(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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Kerkythea installs as a separate program and SketchUp models are converted to its XML-based scene description language with a very seamless exporter plug-in a Ruby-plugin. If you need to have blurred backgrounds, render a depth map in Kerkythea one of the last settings and add DOF in Photoshop.

SketchUp and Kerkythea

Learn SketchUp to Layout for Architecture! If you have multiple processors in your machine, make sure you use them all as this will speed up rendering.

Try to find ways to reduce the original file size in SU try to limit your polygons, downsize component faces, downsize high resolution 2D images, etc. This is really easy to understand and very helpful at the same time. You will be greeted with a list of all the material libraries you downloaded and installed earlier.

So, first create your model — time spent here is definately worth it, your render will never look good without a good model behind it. Go to the plugins menu and export the scene. SketchUp to Layout Essential guide for architects, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp. Kerkythea also allows you to create or modify textures to your own specification, by right clicking on a material in the left pane and going to Edit Material. 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.


In any case you will be able to open Kerkythea and load the file. Rutorial this stage you could just click render, but a few short minutes work will greatly imrove the image! Also, depth of field increases rendering time significantly. Hopefully after studying this you will be so impressed with Kerkythea that it will encourage you to learn Kerkythea deeper. Use The SketchUp exporter download includes a sample file that is very illustrative. Usually, I up the Multiplier factor to 4, and set the Radiance colour to a slight yellow tint.

The higher polygon count of more complex objects will slow down any render. Nick is a third year Architect at the University of Bath, with a tutroial interest in graphic design and art. It should appear inside Kerkythea in wireframe mode. Alternatively, you can click on parts of the model, and the corresponding material will be selected in the list.

Keep light emitting objects simple i. Profile Builder 2 takes parametric modelling to the next level. Thank you very much!

These are some rendering types kerkyhtea can be done with this software: Here is the final result of what our not particularly hard work looks like: Thank you mate just a minor but important question. This will create an XML-file and a sub-folder with all the textures. My book SketchUp 7.


This tutorial teaches you a fast way to set up masks in Photoshop from Kerkythea renders with red, green, blue and black doing away with the slow tedious work of tracing tutoroal by eye with the Paint Brush or Lasso tool. Artisan Subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools for 3D artists.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea

Download Kerkythea sample materials and models trees etc. Josh, in reply to your comment about the globals being pixellated. It will guide you kerkhthea scene setup, light creation, modification, animation setup, export and rendering. The components in these packs are pre-drawn SketchUp models of useful objects like furniture, cars and trees. Thank you very much for this helpful overview. SketchUp and Kerkythea SketchUp and Kerkythea skehchup tutorials sometimes additional software depending on tutorial.

Kerkythea Rendering System

Learn SketchUp to Layout for Architecture! Select a render preset and watch the magic happen. A very basic workflow goes like this: In conclusion, Kerkythea can be sketfhup to quite quickly create decent quality renders.

As with any renderer, a large number of reflective and refractive materials glass, metal, etc.