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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Carpentry for women in Hammerstone

Carpentry is a profession of men- this old thinking has broken by Maria, a successful lady woodworker and the founder of the school, Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women.

About SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a 3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

Women are also working similar as men do in many fields which become a subject to be proven again and again for the sake of our society’s narrow mentality. Here is a formally trained women carpenter, Maria Klemperer Johnson who has taken over carpentry instead of her academic degrees and this article is dedicated for her, her passion, works and many unknown facts that are still hidden.

About Maria and her school of carpentry

Maria Klemperer Johnson is not a regular carpenter, but she is formally trained in computer science but had left her successful academic career to become successful in trades. But when she felt that there is the need of women in carpentry or woodworking, she established her own school the Hammerstone School of Carpentry for women which are basically her family business and now she is the owner and head teacher and leading carpenter on the School’s construction projects. She is fond of constructing buildings, particularly natural building ad timber framing is visible in her every work and classes. She is a supporter of high performance construction using natural materials and besides a creative woodworker; she is also an experienced SketchUp modeler and instructor.

Maria’s inspiration to start the school

From her childhood, Maria has enjoyed everything related to the building and got interested in it as both her father and grandfather were hobbyist woodworkers. They made many interesting projects and Maria helped them for completing the works, and following this passion she took woodshop classes in middle school. But soon she realized that it is not only her part of interest it has become her part of personality and decided fast to take up this field as her career path. She had studied Computer Science in college where she learned virtual creation that helped her to improve her passion for building and in Geology; she became to know the usage of both body and mind in an outdoor setting doing field work. But soon she lost all her interests in these two paths and chose the construction industry where she became a creative person, physical outdoors and working with wood. Though entering in this field was not easy for her as construction field is mainly recommended as a male field and she was dominated by them but she found the way to set up herself as a successful contractor. When this field also started to irritate her much she lost all her interest and started her school, Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women; an effort to introduce more women with construction and woodworking.

Role of SketchUp in her life

Maria is an expert SketchUp user and uses SketchUp for designing her projects, in her words she was introduced to SketchUp while building Timber frames and there she found that working with SketchUp is perfect for modeling timber structures. She also uses some more dynamic scenes of SketchUp for solving the challenges of growing frames and thinking through orders of operations of assembly.

Goal of Hammerstone

Hammerstone is the one school where females are carpenters and in America where fewer women chose carpentry as a career there Hammerstone has made its place so strong and all is for Maria. Hammerstone has the goal to create more gender equality in the trades and to empower more women to handle more construction projects in their career, this will open their minds and the minds of other people that carpentry or construction is not only for men, women can also handle this tough things easily.

About the students of Hammerstone and their expectations

The students of the school come from a wide range of life stages and some of them have a thought to build their own tiny houses or some are changing their traditional paths and starts to find something new that will give them more independence while moving to a new life. But some are very tough who faced difficulties in their life or drive motorcycles or some are senior citizens great grandmothers who just want to experience something new. The common thing among them is that they all are eager to learn their hunger to do something new and the power of breaking stereotypes that bound them in one line and they all become the students of Hammerstone.M

Philosophy between introducing carpentry to students

It is right that learning in age of adulthood is difficult than learning at the beginning stage as adults have a tendency to do everything perfect in a single try. They don’t want to fail and learn instead they want everything instant and not to spend much time over any particular thing. So Maria tells her students to work on SketchUp as SketchUp is all about practice and practice makes a person better.

Maria enjoys herself being a carpenter that has taught her the methods of fixing mistakes in life, inventing new ways to fix different mistakes which may in the life or in construction.

Source blog.sketchup.com

Carpentry for women in Hammerstone

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About SketchUpdate Blog

SketchUp team has brought a new blog SketchUpdate to give the users some new experiences in getting the updates, navigating three blogs as a help in modeling etc.

About SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

SketchUp users always work with updated version which helps them to get new features and designs every time to make their models better than before; but they are not aware about the new updates as there was no such a way before to know it. But then SketchUp creators and updaters created a blog to keep them updated which is called the SktchUpdate Blog in the new domain blog.sketchup.com. The Blogger platform was one of the SketchUp designer’s few left things from SketchUp’s time at Google and after the creation of Blog; it has done some great works like releases, Basecamps, tutorials, lip-hair contests and many more. SketchUpdate blog will also introduce the users with some newest stories from the archive and people also can see new articles regarding tips, stories and images. Here is a quick overview of the blog that will help users to know more about this new one and may get familiar with its working method:

  • At first, the users can see a new added navigation bar that is highlighting the new blog family and they can navigate between three blogs like- SketchUpdate, Developer and 3D Warehouse. Later the team will expand their blog more to grow the experience of the users and to focus on each known categories.

  • In the post there can be seen a new graphic layout that will increase the reading experience and the content will adopt the qualities of SketchUp.com that will make the text easier to read, navigate the articles easily and help to get the wonderful images.

  • The best thing of the new feature is that now the readers don’t need to scroll down the pages to read them instead of they can migrate the blog to SketchUp.com where the developers has added all the needed features to enjoy the blogs.

  • SketchUpdate readers like most the post where the tips and tricks to use SketchUp is given to help them in managing SketchUp and its various tools. But it sometimes become hard to find the posts in the SketchUpdate blog, so the developers have created a new series called Skill builders that is located on the home page with own category tag. Besides that, they also started animating some short Skill Builder videos which are short and focused on lessons to make the users better modeler in a little time.

At last, it can be said that, the SketchUpdate team is happy to help the users and continuously updating the blog to give more updated news and features. In future they are going to bring mobile sensibility so that the users can get the blog in any device and continue their work. The team is eager to know the suggestions of the users.

Source blog.sketchup.com

Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

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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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Sustainable Office Designer (SOD) – The newest sketchup extension

Ice Huli has developed Sustainable Office Designer (SOD). This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. It is very useful for low-rise steel composite buildings to create optimized primary structural design automatically on the basis of volumetric architecture design models.

The users have to install Windows.Net.4.6.1 to run the extension. Click on the following link to install it. www.microsoft.com

To get more information, click on the following link. www.metallbau.bgu.tum.de

Watch the following online demonstration.

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How to apply camera key maker to produce smooth animation

This sketchup video tutorial shows in detail how to use camera key maker plugin to move camera along path in sketchup to facilitate easy animation.

The users can produce smooth animation on the basis of a camera path (Bezier Spline). Camera keys can be easily edited and saved inside the drawing. Edit camera key mode is accessible only (top – right – left – front ) view.

To download the plugin, click on the following link sketchucation.com

To have the complete process, go through the following sketchup video tutorial.

How to apply camera key maker to produce smooth animation

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Bezier Triangle Tool – The newest sketchup extension

Bezier Triangle Tool is the newest sketchup extension to generate and edit flatten nonrational and rational Bézier triangle surfaces.

This extension is developed by Jacob Samuel and compatible with SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

These surfaces can be scaled infinitely to facilitate creating more normal and complicated surfaces.

This extension is suitable to design structures without having a notably rectangular structure, and so rectangular patches are not treated as a natural choice for creating models of these complex geometries. They provide themselves simply to patches on spheres or quadrics.

The Bezier Triangle Tool is available in the Draw menu and in the Right Mouse Context Menu as soon as a Bezier triangle is produced or edited apply this tool is chosen.

By selecting Draw->Bezier Triangle, a default rational Bezier triangle will be drawn around the origin and keep you into the editing tool for the newly drawn surface.

Select a current Bezier triangle drawn/edited with this tool and applying Edit Bezier Triangle in the Right Mouse Button context menu will also set off the editing tool for the chosen triangle.

ith the purpose of altering the weight of a non-end control point, hover the cursor over the control point to alter the weight of it so as to highlight it in green, put the new weight required for it, devoid of shifting the cursor away from the control point, and press enter or return to modify the shape of the triangular surface.

With the editing tool, it is also possible to choose either one of the 10 control points or one of the 18 lines of the control grid which are shifted to control the Bezier triangle as per your requirements.

Inferencing is also possible when the chosen point is shifted together with inference locking with the Shift key. If the Esc key is pressed throughout a move, the surface will reset to the way it was prior to the move initiated.

Download the plugin from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Bezier Triangle Tool – The newest sketchup extension

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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 create 3D walkthrough animation of a building in real time virtual environment with sketchup & Kubity

The concept of virtual Reality is gaining popularity among the architects & real estate developers worldwide. The most challenging part in design-headed industries, is to satisfy clients concerning an idea, that mostly gets presented in 2D plans and 3D impressions.

Virtual Reality can obtain the full gamut where clients acquire a real-time view of scale and scope of a proposal. Any prospective errors can also be detected at an initial phase for rectification. The clients can evidently observe the portions of the design liked or disliked by them.

This sketchup video tutorial briefly demonstrates how a 2D floor plan is transformed into a 3D model with the use of Sketchup. The video also presents a walkthrough animation along with a preview of the building in a real time virtual environment through Kubity app.

Kubity is a powerful app to distribute 3D models in Augmented and Virtual reality. Kubity can easily convert .skp files and after that models are viewed with additional features like AR/VR and cinematic fly-through tour or distributed through a mobile to any person and any location.

Visualize, explore and show your 3D models on desktop, web, and on-the-go with iPhone, iPad and Android gadgets.

Rapidly allocate with anyone over text, social media, or device-to-device by scanning the QR code with your mobile or tablet. The models can be available anywhere devoid of a network connection.

Get your models in 1:1 scale virtual reality with Google Cardboard. Superimpose a model in a real world surrounding with the camera of your phone or tablet.

How to create 3D walkthrough animation of a building in real time virtual environment with sketchup & Kubity

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