, Align, Relocate and Copy” and the users can modify them as per their choice into a singular action and perfectly accomplish through relative source and destination points on-screen..

Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin

Scale Factor
– Scale objects with scale factor

Relative Scale
– Alignment 3D
– Adjustable Settings
+ Leave in Place or Relocate Original
+ Create a Copy

– Inbuilt 6 point “Alignment Verification”
+ With Pop-up Notification in case of any misalignment
– Visual Guides and Semi-Automated Flow Sequence for ease of use
– Text Overrides.
– Right Click Cancel/Exit/Cleanup
– RememberMe (Selectable Option): Settings are retained for the extent of the session and/or among sessions
– Commands are available from Menu(Tools), RightClick(on Valid Selection) and Toolbars

To download the extension, go through the following link

nz_Scale&Align for sketchup

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Arka Roy

Learn the application of 1001 bit Plugin in SketchUp

This sketchup video will introduce the functionalities of 1001bit Tools (Freeware). It is an exclusive sketchup plugin that contains different types of tools to produce architectural components in quickest possible time. GOH CH has developed this sketchup extension. It is compatible with SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015.

The architectural components range from Staircases, spiral staircase, windows, doors, walls, customized openings on walls as well as automatic creation of hip roofs, rafters and purlins etc.

Inside 1001bit tools, there are some effective drawing and editing tools such as fillet edges, extend, chamfer etc.

The users can also save the parameters, which are normally utilized, for easy selection in future.

To download a 30-days trial version, click on the following link

Watch the online demonstration of the plugin

Learn the application of 1001 bit Plugin in SketchUp

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Shapespark is useful sketchup extension to view your rendering in real time

In this sketchup video tutorial, Minh from Architectural Inspirations, presents a useful video that shows how to use shapespark for creating rendering in real time.

The software also facilitates the users to observe their renderings on any browsers.

The video covers the following topics :-

Download Shapespark
Importing the 3d model to Shapespark
Brief description of movement controls
Previewing and baking the scene
Editing materials
Adding lights with Sketchup
Modifying strength of lights in Shapespark
Adding pre-defined views to the scene
Hiding objects from views
Uploading to the internet

With Shapespark, it is possible to generate and distribute real-time 3D visualizations that can operate through any modern web browser as well as on mobile gadgets, devoid of any plugins.

The visualizations are generated in the Shapespark desktop application and then uploaded to the Internet with the purpose of distributing and implanting on websites.

SketchUp is supported via a devoted extension that facilitates to export a model to Shapespark without any difficulty.

This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

To watch online demonstration, go through the following video.

Video Source: Architecture Inspirations

To download a 30-days free trial version, visit the website.

Shapespark is useful sketchup extension to view your rendering in real time

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Learn to render in sketchup with some easy to follow steps

In this sketchup video tutorial, taught by Alex Oliver, the founder of sketchup school, you will be familiar with a unique method that can be applied to obtain a nice rendering from sketchup.

This method supports various rendering extension like v-ray, SU Podium, Shader Light etc.

It is known as photographer method. The method facilitates the students to gather knowledge on how to approach renderings in sketchup.

The video focuses on the following topics :-

– a brief synopsis of the types of rendering extensions along with a link to a page from where the exact rendering extensions can be selected)

– A brief tutorial on how to arrange professional 2-point lighting for your renderings

– 3 easy Photoshop recipes for rapidly improving your SketchUp renderings.

In sketchup the rendering extension provides you all the gear as you require them along with camera and lights. With photographer method it is possible to set up excellent lighting.

To gather more details, watch the following video.

Video Source: SketchUp School

Learn to render in sketchup with some easy to follow steps

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Aluvision for SketchUp – The brand new sketchup extension is just launched

Aluvision for SketchUp is the newest extension available in extension warehouse. This sketchup extension can be applied with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is suitable for Architecture, Construction and Engineering sectors..

It can be used for smart snapping and detailed part list functionality with price.

To download readymade Aluvision 3D models from 3D warehouse, click on the following link

To get more information on this sketchup extension, send email to

Watch the following video tutorial for online demonstration.

This plugin is available in extension warehouse

Aluvision for SketchUp – The brand new sketchup extension is just launched

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SketchUp Plugins for Structure TrussFab Made of Plastic

Till date, different experiments and innovations have been made with SketchUp. But this one is indeed the creative one that opens up another perspective of the 3D modeling software. SketchUp has already been proven as an effective tool for designing real objects and its applications go far beyond your imagination. SketchUp has been used as the primary tool of designing TrussFab structure, which is new in concepts and ingenious in appeal.

TrussFab is the system of fabricating a large structure that is strong and tough enough to withstand the human weight. The process has designed a large-sale structure made of plastic bottles where bottles are used as beams instead of bricks. Node-links are used to keep this fabrication settled always, even in loads or pressure. The best thing is that it does not require sound knowledge in engineering and designing.

Phd researcher Robert Kovacs has recently created a large-structured trussFab using the plastic bottles. His team from Human Computer Interaction Lab from Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany has given a complete support to achieve this high. They made an end-to-end large-scale structure which is sturdy enough to stay unaffected.

The use of plastic bottles and 3D printing joints make the things even easier to construct for the team.

TrussFab uses plastic bottles to make rectangular trusses that are called the building blocks for designing a large scale TrussFab. SketchUp is offering TrussFab plugins that allow users to design the structure digitally prior to the construction. This plug-in also converts an existing structure into TrussFab one smartly without your intervention.

TrussFab SketchUp Editors has primitives that are used as building blocks for designing the model digitally. Generally, tetrahedron and octahedron shapes are available for designing trusses. Once the model is complete, the plug-in generates 3D model file for each node, which can be sent to the 3D printing.

With this SketchUp plugin, 3D printer and necessary materials, anyone can try their hands at designing TrussFab. This fabrication of large-scale structure made of waste materials gains popularity across the world. Designers also exhibit their creativity by making different models using the rule of TrussFab.

TrussFab presents an amazing application of SketchUp. Before this, the 3D modeling application has been famous for many creative projects like designing a playground with waste materials. The playground has become a successful venture in distant areas in the world and it earned appreciation from government and non-government organizations.

TrussFab is also gaining publicity as the nascent designers come up with plans to design big structure. SketchUp is the core platform where designers can test their skills virtually.

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SketchUp Plugins for Structure TrussFab Made of Plastic

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ShadeDat (Beta) – The newest sketchup plugin is available in extension warehouse

ShadeDat (Beta) is the newest sketchup plugin developed by the shadow factory.

The plugin performs shadow data visualizations for SketchUp. It visualizes the shadow range and daylight duration during the year or a specific day.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. The plugin can be utilized for various sectors like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning.


Shadow range analysis:

Take screenshots of the model at several times of the day or year, then combine them together

Average daylight duration:
Employs a gradient map image filter to the above shadow range image on the basis of average daylight duration, and apply a colour legend.

Hover over image to show average daylight duration.

To download the plugin, go to extension warehouse

ShadeDat (Beta) – The newest sketchup plugin is available in extension warehouse

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2018 Skalp for SketchUp

Skalp team has launched 2018 Skalp for SketchUp. This newest sketchup plugin is compatible with only sketchup 2018.

Skalp is an impulsive and robust Live Section Tool that can be used to generate stunning plans and elevations within SketchUp.

Skalp will enhance the capacity of the users for making excellent drawings.

Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin :-

Skalp Sections
Automatic hatch patterned cross sections.
Get updates in real time, all model changes are monitored promptly.
Apply styles to remap the look in individual scene.
Entirely supports nested groups and components.
Provide support to different types of drawing scales in a single model.

Skalp Styles
The equivalent section is demonstrated in several ways.
Each Scene can get its own cross section style.
Intuitional and robust mapping queries.
Allocated with layer, material, hatching or tagging.
Patterns are adjusted according to the drawing scale.

Skalp Pattern Designer
Produce nice tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
Texturize any model in a new inventive way.
Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
Create your own from the ground up.
Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

Skalp Export
Ability to export to SketchUp Pro’s LayOut. Constant updates of Skalp sections in all scenes.
Export to DXF comprises real CAD hatch patterns.
Batch export of scenes to DXF.
14-day FREE TRIAL license

A 14-day FREE TRIAL license can be activated once Skalp is installed.

For more information, visit

2018 Skalp for SketchUp

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