Allura GPU – Photorealistic Rendering for SketchUp using NVIDIA Iray

Transform your rendering work to the next level with Allura GPU – Photorealistic Rendering for SketchUp with NVIDIA Iray®. It means Iray+, from NVIDIA, is now accessible as a plugin renderer for SketchUp with the Allura extension from Render Plus Software.

This skethup extension is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. To accelerate the speed of your rendering, apply your Graphics Processing Card.

NVIDIA Iray+ belongs to a 3D renderer which employs the power of your GPU (Graphics Processor) to accomplish the rendering. Iray+ can instantly calculate light paths and reflections.

There are lots of automatic rendering settings which range from indirect illumination, reflections, refractions, soft shadows, blurry reflections, reflective and refractive caustics, etc.

The users have to allot material properties in SketchUp, click render, the renderer will do the rest work.

Iray+ is specifically created to optimize the application of GPU hardware to make sure that your rendering is up to the standard.

While going to choose your renderer, the consideration should be given on how you can apply your GPU(s). SketchUp itself is very GPU intensive when it is necessary to edit and view your model.

To download a 30-day Free Trial version, click on the following link www.renderplus.com

Allura GPU - Photorealistic Rendering for SketchUp using NVIDIA Iray

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How to arrange some options before rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup 2017

This is an exclusive video tutorial for sketchup and v-ray users. In this video, one will be familiar with how to arrange some options prior to start rendering process with v-ray 3.4 for sketchup 2017.

In v-ray 3.4 there is a new option called v-ray asset editor. It comprises of the new black theme interface. The category and library material tab will be visible once the users click on the small arrow located at left.

The V-Ray Asset Editor is useful for managing of V-Ray linked assets and V-Ray render settings efficiently. The users can pull out the parameter setting, and it’ll be automatically modified in material view.

To learn the detail process, watch the following video.

How to arrange some options before rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup 2017

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Eneroth Component Replacer for SketchUp

Eneroth Component Replacer is the newest sketchup extension. It is used to quickly pick up any component or group and substitute others with it.

This plugin is ideal for architectural design when it is essential to substitute various components simultaneously. As for instance, test how the building will appear with another type of windows or to rapidly interchange numerous furniture. It can also be used for rendering to substitute proxies by more detailed components.

It is possible to choose a source component in one drawing context, turn off the tool and navigate to another drawing context, and after that substitute components there with your formerly selected source. In order to choose a new source whenever required, just press Alt.

By default the substituted components retain their axes (placement and scaling). As for example, a big table substituting a small table will contain the size of the big table. As an alternative, one can choose to maintain the bounds, i.e. size up the replacement to fit what it replaces, with tapping Tab.

One can run this plugin from Extensions > Eneroth Component Replacer or the toolbar.

Modifier keys:

Alt/Command = Select new source to substitute.
Ctrl/Option = Substitute all equivalent components in active context.
Shift = Substitute all equivalent components throughout model.
Tab = Toggle keep bounds.

To download the plugin, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Eneroth Component Replacer for SketchUp

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Yulio just launched a new plugin for sketchup to experience improved virtual reality

Yulio Technologies just launched their newly developed plugin for SketchUp software. The plugin will enhance the ability of existing SketchUp users to virual reality experiences (VREs) that provide more realistic details and can immerse viewing audiences in a superior manner.

The users will be able to produce VREs from SketchUp renders as well as distribute the existing portfolio with clients, on their website and on social media. The plugin is specifically designed for architecture, interior design & real estate.

The plugin will facilitate each designer to obtain the scope to efficiently transform their work from 2D renders in CAD to files that are VR compatible and prepared for viewing via a quicker and better-integral platform. Yulio’s plugin will perform the majority of SketchUp’s design lifting to recover URLs to the user, facilitating the designers to allocate their VR experiences and creations in quickest possible time.

The plugin will allow the designers to keep in touch with their clients through enhanced VR technology.

These plugins function to make the virtual reality experience in A&D better, and provide customers the scope to completely experience designs. While in evolving phase, company plans to obtain speed and provide a perfect sense of realism.

To avail the plugin, go through the following link www.yulio.com

yulio-plugin-for-sketchup

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Flux – The newest sketchup extension

Flux is a useful sketchup extension. It facilitates the sketchup users to collaborate with others as well as relates sketchup with other most recognized design tools ranging from Revit, AutoCAD, Dynamo, Excel, Google Sheets, 3ds Max, Grasshopper through cloud.

Flux generates agile workflows from concept to production and thus save significant time for the users.

It is compatible with sketchup make or pro 64-bit, 2015, 2016 or 2017 for Windows.

Given below, different types of applications of the plugin :-

Obtain geometry directly from Revit (with the Flux plugin for Revit)
Deliver quantity take-offs out of your SketchUp model to Excel or Google Sheets.

 Leverage third-party Flux applications to draw perfect topography, road, and building data into your SketchUp scene.
Hand over your massing and site context to a facade designer who works in Grasshopper or Dynamo.
Live link the interior and landscape designs with Revit straight.
Visualize any SketchUp model in virtual reality via live link incorporation with Unity.

Combine structural, MEP, and architectural SketchUp models into a central model for conflict resolution.
Some exclusive features of the plugin are link your design tools, speed up design recurrences, collaborate across disciplines, leverage computer in the cloud, view and allocate geometry online et.

For more information, visit https://flux.io

Flux – The newest sketchup extension

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Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

This sketchup vray video tutorial provides demonstration on the process of render farm.

A Render Farm comprises of a group of networked computers which operate jointly to execute large rendering tasks. Render farms moves silently, devoid of graphical demonstration of the renderings as they advance, or you can apply the Render Farm Display tool to show the parts of the image as soon as they are finished. The Render Farm facilitates you to utilize more compute power for lengthy tasks at the expense of some interactivity.

The nXt Render Farm contains four pieces of software:

  1. IRender nXt is applied to state the model to render. The Render Farm is initiated directly from IRender nXt, or if it is required to preview the rendering first, a preview rendering can be started (with smaller resolution and fewer passes), and then start the Farm from IRender Batch.
  2. The Farm itself, (nXt.exe ornXt64.exe, running on each Farm CPU). This belongs to a version of the nXt rendering engine which renders nearly mutely, in the background, requiring very little user interface. This portion of the nXt Render Farm Software is utilized by itself, in combination with commercial render farm software, for a more sophisticated render farm solution.
  3. nXtFarmer.exe (nXtFarmer64.exe) is a small executable that operates on each network rendering station, waits for jobs to be produced, and begins the Farm Processor.
  4. IRenderBatch.exe is a utility program to show renderings once they are completed and save them as .JPG, .PNG or .ArImage files.

Downloads: The IRender nXt Render Farm software can be downloaded from the McNeel nXt Forum: (accurender.ning.com)

  • Render Farm Downloads
    Make sure to download the version to tally your operating system (32 bit or 64 bit)

Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

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Download Eneroth Zoom Back for SketchUp

Eneroth3 has developed Eneroth Zoom Back for sketchup. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

This sketchup extension is mostly suitable for interior views. It facilitates to move the camera as far backwards as possible devoid of striking anything.

At the time of making interior views, it is necessary many times to arrange the cameras as adjacent to a wall as possible to display as much of the room as possible, but devoid of zooming out via the wall by mistake.

This plugin positions the camera 1 cm ahead of whatever is straight behind it when the plugin is reactive. The distance is modifiable from the plugin’s menu.

Click on the following link to download the plugin Eneroth Zoom Back

Download Eneroth Zoom Back for SketchUp

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How to use Artisan Organic Toolset in Sketchup

Justin Geis has presented another exclusive sketchup tutorial that is based on Artisan Organic Toolset. This sketchup extension is develop by Dale Martens Aka Whaat and it costs $39. The users can avail a 15-days free trial version by clicking this link artisan4sketchup.com

This sketchup extension can be used for generating organic models in sketchup. Use it for sculpting to terrain modeling in sketchup. With it the designers can also create models for furniture, characters, abstract sculptures, fabric/curtains/pillows, rocks/tree trunks/plants etc.

It contains different types of powerful organic modeling tools like subdivision surfaces, sculpt tools, vertex transformation tools, mesh optimization (polygon reduction) etc.

To get a live demo, go through the following video.

How to use Artisan Organic Toolset in Sketchup

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