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Plug-Ins

  1. V-Ray for SketchUp: SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D Modeling software on the market today. V-Ray for SketchUp provides designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes. This designer-friendly rendering solution for SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow with V-Ray RT and improved image based lighting quality with the V-Ray Dome Light. V-Ray Proxy allows for easier complex scene management with highly detailed models. V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp is the latest version of Vray, which help users to access more than 200 materials and interchangeable lighting setups to create realistic studio scenes and illuminate models faster than ever.

  2. V-Ray for 3ds Max allows users to quickly and easily create realistic images while giving them full control over the 3D production process. V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit on the market, making speed and simplicity accessible to all artists. The latest version delivers powerful feature set, technical advances and support for open source technologies.

  3. Dibac - Dibac for SketchUp is a plugin for architectural drawing. It's a great tool for Architects and for anyone who wants to draw architectural plans using 2D tools and then getting the 3D automatically.

  4. SU Podium V2 Plus SU Podium V2 Plus is a photo-realistic rendering plug-in for SketchUp. SU Podium will turn your SketchUp model into a photo-real image. SU Podium V2 Plus employs advanced rendering technology but sticks to it's original intention of making photo-realistic rendering for SketchUp an easy and rewarding task. The user interface is simply and does not require advanced knowledge of rendering techniques. 
    You can make beautiful, photo-realistic renderings of your SketchUp model without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish. It uses SketchUp features to achieve impressive results. SU Podium is intuitive to SketchUp users. Plus, its simple interface cuts the learning curve to minutes instead of months. You and your clients can visualize your design as it may appear in real life. SU Podium has one of the highest quality photon mapping/ raytracing and Global illumination engines on the market today. SU Podium is used by over 25,000 customers and on the market since 2008.

  5. Skalp for SketchUp  Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It is an exclusive tool for producing professional cad drawings through SketchUp and Layout. Skalp for SketchUp is still in beta stage. It can transform the sketchup's sections and patterns to the next level. The users can transform their model into drawings. This new application can also solidify any cross sections precisely.

    This sketchup plugin contains the following exclusive features:-
    Skalp Sections
    . Automatic hatch patterned cross sections.
    . Live updates, if any modification is made to any model, it will be tracked on the fly.
    . Apply Styles to remap the view in each scene.
    . Complete support for nested groups and components.
    . Supports several drawing scales in a single model.

    Skalp Styles:
    . The identical section characterized in various methods.
    . Each Scene contains its own cross section style.
    . Instinctive and influential mapping queries.
    . Allocated with layer, material, hatching or tagging.
    . Patterns accomodated to the drawing scale.

    Skalp Pattern Designer:
    . Create stunning tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
    . Texturize your model in a new creative way.
    . Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
    . Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

  6. Artlantis:
    Artlantis is the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, iVisit 3D Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects and animations. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries. The Artlantis Family offers two distinct versions, Render and Studio. Both versions are virtually identical to one another except for the animation functions that are provided only in the Studio version.

    • Artlantis Render: Artlantis Render is designed more for those who seek very high quality rendering (architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscapers, exhibition organizers, exhibitors, etc.).
    • Artlantis Studio: Artlantis Studio, on the other hand, is the ideal tool for anyone who wants very high resolution rendering not only for images, but for iVisit 3D Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects and animations as well.

  7. Render[In]: Render[in] a fully-integrated, real-time radiosity engine developed for SketchUp Free and Pro users. Render[in] is fast, easy to use, and works with all the same SketchUp settings, like geometry, camera, sun, colors, textures, etc. You don't need to change a thing, just render your project! You can also add your own specific settings like specular reflection, point lights, spotlights, and 3D sky and clouds.

    With Render[in] you can:
    . Quickly create a high definition rendering with no size limitation;
    . Quickly create interactive 360 degree panoramas (iVisit 3D) for use on web, iPad and iPhone;
    . Use existing SketchUp parameters and add new ones;
    . Create a photo-realistic project environment (water, sand, grass) and a 3D sky with clouds;
    . Create artificial light sources;
    . See the final result in a real-time radiosity preview window.

  8. IRender NXT - With IRender nXt, you can quickly and easily turn your designs into superior images. It is the perfect tool for architects, interior designers, landscape designers, set designers and others needing presentation quality images to showcase their designs. IRender nXt optimizes your workflow by saving your settings inside the SketchUp model and allows post-render updates without starting over. The latest version of IRender nXt will work with SketchUp 2015 in both 32 and 64 bit mode.

    Features of IRender nXt:
    . Seamless integration with SketchUp.
    . Fine-tuned lighting, transparency, reflection, highlights and HDRi backgrounds.
    . Render at any resolution or render quality desired; multiple export formats.
    . Post-processing capabilities that include batch rendering, image filters and other real-time effects.
    . Value-priced single, multi-seat and unlimited licenses.

  9. Space Design - SpaceDesign add-on for SketchUp helps to define attributes, create reports on SketchUp components, and extend costs, product cutlists, and more.
  10. Although SpaceDesign can be used by individual users, it is designed for use by SketchUp Service Providers to enhance the products and services they provide to the SketchUp community.

    Component Makers can include attributes for reporting in their components.

    Ruby Developers can include attributes for reporting as part of the geometry they create.

    Model Makers can include attributes in their models

    All providers can benefit from the enhanced value of their offerings, by making free versions of SpaceDesign available to their client's end users and/or including OEM versions of SpaceDesign as part of their offering.


  11. Arielvision ArielVision is the perfect combination of high-quality rendering while still being extremely easy to use. ArielVision is a low cost, easy to use rendering package which makes very good results. It is easy to use because it contains only the features you need for good renderings.
  12. How it works


    . ArielVision gets its rendering information from SketchUp materials colors, transparency and textures are set normally in SketchUp and used for rendering. Reflection and Glow settings are assigned to materials by right clicking on any surface which already contains the material, and setting the properties. (You do not have to drill into groups and components. ArielVision will automatically find the proper material for you.
    . ArielVision can render the scene using as many rendering passes as desired. (Rendering passes use additional lighting samples from the sun, sky, and lights to make smoother shadows and more realistic effects. Initially, while you are learning, a limit of 40 passes is used. Later you can increase the number of passes as desired.
    . You can render at any resolution or render quality desired. Higher resolutions and higher render quality takes more time per pass and more time for the complete rendering. Initially, ArielVision is set to use a medium resolution so you can preview your model quickly and increase the resolution later if desired.
    . ArielVision defines material properties and rendering settings inside of SketchUp and saves them in you SketchUp model. One button click is all that is necessary to create and view the rendering.
    . There are additional settings for HDRi skies (360 degree, images which enhanced illumination and brightness information stored in the image), and for other background images.

  13. BuildEdge Pro BuildEdge Pro architectural design plugin is the fastest and easiest way to create building designs using SketchUp. It allows users to draw and edit floors, walls, roofs, doors, and windows in 3D quickly and easily, eliminating countless steps required to accomplish the same tasks using SketchUp alone.
  14. The key features of BuildEdge Pro include:


    . Simple Floor & Wall Inputs - If you can draw a line in SketchUp, you can input floors and walls with BuildEdge. You can even have BuildEdge draw walls around a floor for you automatically!
    . Flexible Door & Window Inputs - Placing doors and windows with BuildEdge is as easy as dragging and clicking with your mouse. Doors and windows are both highly customizable, allowing users to create custom colors, casings, trim, mullions, knobs, and more!
    . Powerful Roof Engine - BuildEdge includes an industry-leading roof-generation engine that creates complicated roof solutions based on simple user input.
    . Enhanced User Interface - BuildEdge places its tools and functions right where you need them, making the modeling process easy and efficient.

  15. Shaderlight Shaderlight is an interactive rendering software plug-in to SketchUp that lets you create quality images, quickly and simply. Shaderlight now gives you control over how you render your SketchUp models, with the ability to animate your SketchUp scenes and render them to the cloud. Whether you're using Trimble SketchUp Free or Pro, Shaderlight fits seamlessly with your workflow so you don't have to be a SketchUp rendering software expert to get great results.

  16. 3skeng 3skeng is 3D engineering software for SketchUp. This extension is as intuitive as SketchUp and phenomenal easy to learn. 3skeng has a large professional functional range. 3skeng is an extension for the design and documentation of MEP and 3D piping and steel structures.