How to generate gears in sketchup with circle, offset & rotate tools

In this sketchup video tutorial, Justin Geis provides some useful sketchup tips for generating gears with the use of circle, offset and rotate tools inside sketchup. You don’t have to use any sketchup extension for this purpose.

Some useful tips :-

While going to produce geometry like this, initially you have to focus on the number of segments in your circles. SketchUp does not have the ability to draw “pure” curves. As an alternative, the curves are developed with a set of individual segments, which are arranged by providing a number with the circle tool turned on. The number of teeth in your gear can be modified by fixing the number of segments in your circle.

As for instance, let’s draw 2 circles maintaining the similar radius, one with 24 sides, and one with 36 sides.

If the offset tool is applied to generate a slightly larger circle and draw in some teeth, it is possible to employ the rotate tool to copy the teeth around the radius. Here, the circle having more segments contain more teeth.

As soon as the circle is drawn, draw a slightly larger circle by applying offset tool. After that, draw lines to the equivalent segment points to start a tooth. The scale tool can be applied to curtail this line (hold the control key for constant scaling). It is the perfect time to choose your circle, right click and choose make center. This will arrange a control point at the center of your circle that should be applied to copy your tooth in rotate mode.

As soon as you’ve detailed out one tool, the rotate tool can be used in copy mode to produce the rest of your teeth. You may require to get into and remove some left over geometry.

Now, go in and detail out the remaining gear. While accomplishing this, it’s vital to recognize the math of how you’re parting your gear up.

If it is required to draw 6 holes in your gear, just split the number of degrees in a circle (360) with the number of holes required by you for creation. After that, it is possible to draw your hole as per your choice, then generate copies along the number of degrees you worked out.

After completing this, just remove your leftover geometry and with the use of the push/pull tool extrude your gear into 3d.

How to generate gears in sketchup with circle, offset & rotate tools

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How to apply domelight and HDRI in vray 3.4 sketchup to set sky

This sketchup v-ray tutorial is based on the process to set sky with domelight and HDRI in vray 3.4 sketchup.

Dome Light produces simple, artifact-free image-based lighting with significance sampling of HDR images. This method makes light tracing and global illumination process accurate.

The VRay Dome Light belongs to a V-Ray specific light source plug-in that is applied to generate image base lighting setup.

It is available in v-ray toolbar as dome light icon. Just click on it and then click any place in the scene to arrange the dome light.

HDRI means High Dynamic Range Imaging. It is a method that creates a bigger span or range of luminance amid the light and dark areas of an image.

In V-Ray for SketchUp, the HDRI can be applied both as a background and an IBL (Image Based Lighting). If HDRI is applied as background, just load it in the Environment Rollout/Background. If it is required to use it as an IBL, then just load this HDRI in the GI (Skylight). It will transform to a light source then to illuminate the scene.

How to apply domelight and HDRI in vray 3.4 sketchup to set sky

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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 use HDRI In Interior using Vray for sketchup

Sketchup training cool brings an amazing Christmas gift for the sketchup users out there. This tutorial is going to show you the usage of HDRI in interior in vray for sketchup.

Here you will get the full details of HDRI usage in interior by the help of vray for sketchup. Enjoy the full demonstration:

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Process for generating chrome, stainless and mirror in Vray

This is another nice presentation from Robson Jacobsen. The tutorial will provide useful guidance on how to generate various materials keeping realistic appearance in V-ray.

Vray Materials alias VRayMtl is the fundamental and mostly recognized universal material that VRay offers. There are 3 types of main materials like VRayMtl, VRayFastSSS2, and VRayBlendMtl which can provide realistic outputs.

VRay is also designed to be applied with it’s native shaders.

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An in-depth training on Sketchup & V-ray by DRC institute

SketchUp is a simplified and mostly recognized 3D Modeling software among various 3d modelers and 3d artists. With V-Ray for SketchUp, the 3d professionals will be able to apply powerful rendering technique to visualize their models with photorealistic look. V-Ray is compatible with sketchup and it facilitates the users to integrate the processing task inside its existing flows.

Sao Paulo based DRC institute is offering 40 hours exclusive course on request. The motto of this course is to provide proper training to the students for generating a Photo-realistic objects and 3D image efficiently.

In order to participate, the students should have the basic knowledge on dimension. This course will be useful for engineers, architects, decorators, designers, designers of all specialties, games, professional graphic artist etc.

The course will highlight on the following topics:-

Saving & Printing

  • Modeling concepts in space and layout sheet.
  • Configuration Sheet.
  • Print styles and standard and special formats.
  • Plotting with concepts of scales.

Sizing

  • Be familiar with all the sizing tools in SketchUp, creating and editing quotas.
  • Quoting a project.

Convergence with other software

  • Import and export of drawings, images and other elements.

Final Concept

  • Final product with earlier treatment of objects drawn in isometric perspective to be used and in other three-dimensional software.
  • Final product of photo realistic images for final presentation of the project.

Introduction

  • Knowledge with SketchUp’s interface and its methods of access to commands.
  • Focusing on the fundamental concepts regarding vanishing point and the Cartesian system.
  • Understanding the V-Ray, construction materials, editing materials, lighting Daytime and Night.

General Content

  • Spatial treatment Workplan and visualization techniques.
  • Application of tools properly.
  • Home Project.
  • Formation of external lighting, internal lighting, Building materials, importing materials, Editing and saving materials.

Drawing Objects

  • Application of the Palette First Steps (Lines and rubbers).
  • Construction of lines, circles, arcs, polygons and other objects.
  • Conceptualization of 3D objects.
  • Application of models and objects generated through SketchUp. For application materials and internal and external lighting.

Editing Objects

  • Proper application of editing tools: Copy, move, rotate, stretch objects.
  • Exercises projects.
  • Handling points.
  • Editing intensity of lights and materials.

Text and Textures

  • Formatting and text styles.
  • Exchange with other software editing texts.
  • Manipulation of textures, properties, scales and editing.
  • Exercises projects with texts and textures.

Electronic Library

  • Location and use of models.
  • Acquire models.
  • Save models and conceptualizing electronic library located on your computer or the Internet.
  • Design exercises.

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An in-depth training on Sketchup and V-ray by DRC institute

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