CompoScene – The newest sketchup extension is just launched

Rafael Rivera has developed CompoScene, the newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It can only function in windows platform.

The extension will be very effective for different industries like Architecture, Education, Film & Stage, Gaming, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

The extension can be used for generating and exporting sketchup scenes containing rendering channels and composing them in photoshop or other painting apps.

CompoScene has the ability to develop rendering channels for you to build upon and produce your individual art style.

One can access the extension from the extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Go through the following video to have live demo of the extension.

CompoScene – The newest sketchup extension is just launched

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Eneroth Tool Memory – The newest sketchup plugin

Eneroth Tool Memory is just introduced in extension warehouse. It supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018 as well as Mac OS X and Windows platform.

The plugin can be applied to cycle recently utilized tools in sketchup to accelerate and simplify the modeling process.

The plugin is specifically designed for experienced professionals who prefer to make the best use of their work as well as most ideal for the tools which are utilized too little to get a shortcut for, but very frequent as soon as they are used.

It should be noted that the tool stack only will include actual tools. Other commands, e.g. Save or Zoom Extents, will not be remembered.

This sketchup extension can be downloaded from extension warehouse. extensions.sketchup.com

Go through the following video tutorial for online demonstration.

Eneroth Tool Memory – The newest sketchup plugin

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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Wire Bending & Routing Tool – The newest sketchup extension

Wire Bending & Routing Tool is the latest sketchup plugin that is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is developed to serve different industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

This plugin is used to draw wire with bending on corners and illustrate perfect length of it.

How does the plugin work ?

1. Choose lines in the model where it is required to route and draw wire
If lines remain in group – explode or edit that group.

2. Operate extension from menu – Extensions -> Wire Bending and Routing Tool

3. Fix parameters: units, wire diameter, bending radius, wire roundness parameter, bending roundness parameter

4. Press OK button

5. If you prefer, copy overall length from the report produced

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

Wire Bending & Routing Tool – The newest sketchup extension

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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

3D Print with Print a Thing is the newest sketchup pluign available in extension warehouse. It is developed by Print a Thing, LLC.

It is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin will be very useful for various industries like engineering, gaming, woodworking etc.

This extension facilitates the users to simply upload their creations to the Print a Thing 3D Printing service for a quick quote, rapid turnaround, and superior quality prints.

In order to download 3D Print with Print a Thing, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

Given below, some handy tips for sketchup users to improve their modeling skills significantly.

01. Apply the 3D Warehouse gallery: examine and cleanse models prior to importing them.

There is a universe of downloadable 3D models made by other users that can fast-track the construction of your own models. To avoid adding additional information such as lines, layers, and materials, which will only increase file sizes, purge the model’s components before saving them.

02. Place the model properly in space.

Geo-referencing a project facilitates you to consider it with regards to location, an intuitive quality for any successful architectural scheme. It is required to place a 3D model, avail it from the window> model information> geolocation> add location / define location customarily.

It is also very important to consider the time zone of each location.

03. Employ plugins and explore the new things in Extension Warehouse.

SketchUp users create different types of plugins which provide solution to the problems in each version as well as utilize the capability of accessible tools, and integrate new 3D modeling equipment.

Extensions are available from Solar North, which offer tools to fix the orientation for the angle of sunlight and shadows, to Sketchy FFD, a mesh operated with a series of control points in its vertices and edges to manipulate the dimensions of the chosen object.

04. Arrange and save your toolbar settings.

It is very crucial to customize the work surroundings as per your requirements and preferences. Make sure that your ideal settings are saved for future application, just manage sufficient time to arrange a toolbar. It will be possible to accomplish tasks in organized way and invest more time in concepts, design, and detailing.

05. Utilize groups and components to streamline editing and developing a model.

The most powerful feature of sketchup is to arrange models into groups of objects, lines or figures. The process is very quick and easy (secondary button> create group) and facilitate you to modify a specific section of your model (by double-clicking on it), keeping the other figures near the object unchanged. It is suggested to double-click on the newly generated surface, thus choose both faces and edges, and make a group prior to utilize the push / pull tool or any other modification.

To get more useful sketchup tips, go through the following link archdaily.com

Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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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 tips to create cut openings in your sketchup model

In this sketchup video tutorial, you will be familiar with 5 different ways to cut holes and create openings in your sketchup geometry.

You will learn how to use push pool tool in sketchup to cut holes very easily and efficiently.

Next, you will learn how to apply intersect with model option to generate and eliminate faces. This options allow the users to connect cut out in different layers.

In SketchUp Make, it is possible to make the effect of a subtraction with the use of the Intersect with Model command. If Intersect with Model is used, the two shapes don’t have to be solid entities rather Intersect with Model employs a dissimilar effect if your shapes remain solids.

Then you will learn how to utilize cut components to cut openings in single thickness walls.

After that you will learn how to apply DoubleCut to cut openings in double walls.

Finally, you will learn how to employ the solid tools of sketchup pro to produce cut openings in your model.

​Watch the following video tutorial to get more clear ideas.

Some useful tips to create cut openings in your sketchup model

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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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Arka Roy
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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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Arka Roy
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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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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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