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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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