(At the time of writing this tutorial, there are 26 mat. libraries available in the KT I.e. with Google SketchUp a scene will get exported as a camera position if. Kerkythea is simple to get started with, but has sophisticated settings to produce very professional final outcomes. Kerkythea and the Sketchup. Quickly creating 3D-models and doing sketchy renderings is clearly the strength of SketchUp. Most of its modeling feature set is even available.

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A photo applied in the background is a nice touch that I find helps add to the realism. As with any renderer, a large number of reflective and refractive materials glass, metal, etc.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea

So, first create your model — time spent here is definately worth it, your render will never look good without a good model behind it. Any ideas on how to sktechup it?

For far more impressive renderings, check out their gallery. Usually, I up the Multiplier factor to 4, and set the Radiance colour to a slight yellow tint. A very basic workflow goes like this:.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea – by [as]

Thank you very much! Look at this post for an overviewI suggest you take a look at the freeware Kerkythea. Create your SketchUp model. These can simply be different tutoriap, of course.


Download the SketchUp exporter plugin and the SketchUp light components here. Create stunning presentations to visualize your ideas. Also, download and install as many materials etc. Profile Builder 2 Lightspeed modeling of smart building materials. Get downloading Obviously first you need to download and install the latest version sketcgup Kerkythea from their website here. My book SketchUp 7.

Kerkythea also allows you to create or modify textures to your own specification, by right clicking on a sktchup in the left pane and going to Edit Material. In this tutorial Majid goes further into the more advanced techniques in making materials, understanding their settings and then using them as a saved templates which can be edited later to suit your needs.

SketchUp and Kerkythea :: SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials by SketchUpArtists

In order to get decent shadows through the windows, we ideally want a thin glass material. Is there anyway, I can help to optimize the exporting process? Essential guide for architects, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp. On export, these will be used to create cameras. Click on image to view tutorial. See this link here for more info http: You will be greeted with a list of all the material libraries you downloaded and installed earlier.

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.


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The exporter gives you options to export the selected object only, export the lights or export for a clay render no textures. The SketchUp exporter download includes a sample file that is very illustrative. 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. Instant 3D city builder! The components in these packs are pre-drawn SketchUp models of useful objects like furniture, cars and trees.

Set the sky color to white or grey, disable the sun and see what happens. Quickly creating 3D-models and doing sketchy renderings is clearly sketchkp strength of SketchUp.

Open File in Kerkythea. A very basic workflow goes like this: Essential guide for architects, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp.

Also, depth of field increases rendering time significantly. Some fine detail is always good — I like to add in some funky furniture from the Google SketchUp online component library found at the 3D Warehouse.

A fast method to render images. Keep light emitting objects simple i. Profile Builder 2 takes parametric modelling to the next level.