Learn the process for watermark rendering in sketchup

This sketchup video tutorial is a part of sketchup skill builder series.

In this video, Aaron walks you through the method for adding his own watermarks and producing mock rendering quickly within sketchup with few tools devoid of applying any third party rendering software.

In the video, Aaron shows in detail how to visualize a log cabin with more realistic setting. Aaron explores some options with his render styles particularly watermarks. In styles window, the watermarks are located on the second to last tab.

Watermarks can be used to mark your render with a logo or name, so that others find it difficult to copy the image or identify who has created it.

Watch the following sketchup video tutorial to learn the complete process.

Learn the process for watermark rendering in sketchup

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How to efficiently use advance camera tools inside sketchup

This sketchup tutorial will provide useful guidance on how to apply the advance camera tools inside sketchup to create an accurate framing of any scene.

As this toolbar can’t be enabled by default, one has to go to view and select toolbars and click on advanced camera tools and enable it.

In some sketchup versions, the Advanced Camera Tools tool is demonstrated as an extension, therefore it is required to go to the Extension Warehouse and download this extension. While going to download this extension, you should be logged in or else an error message will be shown on the page. After the download is completed, go to EXHENSION MANAGER WINDOW and activate the plugin.

It will put forward a toolbar in the interface. Just click the button with a camera and a “+” sign that will be produced by your camera. Set up your camera with the exact parameters suitable for your scene and you’ll get a viewport view similar to the one you’ll render.

The Advanced Camera Tools (ACT) are specifically developed toward people in the film and television industry who employ SketchUp pro to generate storyboards, design sets, visualize scenes, and plan locations. ACT can be used to arrange real-world cameras in your SketchUp models and preview real camera shots.

How to efficiently use advance camera tools inside sketchup

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The move rotate tool for sketchup

The move rotate tool is a powerful sketchup extension developed by Idibri. This extension is compatible with sketchup 2016 and sketchup 2017. The sketchup users can apply this extension to move and rotate components and groups in actual time with text input. The users can convert their components and groups with live updating.

Application:

  1. Choose a component.
    2. Touch the menu button.
    3. Type in a position or rotation in the X,Y,Z axes.
    4. Watch it live update while typing.
    5. Select ok or cancel

Notes:

  • Position in meters or inches will be dependent on the settings of model
    • Axis rotation in degrees
    • Identified issue with modals in osx

To download this extension, click on the following link The Move Rotate Tool

The move rotate tool for sketchup

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How to apply position texture tool inside sketchup to generate custom textures

This sketchup video tutorial from Justin Geis is based on position texture tool of sketchup. By going through the video, one can learn how to use texture tool to take texture in sketchup and resize and rotate for generating a custom texture.

Inside SketchUp, materials are used as tiled images which signify that the pattern or image will reiterate both vertically and horizontally over any entities you paint.

SketchUp’s Position Texture Tool is useful for modifying a material on a surface in various ways, together with repositioning, resizing, and distorting. Besides, this tool facilitates you to carry out distinctive actions on images like painting a picture encircling a corner or projecting it on a model.

Run the Position Texture Tool from the context menu. (sites.google.com) for a face entity.

How to apply position texture tool inside sketchup to generate custom textures

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Shape Loader for SketchUp

István Nagy develops Shape loader for sketchup. This newest sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. This extension can be applied to shape loading and resizing with your mouse.

After setting up MSPhysics, include a “grounds” item to the toolbar. Use the following keyboard shortcuts for performing the following activities :-

– Press the ( Ctrl ) key to obtain equilateral shape.
– Press the ( Shift ) key to obtain symmetrical shape.
– Press the ( Up arrow ) key for change quality.

To download the plugin, go through the following link extensions.sketchup.com

 Shape Loader for SketchUp
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Auto Magic Dimensions – The newest sketchup plugin from Brighter 3D

Brighter 3D has developed Auto Magic Dimensions for sketchup. This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

One can use this plugin to include dimensions to any drawing with a simple mouse click without any difficulty.

This sketchup plugin can accelerate your work flow by assigning dimensions to raw geometry or Groups and Components. The dimensions are included with the layer automatically which are arranged with while clicking on a button. It facilitates the users to switch off layer at the time of observing their drawing with multiple dimensions displaying. The plugin contains various in-built advanced unseen features. As for instance, the offset of the dimensions can be fixed in the settings option. This is an exclusive feature because the sketchup users will not be able to perform this with sketchup native tool. Dimensions are included with multiple groups as well as gaps among groups with a simple mouse click. As for instance, a run of kitchen cabinets is chosen and with one click all the sizes show automatically.

The dimension in 3D space can be easily moved and if you need the sizes demonstrated on the back of an object rather than the front, just retain a modifier Key.

Download a 14-days free trial version. extensions.sketchup.com

Auto Magic Dimensions – The newest sketchup plugin from Brighter 3D

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How to use slice for sketchup to slice any solid objects

This is another useful presentation on a sketchup extension from Justin Geis. In this sketchup tutorial one will be familiar with slicer for sketchup. This is a free sketchup extension developed by TIG. This sketchup extension facilitates the users to slice any solid object into different pieces. The users can obtain slices of their SketchUp model to develop a real life model. These slices can be exported as a CNC router.

The Plugin creates slices out of a specified 3D model and the users will be able to select the required axis to be applied for the slices to be generated.

The plugin can extent the slices on the ground plane to arrange a Top view and Export to AutoCad.

To apply the plugin, opt for a group or component, go to Plugins –> Slicer and then use the dialog box to organize how the slices will be produced.

In order to activate this plugin, the Mac users have to install this font from sketchucation.com

Click on the following link to download the extension sketchucation.com

How to use slice for sketchup to slice any solid objects

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Tips to fine-tune particular components of a render image with V-ray for Revit

This skethup video tutorial demonstrate the functionality of Helix Along Curve. This sketchup plugin is used to simplify the process for generating complicated curves. The sketchup users can use this plugin to draw lines which curve over 180 degree mode among two points.

The plugin offers the following features:-

This plugin is supported with a powerful toolbox to generate helixes along paths.

It contains the functionality to influence the radius of the curve (along both ends), facilitating the users to generate a curve that is wider on one side compared with the other.

The users will be able to modify the number of laps which are produced by the curve along your path, as well as the evenness of your curve.

Phase facilitates the users to modify the beginning rotation of your shape.

Noise facilitates the users to randomize the width of your radius along your helix.

The adherence to the curve options influence how strictly the helix follows your curve.

There is also the option to generate a tube along your curve. Both the thickness of your tube can be modified, as well as the number of sizes the tube has to manage faces.

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Demo of SubD sketchup plugin

This sketchup video is based on SubD. It is an organic modeling plugin as well as a parametric subdivision extension that can be utilized for generating wonderful organic models and quad-supported workflow.

The plugin is developed by Thomas Thomassen. It supports sketchup versions like SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

There are various free tools like QuadFace Tools which can produce meshes containing quad-topology and subdivide and crease with SUbD.

Some useful features of the plugin:

1. Choose a group or component that includes only faces.

2. Toggle Subdivision on or off.

The smoothness will be modified if the number of smoothing iterations is raised or reduced.

Toggle subdivision off to come back to the control-mesh when it is necessary to edit the geometry.

Produce creases in the subdivided mesh to make the shape perfect devoid of adding additional control loops in the control mesh.

Click the following link to download the plugin evilsoftwareempire.com

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How to use CleanUp sketchup extension to decrease the weight of a sketchup project

Robson Jacobsen, Chief Executive Officer at Jacobsen3D, presents this useful sketchup video that demonstrates how to use CleanUp sketchup extension to lessen the weight of a sketchup project.

The most updated version of CleanUp is CleanUp³ that can be used to clean up and make optimal use of your SketchUp model. Thomas Thomassen had developed this exclusive sketchup plugin and it is compatible with SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

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

If you want to download the model, go through the following link https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/

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