“This was a personal project of mine. I wanted to combine a traditional style cottage with a modern open floor plan glass structure. I chose to locate the structure in the Muskoka area in Ontario Canada.” – Chad Slaney
The vegetation in the model was done with proxy components, while the sky and some slight colour corrections were added in Photoshop.
Take a look at some more renders and screenshots from the .skp file of this piece below, and you can check out more of Chad Slaney’s work over on his Facebook page.
Thank again to our entrants. Stay tuned for our next competition!
We’ve had some excellent entries sent our way for this Sketchup Pro 2018 competition, and time is running out!
We want you to design your perfect getaway with SketchUp. It could be a cosy cottage in the Cotswolds, a luxury villa in the Mediterranean, or maybe a chalet in the Alps. What’s your idea of a perfect getaway? We want you to model it in SketchUp!
Fire up Sketchup Pro 2018 right now, because you’ve only got until 5pm 30th June, 2018 to submit your work.
Chaos have made some important updates and improvements to V-Ray for SketchUp. Your experience will be smoother and faster, with better results. This update is free to download for all V-Ray 3 for SketchUp users.
Yes. It’s here. V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is officially released today. With it comes compatibility with SketchUp 2017, something most people have been crying out for. Beyond this there are actually many more substantial changes. With this iteration, V-Ray for SketchUp radically improves live adjustments and utilises GPU power.
As with all upgrades, V-Ray for SketchUp incorporates the latest V-Ray render engine and this includes support for the latest hardware architecture and new and developing graphics card technology. The interface has been rebuilt to be easier and quicker to use, with changes to enhance fast set up. There are also better underlying improvements for error handling and features most people won’t see but which should result in improved stability and performance.
With the release of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, Chaos will now offer an online licensing option as well as the USB dongled licenses. Electronic licenses are currently not available for upgrades.
The basic V-Ray 3 for SketchUp Workstation license no longer includes any additional render nodes. For those users taking advantage of v2’s render nodes, it will be necessary to upgrade based on need. Five and ten render node addons are available as standard, more on request.
30 Day Free Trial
If you’d like to try a full featured trial version of V-Ray 3, please contact us.
Upgrading to v3
Free Upgrades (licenses purchased after November 1st 2015) Users that purchased a new license or upgraded to V-Ray 2 for SketchUp, after November 1st 2015, qualify for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3 for SketchUp. This free upgrade includes one workstation license and one render node.
The V-Ray 3 for SketchUp public beta is now open. V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is fast, with a clean new interface to speed up workflow. We’ve added some exciting new features and invited our customers to try them before anyone else.
Here’s a glimpse of just some of the new features recently added to the beta.
No more noise – With V-Ray’s new denoising technology, you can automatically eliminate noise and cut render times by up to 50%!
A better perspective – Add realistic atmosphere and depth to your renders with V-Ray’s new Aerial perspective controls.
Cutaways with Clipper – Render sections and cutaways with ease using the new V-Ray Clipper.
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has now been updated and is fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this free update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp user from the downloads section in your Chaos Account.
Thinking about moving to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp? All upgrades and new seats, purchased after November 1st, qualify for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3 for SketchUp when it’s released.
The free upgrade will include one workstation license plus one render node.