interior design

adding wall art in SketchUp Band Render 005

This last post in the series was a bit of an afterthought – I hadn’t thought to include anything about picture frames. But it seemed  a fitting way to wrap up this series, to add a more realistic look to your wall art. I have a specific way I like to do my frames, which […]

adding wall art SketchUp Posters 14

Here’s where I left off after Part 1 of this series – a room with one painting (so far), brought in as an image and made into an aligned component. But as we’ll see, the default alignment assigned by SketchUp won’t work the way we want.   What’s the Alignment Problem? Let’s say I want to move […]

SketchUp Wall Art: Part 1 - Import Image

Look at this lovely, sun-filled room (rendered from SketchUp by the free Twilight Hobby rendering extension: It’s missing something, right? How about a couple of fun paintings or posters on the walls:   It’s pretty easy to bring images into SketchUp, to use as textures or stand-alone images. But there are also correct and incorrect […]

ModelMetricks Books for SketchUp 2017!

Perhaps you’ve already heard – SketchUp 2017 was released last week! Lots of improvements have been added – inferencing, extension management, much better graphic display, and more. The first of the 3DVinci materials to be updated is the popular ModelMetricks Series.   (Updates for our other books are coming soon!) Who Are These Books For? ModelMetricks books are designed for kids […]