Posts Tagged ‘SketchUP’

SketchUP 2014 Released

SketchUP 2014 Released

February 28, 2014 |  by  |  News

My favorite 3d modeling software has been upgraded! SketchUP 2014 hit the market today, and although the core SketchUP Pro features did not change that much, I like the fact Trimble keeps a steady update cycle with a great beta testing program. I just wish they focused on SketchUP just as much as Layout. 2013 was mainly a Layout upgrade, with 2014 they overhauled the 3d warehouse and more Layout upgrades… Trimble – Make 2015 a SketchUP Pro core upgrade only please! it is long overdue. I guess that bottom-line, the most valuable update in this release is the introduction of Ruby 2.0 for 3rd party developers.

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Making of Tribute to H&DEM

Making of Tribute to H&DEM

October 29, 2013 |  by  |  Making-Of, Native, Tutorials

I’ve noticed more great visuals being done recently using the SketchUP + V-Ray combo. The latest v2.0 release surly contributed to this bump with many great feature additions making the SketchUP native plugin much more capable and not so far from its bigger brothers on 3dsmax & Maya. It is also important to note that most of these visuals are being made by architects that use SketchUP for their design process… they are not professional visualization artists first. François (Frankoi) RIBOULEAU is one of them and his tribute to H&DEM 56 Leonard Street project captured my attention. His process is simple and the result is great looking. Enjoy the read and tell us what you think in the comments section.

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Making of Mediterranean House by nookta

Making of Mediterranean House by nookta

October 18, 2013 |  by  |  Making-Of, Native, Tutorials

nookta‘s Mediterranean House was chosen by Chaos Group to accompany the launch of V-Ray for SketchUP v2.0 release and rightfully so. nookta managed to produce a highly emotive visual using a simple SketchUP model rendered with V-Ray directly from SketchUP. In this article, Bahadir Ozbek from nookta tells the story behind the image. Enjoy!

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Making of The Museum 'Butterfly Effect' by Stefan Hirschsteiner

Making of The Museum ‘Butterfly Effect’ by Stefan Hirschsteiner

February 26, 2013 |  by  |  Making-Of, Native, Tutorials

I’m happy to introduce the making-of Stefan Hirschsteiner‘s ‘The Museum’ Grand Prize Winner – ‘The Butterfly Effect’. Stefan takes us through his complete process, starting with the concept and on with using SketchUP (with lots of Plugins!), key points using Maxwell Render and postwork all the way to final images. I learned a few new SketchUP tricks in this one and hope you’ll enjoy this article, learn from it and share your thoughts by commenting at the bottom of this article’s page.

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LumenRT Review for SketchUP

LumenRT Review for SketchUP

July 13, 2011 |  by  |  Case Study

Being a distributor of software via Polytown has its perks. This is how I found out about E-On Software’s new real-time 3d tool named LumenRT Review for SketchUP. I’ve played with it for some time now and we actually use it the studio for real work, like Villa W in the image above.

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Peter Guthrie's Kilburn Vale Visualizations

Peter Guthrie’s Kilburn Vale Visualizations

I just have to share these amazing architecture visualizations by Peter Guthrie – Representing some of his best work. The design is by Gianni Botsford Architects and SketchUP was the modeling tool of choice. I use SketchUP 99% of the time for all modeling, and Peter strives to get most of it done inside SketchUP too, texturing too… the rest is good old 3dsmax & VRay. Remarkable design and visuals! enjoy.

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