(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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Click on image to view tutorial. Tuforial how to perfect your modeling with new post-processing skills, techniques and easy to follow step by step instructions provided by highly talented professional contributors.

Is there anyway, I can help to optimize the exporting process? A very basic workflow goes like this: 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.

The SketchUp exporter download includes a sample file that is very illustrative. I tried using the earlier version of her design and it seems to be able to export with no problem compared to the newer version that has more details and objects.

I would be grateful if someone answer me. Profile Builder 2 takes parametric modelling to the next level. Kerkythew for this tutorial! Click OK and sit back whilst your image renders — the black square in the bottom right shows a preview of the final image as it is processed.

SketchUp and Kerkythea based tutorials sometimes additional software depending on tutorial. Apply materials and position textures. My book SketchUp 7.


Architectural Rendering with SketchUp and Kerkythea

For completeness, it should be mentioned that there are also the free renderers with sketchp plugins Indigo and POVRAYbut I currently prefer Kerkythea due to its great user interface, fast and great results as well as multiprocessor support. Thank you very much for this helpful overview. Lightspeed modeling of smart building materials. Hi, this is a great introduction to Kerkythea for me, as I have just learned of it.

One feature that is missing in SketchUp, though, is photo-realistic rendering. In order to get decent shadows through the windows, we ideally want a thin glass material. PlaceMaker automates the creation of your site model with a simple mouse stroke!

Go to the plugins menu and export the scene. The rendering engine then provides various rendering methods such as ray tracing, photon mapping, path tracing, BiPT, MLT and also presets for clay and ambient occlusion renderings.

Set the sky color to white or grey, disable the sun and see ttuorial happens.

Kerkythea works by separating parts of your model by material, so anything you want rendering differently needs to have a different material applied to it. Eketchup Make your windows and door components automatically cut through double-sided walls!

Quickly creating 3D-models and doing sketchy renderings is clearly the strength of SketchUp. You can then directly open the model in Kerkythea by clicking OK one more time.

Obviously first you need to download and install the latest version of Kerkythea from their website here. I then did the same for the glass table top, but tutoriial an exciting frosted glass texture from a different library. Hopefully after studying this you will be so impressed with Kerkythea that it will encourage you to learn Kerkythea deeper.

In this tutorial, we will show you three different methods on how to render realistic pool water inside Kerkythea.


SketchUp and Kerkythea

All this is fine and good and certainly will be helpful when kerkythea has been downloaded but the real thing that people are asking is how to install kerkythea and its components into the right folders on the computer. On export, these will be used to create cameras. Hope this helps, Louis. Here is the final result of what our not particularly hard work looks like: Also, download and install as many materials etc. The default will be whatever size SketchUp exported it as, but the size you want will depend on what you want the render for.

Then export with instances.

Kerkythea Rendering System

More tutorials are available here and in their wiki. Usually, I up the Multiplier factor to 4, and set the Radiance colour to a slight yellow tint. Nick is also responsible for design and content at Detail Design Onlinea great new resource for the architectural community. The sketchup model that a staff of mine is taking too long to be exported to the kerkythea and she is blaming the software.

You will be greeted with a list of all the material libraries you downloaded and installed earlier. Nick is a third year Architect at the University of Bath, with a strong interest in graphic design and art. Model is included for download in this tutorial. Profile Builder 2 Lightspeed modeling of smart building materials.