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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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Some handy sketchup tips for newbie sketchup users

The newbie sketchup users will be greatly benefitted by watching the following sketchup video tutorial presented by Justin Geis. In this sketchup tutorial Geis will introduce you with top 10 sketchup tips.

1. Apply Keyboard shortcuts: Every tool in SketchUp is supported with keyboard shortcuts. You don’t require to click on icons to obtain different types of tools in sketchup through these shortcuts. Beside, these shortcuts can reduce your modeling time significantly.

2. Move along axes: It is frequently required to shift objects both up and down and left and right concurrently. While trying to shift an object in both directions simultaneously, your object may not proceed at the desired location. Therefore, it is suggested to shift your objects along the red and green axes initially, then along the blue axis (or alternatively), so that you can get your objects to shift according to your choice.

3. Move with inferencing (Kitchen Example): While moving objects throughout SketchUp, sometimes it become complicated to procure objects to go in the exact position in a 3D space as per your choice. To make this process simple, apply inferencing to shift objects around. Inferencing is SketchUp’s way of helping you move objects around. As for instance, when you prefer to move a table and chairs with the purpose of aligning them with the end of a cabinet – you can choose and shift your objects by holding the shift key to lock along an axis, then move the mouse over the cabinet end and click to set your objects in your desired location.

4. Utilize the 3D Warehouse: SketchUp contains an extensive library of free models which can be imported into your model instantly. Highlight your modeling time on modeling spaces, and download furniture and other interior objects from the warehouse as much as possible to save significant modeling time.

5. Model with groups: When objects do not remain in groups, faces are merged, you have to face problem. If you group your geometry, your objects will not be merged with other objects and you will be able to make modifications instantly and efficiently.

6. Model with components: A component belongs to an object and when you copy it, any modification occurred in one copy will be updated in all the other copies as well. If you wish to have more than one of something in a model, create it as a component. If it is not required to create a copy of something, it will be a group.

7. Use Copy Mode: The move tool and the rotate tool can be utilized to generate copies of geometry. By clicking the control key with these tools active, the copies can be produced.

8. Generate multiple copies simultaneously: Besides, producing single copies, the move and rotate tools can also be applied to generate multiple copies. While making a copy of an object, just type “*” and the number of copies to be produced, then press the enter key to generate that number of copies. It is possible to modify the number of copies by hitting “*” and a new number, then the enter key provided that the tool is still active.

Watch the video, presented by Justin Geis.

9. Generate equally spaced copies among two points (Fence Posts): Besides, producing multiple copies, it is also possible to set an end point, then hit the divided by key and put a number of copies to generate equally spaced copies among two points

10. Apply extensions: SketchUp and SketchUcation both contain extensive warehouses of extensions which can be set up in SketchUp to make its functionality superior. Use new extensions in spite of native tools, to extend your modeling skills.

Some handy sketchup tips for newbie sketchup users

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to perform simple fronton modeling in sketchup after importing the cad file

Egypt Sketchup Community presents a useful sketchup video that describes the detailed process for performing simple fronton modeling with the use of sketchup. The elevation drawing is done with AutoCad 2017 and it is imported to sketchup pro 2017 by going to file  Import option.

Download the elevation.dwg drawing www.mediafire.com

Prior to import a CAD file into SketchUp Pro, it’s essential to have clear idea on what CAD elements SketchUp Pro can and can’t import. After that, it becomes easier to prepare your CAD file and work with the elements that should be required in SketchUp Pro.

If you don’t require to lose details in the original CAD file, just produce a copy of the CAD file and get that copy ready for importing into SketchUp Pro.

Get help from the following article for importing cad files to sketchup.

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Arka Roy
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Advanced Vray Course for SketchUp

This sketchup video provides the detailed information on advanced course for v-ray sketchup users.

This advanced Vray course will teach you how to generate amazing images maintaining superior quality.

On the basis of the fundamental course of Vray (free), this advanced course will focus on some professional techniques like global illumination, advanced materials, camera adjustments, artificial lighting, distributed rendering, etc.

This course is specifically designed for the students of architecture, interior architecture, decorators, shopkeepers, designers of different branches ranging from landscapers, shops, professionals in the industry, companies as well as anyone who wants to learn how to produce realistic infographics with v-ray for sketchup.

The motto of this advanced course is to make the students capable of facing the professional world, either working independently, in architectural studies, design, decoration etc. The training will be provided on the vital tools of the program and on the basis of advice from experienced teacher.

To get more updates, visit http://jacobsen3d.com/project/curso-vray-avanzado/

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Learn to make silestone material in v-ray for sketchup

In this sketchup vray video, MasterTuts teaches you how to generate silestone material by applying a single mapping.

Besides, one can also produce different colors. In this tutorial Sketchup Pro 2016 is used to create the 3D model of the kitchen.

Initially, download a silestone material with white textures.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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How to produce realistic rendering of any sketchup model with ArielVisison

This sketchup video shows the detailed process for creating realistic rendered images of any Sketchup model with the application of Arielvision.

ArielVision is a photorealistic rendering extension that supports Trimble SketchUp 2016 or earlier versions.

ArielVision uses a superior quality rendering engine, and integrates a well-organized and user-friendly interface that offers necessary rendering features.

ArielVision applies sun, sky, shadows, lights, transparency and reflections to produce Photorealistic renderings from SketchUp models.

The plugin contains the following features :-

Lights and Illumination

Reflective Materials

Background Images

Realistic glass materials

Top quality, PhotoRealistic Rendering Engine

Obtain superior quality rendering with a single mouse click and various preset options.

Fully integrated with SketchUp, Make or Professional. (Windows only)

Reflection and transparency controls for realistic rendering of materials.

Direct and indirect lighting from natural and artificial sources.

HDRI skies and backgrounds offer context for your model.

Get full interior scenes supported with custom lamps, ceiling lights and more.

Self glow: Put realism to special objects like televisions and lighted signs.

Physically-based ray-cast lighting produces realistic results in daytime or night-time scenes.

Unlimited rendering resolution: render any image at any size.

Click on the following link to download a 30-days free trial version www.renderplus.com

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www.sketchup4architect.com
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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 generate a floor plan with sketchup in just 10 minutes

Anita Brown, the renowned 3d visualizer, presents a useful video for the sketchup lovers. This sketchup video will teach you how to use sketchup for generating the floor plans rapidly maintaining 100% accuracy. If you have good knowledge with interface and different types of drawing tools of sketchup, you will be able to draw a floor plan easily.

Sketchup is very useful to measure the area of the floor. But prior to start with sketchup, initially, you have to measure the room. Gather as many measurements as possible.

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www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to use fast style badges to accelerate your sketchup model

This exclusive sketchup video is presented by the youtuber The Sketchup Essentials. By watching this exclusive video one can learn how to use fast style badges inside sketchup to run your model more speedily. Some styles contain unique features like sketchy edges, extensions to lines, etc but these can reduce speed of your model significantly. It happens as the bigger models include numerous lines and faces.

While choosing a style in SketchUp, the styles section is applied in your tray. When you explore the various style options, you will find that some of the styles contain a little green stop watch in the corner.

The stop watch notifies the SketchUp users that these style apply less processing power, and therefore runs speedily.

If it is required to alter the styles and save them, SketchUp will auto detect if the produced new style requires a fast style badge.

If you’re dealing with a model and it is assumed that everything is dragging a bit, ensure to apply a style that contains a fast style badge.

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Arka Roy

www.sketchup4architect.com

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Create different realistic glass materials in V-ray for sketchup

In this sketchup video, Robson Jacobsen, teaches you how to generate different materials (glass) with realistic appearance in v-ray for sketchup.

Material editor in v-ray for sketchup exists under plugin tab and in the v-ray for sketchup drop down menu.

V-Ray for SketchUp ‘s Material Editor contains three parts:

A. Material Workplace – It demonstrates all the selected materials. Right click to add, import, export, rename, pack, remove, and choose the objects with existing materials like allocating present materials to the selected objects, removing materials which are unused in the scene as well as inserting layers with reflections, refractions to the materials.

B. Material Preview – the Update Preview button facilitates the users to preview the modified materials.

C. Options for material control – The options alter with the inserted scene materials in section A.

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