Are you a SketchUp user?* Instancing Brush Video Tutorial (zip) · Models Library Tutorial By Max-CadFather (zip) · SU2KT Tutorials (zip) · Water Tutorial ( zip). Kerkythea and the Sketchup Plugin can be downloaded HERE. The Plugin can be found under Integration along with easy install instructions. Kerkythea installs as a separate program and SketchUp models are converted to its More tutorials are available here and in their wiki. A very.

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Nick is also responsible for design and content at Detail Design Onlinea great new resource for the architectural community. Lightspeed modeling of smart building materials.

Consequently, Kerkythea became our best option, balancing the cost and kerkgthea curve. The SketchUp exporter download includes a sample file that is very illustrative. Obviously first you need to download and install the latest version of Kerkythea from their website here. It is also essential for reducing render times. It will guide you through scene setup, light creation, modification, animation setup, export and rendering.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea

My book SketchUp 7. Click on image to view tutorial. Make sure you clean these up switch all visible sides to front in SketchUp before you export.

Quickly creating 3D-models and doing sketchy renderings is clearly the strength of SketchUp. In-keeping with this project aim, we decided to utilize free software for lighting and rendering purposes — to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project outcomes and for future access, development, and reference.


I am thinking it could be the objects in the sketchup is too much that leads to this problem. In order to get decent shadows through the windows, we ideally want a thin glass material. By using the Sketchup plug-in, users can apply spotlights tutoriall point lights to the Sketchup models and adjust position, direction and light power. The components in these packs are pre-drawn SketchUp models of useful objects like furniture, cars and trees. You will be greeted with a list of all the material libraries you downloaded and installed earlier.

Following the software suggestions and recommendations of my classmate Freya, I spent the first week in our project schedule on this research and tested a list of potential software with lighting and rendering function please click here to read more. This will be extremely valuable at work.

In acknowledgement xketchup the Sustainability principle and Access principle in the London Charter Denardthe project aims to make our research and models publicly available long term.

Edit the light settings by right clicking on the light you want to edit.

Architect Graphics: SketchUp to Kerkythea Tutorial

This book will make you wave goodbye to AutoCAD. This lists firstly all the different materials used in the model, then the lights in this case just the sunthen the cameras views that we already set up.

To create a good-looking material, apply one of the basic plastic materials with the desired reflectivity and then apply your texture to the diffuse channel. Double-Cut Make your windows and door components automatically cut through double-sided walls! It might not be the most effective way to implement the possibilities of Kerkythea due to my technical understanding and time limited. I need to mention first before you start to learn Kerkythea using this tutorial that this is an easy-to-use simplified tutorial and also an architect-oriented guide.


PlaceMaker automates the creation of your site model with a tutoriwl mouse stroke! Anonymous December 28, at In the Scene Tree view you right-click your light and select Disable in the sub-menu to turn the selected light off or Enable to turn it on.

Side Note people and trees are file hogs and will drastically reduce computer performance, make sure they are on a separate layer so that you can turn them off the layer to improve performance in SketchUp while you are working uttorial a different part of the model.

Try to find ways to reduce the original file size in SU try to limit your polygons, downsize component faces, downsize high resolution 2D images, etc.

Thank you mate just a minor but important question. Side Note Ungrouped items are unusable in 3DsMax. The sketchup model that a staff of mine is taking too long to be exported to the kerkythea and she is blaming skrtchup software.