Using CutNfill in SketchUp

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Using CutNFill for SketchUp

Ever need to calculate how much fill you need to level a site? Luckily TIG has a tool that does just that. CutNfill is a commercial tool that, for only $20, that makes extracting and calculating site fill incredibly easy.

In this tutorial we will take a terrain, add detail, level the build area and extract the info using the CutNfill extension for SketchUp.

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Adding Filled Section Cuts to SketchUp

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SketchUp's Section Cut tool is awesome. To make it even better TIG wrote an extension for SketchUp to address the need to have filled Section Cuts. It is really easy to use and adds another level of sheen to your client presentations.

In this tutorial we will take a quick look at some of the features the TIG's Section CutFace extension.

Adding Angular Dimensions to SketchUp

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Ever struggled to add angular dimensions to your SketchUp models? Maybe your prepping your design drawings for LayOut and need to call attention to some important aspect of the build? Say hello to Angular Dimensions by Steve Baumgartner.

In this quick tip you will learn how to use Angular Dimenions to add inner and outer angular dimensions to your 3D models in SketchUp.

How to mirror objects in SketchUp

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mirroring objects in SketchUp

In this quick tip you will learn how to mirror selected objects or geometry in SketchUp. This is a time saver for objects that are symmetrical. When it comes to being productive in SketchUp knowing where, and when, to mirror objects can save you a heap of time.

You will learn how to do this using the SketchUp Scale Tool and the Flip Along context menu method. You will also learn how to do this via an extensions which supercharges the process!

Studio setup in V-Ray for SketchUp

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Cars included in exterior renders of architectural scenes help with the scene composition. Some 3D artists prefer to add them in post production using an image editor application. I prefer to include them in my scene using SketchUp.

At times there is a specific need of a car render look. By learning it, you are capable of outputting nice renders of cars, motorcycles and all other vehicles. So this tutorial focusses on how create a car paint and an studio set up for car rendering using V-Ray for SketchUp.

How to use Bundles to sync your SketchUp extensions

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In this tutorial for SketchUp you will learn how to use Bundles in SketchUcation Tools 2.6.1 to sync your plugins and extensions to multiple devices. Your office and home desktops and laptops will thank you for it...trust me!

Not only that you can also sync different versions of SketchUp! Yep!

Want your fresh SketchUp 2014 install to have everthing that you had in SketchUp 2013? Easy...just use SketchUcation Tools.

How to model and texture lo-poly vehicles in SketchUp

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how to model and texture lo-poly objects in SketchUp

A few months ago someone was looking for tutorials on how to make low polygon models in SketchUp. At the time I was not particularly well versed when it came to low polygon modelling so I decided to learn for myself.

During that time I researched the best methods and techniques needed. I discovered low polygon models can look great with the right texture applied.

How to set Security Permissions for the Plugins folder in SketchUp

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how to set plugin folder security permissions in SketchUp

If you ever get SketchUp startup error-messages relating to plugins? This usually means that some plugins are not loading properly and it indicates they have not been installed properly.

Or maybe you get system messages actually preventing you from adding/managing files/subfolders to the Plugins folder in SketchUp. This guide will help you identify the problem and fix it for both Mac and PC devices.

How to create custom library locations in SketchUp

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In my previous tutorials on adding materials to SketchUp and editing materials in SketchUp you would have gained knowledge on how to grow your materials libraries. But an often overlooked feature of SketchUp is the ability to create custom library locations outside of SketchUp default library locations.

In this tutorial we will focus on creating custom libraries in SketchUp that allow you to easily manage your assets and speed up your workflow. Understanding how these custom libraries are created and located will make transitioning to newer versions of SketchUp a walk in the park!

How to edit materials in SketchUp

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In the last tutorial we looked at the method for importing textures into SketchUp and how to grow your materials libraries.

In this tutorial we will focus on editing materials in SketchUp. SketchUp has lots of hidden features when it comes to editing materials. Knowing where these are and what these do is an important part of becoming a better SketchUp artist.

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