Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to make exterior rendering of a modern house with V-ray

Robson Jacobsen comes with another nice tutorial for V-ray users.

In this tutorial Robson will introduce you to a wide array of tutorials with step-by-step method which focus on how to render an exterior of a modern house in V-ray.

This is a part of post-production process. The model of the exterior scene is created with sketchup.

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Rajib Dey

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

3skeng 2017 Channel (MAC and PC) for sketchup

SHK, a leading engineering and consulting firm, develops 3skeng 2017 Channel for sketchup. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 as well as Mac OS X and Windows platform.

3skeng Channel can be used for the designing and documentation of MEP and 3D channels (e.g. rectangular ductwork). It is the vital portion of the 3skeng engineering package that comprises of 3skeng Pipe, 3skeng Mount and 3skeng Steelwork.

Various rectangular channels are incorporated in this powerful tool. Channels, t-pieces, elbows and reducers together with transitions to round ductwork will be produced and linked collectively in a convenient and straight-forward workflow. Magnetic points and a memory function, which are included in the tool, can simplify your work process.

To gather more information, visit to download a 30-days trial version.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Tips to fine-tune particular components of a render image with V-ray for Revit

This skethup video tutorial demonstrate the functionality of Helix Along Curve. This sketchup plugin is used to simplify the process for generating complicated curves. The sketchup users can use this plugin to draw lines which curve over 180 degree mode among two points.

The plugin offers the following features:-

This plugin is supported with a powerful toolbox to generate helixes along paths.

It contains the functionality to influence the radius of the curve (along both ends), facilitating the users to generate a curve that is wider on one side compared with the other.

The users will be able to modify the number of laps which are produced by the curve along your path, as well as the evenness of your curve.

Phase facilitates the users to modify the beginning rotation of your shape.

Noise facilitates the users to randomize the width of your radius along your helix.

The adherence to the curve options influence how strictly the helix follows your curve.

There is also the option to generate a tube along your curve. Both the thickness of your tube can be modified, as well as the number of sizes the tube has to manage faces.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Skalp for SketchUp

Skalp is a user-friendly and powerful live section tool that can be used to generate precise plans and elevations within sketchup. The updated version of skalp i.e. 2017 Skalp for SketchUp is just released to generate outstanding drawings. This new version is compatible SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. Skalp is segregated in four categories like Skalp Sections, Skalp Styles, Skalp Pattern Designer, Skalp Export. The useful features of these categories are provided below :-

Features: Skalp Sections

• Creating hatch patterned cross sections becomes automated.
• Live updates, modifications in the model are monitored instantly.
• Styles are applied to remap the appearance in each scene.
• Fully compatible with nested groups and components.
• Compatible with multiple drawing scales in one model.
• Neat user interface packed with significant features.

Skalp Styles

• The same Section illustrated in several ways.
• Each Scene can contain its own cross section style.
• Intuitive and commanding mapping queries.
• Assign by layer, material, hatching or tagging.
• Customizable Patterns to the drawing scale.

Skalp Pattern Designer

• Generate remarkable tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
• Texturize your model in a new innovative way.
• Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
• Create your own from the ground up.
• Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

Skalp Export

• Export to SketchUp Pro's LayOut. Constant updates of Skalp sections in all scenes.
• Export to DXF contains real CAD hatch patterns.
• Batch export of scenes to DXF.

Once you install skalp, activate a 14-day free trial license. To gather more information, visit

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

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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Monday, February 6, 2017

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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Friday, February 3, 2017

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.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Download Havok@SketchUp 2.0.0

AMC Bridge has developed Havok@SketchUp, an exclusive sketchup add-in that facilitates the users to export any 3D model geometry from SketchUp to Havok physics engine to create simulation of dynamics of rigid bodies in real time along with collision detection, walk-through/fly-through inside the 3D model environment that has been designed in SketchUp.

This sketchup add-in is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

The add-in offers the following functionalities :

• Import of 3D model geometry containing materials and textures from SketchUp;
• Walk through within 3D models similar to a first person 3D game environment;
• Flying around the 3D models;
• Video recording;
• Inserting text labels to the locations of interest as well as exporting them into SketchUp;
• Fine-tuning light source settings;
• Gesture-based control with Intel®RealSense™ camera.

Link for download

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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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