Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby Whaat » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:44 pm

If you are struggling with using high-poly models in SketchUp, (aren't we all?) you might want to check out Skimp.



  • Select and Simplify objects already in your SketchUp model while preserving the model hierarchy
  • Extremely fast and efficient decimation and simplification your model, before or after importing
  • Preserve model visual appearance
  • Import FBX, OBJ, STL, DAE, 3DS, PLY, VRML
  • Quickly simplify models with millions of faces
  • Optimize the size of your SKP file with a few easy clicks
  • Windows and Mac compatible

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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby pbacot » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Great looking plugin. I've seen those labels on product models that are more polygon dense than anything else in the file. :)
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby Pixero » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:30 am

Downloaded the demo and wow it's fast on import. Don't know how you do that?
Any chance for a "copy and paste" plugin with that speed?

A question.
If I purchase, how many PCs can I install it on?
I can't find any info on that.
I'm hoping I can have it on my work PC and my home laptop.
Any chance for a non subscription version?
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby kaas » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Pixero wrote:Any chance for a non subscription version?

+1 subscription is not what I will sign up for.
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby gio » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:58 pm

I like it and it works very well.
But I have to say that the price is a bit too high IMHO.
It's only subscription and is more then half the price of SketchUp Pro annually (after the special price period is gone)!
I will stay with Transmutr: it takes time but in the end you achieve the same result.

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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby Whaat » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:31 pm

gio wrote:I like it and it works very well.
But I have to say that the price is a bit too high IMHO.
It's only subscription and is more then half the price of SketchUp Pro annually (after the special price period is gone)!
I will stay with Transmutr: it takes time but in the end you achieve the same result.

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Hi Gio,

I'm really glad you like the plugin. Trust me when I say we are paying very close attention to feedback regarding price / subscription.

Transmutr is a great tool as well, but with Skimp you can have much more control over the simplification. The result is not always the same, as you suggest. Skimp allows you to specify the tolerance of the simplification so you can be sure to keep the required details. But if you mainly just need to create proxies, than Transmutr is probably a better option for you.

If you need to simplify an existing SKP model, or have more control, than Skimp might be a better choice :)

Also, note that we are now providing a launch sale of 45% off regular price. This also includes a 25% off coupon for TurboSquid models. For anyone who needs professional-quality models, this can be a massive savings!
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby Whaat » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:36 pm

Pixero wrote:Downloaded the demo and wow it's fast on import. Don't know how you do that?
Any chance for a "copy and paste" plugin with that speed?

A question.
If I purchase, how many PCs can I install it on?
I can't find any info on that.
I'm hoping I can have it on my work PC and my home laptop.
Any chance for a non subscription version?

Hi Pixero,

I am glad you like the speed of the plugin! You are right that the import speed is extremely quick compared to other solutions.

You can install in on up to two PCs that you own yourself, as long as they are not used simultaneously.

Regarding non-subscription...I can't promise anything right now, but we are definitely listening to feedback about this issue.

Can you suggest a price for the hypothetical non-subscription version that you think reflects the value that Skimp can provide to professional SketchUp users?
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby Pixero » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Whaat wrote:I am glad you like the speed of the plugin! You are right that the import speed is extremely quick compared to other solutions.

Would it be possible to make a copy and paste plugin with this speed as well?

Whaat wrote:You can install in on up to two PCs that you own yourself, as long as they are not used simultaneously.

Great!

Whaat wrote:Regarding non-subscription...I can't promise anything right now, but we are definitely listening to feedback about this issue.
Can you suggest a price for the hypothetical non-subscription version that you think reflects the value that Skimp can provide to professional SketchUp users?

I don't know what you would charge for a non subscription version but I don't like the idea of renting software and pay indefinitely for them in order to have them work. I prefer to pay once and if there is a new version with enough features added I would pay for the next version number.
I believe that is a better deal for the customer.
I also believe that is a better incentive for developers to make enhancements to software than with a subscription.
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Re: Skimp - Ultimate Polygon Reducer and Importer

Postby ccaponigro » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:41 pm

I have to say the subscription model and cost have put me off too. I am managing ok using proxies etc. I also have to ask myself why do we have to constantly pay more for plugins to compensate for the shortcomings of Sketchup itself. Tremble should just give you a million bucks and incorporate your functionality into the program.
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