Rendering SketchUp Interior Design Models

SketchUp is an excellent tool for creating interior design and office layouts for yourself or for your customers. It makes it quick to create initial room layouts and then adjust and evaluate multiple options of furniture layout, textures, lighting and colors.

Now leverage a rendering plug-in to make your designs jump right off the page.   You can apply materials and lighting to improve the presentation.   Some rendering engines provide a very photo-realistic presentation with the correct materials and lighting setup.

Interior Design Before Interior Design After
SketchUp Model Simple Rendering after using IRender nXt

Here is a link to interior animation and before and after rendering examples, which may generate additional ideas for your renderings.

There are also a number of books and tutorials available to help you get started and also refine your designs within SketchUp.

Take a quick look at the 3 minute video on how easy rendering software can be to use and how realistic the results are, even without changing any settings.

Notice the lighting on the back wall and the shadows on the floor and ceiling.  There is a light in the room at the back and up the stairs, the ceiling spot light, in the chandelier and lighting is coming from the window.  All of these types of details are generated from rendering solutions to bring designs to life.

Interior Design Kitchen

Here is a list of the Best Rendering Plus-ins for SketchUp