Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Chaos Group just introduced V-Ray 3.3 for NUKE, the most advanced rendering engine, that supports NUKE, NUKEX, and NUKE STUDIO. With V-Ray 3.3, the 3D artists can experience first ever node-based VR system together with , high speed GPU rendering, more than 200 3.x updates for V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya.
V-Ray for NUKE facilitates the compositors to modify any 3D asset. The compositors can now obtain all the lighting, shading and rendering elements necessary to accomplish the project independently.
V-Ray for NUKE enhance the creativity level of a 3D artist by producing detailed renders for pitches and treatments, as well as integrating 2D and 3D in a fascinating new method.
NUKE's first VR system comes with two new cameras, involving spherical and stereo cube maps.
V-Ray Standalone offers real-time, GPU-accelerated rendering to film and broadcast projects, as well as availability of the whole V-Ray line-up (bucket, progressive and V-Ray RT). With the inclusion of a V-Ray VRscene node will facilitate the team members to deliver full render-ready assets out of V-Ray for 3ds Max and Maya to NUKE artists (or conversely) with exact uniformity. The users will be able to view, instance, convert and manage V-Ray scene files maintaining 100% accuracy, devoid of their position in the pipeline.
Now artists will be able to generate a 3D scene through the identical nodal workflow applied all through NUKE.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This exclusive sketchup tutorial belongs to sketchup skill builder series. By watching this youtube sketchup tutorial, one can learn how to transfer geometry instantly and precisely with the use of X-ray mode.
In sketchup, there exist various viewing styles. X-ray is considered one of the best styles that can be used for general purpose. In order to switch from solid to x-ray mode, just go to window menu and select style and then choose x-ray (last in the list).
The X-Ray facilitates the users to view through the geometry and model in an efficient manner. Devoid of rotating or cloaking elements just snap to something which is invisible, divert to X-Ray mode – while using another command – and instantly edit in place and save huge time. It is also possible to trap and resolve several leftovers which can't be seen frequently, hidden inside your model volume.
X-Ray mode generally fades or hides elements in order to give emphasis on the one you're dealing with at any given time. It's very useful to model through a perfect workspace, and you can always switch to the rest of the elements or the complete model for examining instantly and re-orienting. The fade level can be managed efficiently with the Model Info dialog.
Monday, April 18, 2016
This 3d modeling video is based on Kubity, an android supported 3d modeling app to view all the models developed with Revit, Sketchup, Rhino etc. in Virtual Reality. There is an option called “Scan & Cast” to transfer all the models in any smartphone and tablet as well as distribute them with anybody.
The most updated version is Kubity 1.2. It contains a new feature called 360° exploration mode, empowered by the gyroscope to navigate for superior immersion. The new version also facilitates the users to access the Cardboard easily.
Go through the following links to download the app.https://itunes.apple.com/app/kubity/id1012366115
The sketchup users can use a sketchup extension called Kubity Exporter to export any sketchup model to their mobile and view it in Virtual Reality on Google Cardboard. This sketchup plugin supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016. You can download this sketchup extension from the following link. (extensions.sketchup.com)
Watch the demo video of Kubity
Friday, April 15, 2016
This sketchup video provides useful guidance for making your paintings smooth and easy with the use of Sketchup and V-ray. Sketchup is very useful for digital painting.
You can convert any basic sketchup models into stunning digital renderings by applying V-ray.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The 3D modelers often find it difficult to produce trees, grass and plants and include these to their models. But the 3d modelers can use 3D Tree Maker, a useful sketchup plugin, to generate vegetation instantly and quickly. Go through the following demo video of 3D Tree Maker sketchup plugin.
Poublan P has developed has developed 3D Tree Maker. It supports SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015.
This sketchup plugin offers the following functionalities :-
Generate 3D trees, plants, flowerbeds and grass with some simple clicks and include them to your model Explore through various predefined trees and plants templates.
There are completely customizable parameters to adjust the tree according to your requirements through a single configuration window.
Interchange from 3D trees to Skeleton proxies (ghosts) to lessen tree size of your models and at the same time perform inside Sketchup and come back to high poly 3D once final render is required.
Create new trees arbitrarily Save your parameters as new tree templates to reprocess it in other Sketchup models.
Instructions for making a tree :-
Prior to generate a new tree, close the Sketchup Outliner window to optimize the performance - Go to Plugins > 3DArcStudio > Tree Maker > New Tree...
• Select the tree type and clic Ok
• Set the tree into your model.
How to modify the tree configuration :
• Choose the tree
• Right click to obtain the contextual menu and opt for 3DArcStudio tree... > Tree configuration.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The youtuber Casey Mahon presents a useful sketchup video that shows how to perform Oculus and Leep Modeling in Sketchup. With Oculus Rift, it becomes easy to transform as well as view any 3d sketchup models into Virtual Reality.
Rift applies high-tech displays and optics which are particularly aimed for Virtual Reality. With superior high refresh rate and low-persistence display, Rift makes its custom optics system innovative to offer stunning visual fidelity as well as an immersive, expanded field of view.
Friday, April 8, 2016
This sketchup video will teach you how to produce the models of roof tiles and shingles with sketchup.
To develop the 3d roofing, various useful sketchup plugins like SDM Floor Generator (sketchucation.com), s4u - To Components (extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/s4u-components), TIG - Random Select (http://sketchucation.com), ThomThom Selection Toys (extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/selection-toys) are used.
Sketchup is a great design tool to demonstrate various design ideas instantly. Sketchup is ideal to develop various roof styles.
Go through the following link to download various roof tiles sketchup models.dropbox.com/s/az1zy7s2di9gruz/Roof
Thursday, April 7, 2016
It is very difficult for the sketchup users to create the design of a passive house. The objective of DesignPH is to make the process easy for obtaining the Passive House standard.
Here lies the importance of the designPH plug-in for SketchUp. It offers an excellent 3D modeling interface that completely supports the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to develop a building model, allocate building components as well as choose a location.
This sketchup plugin can easily workout the annual energy calculation to examine the design instantly. As soon as a flexible design is accomplished, crucial building characteristics can be exported for being incorporated with PHPP.
In this regard Passive House California, is conducting a two-day online course on May 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PDT). The course provides huge benefits to architects, developers, self-builders, building energy modelers and other building professionals. The attendees can gather knowledge on how to apply designPH for creating the design and certification of Passive House buildings. The attendees will be thoroughly trained during the building design phase ranging from building model formation to exporting to PHPP. Special emphasis will be given on iterative design to attain the Passive House criteria. There will be a case study that will improve their practical knowledge to finish and document a designPH model for building certification.
The objectives of the Course:
Develop a 3D model of a building in SketchUp
Ascertain key building characteristics, together with areas, volumes, and shading
Be familiar with using the designPH interface and avail the components database
Allot building components and performance data to the building model
Compute a streamlined annual energy balance for the building
Gain knowledge on rectifying the model recurrently to obtain the Passive House criteria. Export building characteristics and import them into PHPP. Gather and document data and calculations for Passive House certification.
Acquire practical experience in accomplishing a designPH model for a residential development.
Prerequisites: Participants should be well versed with Excel and basic building heat loss calculations.
Optional Course Extension: The participants can get the chance to present models developed by them once the course is completed. The participants get proper feedback on these models by paying extra charge for each model.
Course Requirements: Laptop with PHPP v8.5, Google Sketchup 8, designPH v.1.0.0, and MS Excel (or equivalent), all preloaded. designPH can be purchased at one of the following vendors: FourSevenFive, Small Planet Workshop
For further details on designPH, visit: www.designph.org
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
This sketchup tutorial will teach you how to use sketchup and v-ray for generating a real grass and make your model realistic.
Download the grass cursos.aedesenho.com.br
Sunday, April 3, 2016
3DArcStudio is the creator of 3D Tree Maker for sketchup. This sketchup plugin is used to generate 3D trees and plants. This simplified tool can easily insert trees into your models with some easy to follow processes. It also facilitates the users to modify prevailing tree templates and produce their own trees by managing various tree configuration parameters.
The most updated version is 3D Tree Maker 1.10. This newest version contains some exclusive features which simplify the process for managing numerous trees, generating grass. The users can also access new textures and colors.
Go through the following link to take help from the online tutorials.
Part 1 : Managing multiple trees and proxies
Part 2 : Making grass
Part 3 : Managing textures and colors
demo version 1.00
Price: Download a free version of 3DArcStudio Tree Maker Sketchup Plugin. With the free version, the users can access all the features but not sell or allocate trees produced. The users can also buy a licence for 10 euros.
Link for download www.3darcstudio.com
1. Download the plugin and save it to your PC
[ 3darcstudio_tree_v1.10.11a.rbz ]
2. Run Sketchup. Go to "Windows - Preferences". Click on "Extensions", and then on "Install Extensions..." button and select the plugin file that is just downloaded (file 3darcstudio_tree_v1.10.11a.rbz).