Advanced Vray Course for SketchUp

This sketchup video provides the detailed information on advanced course for v-ray sketchup users.

This advanced Vray course will teach you how to generate amazing images maintaining superior quality.

On the basis of the fundamental course of Vray (free), this advanced course will focus on some professional techniques like global illumination, advanced materials, camera adjustments, artificial lighting, distributed rendering, etc.

This course is specifically designed for the students of architecture, interior architecture, decorators, shopkeepers, designers of different branches ranging from landscapers, shops, professionals in the industry, companies as well as anyone who wants to learn how to produce realistic infographics with v-ray for sketchup.

The motto of this advanced course is to make the students capable of facing the professional world, either working independently, in architectural studies, design, decoration etc. The training will be provided on the vital tools of the program and on the basis of advice from experienced teacher.

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How to produce realistic rendering of any sketchup model with ArielVisison

This sketchup video shows the detailed process for creating realistic rendered images of any Sketchup model with the application of Arielvision.

ArielVision is a photorealistic rendering extension that supports Trimble SketchUp 2016 or earlier versions.

ArielVision uses a superior quality rendering engine, and integrates a well-organized and user-friendly interface that offers necessary rendering features.

ArielVision applies sun, sky, shadows, lights, transparency and reflections to produce Photorealistic renderings from SketchUp models.

The plugin contains the following features :-

Lights and Illumination

Reflective Materials

Background Images

Realistic glass materials

Top quality, PhotoRealistic Rendering Engine

Obtain superior quality rendering with a single mouse click and various preset options.

Fully integrated with SketchUp, Make or Professional. (Windows only)

Reflection and transparency controls for realistic rendering of materials.

Direct and indirect lighting from natural and artificial sources.

HDRI skies and backgrounds offer context for your model.

Get full interior scenes supported with custom lamps, ceiling lights and more.

Self glow: Put realism to special objects like televisions and lighted signs.

Physically-based ray-cast lighting produces realistic results in daytime or night-time scenes.

Unlimited rendering resolution: render any image at any size.

Click on the following link to download a 30-days free trial version

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One day sketchup class for the interior designer, architect, builder, set designer, designer

A one-day beginner class will be conducted on 28th January from 9:30AM – 5:00PM with a one-hour recess for lunch. The class will be held at 50 Harrison St. Hoboken, NJ. The class will provide practical training as well as necessary information and tools which are very useful to improve your capability for designing independently.

The class is specifically designed for the interior designer, architect, builder, set designer, designer or a decorator to express their ideas more confidently.

The class size is restricted for 6 students.

The class will provide discussion on the following topics :-

– Convert 3D shapes into real world objects

– The effectiveness of rectangle tool as compared to generating squares

– The usefulness of the Push Pull Tool

– The Line Tool and following an axis

– Inferencing and how to settle If required

– Scaling your objects

– Knowledge on the variation among a component and a group

– Various application of The Follow Me Tool & how it saves significant times

– The importance of Option Key

– Process for using textures, produce and light a scene

– Arrangement for camera angles

– Importing furniture through Google Warehouse

– Arranging objects in your model with Layers

– Inserting dimensions to plan, elevation and Isometric views

Requirements for the class:

– Personal laptop with power cord

– The most updated version of SketchUp Pro or Make

– Basic 3 button scroll wheel mouse

In order to get more information, call Ken directly at 201-218-0413 or email

One day sketchup class for the interior designer

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An exclusive tutorial on Soft, Smooth and Hidden Edges in Sketchup

Aaron Dietzen, sales engineer at Trimble Sketchup, presents an exclusive sketchup video that briefly explains the differences between soft, smooth and hidden edges in Sketchup as well as how to manage them. These are the most useful properties of sketchup. This sketchup tutorial is based on 3d chessboard model. This is a part of sketchup skill builder series to model efficiently and quickly. The video will also explain how to find a solution if a line is hidden or softened.

The Soften Edges feature can be applied, together with the smooth/edge property, to modify the visibleness of the edges and transform the model to become more convincing with less geometry. It will enhance the performance of the computer.

While trying to soften an edge, the edge is hidden, and the faces that the edge bounds turns to be a surface entity.

Smooth: While smoothing an edge, it includes shading to create a smooth appearance of the faces. But, If the smooth property is applied individually, the edge stays apparent.

Hide : An edge can also be hidden (or any geometry, the hidden property isn’t separated from edges). For a hidden edge, the edge is not evident, but any faces connecting the edge are not converted into a surface entity.

It is suggested to apply the eraser tool to instantly smooth and soften the edges. Open the Soften Edges dialog box, if more modifications are required.

Go through the following useful article, to gather more information.

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How to control light in a render scene in Vray Camera for SketchUp

If you want to make your render smarter, then this sketchup vray tutorial, submitted by Imagination Studio 3D, is ideal for you. By watching this tutorial, one can learn how to control light in a render scene with ISO, Diaphragm and Shutter options in Vray Camera for SketchUp.

The perfect settings for VRay Physical Camera very are very important for the photographer.

Shutter parameter regulates the exposure time for the virtual camera. The image will be brighter, if the time is longer (small Shutter speed value). Contrarily, the image will be gloomier, if the exposure time is shorter (high Shutter speed value). This parameter also influences the motion blur effect.

Film speed (ISO ) parameter controls the sensitivity of the film as well as the illumination of the image. If the film speed (ISO) is high (film is more sensitive to the light), the image will be sharper. Lower ISO values can make the film less sensitive and generate a gloomier image.

How to control light in a render scene in Vray Camera for SketchUp


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Process for generating chrome, stainless and mirror in Vray

This is another nice presentation from Robson Jacobsen. The tutorial will provide useful guidance on how to generate various materials keeping realistic appearance in V-ray.

Vray Materials alias VRayMtl is the fundamental and mostly recognized universal material that VRay offers. There are 3 types of main materials like VRayMtl, VRayFastSSS2, and VRayBlendMtl which can provide realistic outputs.

VRay is also designed to be applied with it’s native shaders.

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How to use sketchup for designing an architectural plant quickly

This sketchup video tutorial will introduce you a useful system to develop an architectural plant in quickest possible time. The video will help you to make the best use of your modeling time as well as make the process well-organized.

In this sketchup video, Profile Builder, the exclusive sketchup plugin is used to create the design. Profile Builder 2 is mostly used for lightspeed sketchup modeling of smart building materials.

Go through the following link to download the most updated version of profile builder.

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GKWare Cab Maker, kitchen, vanity version v1.0.60 is launched

This exclusive sketchup plugin is used to generate cabinets for kitchens, vanities, bookcases, entertainment centers etc. There are reasonable sizes for the cabinets which can be used substantially. Besides, there exist different types of styles and textures to be selected. It is possible to include supplementary textures as per your choices. Cab Maker provides support for user definable profiles, cabinet libraries and handles.

Imperial (fractional inches or decimal inches) or metric (mm) Face Frame or Frameless. Overlay or Inset.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, SU 7, SU 8, SU 2013, SU 2014, SU 2015, SU 2016 and SU2017 and available in English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and United Kingdom.

A toolbar alias “GKWare CabMaker is available for the plugin. Beside, a submenu under the plugins menu called “GKWare CabMaker” and menu option below that known as “CabMaker” also exists. A hot key can be inserted to the menu item.

After resolving all the disputes, then press the “Enter” key or select “Create” from the “Cabinets” Tab. The mouse will be converted to a “Door” cursor. Click the exact position to implant the cabinet and drag to notify Cab Maker what direction is required for the cabinet to face. Base cabinets default to an elevation of 0 and Upper cabinets default to the height over the floor as specified on the “Defaults” Tab.

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Review of 3.4 Beta for Sketchup

Recently Chaos Group launches vray 3.4 beta for sketchup. The users can access this vray 3.4 beta for free by making registration online in Chaos group webpage. But the licence key will be activated till to the next year at January 1.

Go through the following sketchup video to be familiar with the new feature of vray 3.4 beta for sketchup.

This newest version of v-ray includes the new interface and three toolbars with easy shortcuts to some of the most recognized V-Ray components.

There is new black theme interface in v-ray asset editor. By clicking on the small arrow at left side, one can access the category and library material tab. The V-Ray Asset Editor can be used to efficiently manage V-Ray associated assets and V-Ray render settings. Go to quick setting and drag the parameter setting, and it’ll be modified automatically in material view.

A render icon exists in the gear tab icon at the right and the users will be able to render directly from here.

Now, it is possible to modify the behavior of the render icon in vray rendering and options toolbar by clicking on it. Go back to vray asset editors, and click on this box. The users can render it for production render mode, or for RT render mode.

With Batch Render, set up all of your scene tabs, and render each individual scene tab with a single mouse click.

The V-Ray 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button automatically creates a 6:1 aspect ratio cube map for both eyes, applicable with easily accessible V-R Headsets. By clicking on the 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button, V-Ray will automatically produce a stereoscopic image.

Then, v-ray frame buffer. v-ray frame buffer commonly used to view all render elements in a single window and switch between them easily. It’s also used to view the rendered channels individually and many more.

V-Ray for SketchUp 3.4 (BETA)

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Review of Sketchup 2017

In this sketchup video, Robson Jacobsen, CEO of Jacobsen3D, briefly reviews the primary new features of sketchup 2017.

The most vital modification is made to rectangle tool in SketchUp 2017. Now, there is a small pre-drawn rectangle that will facilitate the users to choose the axis automatically on which the drawing will be produced. It is also possible to lock the axis with the use of the arrow keys.

The speed is also significantly enhanced (minimum 20% to 30%). SketchUp 2017 offers the new graphics (line work, transparent materials, shadows, etc) in both SketchUp and Layout.

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