SketchUp is simple yet powerful software full of special and useful extensions and TrueBend from Thom is another one that allows users to bend geometry within a single click.
This extension can be found in SketchUp’s Extension Warehouse and it bends instances for a given degree, saving the original length of the reference segment and in recent this reference segment is the bottom front of the boundingbox. As this works at the bottom front bounding box edge so it is recommended that the instance axis line up with the bend.
This tool or extension is totally designed to help users for bending objects within SketchUp for a given degree or radius and it also allows users to bend an object while keeping the length of the object intact. An example will definitely make this matter clear: suppose a user wants to bend a shape which is 60 inches long along a 180° bend then he/she will click and drag the red bar on the SketchUp design page for bending the object. Or the person can just click and drag to enter a value in the VCB to manually set the number of degrees in the bend; here the magic happens, this particular cool extension allows bending object sup to 360° where other extensions such as radial bend in FredoScale, only really allow users to go up to 180°. Moreover that, users can also adjust the number of segments created by typing an “s” behind any entered value and it is useful for things like spiral staircases or many other things where users need to bend as per on a set number of segments. Besides that, users can also adjust their created segments which has become softened or smoothed or may an unhidden geometry is created.
The above is the little explanations about the functions of this tool and here is the explanation of that tool applying on geometry by Aaron. According to his work TrueBend selects and groups certain geometry, there is only one icon of TrueBend and clicking on it appears some broken elements on the lower part of the geometry and a handle in the middle. By clicking and moving it the whole shape will get bended to the specified angle; right click on the object will give some options to fix the angle. His extension is just so perfect to use that while bending and working with; it holds on the length and bends exactly the same degree or edge as the users want in their model. Some geometry can be bended along the front and some are along back; all this can be happened just with one tool and one handle, it’s so much easier to do.
To see the detail tutorial follow:www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-e0wjINFr4
Curic Sun is the newest sketchup extension that is available in extension warehouse. It is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.
The plugin is suitable for different industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Other.
The plugin is ideal for architectural projects. It has similarity with ecotect in sketchup.
The plugin is used to generate solar chart.
To download the plugin from extension warehouse, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com
This is an exclusive online sketchup course you will be experienced with SketchUp by gathering good knowledge on the drawing, design, and rendering tools available in 2018 version of this powerful software.
George Maestri, a renowned animation industry professional having broad experience as a writer, director and producer, will conduct the course and provide training on navigating the interface, managing objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, leveraging organizational tools, and dealing with materials and textures on both Windows and Mac platforms.
Besides, gather knowledge on how to perform with recyclable components along with third-party objects from the 3D Warehouse and employ simple styles and animation to transform your 3D projects more polished and presentable.
a. avigating the interface for Mac and Windows
b. Configuring toolbars and tray windows
c. Choosing and moving objects
d. Drawing lines and shapes
e. Formation of 3D text
f. Computing and labeling objects
g. Applying organizational tools
h. Dealing with components
i. Generating and using materials
j. Animating and rendering your drawings
For more information on the course, go through the following link learningdl.com
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.
To get more updates, visit http://jacobsen3d.com/project/curso-vray-avanzado/
This exclusive sketchup video is presented by the youtuber The Sketchup Essentials. By watching this exclusive video one can learn how to use fast style badges inside sketchup to run your model more speedily. Some styles contain unique features like sketchy edges, extensions to lines, etc but these can reduce speed of your model significantly. It happens as the bigger models include numerous lines and faces.
While choosing a style in SketchUp, the styles section is applied in your tray. When you explore the various style options, you will find that some of the styles contain a little green stop watch in the corner.
The stop watch notifies the SketchUp users that these style apply less processing power, and therefore runs speedily.
If it is required to alter the styles and save them, SketchUp will auto detect if the produced new style requires a fast style badge.
If you’re dealing with a model and it is assumed that everything is dragging a bit, ensure to apply a style that contains a fast style badge.
Whaat develops Artisan Organic Toolset for sketchup. These toolset include powerful subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools which are specifically designed for artists, designers and landscape architects. Artisan Organic Toolset is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.
Artisan can be used for generating the following :-
• Terrain and landscapes
• Abstract sculptures and decorative objects
• Fabric, curtains, and pillows
• Rocks, Trees, and Plants
Artisan can optimize the mesh creation process by minimizing the number of polygons in a mesh with a specified percentage.
One can access a free 15-days trial version for generating organic free-form models in sketchup.
To get more information, visit artisan4sketchup.com
An exclusive sketchup design competition will be organized jointly by 3D Hubs, sketchup and Flashforge 3d printer. The participants have to present their design proficiency through a functional 3d printed design.
Theme & objective of the competition :
How 3d printing can be used for generating end products like self-watering planters to headphones, desk organizers and lots other which are useful for your daily life. The motto is to incite both fresher and experienced SketchUp users to produce these functional designs.
Rules for submission
The participants have to present a design made with sketchup to 3d warehouse, turn on the ‘make this 3d printable’ button, lavel it #SketchUp3DHubs and click the upload button. The participants can also like their favorite entry on bit.ly/SketchUp3DHubs
1st Prize: A Flashforge Dreamer and a Sketchup Pro License
2nd Prize: A Flashforge Finder
Runners up prizes (10 winners): Make it Real: Receive a 3D Print of Entry Design through 3D Hubs
All the entries will be assessed by 3D Hubs, SketchUp and Flashforge on creativeness, practicality and printability concerning their application as day-to-day objects.
The last date of submitting entries is 25th October 2015