Rendering in SketchUp: From Modeling to Presentation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

Rendering in SketchUp: From Modeling to Presentation for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

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by Daniel Tal
     
 

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The sure way for design professionals to learn SketchUp® modeling and rendering techniques

Rendering in SketchUp® provides instructions for creating 3D photorealistic graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs. The book serves as a beginner rendering manual and reference guide to further develop rendering skills. With

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The sure way for design professionals to learn SketchUp® modeling and rendering techniques

Rendering in SketchUp® provides instructions for creating 3D photorealistic graphics for SketchUp models using integrated rendering programs. The book serves as a beginner rendering manual and reference guide to further develop rendering skills. With an emphasis on step-by-step process, SketchUp users learn a universal approach to rendering varied SketchUp projects, including architecture, interiors, and site design models.

The book focuses on tasks and principles at the core of photorealistic rendering, including:

  • Rendering process: Learn a step-by-step process focused on workflow within SketchUp's familiar workspace
  • Universal method: Understand how the process can be used to work with a variety of different integrated rendering programs, including Shaderlight and Twilight Render*, which are easy to learn and function in SketchUp
  • Textures and materials: Discover how to obtain, apply, and edit texture images representing surfaces
  • Component details: Learn how to acquire and organize model details to allow for rich, expressive settings while maintaining computer and SketchUp performance
  • Exterior and simulated lighting: Learn to set exterior lighting with the SketchUp's Shadow menu or illuminate a scene with simulated lights, lamps, and bulbs
  • Render settings: Use specific settings for various rendering programs to quickly set texture character, image quality, and graphic output
  • Computer specifications: Find out how computers produce renders and the type of computer hardware required to streamline the process
  • Photoshop post-processing: Discover how to further refine rendered images in Photoshop

*Free online chapters: The book reviews specific settings for SketchUp and the rendering plug-in Shaderlight. Given the everchanging nature of technology, accompanying online chapters detail settings for additional integrated rendering programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470642191
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
436,813
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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