Tuesday, August 14, 2018

UV bim Report – The newest sketchup extension

UV bim Report (v1.0.2) is newest sketchup extension available in the extension warehouse. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This extension can be used to takeoff quantities from skp and transferred to csv. The objective of the extension is to export all essential information for quantity surveyor or BoQ (bill of quantity).

The extension is suitable for Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Interior Design.

To download the plugin, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Go through the following video tutorial for online demonstration of the extension.

UV bim Report รข€“ The newest sketchup extension

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Rajib Dey

Thursday, August 9, 2018

SentioVR: Sketchup to Virtual Reality (VR) walkthroughs – The newest sketchup extension

SentioVR: Sketchup to Virtual Reality (VR) walkthroughs is the newest sketchup extension available in extension warehouse. The extension supports sketchup 2017 and sketchup 2018.

With this extension, it is possible to demonstrate any 3D models in VR easily.

By simple click of the mouse, one will be able to produce 360 tours or 3D walkthroughs and involve your clients within your designs. No coding or installations are necessary. SentioVR simplify the method simple to upload your 3D content, generate walkthroughs and display in VR devices like Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR. The SentioVR Sketchup plugin facilitate the users to proceed inside your Sketchup models (Windows/Mac) inVR devices with simple mouse clicks.

Given below, some exclusive features of this sketchup extension :-

• Upload your Sketchup models to your account directly through plugin
• Quickly view your 3D models in Virtual Reality: Oculus GO & Samsung Gear VR
• Control and demonstrate your content from any location, anytime with your unique access code

For a live demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: SentioVR

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Rajib Dey

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rendering Optimization in VRAY Sketchup

I have encountered these following questions "My client wanted me to print A0 size paper with nice quality, how can I do it?" Today I receive this from one of the follower with my Nomeradona Facebookpage "Nomeradona, I am working on a Google SketchUp 3D Floor Plan, and trying to Render it in Vray. I am able to Render it at (800x600), but I run out of ram, when I tried to output the (4000x3000 dpi) file size. Are there any tricks you can recommend to reduce the file size or increase rendering optimization?"

In this case, what shall we do? The good news is there is a very simple solution in Vray Sketchup 1.49.01 and here is this using the output vrimage.

This is an old Sketchup file which I did almost four years ago. Let me just use it to quickly show you the trick

Step 1: The output size

I have rendered before more than 8000px width x 4000px spherical panorama render which I used for this Virtual reality post. CLICK HERE to view this post. So far this was the maximum size I have tried. Anyhow in this particular render, I will make an output of perhaps half of this.

Step 2: IR passes
Since the image is huge, you don't need that high min/max rate. I lowered my min/max rate to -5,-3

Step 3: VRImage output. 

Locate the output roll-out window and under the setting output, tick the box "Render to VRImage". Once selected save it in exr root file to any folder that you want.

Step 4: Preview Image. 
Vray SketchUp will now begin to write the data in your hardrive. The Vray frame buffer will appear and you will see on the very top it reads "preview of the file output size that you have entered".

Once done, the image file will be written to the assigned folder that you have chosen.

Open Photoshop and load the exr file

Step 5: Converting the Gamma 2.2 to Gamma1.0
Vray SU by default uses gamma 2.2. When we open the file in Photoshop you should not be surprise why it's too bright. In order to convert the Gamma 2.2 to 1.0, select image/ adjustments/exposure.

Enter the value 0.45.45 ( 1.0 divided by 2.2)

Here it is..

I hope this is useful!

How to render extra huge output image without crashing in Vray SketchUp

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Rajib Dey

Thursday, August 2, 2018

How to model & render a villa with vray 3.4 for sketchup 2017

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use vray 3.4 for sketchup 2017 for modeling and rendering a villa. You will also learn various things like how to model the landscape, create road with sandbox tool, add light, add grass with skatter and add trees with laubwerk.

Details about sandbox tool, skatter plugin and laubwerk plugin are given below :-

Sandbox Tools - The Sandbox Tools (help.sketchup.com) extension employs the concept of a sandbox that belongs to a surface to be formed and manipulated with sandbox tools. A sandbox in SketchUp (and in other 3D modeling tools) is generally defined as a triangulated irregular network or TIN in terrain Modeling terminology. The sandbox tool is used to model terrain and design landscape.

Skatter Plugin – This plugin (getskatter.com) can be used to render huge amounts of vegetation, instantly populate city blocks, generate parametric assemblies, crowds, carpets etc. all right inside SketchUp.

Laubwerk – This sketchup plugin (extensions.sketchup.com) can make your models realistic with superior quality vegetation. It allows the users of V-Ray or Thea for SketchUp getting access to a wide-ranging library of render-ready, realistic, procedural 3D plants.

To learn the complete process for modeling & rendering a villa, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: KG Studio

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Rajib Dey