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

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

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How to make your sketchup rendering superior by adding self glow with arielvision

DutchSims4Master comes with another useful video presentation that shows some tricks for adding self-glow in sketchup with Arielvision.

ArielVision is a cost-effective and user-friendly rendering package that can transform your rendering quality to the next level.

ArielVision applies sun, sky, shadows, lights, transparency and reflections to generate photorealistic renderings out of any SketchUp models efficiently.

By applying a simple dialog, ArielVision can set properties on SketchUp materials like reflections, and offers a Wizard to produce various common lights. Several high quality renderings are formed with a single button click without making any modifications to the model slightly.

ArielVision can render the scene with different types of rendering passes as necessary. (Rendering passes apply extra lighting samples from the sun, sky, and lights to produce smoother shadows and more convincing effects. Primarily, at the learning stage, a limit of 40 passes can be used. Later, the number of passes can be raised according to your choice.

ArielVision describes material properties and rendering settings within SketchUp and saves them in your SketchUp model. You can generate and view the rendering with a simple mouse click.


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How To Design A Modern Lodge with Sketchup

In this exclusive sketchup tutorial sketchup learners as well as sketchup users are able to learn a brand new process on making and designing a modern lodge with the assistance of google sketchup. At the end of the tutorial the images which are produced during this tutorial are rendered using IRender nXt.

Learn, enjoy and do not forget to share the tutorial which is brought to you by DutchSims4Master.

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Vray Proxy – Vray para Sketchup

V-Ray is a commercial rendering plug-in for 3D computer graphics software applications.

Well, before proceeding towards this exclusive tutorial we have to know that what VrayProxy is.

VRayProxy generally imports geometry from an external mesh during render time only. The geometry is absent in the 3ds Max scene and does not engage in any resources. This permits the rendering of scenes with millions of triangles, more than 3ds Max itself can manage.

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Shoran Software introduces RenderPal V2 compatible with Sketchup, Maya, 3DS Max etc.

Shoran Software just launched the updated version of RenderPal alias RenderPal V2 which is enriched with some advanced features. It is a Render Farm Manager for Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage/XSI, Maxon Cinema 4D, The Foundry’s Nuke and MODO, Adobe After Effects and many more.

RenderPal V2 includes an entirely new component known as RenderPal V2 Submitter as well as following exclusive features:-

The RenderPal V2 Submitter: The RenderPal V2 Submitter refers to a graphical utility to rapidly bring in new net jobs to the RenderPal V2 Server and it is compatible with Windows, Linux and MacOSX. The submitter can also be applied to directly submit net jobs from inside renderers and compositing applications. The RenderPal V2 Submitter consist of scripts for: 3ds Max, After Effects, Blender, Cinema4D, Maya, Modo, Nuke, SketchUp and Softimage.

Frame checking enhancements: The image name for frame checking now facilitates the users to directly go through the preferred padding, either by means of one or more # signs or through the recognized %0?d syntax.

Idle clients shutdown: The automatic idle clients shutdown will now also be put off as soon as the existing time is no longer scheduled. It will transform this feature more instinctive and helpful.

New renderer: This release offers out-of-the-box-support for a frequently requested renderer: SketchUp. The SketchUp support is still in testing phase.

Go through the introductory tutorial for new SketchUp users that focuses on how to arrange a SketchUp render farm with RenderPal V2.

Downloadable link

Shoran Software introduces RenderPal V2 compatible with Sketchup


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Cebas has unveiled the trail version of thinkingParticles 6 for superior particle rendering

cebas has introduced the trial version of thinkingParticles 6 and it can be downloaded. The trial version contains almost the same functionality to the original version but some restrictions are included.

Cebas is giving opportunity to the customers to analyze the newest version of thinkingParticles for an unlimited period of time and to gather knowledge of the latest features as well as become efficient with the rule-based, multi-physics FX aptitude of thinkingParticles.

The following are the limitations of the trial version of thinkingParticles. There exist production-associated items to a large extent and some rendering constraints that will not have an effect on basic application for FX formations.


  • Particles: Lack of rendering options
  • Particles: Lack of Export function
  • Meshes: Generated only in View port display
  • Materials: rendering output is not supported
  • Composite Material display only in View port
  • Particle caching: Not accessible in the Trial Version
  • Physics Simulation caching: not accessible
  • thinkingParticles Scenes: ‘save’ option does not exist
  • Black Boxes: ‘save’ option does not exist
  • 3rd Party Plug-In Support does not exist in the trial version
  • External Particle is unavailable (Mesher/Snapshot)
  • TD-Tool support for producing TP Particle Systems: not available
  • Scripting in general is immobilized in the trial version


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Enjoy superior rendering with FluidRay RT integration plugin for SketchUp

FluidRay RT integration plugin for SketchUp has just been launched. This latest 3d modeling application is compatible with SketchUp 2013/2014 Windows version. Now one can render with FluidRay RT directly from inside sketchup.

FluidRay RT integration plugin for SketchUp will facilitate the users to import scenes, objects and materials directly from leading 3d modeling softwares like Alias Wavefront (.obj), SketchUp (*.skp)†, Rhino OpenNurbs (*.3dm), Collada (*.dae), FBX (*.fbx) , 3DS (*.3ds, *.ase), DirectX (.X), Stanford PLY (*.ply).

FluidRay RT contains the following exclusive features:-

  • Produce real-time & perfect Global Illumination substantially.
  • Perform high speed rendering with Intel Embree ray-tracing kernels.
  • Provide superior rendering quality devoid of tweaking impenetrable rendering parameters.
  • Various impartial real-time algorithms to deal with all potential lighting configurations: Bidirectional Path Tracing, Direct Lighting, Path Tracing.
  • Metropolis Sampling.
  • Synchronized Ambient Occlusion.
  • Comes up with whole system RAM without any GPU memory restriction. Having ability to render scenes through unlimited triangles and multiple GB of textures.

The users can download a 15-days free trial version containing all the aspects of the paid version as well as no limited resolution or watermarks.


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SketchUp photorealistic rendering, its uses and features

There are many plug-ins for Google SketchUp that provides high-quality photorealistic rendering – fast and easily. Renditioner works directly within SketchUp and lets you control the materials, advanced lighting components, environments, background images.

Renditioner is “one button” easy with 3 render options of Preview, Standard and Presentation. It is simple enough for novices and yet powerful enough for professionals. Powerful features are optimised in a jargon free interface. Simplicity paired with speed and working directly in SketchUp, means you can achieve design visualisation objectives more quickly. Renditioner offers 16 megapixel renderings for large-scale printing and powerful presentation of your designs.

Uses: Renditioner is a program designed specifically to work inside SketchUp, with a one – button easy to use format. With next to no setup time required, you can get straight on with producing and enhancing your renderings. Simplicity paired with speed and working directly within SketchUp, means you can achieve design visualisation objectives more quickly.

Create Moving Photorealistic Renderings! Small changes to material finishes, reflectance levels, or bumpiness can bring your textures to life. But emotional images often come from light and colour. IDX Renditioner provides pre-built lighting components that are easy to control. Change cone width, intensity, or colours, and highlight items in your scene or enhance a particular mood.

Features: Render modes – There are three preset render buttons for Preview, Standard, and Presentation renders. If you want you can change the values for those presets. You can also optimize render settings by setting the scene size (Room, Building, etc) and for advanced renders switch between lighting environments (Exterior, Interior, and Studio).

Control Environments – Click a render button and you‘ll see a background sky and ground plane that go with the lighting conditions (night, hazy, twilight, etc).

Lighting Features – Natural lighting is controlled by selecting a weather condition: clear sky, cloudy, hazy, twilight, or full moon are just a few. The SketchUp sun position can be over-ridden to position the moon or sun in a certain way. Artificial lights are provided, but it is simple to make your own from any component. One component acts like the light fixture, while a subcomponent acts like the bulb.

Camaras and Lighting

A. HDR-based Lighting: HDR, or High Dynamic Range based lighting, allows for better control of the lighting of an image or scene., by preserving image details that may be lost due to limiting contrasts ratios.

B. Predefined, Weather-based Lighting Schemes: New Renditioner Pro takes lighting further with extensive lighting controls. Choose from menus of predefined, weather-based lighting schemes including Preview Lighting, Fast Lighting, Interior Lighting and Exterior Lighting.

Lighting Controls: Twist control is available as an HDR-based lighting adjustment to rotate 3D backgrounds and associated reflections. Drop scenery effects – sky, shadow, light shadow, and reflection – includes controls for shadow quality, contrast, brightness and blur.

SketchUp photorealistic rendering, its uses and features

SketchUp photorealistic rendering, its uses and features


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SketchUp Cloud Rendering

Rendering the SketchUp model is a big thing. A photorealistic and photogenic rendering of the SketchUp models makes a difference in the eyes of customers. It looks great, superb.

Many problems may occur such as getting the work done on time without eating up the development window or spending a small fortune on hardware that you will only use occasionally.

However, sometime rendicity releases immense processing power rupture open for the companies that get to know the spikes in order to obtain High Performance Computing (HPC) capability.

Getting HPC is not very easy. Most of the companies do not have the in-house processing aptitude. They are depending on demand drive faster turnaround, no production processing queues and increasing top line revenues.

It is to mention that the rancidity team has a major experience in innovative computing research and major experience in animation industry.

The SketchUp users virtually tied together for unlimited rendering when additional capacity expenditure baring needless technicalities.

What is rendicity? What does it do?

It is very simple. The first step is to create content. The seasoned 3D artists along with architects and engineers makes the models with the computer supported design tools. These tools create description of scenes, which identifies the characters, and objects are visible, camera position, lighting, and other visual elements. One of these tools, SketchUp, is a 3D modeling programme used by architects, interior designers, civil and mechanical engineers, filmmakers and videogame designers. A freeware version, SketchUpMake, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUpPro, are available.

SketchUp Cloud Rendering

The rendicity is actually the tool that helps the designers to create photorealistic image from the models of SketchUp.

The photo realistic rendering perfectly present the material properties, such as reflection and light properties such as colour or soft shadows. This can make the difference to the realism of image or frame though the properties and behavior are tremendously tough and intricate.

We can describe it. The light can reflect in mirror, but spread from painted exterior. The perfect rendering takes a great deal of computer power.

Depending on the complexity of the scene, it can literally take days to render each frame on an in-house render farm.

If you are trying to render on your local machine, this processing load can make other work difficult or impossible.

Rendicity has developed software that helps to exponentially speed up this process and lets you keep on working.

What is cloud rendering?

Cloud rendering is outsourcing the rendering process to an internet service that accepts 3D scene descriptions and returns finished images. There are a number of ways that such a service can be provided. One way is an opaque high-level service that simply accepts the scene account and returns the frame with no control over the underlying rendering process. This approach has the advantage of effortlessness but at the cost of control.

The SketchUp artist does not have control over how long the rendering will take and many resources will be assigned to it. In addition, services such as these typically share a pool of rendering machines will the studios using it. Sharing resources with others can create you nervous in case your digital possessions, such as 3D models, pour out to other studios of the world at large.

Another approach is to create private pools of machines (orrender“farms”) for studios, addressing concerns about security and providing the studios with control over the resource usage. An important factor to consider is whether render farms should be regarded as semi permanent infrastructure, that persist for months at a time, or disposable items that can be created and destroyed within a short time frame (an hour or less). A related issue is the billing model: should the studio pay for the service using pre-pay, pay-as-you-go model or receive a monthly bill after the fact?

Rendicity offers private render farms. They are created automatically, on demand, and can be disposed of at will. The Rendicity uses a pre-pay model, as it is the best fit for the transient and disposable nature of Rendicity render farms.

You begin using the Rendicity service by installing the software and buying rendering credit (using a credit card). You then create render farms as needed to render scenes and dispose of the farms (and the associated cost) when finished. When your rendering credit is exhausted you simply top up again.

SketchUp Cloud Rendering

SketchUp has a built–in OpenGL renderer that let you see your model in 3D with shadows and illumination from the sun. OpenGL is a multi-platform application-programming interface, or API, for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.

While SketchUp let you place colours and textures on objects, photorealistic rendering add-ons let you make the most of these textures and reflective features and helps, they ‘pop’ off the page, which adds realism and impact. Nothing improves a rendered image more than attention to detail, and, for example, adding the correct type and intensity of reflection, to not only the main features in an image but also the smaller elements; helps push the result towards photorealism.

Features: The key consideration when rendering in SketchUp is “How long will it take?” Many users need their work rendered quickly, and that requirement brings up the crucial relationship between time and the number of machines required for a particular rendering job.

Rendicity can provide machines with upto 32 core processors and 244 gigs of RAM to tackle the toughest of tasks and for those with less demanding require Machines with three GPUs are very affordable.

It’s worth reiterating the benefits of Rendicity’s approach to cloud based rendering for SketchUp users. The first is privacy, you don’t have to give a third party your assets.You have control and you don’t have the risks associated with handing off your work.The second is scalability; Rendicity can provide access to literally thousands of machines instantly.

You make the decision between speed and cost. It is essentially the best of both public and private rendering solutions: You have the control and security of an in house rendering solution with all the benefits of instant, and essentially unlimited, scalability. Finally, there is the unparalleled ease of use. Only the manager needs training on accessing the cloud and making financial decisions, leaving the artist or design free to do what they do best.


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