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Let's get better at design together!

  • 1-Click Renderings with AmbientOcclusion

    Ambient Occlusion base render in SketchUp

    Creating compelling images in SketchUp using the latest AmbientOcclusion extension for SketchUp. One-click rendering or delve deeper for realism.

    If you are new to rendering in SketchUp or need a tool that integrates with SketchUp and is quick and easy then give it a try!

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  • 7 Tips to get started with SketchUp Free

    Whether you’re a hobbyist wanting to use SketchUp for personal projects or a design professional wanting to try SketchUp Free before investing in SketchUp Pro, Go2School created a video to help you get started.

    In the video, they show you how to access the web-based SketchUp Free, the right way to use the drawing, editing & navigation tools, and how to avoid the things that often trip up self-taught SketchUp users.

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  • SketchPlus Released

    SketchPlus for SketchUp

    SketchPlus for SketchUp is an extension that adds a large number of easy-to-use tools, many of which are inspired by existing popular free plugins or are commonly found in other 3D modeling applications.

    Read on for all the details of SketchPlus or give it free 15 day trial.

    Free Trial

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  • New VR Plugin for SketchUp

    Simlab SketchUp VR Plugin

    SimLab Soft just released the new VR plugin for SketchUp, it allows the creation of interactive VR experiences from inside SketchUp, and to share them with others in one click.

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  • How to get started with FluidRay

    FluidRay for SketchUp

    Looking to try out some rendering in SketchUp. If you are new to rendering then FluidRay offers a forgiving and intuitive UI with powerful PBR based materials.

    Drag and drop, sliders, live reload and support for Rhino, 3DS Max and more. Make beautiful images of your designs in just a few clicks. FluidRay for SketchUp makes rendering easier than ever.

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  • AI-Powered Interactive 3D Models from your SketchUp files

    Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp

    Bring together clients, co-workers, and collaborators around interactive 3D models for better, faster design decisions in augmented and virtual reality.

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  • Vray for SketchUp 3.6 Released

    Vray for SketchUp 3.6 Released

    Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, the latest update to their professional rendering plugin. Built on Chaos Group’s industry-leading technology, V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp simplifies the design process for architects and designers, offering photorealistic visuals and easy-to-use controls from concept to construction.

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  • SketchFX Ex for SketchUp Review

    SketchFX Ex for SketchUp

    Ever find yourself exporting static images from SketchUp and post-processing in PhotoShop? With SketchFX Ex for SketchUp, you can achieve the same result directly within the SketchUp viewport.

    Using the same layering approach as PhotoShop, SketchFX utilises a smart approach to stacking effects. The outcome has near infinite possibilities. But is it any good?

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  • nVidia iRay now in SketchUp

    ProWalker GPU for SketchUp

    ProWalker GPU adds interactive visualisation work flow to architects and designers using SketchUp. Physically-based materials, lighting, and HDRI support take the guesswork out of rendering. All powered using Nvidia's iRay render engine.

    Design decisions and lighting changes rendered in the viewport in near real-time. This offers a level of flexibility and freedom to iterate that is unique to GPU based rendering.

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  • Complete Guide to the Tape Measure Tool in Sketchup

    tape measure tips for sketchup

    In this tutorial you will learn the all the secrets to using SketchUp's Tape Measure tool. What it can and cannot do. How to speed up measuring objects in SketchUp and how to easily create guides for accurate modelling.

    So if you want to learn more about creating infinite guides and how to properly create points in SketchUp this is the complete guide for you.



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About the Forums

The SketchUcation Community Forums were founded in May 2007 and is the leading resource for SketchUp support for both professional and hobbyist SketchUp users. With over 300,000 members and nearly 500,000 posts it is jam packed with solutions for just about any SketchUp query you might have.

About the Shop

The SketchUcation Shop is where top SketchUp Artists can sell and share models, textures, scrapbooks, tutorials and much more. Got something to sell? Get in touch!

Premium Members receive a 20% discount on all shop items plus tons of free SketchUp models, materials and styles to download.

Premium membership - with our new site, we introduced "Premium membership" for our members. This comes with tons of "Premium only" free content and discounted shop items, a free "Private consultation room" to discuss, troubleshoot and learn from experienced SketchUp users.

Plugins - our Plugins Index is currently a sticky forum topic in our Plugins Forum. It has been our long term wish to create a more usable and sortable Plugin Repository which will allow members and visitors alike to browse the extremely rich collection of plugins developed by our author contributors or external parties from all over the World. Keep an eye on this secion as we might surprise you with a new Plugins Index any time.

Tutorials - with the new site up and running, we decided to collect the best and most complete tutorials in our new Resources / Tutorials section. With many experienced and generous SketchUp users on-board, this section is an ever growing place where you can find a lot of useful tips and tricks.

  • There is still a "Tutorials " subforum we have where members also share some useful tips and tricks.


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