Render PhotoRealistic Renderings from SketchUp Models.
SketchUp Rendering – which means creating PhotoRealistic images from your 3D model, lets you market your products, enhance your services and improve your business.
You create SketchUp Renderings by building your 3D model in SketchUp and then using one of several SketchUp Rendering Extensions to add lights, reflections, background skies, etc.
SketchUpRendering.com is devoted to helping you make better renderings with SketchUp. We want to teach you how to render photo-realistic images from your SketchUp models.
A lot of people are interested in using the power of the GPU they use for SketchUp to increase the speed of rendering as well.
Check out this article on GPU Rendering and SketchUp Plugins which can use your GPU.
How to render SketchUp models
Rendering Plugin Advice
Need help choosing a rendering engine for SketchUp?
Here is one users advice: Choosing a SketchUp Rendering Plugin – A Users Perspective
IES Lighting Patterns
Lighting manufacturers provide auxilarry files for their light which represent the actual measured light from lights and light fixtures.
Some SketchUp rendering packages let you use these file to create realistic lighting in your renderings. Most of these rendering packages offer you a set o 30 IES patterns which you can select and use. The two images below show how pattern# 19 works in an actual rendering – both as a download on a wall, and as a spotlight shining into the corner.
If you would like to see similar renderings of ann these, visit: High Resolution IES Images
Using these patterns, and selecting a pattern which give the appearance you like can really improve your renderings.
Read more: IES Lighting for more information, and links to SketchUp Rendering packages which offer IES lights.
Rendering Plugins and Extensions
This site will help you evaluate many of the Rendering Add-ons available for SketchUp.
Are you looking for a Rendering Add-on for SketchUp. If so, check out our list of Rendering Plugins and Extensions for SketchUp.
SketchUp rendering for:
Our unique Rendering Samples page lets you see renderings of the same mode created by users of the various rendering add-on for SketchUp. See: Rendering Samples
SketchUp Rendering Overview
This SketchUp Rendering Overview will help you learn more about Sketch Rendering – what you can expect, what you can change in your SketchUp model and how to get good SketchUp Renderings
What’s new in SketchUp 2017
See: SketchUp 2017
Who uses SketchUp
Although many SketchUp users use it as their only 3D modelling and Construction Drawing package, there are a significant number of users who user another CAD package – such as AutoCAD or Revit – for construction documents, but have discovered that SketchUp is much easier and much faster for creating 3D prototypes of designs.
Our studies have shown that more than 50% of the professional firms who use a traditional CAD system also use SketchUp for creation of 3D visualizations and prototypes.
SketchUp includes good, basic renderings of your models and lets you visualize them as you create them in full 3D.
You can create much more effective presentations by adding a PhotoRealistic rendering Add-on or Plugin to SketchUp and using it to render much better images.
These add-ons many of which are referenced on this site – can produce very, very good renderings. But more importantly, many of them can produce very good renderings with a minimum of setup time. Even if you aren’t a rendering expert you can product good renderings out of the box – and them improve them as you take advantage of additional features and settings.
How to use Renderings to improve your sales and profits
This site will give you some good examples of what can be done, and some ideas about how to get started.
Then select a renderer from the Plugins page and take advantage of the 30 day free trial.
This site is still under development. Stop back from time to time to see how it progresses.