Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like.On this blog you can find mostly furniture 3d models. sketchup, 3d models , sketchup models, sketchup components, .skp models, sketchup model , free sketchup models , furniture models , 3d models

Metalwork Design Tools

DrawMetal™ provides plugins (extensions) for Google SketchUp® that draw a variety of spirals, curves and tapered shapes (tapered extrusions).

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DrawMetal

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If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Then you should be all set to head for the lumber yard to get all of the materials that you will need with no return trips.
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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

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Creating a Spring

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Creating a Spring (Tutorial)

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The Spring Plugin allows you to create springs or coils of any length, pitch, diameter and gauge; using a simple dialog box to input the required dimensions. Springs can be used in a variety of engineering, architectural and sculptural applications. To get the free Spring Plugin, click the download link below and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Creating a Spring - free spring plugin

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RpWallMaker Free is a free add-on for Google SketchUp (Windows or Mac) to create wide walls (3D walls with thickness), edit them and cut holes in them.
The custom walls are generated by drawing the center line of the wall in SketchUp and the wide, 3D wall is automatically generated. 






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RpWallMaker - Free plugin

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The Mirror Tool plugin created by an unknown author at the Ruby Library Depotis a useful tool to have when using SketchUp. It allows you to mirror as you would in AutoCAD.
To use the tool all you need to do is click the object you want to mirror and click the “mirror selection” button. Then you can signify the mirror line simply and click enter. This tool though also allows you to keep selecting axis’ to accurately mirror the object the way you like. This comes in handy particularly when you need to mirror about an axis that is not one of the main axis’ on SketchUp.
Overall, the Mirror Tool plugin at the Ruby Library Depot is an essential plugin to have especially for AutoCAD users. At the time of this review this plugin is free and is available at the Ruby Library Depot. I give this plugin 5 out 5 stars!


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Mirror Tool Google SketchUp Plugin

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Part I: Adjusting the GI settings

Step 1. First render
1.1. Open the scene (which can be found here).
1.2. Assign VRay as the current renderer.
Since the default VRay settings are not very well suited for a fast initial preview, we'll make a few quick adjustments before the first render.
1.3. Check the Override mtl option in the Global switches rollout, click the button next to it and select a default VRayMtl material.
1.4. Set the Image sampler type to Fixed.
1.5. Set the resolution to 400 x 325.
1.6. Set the Region size in the System rollout to 32 x 32 pixels.
1.7. Optionally, you can turn on the Frame stamp to print the render time on the image.
1.8. Render the scene:
VRay Tutorials - Rendering an interior scene tutorial
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VRay - Rendering an interior scene (Tutorial)

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Nice little tutorials on how to make a nightstand in Google SketchUp.


I’m a firm believer in keeping the saw sharp.  Really sharp.  So that means you gotta sharpen the saw regularly.
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Make a Nightstand in Google SketchUp (Tutorial)

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This is begining of a previous story.

I downloaded Google’s SketchUp just to check it out. I was actually thinking of doing some landscaping (figuring out what trees and shrubs to plant and where to plant them on a little piece of barren land I own). But I got a bit distracted and since I want to create a clothes rack of some sort, I thought I’d give it a go.
Final results:
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How to create furniture in Google SketchUp

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Interesting story from drawing to furniture!



indigo furniture render
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Turning SketchUp 3D Furniture into Real Furniture

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Here is video building a house in sketchup,from begining,even stairs,roof and everything, and some music too :)
Enjoy!


Source YouTube
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Building a House in Sketchup (Video)

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Regular Polygon has published a keyframe animation for SketchUp version 7 & 8, Free or Pro.
Main Features include:

  • Keyframes are easily added, deleted, renamed, and reordered.
  • Any group or component can be animated.
  • Animated groups (components) can be nested.
  • Animated groups (components) can be nested inside of non-animated groups (components).
  • Animated groups (components) are interpolated between keyframes by translation or rotation.
  • The interpolation lasts for the entire keyframe transition time.
  • Keyframes can have independent transition times.
  • Keyframes can have independent delay times.
  • The keyframes can be converted to a slideshow of ordinary (non-animated) scenes, called tweens.
  • The number of tweens depends on the frame rate you set.
  • The tween slideshow can be exported to an AVI movie, or to image files (PNG, JPEG, TIF, or BMP)
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Regular Polygon Keyframe Animation Plugin (Video)

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Instant Roof, by Chuck Vali of Vali Architects, is a truly great SketchUp Ruby script. Its purpose is simple – you use Instant Roof to quickly create gables, hips, sheds and trellises anywhere you need them. This script has everything going for it:
It's easy to install. Pop one file into your plugins folder and you're done.
It's easy to learn. Chuck (the script's author) has put together a huge pile of fantastic instructional PDFs and videos on his website. The in-product help is also comprehensive and well-placed.
It's easy to use. Everything's right there in the Plugins menu, so you don't have to memorize and keep track of a bunch of little tool icons. The input method for telling the script where to put gables and sheds couldn't be simpler.
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Plugin: Instant Roof, instant productivity

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When you're working with rounded objects whose edges have been smoothed, it's sometimes hard to make things look good. That's because curved surfaces don't automatically produce a profile edge that helps to differentiate them from the background. You can see what I'm talking about in the images that follow; notice the (what I consider to be) unsatisfying outline of each of the rounded objects below?
Without Profiles turned on, rounded objects don't stand out.
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Making your rounded models look better

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Google Apps recently launched an improvement that made dozens of Google services available to Google Apps users for the first time. As part of this launch, Google SketchUpand 3D Warehouse are now available to our Google Apps users for free with their Apps accounts.
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Welcome, Google Apps users!

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What amazing things sketchup do!

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FREE Chair
FREE Model chair
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Free models

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Now bring to you comletely free models to download for sketchup,updated weekly!
FREE MODELS on sketchup furniture models!

Consider Donate for more free models...
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Updated FREE models for sketchup

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Edge lines are a perfect way to show off detail in a SketchUp model. But what happens when the user wants to render a high quality image of their model? If edge lines aren’t used, the details can be washed out due to lighting and material choices. Using rendering software that can support edge lines can give the user a high quality image as well as helping to make the details of their model stand out.
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How to Improve Renderings

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Jim has released Find Shadow Window which resets the Shadow dialogue box when it decides to vanish off screen. A real handy Plugin to have for those who move their windows around the workspace. Currently it’s PC only.
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Interesting plugins for sketchup from sketchyphysics

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“A new & easy tool for architects and their clients, discover how fast you can create high quality movies.”
Certainly a bold statement, but given the pedigree, Act-3D™ B.V. have delivered a product designed from the ground up for creating breathtaking 3D visualizations. With Quest3D already under their belt Act-3D™ B.V. has released Lumion after months of anticipation.

Lumion®


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Lumion looms large!

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The Google headquarters in 3D
[Photo by Sweet Onion Creations.]
Sweet Onion Creations is a company dealing with 3D printing. In the video, they show you how they load a model located in Google Earth (and perhaps available in the Google 3D Warehouse) into Google SketchUp, check it for integrity, and then print it. They describe the printing as follows:
The process starts with a very fine white powder that resembles cornstarch in consistency. The toxicity is so low that it is almost food-grade in quality. On the computer, a house or hillside is sliced up digitally and made into an outline or “pancake.” From here it is fed into the machine and each outline of that pancake traced out using a small dispenser on an “x” and “y” axis. A sugar and water binder is applied to temporarily glue each layer together.

It’s commonly referred to as an “additive process”. The best part is it generates the least waste (97% is recycled back through) which means less cost for our clients and easier on the environment.

However, the success of the architecture model hinges on a perfect “water tight” Computer Aided Design (CAD) file called a Stereolithography or STL for short. Preparing this file is typically the most tedious and difficult task of the entire process of going from 2D drawings on the computer to the 3D model in the hand. If not carefully produced, a corrupt CAD file causes the model to “blow up” in the machine and the results are fragments of building materials that simply crumble upon removal.
Sweet Onion Creations offers to turn your 3D models into reality, paid via Google Checkout, so you might want to browse the 3D Warehouse (or create your own design) if you’re looking for a unique gift.

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Turning 3D SketchUp Models Into Reality (VIDEO)

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IDX Renditioner output
Joining the ranks of already available free rendering engines for SketchUp (likeKerkythea and Indigo) is the free version of IDX Renditioner Express.
This is a full featured copy of the main product with the only limitations being a reduced image size (max. 600×480 versus 4096 x 4096 in the full version) and less lighting options.
Although the image size is very small in this free version, it may be worth to give the program a try based on user-friendliness: apparently it is pretty much a one-click renderer.
(alexschreyer.net)

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Another SketchUp Renderer Available for Free: IDX Renditioner

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SketchUp Tips and Tricks





This panel of 5 experienced SketchUp users will share tips and tricks to improve your effectiveness with SketchUp.


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SketchUp Tips and Tricks

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New SketchUp Version 8

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So a point was raised in my previous installment of this blog regarding tiling appearance of materials (once you assign your custom material to your model and scale it up you’d see the same material pattern repeat over and over again with distinct horizontal and vertical lines (the seams) that separate those repetitions.
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Sketchup Shorts #4: Virtual Materials II - Tiling it Seamlessly

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The material collections (wood, stone, tile, etc.) that come with SketchUp are pretty sparsely populated. But there is a wealth of materials you can add to your collections, all for free.
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SketchUp Materials and Textures Galore

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OpenStudio Plug-in for Google SketchUp makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files. This free plug-in also allows you to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results without leaving the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program
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OpenStudio Plug-in for Google SketchUp

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I just tested the OnTime5D plugin on the newly released Sketchup 8, and it works without a problem. Sketchup 8 was recetly released by Google and can be found on http://sketchup.google.com/.
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OnTime5D plugin tested on newly released Sketchup 8

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Integrated quick effective feedback on low-energy design metricsThe IESVE plug-in for Google SketchUp enables the direct translation of models for performance analysis within any of our tools: VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits VE-Gaia and VE-Pro. 
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SketchUp™ plug-in

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Google released SketchUp version 8 today and I am pleased to announce that each of our 13 data exchange plug-ins for SketchUp have been tested to work with this new version. Our subscription customers can download the latest installers from the SketchUp section of our web site and request permanent keys.
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SYCODE Plug-ins Are Ready For SketchUp 8

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Google-SketchUp-8Did you realize that SketchUp has been around for some four years? Time really flies, and over the years we’ve noticed that the number of user-generated 3D buildings springing up in Google-Earth has increased dramatically, so it’s about high time a new version of this program came out which is geared toward the production of Google Earth-ready models. Google has obviously noticed that this is a popular pastime among SketchUp fans.
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SketchUp 8 Upgrades & Features

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What's New in Google SketchUp 8

We've stuffed SketchUp 8 full of new and improved features:
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What's New in Google SketchUp 8

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Google on Wednesday announced a new version of its 3D modeling software, SketchUp 8.
New features include model geo-location integration with Google Maps, more accurate terrain and color aerial imagery, improved photo matching for model building, and integration with Google Building Maker, a 3D modeling tool for adding buildings to Google Earth.
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Google Launches SketchUp 8 3D Modeling Software

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Wiki article,Sketchup history
SketchUp was developed by startup company @Last SoftwareBoulder, Colorado which was co-founded in 1999 by Brad Schell and Joe Esch.[2]
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History - sketchup

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With the Augmented Reality Plugin from AR-media™, Google™ SketchUp™ users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which sorrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, SketchUp™ 3D models can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code. The AR-media™ Plugin provides users with an advanced visualization functionality which serves two main purposes:
- Study and analyze scaled virtual prototypes in real environments
- Communicate 3D projects immersively and astonishingly
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Augmented Reality Plugin for Google SketchUp - AR-media™

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Join our blog,share your experience with everyone,post your recent works,ask if you need to findout something...join us !!!
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Anyone want to write some posts ?

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Online SketchUp Engineering ToolBox!

Add standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more - to your Google SketchUp model by usingsketchup.engineeringtoolbox.com.
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SketchUp Engineering ToolBox!

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Whether you want to design a new addition to your house, plan your landscaping or just make a drawing for fun, Google SketchUp offers wonderful functionality for creating 3D models. Even better, it’s completely free. If you’d like to try your hand at designing with the program here are some simple tips to help get you started.
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Ten Beginner Tips for Using Google SketchUp

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Urban Developer uses a model based approach with objects such as project plans, sub plan areas and real-estate objects which have their own user interfaces and calculations. These properties can be accessed via the context menu within SketchUp. A project tree gives an overview of all the objects that are available on the urban development plan and charts area available to see the characteristics of the whole plan or its objects.
Installation of Urban Developer 2.1 Software Perquisites-
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Microsoft .Net framework
  • Google SketchUp 7
  • Adobe Flash
Visit Urban Developer to learn more and get the plugin.
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Urban Developer

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RpReports is a plug-in for SketchUp which lets you create your own applications with customized attributes, predefined attributes for components, and reports.
  • Define attributes for your application, such as manufacturer, part number, description, building, floor, and price. Some of these attributes are fixed for each component definition, and some can be set for each component instance.
  • Create a library of components for the users of the application to place.
  • Define the base and default attributes for each component.
  • Specify totals and sub-totals and other report customization.
This plug-in was created by Render plus System. The SketchUp model that you see on your screen is what will be rendered – with the same view, colors, materials, etc. You can render at the SketchUp image size, or at any other image size desired.
Visit RpReports to learn more and get the plugin.
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RPS RpReports

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SpecifiCAD TM Google SketchUp™ 7 delivers relevant building product data to the designer’s Desktop within the BIM environment using CADalytic Media’s patent-pending technology. CADalytic Media through SpecifiCAD™ delivers the functionality of the Sweets Network® to provide manufacturer content directly on the BIM desktop. Designers can quickly access CAD details, SketchUp™ 3D models, catalogs, three-part specifications, and Green information. SpecifiCAD™ also delivers relevant Google 3D Warehouse™ content including the McGraw-Hill Construction Sweets3D Collection content to the Desktop.
SpecifiCAD™ for Google SketchUp™ 7 and for CAD® BIM Models Architecture 2009 display McGraw-Hill Construction’s new Sweets Network® interface with the same linking enhancement available in previous versions of SpecifiCAD™.
Visit SpecifiCAD™ to learn more and get the plugin.
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SpecifiCAD™

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Photoshop® CS3 Extended Plug-in for Google 3D Warehouse is a free plug-in that enables you to search and download 3D models from Google 3D Warehouse™ directly from Adobe® Photoshop CS3 Extended. Once you have downloaded the plug-in, you can search Google 3D Warehouse from Photoshop CS3 Extended by going to File>Automate>Search Google for 3D Model.
Visit Photoshop CS3 Extended Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse to learn more and get the plugin.
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Photoshop CS3 Extended Plug-In for Google 3D Warehouse

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