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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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