• How to texture an Arch in SketchUp using ThruPaint

    arch texturing in SketchUp

    In this tutorial you will learn to use Fredo's ThruPaint to texture an arch using it's QuadMesh UV feature. This technique is particularly useful for Architectural models that require you to reflect the real world construction using only a texture.

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  • View your SketchUp models in VR

    sketchup vr and kubity

    Our friends over at Kubity have a great video help you understand how to use the Kubity Exporter Extension to easily transport your files from SketchUp to Kubity and ultimately to Virtual Reality on the mobile app.

    If you have yet to try Kubity for SketchUp you can download the SketchUp extension from our ExtensionStore for free and start uploading models in minutes.

    Read on to watch the video....

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  • April 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Winners

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    Well done to the winners of April's 3Dconnexion Spacemouse raffle. Garry Kernan and Alejandro Soriano Martinez are proud owners of a SpaceMouse Pro Wireless and SpaceMouse Wireless respectively.

    To be in with a chance to win this month just follow the link below to enter*. Raffle closes on the 29th of May at 12pm GMT.

    Enter Raffle

    *Raffle open to Premium Members only

    For an exclusive 20% discount off selected SpaceMouse device check out our partners page.

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  • How to use Drop Vertices in SketchUp

    In this tutorial you will use to use TIG's Drop Vertices extension in SketchUp. Perfect if you need to manipulate terrain borders or align edges to objects in SketchUp

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  • LightUp 5 for SketchUp

    lightup 5 for sketchup

    LightUp v5.x is a new major release of LightUp that has some great new features that really accelerate the workflow of using SketchUp and LightUp to produce high quality content; there are also many fixes and improvement to existing functionality.

    You can read the full list of features in this new release along with a demonstration by LightUp developer, Adam Billyard, of the light rigging and render settings

    Try LightUp 5

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  • How to model a Gyroid in SketchUp

    SketchUp modelling mastermind Eric Lay shows off a great technique to quickly model a gyroid in SketchUp. Eric also shared the SketchUp file with the steps to modelling included in an easy to follow scene-based file.

     
  • Creating Realistic Lawns in SketchUp with Skatter

    Using CutNFill for SketchUp

    In this tutorial you will be introduced to using Skatter to create realistic lawns in SketchUp. Skatter is a new particle extension for SketchUp that is packed with powerful features that make populating surfaces with objects a simple task.

    For this tutorial we will use our own North American Grass Pack and some perennial weeds to add some realistic variation and appearance. Time to get skattering!

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  • Structure in PlusSpec for Sketchup

    PlusSpec for SketchUp

    The guys at PlusSpec just released a compelling video about how it generates parametric structure on the fly. The video covers drawing parametric walls in SketchUp, creating floor joists, inserting steel beams, generating roofs and much more.

    Andrew Dwight, the brains behind PlusSpec, goes into detail on the strengths of using PlusSpec during the design and build stage. With insights into how PlusSpec generated SketchUp models can created fully estimated models with BIM in miuntes.

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  • March 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Winners

    3dconnexion-winners-announced

    Well done to the winners of March's 3Dconnexion Spacemouse raffle. Michael McNeil and Jen Streumper are proud owners of a SpaceMouse Pro Wireless and SpaceMouse Wireless respectively.

    To be in with a chance to win this month just follow the link below to enter*. Raffle closes on the 29th of April at 12pm GMT.

    Enter Raffle

    *Raffle open to Premium Members only
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  • PlusSpec 2 for 1 deal

    plusspec easter offer

    PlusSpec have an awesome deal for any new customers this Easter. Buy a PlusSpec licence and get a second licence for free! That's 2 licences for $750! This offer runs until the 7th of April 2016.

    To sweeten the deal for our Premium Members we have a limited number of licences available at $600. 2 PlusSpec licences for only $600 is a no-brainer for any in the construction sector looking to model parametric BIM models in SketchUp.

    To find out more about PlusSpec visit our shop to see why everyone is talking about PlusSpec being a game changer.

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