Real-world case studies to help you design models in SketchUp for 3D printing on anything ranging from the smallest desktop machines to the largest industrial 3D printers
As 3D printing is becoming more accessible, it is important for designers and architects to know how to utilize the technology. SketchUp is a popular 3D modelling tool and is among the easiest programs to work with as a beginner. Whether printing on your desktop, or outsourcing to a commercial 3D print more » service, this is a skill you'll want in your portfolio.
Starting with an overview of 3D printing technologies, you will learn how to design SketchUp models for 3D printing, set up a template for 3D printing, explore the specific requirements for a 3D printable model, and look at the essential SketchUp extensions for 3D printing. You will start by printing a simple 3D model, progress to importing images that can be used to make 3D models, and move on to tweaking the model for specific 3D printers. « less
An allinclusive guide to creating a photo quality VRay render for SketchUp
ABOUT THIS BOOK
* Clear, step-by-step instructions that teach you how to use the most important tools needed to create photographic renders in V-Ray
* Implement the steps effectively with the help of the SketchUp scene files provided
* Become a better artist by becoming familiar with important lighting more » and material backgrounds backed up by theory
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
If you are a SketchUp user who would love to turn your favourite modelling application into a ‘virtual photography studio', then this book has been designed and written for you. Existing V-Ray users will also find plenty to enjoy and benefit from in this book.
Some basic experience with SketchUp and familiarity with photography will be helpful, but is not mandatory.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
* Create and control interior sunlight using a V-Ray Spotlight light object
* Discover how to set up Skylight in a variety of ways, including making use of V-Ray's Rectangle and Dome light types
* Work with interior nighttime lighting and real-world light energy values using V-Ray's IES lights
* Produce believable surface properties using V-Ray's material and map system
* Compose and render a shot correctly with V-Ray's camera and output controls
* How to make use of V-Ray's camera and output controls to compose and render a shot correctly
* Become a better lighting artist in V-Ray by understanding some extremely important lighting theory
Every Sketch Up user wants to present their designs in the best possible light. What better way to bring them to life than to present them in a genuinely photographic manner? Although the V-Ray render engine has been available to SketchUp users for a good number of years now, the release of the 2.0 Version takes the production of photographic renders in SketchUp to a whole new level.
Using the V-Ray for SketchUp rendering engine through with clear, step-by-step instructions and companion graphics, this guide will give you everything you need to get started. This book has been designed to progressively introduce you to all the V-Ray tools you will need to produce photographic renders using V-Ray.
The journey begins with basics of camera composition, lighting, texturing, and then rendering an interior scene using the V-Ray engine. Using the scene files provided, we will learn how to set up lighting rigs for both daytime and nighttime interior shots, as well as seeing how we can make good use of V-Ray's procedural day-lighting system on exteriors.
As a render will only be as believable as the component parts, we will learn the texturing system in V-Ray and how to use a variety of materials, maps, and layers to produce realistic surface properties for our geometry.
Before producing our final output, we will want to see how we can use the variety of quality control settings in V-Ray, including the Global Illumination and Image Sampling settings to produce a high level of quality for our project.
Add the finishing touches with some compositing and post-production techniques to bring out the full potential of the work you have done. « less
Create stunning photorealistic and artistic visuals of your SketchUp models
SketchUp is an amazing and remarkably powerful 3D modeling software used by millions of architects, visualizers, and drafters across the globe. It allows you to create animated 3D drawings and photorealistic renderings that approximate real-life objects easily.
This book is the perfect introduction more » to SketchUp 2014. It will help you to get started quickly and efficiently to produce and present commercial quality photorealistic or artistic outputs of your designs. It will teach you how to plan and set up the content of your scenes, use SketchUp and professional rendering software to produce stunning visuals and animations, and how to add an artistic touch to your images. « less
Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut
If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that more » is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs. « less
Create 3D game worlds complete with textures, levels, and props
The book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building a complete game level using SketchUp with many props and textures. This book is designed for anyone who wants to create entire 3D worlds in freely available game engines such as Unity 3D, CryEngine, Ogre, Panda3D, Unreal Engine, and Blender Game more » Engine. It also targets all those who wish to create new levels and assets to sell in game asset stores or use in visualization or animation. « less