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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Solar Orientation in Free Version

For those that work with Sketchup 8 Free version and want to set a new north orientation as it was enabled in previous versions you can install Jim's Model Location plugin. You can download it from You need to install the two files in the Plugin folder.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Photorealistic Rendering in Sketchup

From time to time I take any project I have in hand and do tests with different photorealistic renderings engines. I compare prices, final result, hardware requirements, setup times and learning curve. I have found that Shaderlight has a good balance of all the features I always evaluate. I liked it! Also they offer an educational license and a 14-day trial that are more than enough to be convinced. Check some pictures here :

This was the rendering that I used for testing.