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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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.

The exporter gives you options to export the selected object only, export the kerkythew or export for a clay render no textures. The default will be whatever size SketchUp exported it as, but the size you want will depend on what you want the render for.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea

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


All of the images included below are hyper-linked, please click on any image to open an enlarged version. Start to render the image and adjust the effects of the image including exposure, bright, and etc. A photo applied in the background is a nice touch that I find helps add to the realism. Then export with instances.

You will be greeted with a list of all the material libraries you downloaded and installed earlier. Profile Builder 2 Lightspeed modeling of smart building materials.

Lighting and Rendering with Kerkythea: Why and How | Craig’s Screens on Stage

One feature that is missing in SketchUp, though, is photo-realistic rendering. For instance, windows and doors should be separate components from walls; walls should be grouped separately from the site etc. Edit the light settings by right clicking on the light you want to edit. Rob Fitzsimmons January 9, at 5: Everything needs a thickness even glass!

On export, these will be used to create cameras. This book will make you wave goodbye to AutoCAD. This brief tutorial will go over the major factors you must consider when modeling in SketchUp as well as a detailed instructions for rendering your model in Kerkythea.

By using the Sketchup plug-in, users can apply spotlights and point lights to the Sketchup models and adjust position, direction and light power. Thanks for this skethup

I need to know where to actually put these things…a step by step tutorial. At this stage you could just click render, but a few short minutes work will greatly imrove the image!


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

It might not be the most effective way to implement the possibilities of Kerkythea due to my technical understanding and time limited.

Essential guide for architects, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp. Anonymous June 11, at 4: Posted by Eric at 8: Apply materials and position textures. I agree that SketchUp and Kerkythea are an excellent combination.

Also, depth of field increases rendering time significantly.

Architectural Rendering with SketchUp and Kerkythea

Download the SketchUp exporter plugin and the SketchUp light components here. Anonymous September 1, at 5: Kerkythea works by separating parts of your model by material, so anything you tutoriap rendering differently needs to have a different material applied to it.

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. To achieve the task, I spent 4 weeks 10 hours per week to learn the software and particularly experiment with lighting effects.

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