Soap Skin & Bubble – The newest sketchup demo plugin

Josef L has developed soap skin & bubble, the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is very effective for 3d printing, animation and drawing.

This plugin can be used to provide a skin over edges for generating complicated curved surfaces.

This Plugin is a Time-Limited Demo

Time restriction is April 10, 2019

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

Watch the demo of the plugin.

Soap Skin & Bubble

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SentioVR for Sketchup – The newest web based sketchup plugin

SentioVR is a web platform to deliver 3D models in Virtual Reality efficiently for making demonstration to client.

SentioVR facilitates the architects and designers to produce a free account as well as upload 360 renders which are exported from 3D models and make interactive experiences and transfer their clients within their designs with Virtual Reality devices

Plugin to view Sketchup 3D models in Samsung Gear VR

This Sketchup plugin allows the users to directly upload their 3D models to the cloud, fix the scale of observing the model and present it in Samsung Gear VR for a virtual reality experience.

The clients can view the details of the model in 360, look at any point in the model to teleport to the new position and experience your design naturally devoid of any supplementary coding or rendering softwares.

To apply the plugin, you should require the following:

1) Active account on http://www.sentiovr.com
2) Samsung Gear VR to view your 3D model in VR

Watch the online demonstration of the plugin.

SentioVR for Sketchup – The newest web based sketchup plugin

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Curic Align – The newest sketchup plugin in extension warehouse

Curic Align is the newest sketchup plugin that is available in extension warehouse. This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018.

The plugin will be very effective for Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

This sketchup plugin can be used to align one or more elements as follow :-

– Align objects with the faces/axes of BoundingBox (Left – Center – Right).
– Align to edge, face, section plane.

– Ctrl = copy
– Shift = Move from point to plane

In order to download Curic Align, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Watch the following video tutorial for online demonstration of the plugin.

Curic Align – The newest sketchup plugin in extension warehouse

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Some useful free sketchup plugins to improve your modelling speed

Sketchup plugins are useful to increase modelling speed, save huge time and get superior result. The sketchup plugins will facilitate you to get rid of redundant tasks like extruding (push/pull) several surfaces or generating offsets and multiple copies etc. Just provide the data, and the plugins will do rest automatically.

Given below, an extensive lists of free sketchup plugins which will allow you to produce some creative designs quickly and efficiently.

Tips to set up a plugin of SketchUp :-

Initially, click on “Extension Manager”; the red coloured gem icon located on the far right of the toolbar. Alternatively, one can open “Extension Manager” from “Window” drop menu. Then, click on “Install Extensions” located at the bottom left of the Extension Manager Window. Now, select the extension file with the ‘rbz’ extension from the download folder. The extension will be visible in your list of extensions. Ensure it is enabled. If you restart SketchUp, the shortcut toolbar or icon of the installed extension will come into view.

1. Joint Push/Pull (sketchucation.com): It is a plugin that offers different options for extrusion of surfaces. Among these options, one is extruding multiple surfaces in parallel. Get help from the user manual furnished by the developer for more details.

You have to download the Free Library extension supplied by the same developer before that.

2. Multiple Offsets (sketchucation.com): This plugin accomplishes the similar functionality found in AutoCAD’s offset but in 3D. It is possible to chose one or more surfaces which are going to be offset and then select one of the three options.

3. CLF Shape Bender (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin allows you to bend a group or a component to tally the path of a curve or even a free-hand line. It provides you a wireframe preview of the product prior to implementation.

4. RandomPushPull (sketchucation.com): This plugin can be used to generate different forms or playful wall cladding. It arbitrarily extrudes all the selected surfaces inside the range you enter. You only require to provide a minimum and a maximum value, then you will obtain a set of extruded surfaces with depths ranging among these two values.

5. FredoScale (sketchucation.com): This plugin offers a diversified scale transformation options to your model. These options comprise of stretching, tapering, and twisting among others.

6. Soap Skin & Bubble (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin allows you to utilize a skin over the space among specified edges as well as generate a complicated yet smooth surface. However, this plugin is only free till April 2018.

7. Curviloft (sketchucation.com): This is very effective plugin developed by Fredo6 that provides a parametric edge to the simple modeling software. It contains 9 different modeling options to be generated from a set of selected curved lines.

8. Selection Toys (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin provides you a wide array of selection options, same as QSelect or Filter in AutoCAD. In this way, it is possible to avoid modifying or eliminating the wrong entity.

9. Weld (extensions.sketchup.com): Similar to the Weld option in 3Ds Max, this plugin can be used to transform a set of connected lines and arcs into a single polyline.

10. Fredo6: Bezier Spline (sketchucation.com): This extension provides you huge lists of line drawing options which comprise of Polylines, Bezier and Spline curves. These baselines are helpful to produce unique forms.

To get the lists of more free sketchup plugins, go through the following link arch2o.com

Some useful free sketchup plugins to improve your modelling speed

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Mc-F3D – The newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehous

Mario C has developed Mc-F3D. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is very effective for various industries like Architecture, Construction, Film & Stage, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Woodworking etc.

The plugin includes four new functions to the context menu (right button) to curtail the working time. The first 2 are utilized devoid of any limitations. The “Open” function needs the F3D dynamic components available on the developer’s site.

4 The new commands are included to the contextual menu (right-click) along with a toolbar.

1- Line to wall : Right-click on a line and provide the thickness and height of the wall to elevate from it.

2- Perpendicular wall : Choose a line and the face it borders, right-click and provide offset distance, thickness and length.

3- Windows : Instantly produce your windows as required. Auto naming. The dynamic component is no more required.

4- Opening : It should be utilized on F3D doors dynamic components. Right-click on the component to create the opening. Alternatively, the toolbar can also be applied.

For online demonstration, watch the following tutorial video.

Mc-F3D – The newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehous

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nz_Camera – The newest sketchup plugin

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Camera, an exclusive plugin for sketchup. It is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is useful for Film & Stage, Gaming, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking and other.

The plugin can function to correctly trace your camera and subject as well as distantly explore and validate camera locations in sketchup.

Just choose the two critical points;

Where is the camera situated? and what is the camera looking at!

It is possible to strategically trace the camera distantly from a strategic view. GoBack option allows you to instantly return to your original vantage point and establish another shot distantly from a birds-eyes view.

Views are preserved through SU:Scenes of course, but it is also possible to set up a ‘Named Camera Position’ in order that it becomes easier returning to the that scene with nz_Camera itself.

These markers can be easily detected in outliner and eliminated as soon as all the probabilities are examined graphically.

Watch the online demo.

nz_Camera – The newest sketchup plugin

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Bitmap to Mesh – The newest sketchup extension

Thomas Thomassen has developed Bitmap to Mesh sketchup plugin. This plugin supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is used to produce a 2D or 3D mesh from a bitmap image.

From heightmaps, it is possible to produce terrains or any other surface.

Image entities are transformed into 2D pixel grids.

It creates two triangles per pixel!

250×250 pixel image produces a mesh of ~125K faces! ( 250 250 2 )

Menus & Toolbars

• Draw » Mesh From Heightmap
• Context Menu » Mesh From Heightmap
• Context Menu » Mesh From Bitmap

The plugin can be downloaded from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Watch online demonstration of the plugin.

Bitmap to Mesh – The newest sketchup extension

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nz_MyCatalogue helps to create your own parametric library of extrudable profiles

Natale Zappia has developed nz_MyCatalogue, the newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

 This sketchup extension is very useful for various industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

nz_MyCatalogue facilitates the users to make their individual multifaceted parametric library of extrudable profiles.

Alike sketchup, nz_MyCatalogue facilitates to produce profiles ranging from as little input as

Profile Name
Width
Height
or through to the formation of complicated custom profiles

Apart from, it is also possible to add different parameters like:

DIRECTIONAL offset… Spacing elements at selected centers (adjustable to Centerline or Face offset)
LATERAL offset…. Assign spacings among wall elements (adjustable to Centerliine)
VERTICAL offset: eg overhead cupboards (adaptable to top face or underside measurements)
Overall Length limits

Custom colour of your own conception

At any point the parameters can be

overridden
updated or
temporarily created upon selection of the profile.

It is possible to select for each resultant object to either be a
group or
component

eitherway the object has drawn instances containing:
Instance names similar to it’s library name
Similar axes corresponding to the object itself, it signifies that one can simply unite groups while transforming them into components (also refer to nz_ConvertMe).

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

Watch online demonstration of the plugin.

nz_MyCatalogue helps to create your own parametric library of extrudable profiles

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Dulux Trade Digital Palette – The newest sketchup extension

Dulux Trade Digital Palette is the newest sketchup extension that supports sketchup 2017 and sketchup 2018.

This extension is very effective for Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Urban Planning.

The extension allows you to get access to most up-to-date Dulux colour collections and arrange color to design any project efficiently. Besides, the extension can be incorporated with your digital design software.

The software offers the following exclusive features :-

a. Full CP5 and Heritage colour collections
b. Filter colours through hue
c. Professionally chosen co-ordinating colours
d. Search colours with hue, colour code or name
e. Eyedropper tool matches prevailing scene colours to those in the Duluc collections

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

Dulux Trade Digital Palette – The newest sketchup extension

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Arka Roy
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AmbiensVR SketchUp Plugin – The newest sketchup extension

AmbiensVR SketchUp Plugin is the newest sketchup extension that is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The extension can be used to transform any 3d models into VR scenes instantly.

It facilitates the users to convert a static model into an interactive experience in real time and accessible on various platforms.

Set up AVR Plugin, click on the AVR button and wait for minimum five minutes for operation.

As soon as your 3d model is VR-ready, it will be possible to include any interaction according to your choice.

CANVAS EDITOR

AmbiensVR comes with particular tools to edit your model as well as select interactive items like sliding doors, opening doors, switching-material furniture.

In order to download CANVAS, click on the following link ambiensvr.com

Watch online demonstration of the plugin.

AmbiensVR SketchUp Plugin – The newest sketchup extension

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