[Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.5 - 25 Jan. 2021

[Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.5 - 25 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:46 pm

Here's a new free plugin for SketchUp: Material Browser.

Features: Search for SketchUp materials by name from four sources: active model, SKM collections, Texture Haven and CC0 Textures. Filter materials by type (Brick, Wood, etc). Select material of your choice in one click.

You can download it from the SketchUcation PluginStore.

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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.0 - 14 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:19 am

Material Browser plugin is going to evolve very soon. Stay tuned! ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.1 - 15 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:04 pm

1.0.1 version allows you to:

- Change thumbnails size.
- Display names and sources.
- Use a custom SKM folder.

Download latest Material Browser plugin from SketchUcation PluginStore.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.2 - 17 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:18 am

1.0.2 version fixes and improves plugin zoom tool.

Download latest Material Browser plugin from SketchUcation PluginStore.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.2 - 17 Jan. 2021

Postby cmeed » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:21 pm

This looks very interesting! I've downloaded the Plugin, although its not working - it looks like i need those extra ruby script java 'things' - I've been attempting to keep a library of textures with names, i can use again and again in my Lumion workflow so this looks promising and i would love to try.

The native material window is ok, like the component window is also but now i use 'Component finder' from flextools as my main window - its fantastic, will your Material Browser be similar?

I have no idea what to do with extra additions needed to make this work - it would be better to keep it simple with the downloads (unless i'm missing something)

Cheers
Chris
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.2 - 17 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:02 pm

cmeed wrote:This looks very interesting! I've downloaded the Plugin, although its not working - it looks like i need those extra ruby script java 'things' - I've been attempting to keep a library of textures with names, i can use again and again in my Lumion workflow so this looks promising and i would love to try.

The native material window is ok, like the component window is also but now i use 'Component finder' from flextools as my main window - its fantastic, will your Material Browser be similar?

I have no idea what to do with extra additions needed to make this work - it would be better to keep it simple with the downloads (unless i'm missing something)

Cheers
Chris


Hello Chris.

This plugin doesn't require Java. It does require Ruby but Ruby is already included in SketchUp ;)

Try to install this plugin following this video guide.
If you don't succeed to install it, please provide me details: your operating system, your SketchUp version, what's not works...

I will maybe inspire from FlexTools ComponentFinder plugin.

Best regards.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.3 - 22 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:39 pm

What's new in 1.0.3 version?

- One can filter materials by type (Brick, Wood, etc). Technically, a materials types dictionary is used and you can contribute to its development.
- One can choose to display only model materials.
- You don't need anymore to restart SketchUp after you've defined a custom SKM folder.
- When materials source are displayed: a click on Texture Haven logo opens texture source page in external Web browser. Download a normal map (for example) becomes easier.
- Plugin has been translated to french.

Download latest Material Browser plugin from the SketchUcation PluginStore.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.3 - 22 Jan. 2021

Postby cmeed » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:10 pm

I downloaded again - the latest update from the SketchUcation PluginStore and this time its worked. It definitely didn't come in the first time. I'm up and running now ! whoop whoop

So I've opened it for 30 second and i' already asking about features!!!
Could we have the ability to group materials together in folders and see these folders in material browser? this was a great help in flex tools

Material Question
on a side note - do you know why i can't have more than 1 material with the same settings but different names? so
Floor_Black (0,0,0)
&
Curtain_Black(0,0,0)

or how different these colours need to be to recognised as different from each other....
So,

Floor_Black (0,5,0)
&
Curtain_Black(0,0,0)
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.3 - 22 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:02 pm

cmeed wrote:I downloaded again - the latest update from the SketchUcation PluginStore and this time its worked. It definitely didn't come in the first time. I'm up and running now ! whoop whoop


8-)

cmeed wrote:So I've opened it for 30 second and i' already asking about features!!!
Could we have the ability to group materials together in folders and see these folders in material browser? this was a great help in flex tools


I don't know yet if a feature of this kind will be implemented.

cmeed wrote:Material Question
on a side note - do you know why i can't have more than 1 material with the same settings but different names? so
Floor_Black (0,0,0)
&
Curtain_Black(0,0,0)

or how different these colours need to be to recognised as different from each other....
So,

Floor_Black (0,5,0)
&
Curtain_Black(0,0,0)


This looks like a SketchUp bug or limitation... You should create a topic about this issue.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.4 - 24 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:58 pm

What's new in 1.0.4 version?

- Texture Haven materials catalog has been extended to 198 entries.
- Downloaded textures are cached during 1 month... This accelerates re-import of concerned materials and saves bandwidth.

Download latest Material Browser plugin from the SketchUcation PluginStore.
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Re: [Plugin] Material Browser - v1.0.5 - 25 Jan. 2021

Postby samuel_t » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14 am

1.0.5 version brings a new materials source: CC0 Textures.

Download latest Material Browser plugin from the SketchUcation PluginStore.
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