Learn to render in sketchup with some easy to follow steps

In this sketchup video tutorial, taught by Alex Oliver, the founder of sketchup school, you will be familiar with a unique method that can be applied to obtain a nice rendering from sketchup.

This method supports various rendering extension like v-ray, SU Podium, Shader Light etc.

It is known as photographer method. The method facilitates the students to gather knowledge on how to approach renderings in sketchup.

The video focuses on the following topics :-

– a brief synopsis of the types of rendering extensions along with a link to a page from where the exact rendering extensions can be selected)

– A brief tutorial on how to arrange professional 2-point lighting for your renderings

– 3 easy Photoshop recipes for rapidly improving your SketchUp renderings.

In sketchup the rendering extension provides you all the gear as you require them along with camera and lights. With photographer method it is possible to set up excellent lighting.

To gather more details, watch the following video.

Video Source: SketchUp School

Learn to render in sketchup with some easy to follow steps

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How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

In this construction video tutorial, Minh from Architecture Inspirations, briefly explains the method to arrange the lighting perfectly for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup.

The step-by-step methods include the followings :-

Trace your main light source
Modify camera settings

Improve the Sunlight
Lighten dark shadows
Modify sun settings

Notes :- Render settings are very crucial and there exist various rendering conditions like interior shots, dusk shots, and daytime shots which need diverse setups.

In V-Ray for Sketchup, the V-Ray interface runs within Sketchup. Different things like the sun, cameras, and materials are associated with each other among the two programs. If the sun angle in Sketchup is modified, the sun angle in V-Ray will also be changed.

Usually, the sun angle should be modified in Sketchup to set the shadows in proper position prior to move to V-Ray. The Sketchup scene that is going to be rendered in V-Ray should be saved by going to “View>Animation>Add Scene”.

It is very useful while overlaying Sketchup image exports on top of the V-Ray renderings or it is required to render the similar view subsequently.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Architecture Inspirations

How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

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How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

In this construction video tutorial, Minh from Architecture Inspirations, briefly explains the method to arrange the lighting perfectly for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup.

The step-by-step methods include the followings :-

Trace your main light source
Modify camera settings

Improve the Sunlight
Lighten dark shadows
Modify sun settings

Notes :- Render settings are very crucial and there exist various rendering conditions like interior shots, dusk shots, and daytime shots which need diverse setups.

In V-Ray for Sketchup, the V-Ray interface runs within Sketchup. Different things like the sun, cameras, and materials are associated with each other among the two programs. If the sun angle in Sketchup is modified, the sun angle in V-Ray will also be changed.

Usually, the sun angle should be modified in Sketchup to set the shadows in proper position prior to move to V-Ray. The Sketchup scene that is going to be rendered in V-Ray should be saved by going to “View>Animation>Add Scene”.

It is very useful while overlaying Sketchup image exports on top of the V-Ray renderings or it is required to render the similar view subsequently.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Architecture Inspirations

How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

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Bezier Surface of Revolution – newly launched sketchup plugin in extension warehouse

Jacob Samuel has developed Bezier Surface of Revolution. This newest sketchup plugin supports SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. The plugin can be used for numerous sectors like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

This extension is applied to generate generate and edit Bezier surfaces of revolution with the use of Bezier curves, arcs, circles & lines as the profile.

This extension includes items to the Right Mouse Button Context as well as Draw and Edit menus with tools to generate and edit different types of surface of revolutions including spheres, hemispheres, domes, cones, torus etc.

The draw tool, “Bezier Surface of Revolution”, is available in the Right Mouse Button Context and Draw menus on choosing a Bezier curve(nonrational or rational), arc, circle or line on the XZ/Red Blue/Front/Back plane as the profile curve. As soon as the surface is formed, the tool brings you in the editing tool for the surface drawn afresh.

If required, the surface will be editable for customizing it according to your choice by shifting the points or lines of the resulting control net or modifying the “weights” of the control points. The edit tool will be turned on subsequently by choosing the surface and “Edit Rational Bezier Surface” from the Right Mouse Button Context or Edit > Group menu.

Download the extension from the extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Bezier Surface of Revolution – newly launched sketchup plugin in extension warehouse

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How to produce a realistic interior rendering – Some useful tips by Minh

Minh from Architecture Inspirations provides some handy tips (10 tips) to transform your interior rendering process to the next level with v-ray 3.4 for sketchup.

For making a good design, it is necessary to get better idea or conception. For this purpose, do some online research. You can create your own library with high resolution image. You can visit some good sites like houzz, pinterest etc.

Always try to employ superior quality components. It is recommended to download 3d components from 3d warehouse or utilize 3d warehouse tool to search for images directly from sketchup.

Be careful about the scale of your objects. Ensure your objects remain at perfect scale while going to import objects into your scene. If the objects are too big or too small, your rendering may become unrealistic.

It is suggested to apply premium materials. High quality materials are better than low quality materials as they have superior resolution. Premium materials comprises of various maps so that your mateirls appear to be more realistic at the time of rendering.

Avoid applying wide angle shot. This type of shot is used to capture everything in scene but it may cause a bad composition where viewers become confused regarding what to focus on. So, it is advisable to employ tighter frame for the composition of your scene.

Besides, adding light for lightening the scene, also use the camera settings for this purpose. It is suggested to apply render elements to your final output prior to render.

Utilize VFB window to edit your image if you don’t have photoshop or other image editing software installed.

For having detail shot of your scene, consider employing depth of field.

If you utilize photoshop for post production, then it is advisable to apply Nik collection plugin in photoshop to get better result.

To get more detailed, watch the following video tutorial.

How to produce a realistic interior rendering – Some useful tips by Minh

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nz_RunningTape – The newest sketchup plugin

Natale Zappia is the developer of nz_RunningTape for sketchup. This newest sketchup plugin that supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018 as well as Mac OS X and Windows platform.

The plugin can be used to find running dimensions along a path (or an optional post to post measurement). It is suited for anyone who wants to find out the travel distances. As for instance the architects while dealing with fire safety.

Running Tape comprises of the following features :-

Selectable Colours: Simplify recognize paths

Start Point: It is used while searching alternate paths from a specified point or point of choice in direction.

Node Size: Marks start position & important points.

Text: z-Value: Useful for managing the perceptibility of dimensions.

Alarm(1/2): These options are ideal for marking two important points along the path to your destination

It is most useful for the architects while defining fire exit routes.

RememberMe: All settings are sustained during and among sessions for your convenience.

Restore: Resets settings values to RememberMe or Factory settings.

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

nz_RunningTape – The newest sketchup plugin

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Eneroth Layer Painter – the newest sketchup extension by Christina Eneroth

Christina Eneroth has developed Eneroth Layer Painter, the most updated sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It is a paid plugin and costs $10.00. By using this plugin, you can improve your drawing and productivity skills in sketchup.

With this plugin, it is possible to employ layers to entities quickly in a Paint Tool-like fashion. It facilitates faster application of layer to entities devoid of searching for the layers by name every time.

To run the plugin, go to Extensions > Eneroth Layer Painted or the toolbar.

You can create your own shortcut as Alt+L for this extensions (L is intended for Line Tool and Ctrl+L, Shift+L and Ctrl+Shift+L applied by Eneroth Swift Layer Manager).

Remember that the tool selects layer from the topmost group/component. To choose from child entities utilize the context menu (right click) devoid of pressing Alt.

Go through the following link to download the plugin extensions.sketchup.com

To learn how to apply the extension, watch the following video.

Eneroth Layer Painter – the newest sketchup extension by Christina Eneroth

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How to swap low-poly proxy components for highly detailed model through components window

This sketchup video tutorial is a part of sketchup skill builder series. In this sketchu video, one will learn the process to interchange low-poly proxy components for exceedingly detailed model with the use of components window.

If you have models which contain lots of geometries, it will slow down your computer. To resolve the issue, you have to make proxies which are nothing but simple components to represent where the geometry is going to be placed. It can be done with a instant click substituted with more complicated geometry.

While going to create more and more complicated objects SketchUp, you need to save those objects in order to utilize them repeatedly. It is also often required to allocate your objects with other or download other people’s objects from the web. All these can be performed with components. It all takes place in the Components window that is available under Window, Components.

It does not represent all the objects in the scene but only those objects which are transformed into components. There are three tabs in this components window. One is the Select tab that facilitates the users to choose components. The next one is Edit that facilitates the users to edit current components. Besides, there is a Statistics tab that empowers the users to observe statistics about the components.

How to swap low-poly proxy components for highly detailed model through components window

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How to swap low-poly proxy components for highly detailed model through components window

This sketchup video tutorial is a part of sketchup skill builder series. In this sketchu video, one will learn the process to interchange low-poly proxy components for exceedingly detailed model with the use of components window.

If you have models which contain lots of geometries, it will slow down your computer. To resolve the issue, you have to make proxies which are nothing but simple components to represent where the geometry is going to be placed. It can be done with a instant click substituted with more complicated geometry.

While going to create more and more complicated objects SketchUp, you need to save those objects in order to utilize them repeatedly. It is also often required to allocate your objects with other or download other people’s objects from the web. All these can be performed with components. It all takes place in the Components window that is available under Window, Components.

It does not represent all the objects in the scene but only those objects which are transformed into components. There are three tabs in this components window. One is the Select tab that facilitates the users to choose components. The next one is Edit that facilitates the users to edit current components. Besides, there is a Statistics tab that empowers the users to observe statistics about the components.

How to swap low-poly proxy components for highly detailed model through components window

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Demonstration of some useful mini sketchup extensions

In this sketchup video, Aaron provides brief demonstration on some mini sketchup extensions which can be operated with some simple clicks of the mouse. These extensions are Weld, adebeo_Pushline and Solar North.

Weld: Smustard Team has developed this sketchup extension. It supports SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015. The extension is used to choose numerous connected edges, curves, and/or arcs (“connected” signifies having common endpoints) and combine them into a single “polyline” with the use of weld tool.

Click on the following link to download the extension extensions.sketchup.com

adebeo_pushline: Denis B has developed this sketchup extension. It is compatible with only SketchUp 2016. This extension can be used to push edge. Just choose the tool and click on an edge or preselect and click on an edge and push it.

The plugin is available in different languages like Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.

Click on the following link to download the extension extensions.sketchup.com

Solar North: The sketchup team has developed solar north. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

It offers a wide array of tools to arrange and demonstrate the solar north angle that SketchUp employs to calculate the sun location as well as shadow directions. It is mostly suitable when a model is imported with a dissimilar “north” than SketchUp’s default.

To run this extension, an active SketchUp Pro license is essential.

This extension can be downloaded from the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Demonstration of some useful mini sketchup extensions

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