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Artisan [Trial]    v1.2.4

  • Overview
  • Quick Start

Overview of Artisan for SketchUp

Artisan works with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2013, and SketchUp 8 for both PC and Mac.

Although the subdivision tools were included as part of the previous generation ‘Subdivide and Smooth’ plugin, they have all been greatly improved in ‘Artisan'.

Features Include:

Subdivision Surfaces

  • Robust subdivision algorithm that can handle very complex geometry
  • Subdivide and smooth selected faces, groups, or components
  • Crease edges or vertices to create hard edges
  • Knife subdivide tool for creating loops
  • Extrude tool to create loops without interior faces
  • Low-poly ‘Proxy Mode’ that automatically updates the subsurface geometry as you edit

New Subdivision Features in Artisan

  • Perform subdivision or smoothing on any selection of faces
  • Auto-subdivision of selection boundary faces that results in cleaner meshes after subdividing
  • Quickly preview subsurface geometry prior to committing
  • Proper interpolation of UVs for subdivided geometry
  • Faster subdivision and better topology

Brush Tools

  • Sculpt Brush (sculpt, pinch/spread, flatten, inflate/deflate, smooth/jitter)
  • Select Brush (select faces by performing strokes)
  • Paint Brush (paint SketchUp materials on faces using virtual brushstrokes)
  • Symmetrical sculpting mode using with user-defined work plane
  • Lock vertices to user-defined work plane

Vertex Transformation Tools

  • Soft Selection
  • Soft Move, Rotate, and Scale
  • Make Planar (XY, XZ, YZ, or best fit)

Mesh Optimization (Polygon Reduction)

  • Much faster and more robust than the free Polyreducer plugin

How to use Artisan for SketchUp

View Online Docs

Download PDF

Download Quick Start Guide

Video Tutorials for Artisan for SketchUp

Subdivide and Smooth Tutorial for SketchUp

Subdivide Selection Tutorial for SketchUp

Smooth Selection Tutorial for SketchUp

Crease Tool Tutorial for SketchUp

Sculpt Brush Tutorial for SketchUp

Select Brush Tutorial for SketchUp

Paint Brush Tutorial for SketchUp

Make Planar Tutorial for SketchUp

Reduce Polygons Tutorial for SketchUp

Advanced Sculpting