“Downloading free Textures from Poliigon and using them in SketchUp/VRAY Renderings”

Textures add the realistic look in any model and Poliigon’s website is full of different textures which will increase the rendering view in SketchUp 3D models or in Vray.

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.

In today’s article we will discuss about an online source that is contained of textures which can be used in any 3D models and renderings. There are many different websites which can also be used to download textures to use both in the SketchUp models, as well as for some programs like Vray, Unreal Engine and many more. This is a guidance to help the users in downloading and importing materials from Polligon.com into every SketchUp model, besides that there are some tips for setting the materials up within Vray for really creating more realistic renderings.

These free textures can get from http://www.poliigon.com , where users need to go on the top of the page to click the Sign Up button and it is absolutely free of cost website. After signing up, users can find there premium textures that can be purchased access to, as well as there are some great free textures that can be downloaded. Next they will find the texture stab, from where they have to go down to click on “Free textures” option; after clicking on this it will show a list of all the free textures available through Polligon where are list of wonderful materials to work.

Here is an example of texture-

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.

Plaster 17: When users will select this texture they will get a preview window that will show the material and its look while rendering. It also shows a list of different maps that can be downloaded such as normal maps, reflections etc. They also have a pretty worthy set of free textures and one of the nice things about them is that they have different maps which users may need to link up various things like normal maps to coarsen the surface or reflection maps to make the rendered reflections look better and more. Users can select very high resolutions also but it should keep in mind that though higher resolutions look more realistic but SketchUp may face some trouble with working them. After downloading the file, users can unzip it and place the materials in their file; next it need to bring into Vray by opening up the Asset Editor, then go to the Material List and click the “Add Material” button at the bottom of the page and select “Generic”. From here, users can add the maps into Vray material, clicking on the right arrow button will help to expand the window off to the right where they can add texture to this material by selecting the little box next to “Diffuse” and finding the color map. This option will add the texture image to the material and going in the material section, the size of the material can adjust; also adding different maps from the material it become more realistic.

Source:www.thesketchupessentials.com

Downloading free Textures from Poliigon and using them in SketchUp/VRAY Renderings

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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“About The SketchUp Essentials ”

SketchUp’s two specialist Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls has written the book the SketchUp for Dummies where the way of Animating sections is discussed.

SketchUp software is an essential 3D modeling software for all the 3D modeling lovers and the SketchUp Essentials course is just a path to guide the users to use the tools in it.

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.

The SketchUp Essentials is a platform which will help the SketchUp beginners by providing them right information that will help them to work faster; this is basically a course where people can learn through example, step by step information and will get many more links of useful SketchUp tools. This course is fully established and started by Justin Geis who took the initiative for giving information to the users for making them SketchUp Pro.

According to Justin there are some important reasons which inspired him to start this course cum platform of all kind of SketchUp answers, here are the reasons discussed below:

  • Comprehensive SketchUp Instruction:
  • people don’t know the actual information about every tool in SketchUp or don’t know the exact usefulness of those tools, in this course people will get the exact knowledge how every tool works and their right application.
  • Detailed Examples:
  • This course also provides some example models as a help in modeling for the beginners for each section with step by step tutorials.
  • Tips and Tricks from the experienced professionals:
  • Professionals also guide the users by some useful tricks and tips to avoid common modeling mistakes.
  • Moreover than that, the users can get answers from Justin directly every time.

Information about the Course: This course is every kind of SketchUp users from every type of industry like Architects, Interior Designers, Hobbyists, Construction professionals, Landscape Architects etc. whoever loves 3D modeling. But this course is not for those people who want to use the free online version of SketchUp as it will particularly focus on the desktop version of SketchUp like towards SketchUp Pro users, but most of the topics will be helpful for the students who are using SketchUp Make 2017 or earlier versions. The course or training in SketchUp Essentials will help the users to begin with the right fundamentals of 3D modeling and many other advanced features.

The training will continue for lifelong and it is a total self-rated online course where users will decide their duration of learning. Lifetime access is a little weird to hear, the reason of calling it lifetime is that after enrolling users have unlimited entry to this course and if any user is unsatisfied with the purchase he can contact the SketchUp essentials team in the first 30 days to get the refund.

Source:thesketchupessentials.teachable.com

About The SketchUp Essentials

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

SketchUp and Extension Warehouse both is making the work of drawing and 3D modeling easier with some added tools for the architects, interior designers, engineers etc.

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 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.

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.

Adding Extensions to SketchUp

From the above discussion it is clear that there is a good bonding between the Extension warehouse and Sketchup; so users can add an extension on their local copy of SketchUp by just only clicking on the Install button on the extension details page and the rest of work will done after that.

There are a few cautions that help to install this Extension Warehouse like:

  • Users have to entry the Extension Warehouse only from SketchUp and if it is accessed form a web browser then a Download button will be seen instead of Installation Button and users then need to install the downloaded .rbz file through SketchUp Preferences.

  • The good news is that this SketchUp is absolutely free so users can easily download and use them. In addition of that, developers can have the option of selling extensions for a one-time-free or can get a subscription. A trial extension is generally free to use for a limited time and sometime an extension can be purchased that need to buy from the developer’s website and install the extension manually.

Installing Extensions manually in SketchUp Preferences

While downloading an extension from the Extension Warehouse through a web browser or from a developer’s website it will come as an .rbz file that can be installed manually. Here are the steps to follow before installing:

  • At first go to SketchUp and select the Extension Manager Option form Window menu, after clicking on it the Extension Manager window appears.

  • Now click on the Install Extension button.

  • The Open Dialog box will appear where users can find the .rbz file, just save it to the computer, select the file and click OK in Microsoft Windows or Open in Mac OS X.

  • SketchUp will warn the users about installing only extensions from trusted sources just click OK option for further procedure and the extension will be installed.

Purchasing Extensions in the 3D Warehouse

Anyone can purchase an extension through signing in to the Extension Warehouse or through any browser or SketchUp; but it is essential to sign in to the Extension Warehouse through SketchUp before installing a trial version or buying an extension. Here are some needed steps that need to follow before a purchase:

  1. Go to the extension detail page and click the Purchase button.

  2. In the prompted option, users have to enter their billing and payment information, billing information will verify the credit card, the receipt is emailed to the email address that user uses to sign in to Extension Warehouse.

The following steps is needed to install a trial or purchased extension:

  1. Go to the SketchUp and select the Extension Warehouse from Windows and sign in to the Extension Warehouse.

  2. Now search for the extension that is needed or go to the extensions details page and click Install Trial option.

  3. Then go to the user menu and select the My Extensions option.

  4. The My Extension tab will open scroll down to the trial extension or the purchased extension to install and click on either the Install Trial or Install link. Click yes to install.

Finding an extension after installation

After installing an extension will appear on an Extension menu, select it from the menu to start using it.

Source help.sketchup.com

Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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E-on Software released LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ for sketchup & cad professionals

E-on Software adds two new wings to their LumenRT product series by introducing LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ.

LumenRT Architect supports SketchUp and ArchiCAD. It’s actual price is $495 but the users can avail it with a discounted price of $395 for the time being. LumenRT Architect is specifically designed for architectural professionals to instantly convert SketchUp and ArchiCAD designs into nature-packed images, videos and interactive worlds. LumenRT Architect provides an streamlined solution to convey design ideas into reality within a completely animated 3D surroundings involving wind-swept plants, rolling clouds, rippling water, deep shadows and beautiful light.

Several SketchUp users can now walk around and research with high-fidelity realistic visualization and attain a sound understanding of the overall benefits.

LumenRT VIZ is only compatible with sketchup and the users can use it at free of cost. But it is not suitable for commercial application. LumenRT VIZ is a free, fully functional version of LumenRT Architect. It includes a small LumenRT logo to all output. With LumenRT VIZ, the sketchup users will be able to seamlessly produce high-fidelity visualizations of their designs.

Download sample images, boxshots and logos here: www.e-onsoftware.com

E-on Software adds two new wings to their LumenRT product series by introducing LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ.
Image Courtesy: ronenbekerman.com
E-on Software adds two new wings to their LumenRT product series by introducing LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ.

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3D modeling with Sketchup make Trimble

Basic Course organized by the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Forlì in collaboration with Visuall SRL.S. have been recognized, no. CFP 6 from CNAPPC .

The objective of the course is to give participants the tools needed to design and modeling three-dimensional objects from design to architecture. At the end of the course the student will be able to use all the tools for modeling, listed models and management of the views to be able to print their work or share them on the screen and by e-mail.

Participation fee € 130.00 + VAT registration closes : 15/07/2014 length n. 6 hours

Mode of entry send the request for pre-registration form to: Visuall SRL.S (visuall@visuall.it), stating its personal and fiscal (tax code., and P. Iva), telephone and email. From the date of confirmation of registration, which will be forwarded via e-mail from Visuall SRL.S, and / or communicated by telephone, the subscriber will have to proceed to the payment of the balance in the time of the next 3 days, sending the response of payment via e-mail. If you do not receive the indicated time, the enrollment will be canceled.

Appointment : Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 15.30 at Visuall Showroom via Decius Rays 2, Forli

3D modeling with Sketchup make Trimble

3D modeling with Sketchup make Trimble

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www.sketchup-ur-space.com

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