What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp?

SketchUp‘s Ambient Occlusion is a tool that’s got users rather excited.  Ambient Occlusion, first introduced natively in SketchUp 2024, is a tool for adding shadows and detail to edges with just one click. What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp? Scientifically speaking, ambient occlusion is the idea that less light will find its way into the … Read more What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp?

What’s New In SketchUp 2024?

what's new in Sketchup 2024

SketchUp 2024 is here! The much anticipated launch offers a brand new graphics engine, new visual depth settings and so much more. SketchUp continues to be a top choice among design and construction professionals for its user-friendly tools and flexible capabilities. For those unfamiliar with the software, SketchUp is  3D modeling software used for a … Read more What’s New In SketchUp 2024?

Scan Essentials: Quickly Import Real-World Data with SketchUp Studio

Scan Essentials

By importing point cloud data to SketchUp, you’re able to create very accurate 3D models. Use the plug-in found in SketchUp Studio to import point clouds created in Trimble RealWorks, other Trimble software, or from virtually any third-party software using standard file formats like LAS and E57. Designed with usability in mind, the point cloud … Read more Scan Essentials: Quickly Import Real-World Data with SketchUp Studio

Visual Merchandising in SketchUp

SketchUp for Visual Merchandisers

Visual merchandisers play a crucial role in creating captivating shop fronts and display signs. SketchUp is an invaluable asset for this type of work due to its user-friendly interface, versatility, and efficiency, along with the capability to build precise geometry and apply meaningful materials. Some versions of SketchUp even include tools to handle point cloud … Read more Visual Merchandising in SketchUp

AI Rendering in SketchUp with Diffusion

If you’ve ever needed to get a render out the door as quickly as possible, but didn’t have the time to move it to a renderer and set up the scene – Diffusion may be what you’ve been looking for. IMPORTANT: To be clear, Diffusion is a SketchUp Labs feature. SketchUp Labs is a public … Read more AI Rendering in SketchUp with Diffusion

V-Ray 6, Vantage 2 and Enscape for Mac Product Updates are Here!

V-Ray 6 for Rhino/SketchUp – Update 2 With V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and Rhino Update 2, enjoy advanced Chaos Scatter modes, improved .vrscene import, smarter VFB features, Enmesh rendering on V-Ray GPU, Grasshopper volumetric effects, and a whole lot more. V-Ray 6 for Cinema 4D – Update 2 This update redefines connectivity, unlocking unprecedented collaboration … Read more V-Ray 6, Vantage 2 and Enscape for Mac Product Updates are Here!

History of SketchUp

The History of SketchUp

SketchUp is an industry-standard 3D design software used by 41 million professionals and hobbyists around the world. The company offers a suite of design products, including free, Pro, Go, and Studio versions designed for various industries and higher education. SketchUp is universally known as a comprehensive 3D modelling tool with a low learning curve, making … Read more History of SketchUp

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday

Check out what’s on offer below. This post will be updated as more offers become available, so check back regularly! 20% OFF New SketchUp Pro Subscriptions SketchUp Pro is used by professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, film & stage, woodworking, and a range of other fields every … Read more Black Friday Deals

Enscape for Mac now Extends to Vectorworks and ArchiCAD

Enscape for Mac

The latest Enscape for Mac update offers direct integration with Vectorworks, and Archicad, alongside the existing compatibility with SketchUp. Support on macOS for Rhino 3D is expected by the end of 2023. To celebrate the latest Enscape for Mac update, we are offering a special promotion to our Vectorworks customers. This promotion will run from … Read more Enscape for Mac now Extends to Vectorworks and ArchiCAD