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FredoPortrait    v2.8a

  • Overview
  • Quick Start
  • Documentation
  • Release Notes

Overview of FredoPortrait

  • Sketchup version: SU2017 and above. Some features (FaceMe Generation, Screenshots) require SU2018
  • Platform: Windows and Mac OSX
  • LibFredo6: v13.6a or above
  • Sketchucation ExtensionStore: v4.2.9 or above
  • Usage: Paid, Licensed under Sketchucation SCFLicense
    • Free Trial period (full features): 15 days from activation
    • Perpetual license (3 seats): $20 (~17€)
    • Rush license (3 seats, valid 21 days from purchase date): $6 (~5€)
    • Information on licensing extensions at Sketchucation: this post

To purchase a license of FredoPortrait, go to this page

FredoPortrait is an extension dealing with cameras, views and images.

It includes the following features

  • Custom Cameras: storing cameras in the model at Sketchup level and later restoring them. Custom Cameras can be stored within the model or at Sketchup level, which provides a way to transfer cameras across models.
  • Studio Camera settings: Accurate setting of Cameras by Longitude, Latitude and horizon angle
  • Studio Export: Generation and export of images for selected objects (geometry, groups, components)
  • Studio 2D Component: Generation of 2D 'flat' components from 3D objects in the model.
  • Screenshot: Generation and export of images from the viewport or a portion of the viewport at specified dimensions, independently of the size of the viewport and the screen resolution.

    Custom Cameras

    Portrait Studio

    Portrait Studio is a suite of tools allowing to specify a camera accurately, as well as filter the view based on the selection. It allows then to create or update scenes, generate images in various formats, and more generically render or export the selection with the native Sketchup exporters or 3rd party exporters. It also allow to generate 2D Components from selected 3D objects (for SU2018 and above).

    Most features can be accessed from the FredoPortrait Studio dialog box

    Generating an image from a selected object

    Generating a 2D Component from a 3D object with detailed contouring

    Screenshot: export images at specified dimensions

    Discussion forum

    Links to Sketchucation Forum: Main Post Latest Release

    Installation of FredoPortrait

    IMPORTANT: Make sure that you have first installed LibFredo6 v9.4 or above.

    FredoPortrait is released as a regular RBZ extension file on the Sketchucation Site.

    To download the RBZ file, use the red button on the right side of this page:

    • Download If your are already logged in.
    • Log in to get it! otherwise, in order to log in or to register to Sketchucation as a new user (this is FREE). Then you will be able to download the RBZ file.

    Then, you can install the RBZ file from within Sketchup, via the Sketchup Extension Manager

    If you are not familiar with the installation of Sketchup extensions and Sketchucation, it is advised to watch the video LibFredo6 installation.

    IMPORTANT: Whatever way you choose, you MUST quit and restart Sketchup to get FredoPortrait (and LibFredo6) properly loaded.

    After the installation, you should have the following footprint in the Sketchup Plugins directory:

    • Sketchup versions: 2016 and above - certified for SU2019 - Generation of 2D components and Screenshot works for SU2018 and above
    • Platform: Windows and Mac OSX
    • Language: English, French
    • Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > Fredo6 Collection > FredoPortrait...
    • Icon toolbar: FredoPortrait
    • Expires on 22 Aug 2020
    Credit: all toolbar icons and button images by JClements

    Permission to use this software for any purpose, subject to license, is hereby granted

    Distribution of this software for any purpose is subject to:

    - the expressed, written consent of the author

    - the inclusion of the present copyright notice in all copies.

Overview of the main features of FredoPortrait: Custom Camera and Portrait Studio

This video gives an overview of some of the main features of FredoPortrait:

  • Custom Cameras
  • Generation of Images
  • Export / Render

Generation of 2D Components from 3D objects

This feature requires SU2018 and above

Screenshot: Export images at specified dimensions

This feature requires SU2018 and above

Quick introduction



Here is the documentation, in English, updated for version 1.2, covering Custom Camera and Portrait Studio.

FredoPortrait - User Manual - English - v1.2 - 20 Jul 19 - Overview.pdf

Note: If you drop the PDF doc files into the Plugins directory, you can access them from within Sketchup via the menu Windows > Tools > Fredo6 Collection... > FredoPortrait > Documentation...

Links to Sketchucation Forum: Main Post   Latest Release

Release History

FredoPortrait v2.8a – 25 Dec 22: Extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.7a – 31 Aug 21: Extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.6a – 22 Apr 21: Performance of the contextual selection menu

FredoPortrait v2.5a – 27 Jan 21: Conversion to licensed extension

FredoPortrait v2.4a – 06 Jan 21: Adjustments and extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.3a – 20 Nov 20: Adjustments and extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.2a – 19 Aug 20: Bug fixing, cosmetic adjustments and extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.1c – 19 Mar 20: Extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.1a – 08 Jan 20: Bug fixing for initial rectangle and multi screenshot generation

FredoPortrait v2.0c – 21 Dec 19: Extension of validity

FredoPortrait v2.0b – 25 Nov 19: Bug fixing

FredoPortrait v2.0a – 18 Nov 19: Introduction of the Screenshot tool

FredoPortrait v1.3a – 19 Aug 19: Bug fixing and extension of validity

FredoPortrait v1.2c – 25 Jul 19: UI adjustment for Image generation

FredoPortrait v1.2b – 24 Jul 19: Fixes a serious bug preventing to generate an image in File mode "ask"

FredoPortrait v1.2a – 20 Jul 19: Introduction of the generation of 2D Components

FredoPortrait v1.1a – 23 Jun 19: Initial public release