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  • AmbientOcclusion 2.5 Released

    Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp

    AmbientOcclusion 2.5 was released this week with heavily improved speed and interactivity and more flexible material settings.

    All those improvements blend in with the ease of use of AmbientOcclusion, keeping the classic "1-Click Rendering" workflow.

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  • Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp

    Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp

    Lumion 8.3 was released today as a free upgrade from Lumion 8. At the core of the release is the new Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp and the improved LiveSync for Revit.

    LiveSync is an exciting new feature for architects and designers in SketchUp. Seeing a real-time render as you work is nothing short of astonishing.

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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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  • How to go from SketchUp to Unity using PBR materials

    beginner tips for sketchup

    Back on the PBR to Unity 5.6 pipeline and workflow for SketchUp. In this tutorial you will learn the following:

    • How to build and quickly UV map in SketchUp for Unity
    • How materials PBR work in Unity
    • How to create your own PBR textures and materials from pictures you take on your phone or files you find online
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  • V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is out!

    V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is interactive and significantly faster, taking full advantage of CPU or GPU acceleration. From quick design models to fully detailed and photorealistic scenes, V-Ray 3 is designed to be SketchUp’s most powerful rendering solution.

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  • SpaceMouse Winners for December

    SpaceMouse Raffle Winner

    Well done to the winners of our monthly 3Dconnexion Spacemouse raffle. Charles Thomas and David Cunningham are proud owners of a SpaceMouse Enterprise 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 15th of February at 12pm GMT.

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    *Raffle open to Premium Members only

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

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  • October SpaceMouse Winners

    3D Connexion Winners

    Well done to the winners of Octobers's 3Dconnexion Spacemouse raffle. James Steacy and Sam North are proud owners of a SpaceMouse Enterprise 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 15th of December 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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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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