How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

In this construction video tutorial, Minh from Architecture Inspirations, briefly explains the method to arrange the lighting perfectly for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup.

The step-by-step methods include the followings :-

Trace your main light source
Modify camera settings

Improve the Sunlight
Lighten dark shadows
Modify sun settings

Notes :- Render settings are very crucial and there exist various rendering conditions like interior shots, dusk shots, and daytime shots which need diverse setups.

In V-Ray for Sketchup, the V-Ray interface runs within Sketchup. Different things like the sun, cameras, and materials are associated with each other among the two programs. If the sun angle in Sketchup is modified, the sun angle in V-Ray will also be changed.

Usually, the sun angle should be modified in Sketchup to set the shadows in proper position prior to move to V-Ray. The Sketchup scene that is going to be rendered in V-Ray should be saved by going to “View>Animation>Add Scene”.

It is very useful while overlaying Sketchup image exports on top of the V-Ray renderings or it is required to render the similar view subsequently.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Architecture Inspirations

How to set up light for a daytime interior rendering with Vray 3.4 for sketchup

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How to start modeling with Voronoi Patterns in Sketchup

This sketchup video tutorial is presented by Justin Geis.

In this tutorial, Justin shows how to generate a pattern on the basis of voronoi diagram with the purpose of produce a nice organic shape in sketchup. To produce this organic shape successfully, Justin uses various most recognized sketchup plugins like voronoi, conic curve, JHS power bar and shape bender.

With voronoi and conic curve, it is possible to generate a Voronoi diagram from guide points cloud as well as nice cutouts in those cells (conic curves).

Chris Fullmer has developed the shape bender plugin. It is a nice tool to warp objects over curved paths. With this tool, one will be able to generate curved objects with precise correctness.

It is recommended to work in top view while applying voronoi XY plugin.

The tool facilitates the sketchup users to indicate what area should be suited over a path and the shape bender plugin automatically adjusts the object over the path.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

How to start modeling with Voronoi Patterns in Sketchup

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CLF OnScreen Display – The newest sketchup plugin

The renowned plug-in developer Chris Fullmer has created CLF OnScreen Display, the newest sketchup plugin that is compatible with SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This script demonstrates the position of cursor and screen as well as the name of the chosen component. If there does not exist any chosen component, it labels what is selected (group, face, edge, 3d polyline, etc).

This tool can be activated from Plugins> OnScreen Display. After moving the cursor, left click and hold the mouse to obtain the OnScreen Display. When a component is chosen, it will demonstrate the instance name and the definition name. The definition is what is normally viewable in the component browser.

Watch the following video for online demonstration of the plugin.

The plugin is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

CLF OnScreen Display – The newest sketchup plugin

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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 extensions.sketchup.com

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

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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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Modeling & rendering of a office building with v-ray 3.4 and sketchup 2017

This is an exclusive sketchup v-ray tutorial that shows in detail how to rapidly create a model of an office building as well as arrange daylight settings with v-ray 3.4 and sketchup 2017 from starting.

With V-Ray in Google SketchUp, the users will be capable of making a representation of the delicate deviations of natural sunlight on architectural structures. This facilitates you and your clients to observe shading, reflections, and overall appearance in various light during the day.

Click on the following links to download the materials of the tutorial.

Vray help V-Ray+for+SketchUp+Help

Hdri sky hdri-skies.com

3d model 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com

To get more details, watch the following video.

Modeling & rendering of a office building with v-ray 3.4 and sketchup 2017

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nz_Polyhedral Junctions – The most updated sketchup extension

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Polyhedral Junctions for sketchup. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. NZ_PolyhedronJunctions comprises of nz_Edge2Polygon.

This sketchup extension can be used to generate Polygons and Polyhedral Junctions to accurate reference edge lengths as well as reunion & affix triangles. It facilitates to produce and customize platonic/polyhedrons to your exact dimensions and requirements from the ground up.

The plugin can generate your own Platonics and Archimedean Solids according to your particular dimensions devoid of depending on external imports. Polyhedral Juctions of the platonics are available all through the nature and are ideal at the time of forming balanced loads about a point.

The plugin is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

To get more details, watch the following video.

nz-polyhedraljunctions

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How to customize your rendering with v-ray 3.4

This is an exclusive tutorial for sketchup v-ray users.

In this video, you can learn how to fully reset the scene; save, reload v-ray settings; render flap as well as enhance the resolution of the image in v-ray 3.4.

In v-ray 3.4, the V-Ray Asset Editor is applied to control V-Ray related assets and V-Ray render settings in an efficient manner. In quick setting option, just drag the parameter setting, and it’ll be rectified automatically in material view.

Now, the users can alter the behavior of the render icon in vray rendering and options toolbar with a simple mouse click.

Batch Render facilitates the users to arrange all of your scene tabs, and render every individual scene tab with one click of mouse.

The V-Ray 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button automatically produces a 6:1 aspect ratio cube map for both eyes, relevant with easily available V-R Headsets. V-Ray will automatically create a stereoscopic image by clicking on the 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button.

To watch online demonstration, go through the following video.

How to customize your rendering with v-ray 3.4

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How to use sketchup to produce a model in Gazebo

Models in Gazebo define a physical entity with dynamic, kinematic, and visual properties.

In addition, a model may have one or more plugins, which affect the behavior of the model.

This sketchup video tutorial provides some useful tips on how to use sketchup to create a model in gazebo and render the scene in vray 3.4.

Model in gazebo describes a physical object that contains dynamic, kinematic, and visual properties. Besides, a model may contain one or more plugins which impact the behavior of the model.

To create the model other plugin & tools like Su4 to component, mirror, 1001 tool are also used.

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

How to use sketchup to produce a model in Gazebo

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