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San Francisco based Professional designer and conceptual artist, Ken Nguyen has produced some really exciting textured SketchUp models and shows us here his workflow that he uses for these great 3D models. This tutorial is based on SketchUp models, V-Ray for SketchUp render and Photoshop…enjoy!
SketchUp on IPAD or Iphone…what do you think? Cadalog Inc., the people behind this new exporter and viewer are also the developers of SU Podium V2 and Podium Browser. This is the overview:
“Viso3D converts SketchUp models so that they can be viewed and navigated in 3D on an iPad or iPhone/ iTouch. The Viso3D Exporter plug-in is currently $59.00 (USD). The Viso3D iOs app is free from the iTunes app store”
Keeping up with all the latest news on SketchUp can be time consuming. Our friend Alex Schreyer has released a new plugin suitably called SketchUp News. It follows Trimble SketchUp, SketchUcation, SketchUpArtists, Twitter and Facebook for tutorials and news and all within SketchUp. So while your working on your latest creation, you can keep up with the latest news and happenings without even leaving SketchUp. How cool is that!
11th February @2:00pm
This image was created by Scott Baumberger as part of a competition entry for a proposed residential tower in Portland, Oregon. As this was a competition, he wanted to provide only enough information to communicate the intended design without getting bogged down with to much detail.
10th January @1:00pm
Architect Christopher Polanski recently completed a project for a client that required him to compose a series of faux-marker renderings and Chris has agreed to share his process with us.
SketchUpArtists have one of the largest collections of free SketchUp Styles available on the web. They were created by some of the very best SketchUp professionals in the world, who have freely contributed their time and skills to produce them. We hope this visual library will be a useful reference and inspiration in your future creative process. This is the 2013 collection.
TIP: When exporting your finished image from SketchUp, export it at a higher resolution (e.g. 3000 pixels wide) rather than the screen size. This will make your lines thinner and some Styles less busy. Or you can change the way a sketchy Style might look by adjusting the size of the exported image (under the Option button in the Export window) and resizing it in an external image editor like Photoshop.
Inkwash on Slate by James hannigan
For you ‘Arty’ types.
Faded Marker Style by Dave Richards
Dave starts 2013 with this excellent faded grey marker Style.
3D Vizualiser and Graphic designer Zernan Suarez has produced a great tutorial covering scene set-up, materials, both day and night renders and NPR. Software used includes SketchUp, V-Ray for SketchUp, Photoshop and the freeware filter software FotoSketcher. Included in his comprehensive tutorial are downloads to help you follow along if you wish.
04th October 2012 @6pm
Three Shaderlight fans are celebrating after winning big prizes for their renders. Launched to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ArtVPS, developers of rendering plug-in to SketchUp, Shaderlight, the competition attracted hundreds of entries from all around the world, covering a wide variety of subjects. The panel of judges, including our friends from 3D Artist and SketchUcation, awarded the entries on both technical ability and overall appearance.
David Harris from Texas scooped the first prize and $200 Amazon vouchers for his render of a truck. Although he uses Shaderlight in a professional capacity, David created the image of a truck just for fun, as he’s always loved the curves and designs of early trucks. He said of his win: “I am blown away. After I entered the contest, I saw some of the other renders on the forum and knew it was going to be a tough choice for your judges”.
Competition judge Mike Lucey from SketchUcation commented: “David’s image really grabbed my attention. For me, he has produced an image that is streets ahead of the rest – and a lot of the other entries were very good.” Carrie Barker, architect at Overcash Demmitt Architects in North Carolina was awarded the second prize and $100 Amazon vouchers for her render of a hotel.Resident Shaderlight guru, Martin Cox, said: “This image has a lot of detail and the longer you look at it, the more you notice. Combining this with the street view background shows the true scale of the building. Shaderlight is a really popular tool for architects around the world and it’s great to see it being put to such good use”.
Third place went to Duane Kemp, who uses Shaderlight for animations and stills for his work at Kemp Productions. His render of this interior won him $50 Amazon vouchers. Martin Cox said of the image: “We know that Duane creates some great work using Shaderlight so it’s no surprise that one of his images was selected by the judges. The first thing that jumps at you in this render is the camera angle, which is not one that you see every day. We were also impressed with the use of shadows from the objects and plants which really shows off Shaderlight’s lighting features”.
All three renders, plus other entries, can be seen on the blog at: http://shaderlight.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/competitionwinners/
Thanks to Becky Lamont for this update.
Are you attending SketchUp Basecamp 2012? Mateo Soletic is travelling again this year to represent us there and meet up with old friends and new. He will be handing out a few exclusive SketchUpArtists free T-Shirts (very rare) to the first 20 people who are definitely confirmed and going and respond by email to me asap. We will keep them safe for you until you arrive. The first 20 people (who are attending Basecamp this year) to mail me here: firstname.lastname@example.org will definitely receive a T-Shirt at camp.
Remember you must be booked and traveling to get one of these and its the first 20 who respond to me. I will give more info on when and where to collect once we have you lucky 20 people!
05th September 2012 @12:10pm
Nguyễn Ngọc Phúc lets us in on his method for creating a cool digital watercolor image from his SketchUp model. Workflow includes FotoSketcher, which has the ability to convert your digital images into art automatically using fully adjustable filters and post processing in Photoshop to complete this superb digital work of art.
1st June 2012 @2:00pm
What AJ Aloro is trying to achieve in this tutorial is a nice simple watercolor effect by using Photoshop.The model used in this tutorial was drawn in SketchUp and rendered in V-Ray for SketchUp. Good tutorial with some interesting techniques.
On April 26, 2012, Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SketchUp® from Google. As part of the SketchUp platform, Trimble will also partner with Google on running and developing SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse. The Google SketchUp team we believe, are also moving to Trimble. New horizons ahead …
19th April 2012 @1:30pm
This tutorial is based on an outdoor day render (natural lighting) and a night time render (artificial lighting). The challenge I set myself was to assemble both different lighting scenes in the same model and configure all materials so they respond well in both cases (both day and night). I hope I’ve succeeded. Software used in this tutorial was Google SketchUp, V-Ray for SketchUp and Photoshop. The 3D model is available for download as well if you want to check it out and follow along with this tutorial.
10th April 2012 @1pm
If you prefer the freedom of painting your lighting in Photoshop, this tutorial teaches you a fast way to set up masks in Photoshop from Kerkythea renders with red, green, blue and black doing away with the slow tedious work of tracing them by eye with the Paint Brush or Lasso tool. Software used SketchUp, Kerkythea and Photoshop. Model is included for download in this tutorial.
30th March 2012 @6pm
Scott has certainly excelled himself this time with this wonderful architectural visualization workflow using SketchUp, a two minute render and Photoshop. Lots to see and learn in this highly detailed article and hopefully you will come away with new ideas, tips and techniques for your own daily workflow.
13th January 2012 @ 1:40pm
This latest tutorial by Adam Billyard will show you how to use the LightUp Material properties to create cool Volume light effects. You can download the LightUp free demo here if you want to try this tutorial out for yourself.
24th November 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Next Limit Technologies have announced a new render competition for Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp ! They are offering thousands of dollars worth of prizes including:
- An iPad
- Maxwell Render licenses and much more!
All qualified entries will be uploaded to there new SketchUp image gallery, and prizes will be voted for publicly via social media networks as well as by the Maxwell Render development team. What are you waiting for! Christmas has come early!