Maxwell Render Google SketchUp Plugin Review

Maxwell Render Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp by Next Limit Technologies is a new easy to use render engine that works with Google SketchUp 8. The application is completely integrated into SketchUp allowing for a seamless experience for users. Maxwell Render for SketchUp is a simplified version of their full application Maxwell Render Suite. When using [...]

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DXF Export SketchUp Plugin Review

DXF Export SketchUp Plugin Review

The DXF Export plugin created by Joergber on SketchUcation.com is a useful plugin allowing you to export your 3D model to AutoCAD as a DXF file developed by AutoDesk (Drawing Interchange Format or also known as Drawing Exchange Format). The plugin works with Google SketchUp 8 and known to at least work with AutoCAD 2010. [...]

The Pen Tool + Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Pen Tool + Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Pen Tool + plugin created by R. Obrien on the Ruby Library Depot is a useful plugin allowing you to use a variety of different pens in addition to the pen tool. Pen Tools included in version 1.4 are: – Soft Draw – is to help you create softened or smoothed lines. It works [...]

The Key Frame Animation Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Key Frame Animation Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Key Frame Animation plugin created by Regular Polygon is an extremely useful plugin to show movement. The plugin works with Google SketchUp 8 and allows you to create movements based on screens. Use of this plugin is tricky at first, though by following directions given in the user guide it becomes very easy to [...]

What is Google SketchUp?

What is Google SketchUp?

Google SketchUp is the first FREE (along with a Pro/paid version) and open source software to design professional 3D and 2D models with ease simplicity. It’s major advantage is that the learning curve of Google SketchUp is very small and most users can learn how to operate the program within hours of first using. That [...]

How to Install Plugins for Google SketchUp

How to Install Plugins for Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp is an open source platform in which Ruby script developers can create plugins for. Because of this there are hundreds of plugins available for SketchUp users. SketchUp Plugins come in the form of: – Ruby Scripts (.rb) with folders – Compressed Files (.zip or .rar) – Executible files (.exe or .msi) In which [...]

Texture Tools Google SketchUp Plugin Review

Texture Tools Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Texture Tool plugin created by TIG on SketchUcation.com is a decent plugin to adjust textures. Works with Google SketchUp 8 and allows you to adjust the texture in many different ways including: Texture Adjust, Texture Nudge, Texture Rotate, Texture Scale, Texture Shunt and Texture Tweak. Once installed the plugin has two main sets of [...]

The Curve, Taper & Stock Maker Google SketchUp Plugin Reviews

The Curve, Taper & Stock Maker Google SketchUp Plugin Reviews

The Curve Maker, Taper Maker and Stock Maker plugins created by Terry Ross on DrawMetal.com are great plugins for those in metal working or sculpting. This plugin comes with 3 plugins as mentioned and is compatible with SketchUp 8. The first is The Curve Maker, this plugin is going to be your main tool in [...]

The Building Structure Tool Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Building Structure Tool Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Building Structure Tool plugin created by Tak2Hata on SketchUcation.com is a useful tool for design professionals such as structural engineers and even architects. A note that I would like to bring to your attention early in this post is that the developer is from Japan and is offering this plugin FREE though please consider [...]

Vertex Tools Google SketchUp Plugin Review

Vertex Tools Google SketchUp Plugin Review

The Vertex Tools plugin created by Thomas Thomassen is a great plugin allowing for easy manipulation of a series of vertices at once. The plugin is great for creating landscapes for surveying, free hand manipulations/sculpting, designing organic projects and many other uses. It allows you to create smooth slopes and even the ability to specify [...]