(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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The tutoorial stage of this tutorial is the Settings box. Set the sky color to white or grey, disable the sun and see what happens. Fire up Kerkythea and off we go. 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.

Maybe your computer has met its limits…. Look at this post for an overviewI suggest you take a look at the freeware Kerkythea. Its really a great tutorial but can u provide us with the sketchup file you are using for a better results comparing and to know exactly where i have gone wrong.

Rendering SketchUp models with Kerkythea – by [as]

Make sure turorial you install the plugin files so that the main Ruby file su2kt. SketchUp to Layout Essential guide for tutoria, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp. Artisan Subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools for 3D artists. Create stunning presentations to visualize your ideas. For completeness, it should be mentioned that there are also the free renderers with export plugins Indigo and POVRAYbut I currently prefer Kerkythea due to its great user interface, fast and great results as well as multiprocessor support.


Alternatively, you can click on parts of the model, and the corresponding material will be selected in the list. Any ideas on how to fix it? Sketchhp will be extremely valuable at work. I then did the same for the glass table top, but selected an exciting frosted glass texture from a different library. Nick is a third year Architect at the University of Bath, with a strong interest in graphic design and art. Open File in Kerkythea.

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.

Some fine detail is always good — I like to add in kerkyyhea funky furniture from the Google SketchUp online component library found at the 3D Warehouse.

SketchUp and Kerkythea

Software used SketchUp, Kerkythea and Photoshop. Obviously first you need to download and install the latest version of Kerkythea from their website here. This tutorial is very helpful and simple, especially for a beginner like me. If you have multiple processors in your machine, make sure you use them all as this will speed up rendering.

Essential tutlrial for architects, builders and designers who already know the basics of SketchUp. 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. Download Kerkythea sample materials and models trees etc.


At this stage you could just click render, but a few short minutes work will greatly imrove the image! PlaceMaker automates the creation of your site model with a skethcup mouse stroke!

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It will guide you through scene setup, light creation, modification, animation setup, export and rendering. One feature that is missing in SketchUp, though, is photo-realistic rendering.

Select a render preset and watch the magic happen.

SU2KT sets sun power kerkythsa to 3. Nick is also responsible for design and content at Detail Design Onlinea great new resource for the architectural community.

Download the SketchUp exporter plugin and the SketchUp light components here. It includes a full-featured material editor and additional high-quality materials can be downloaded from the web.

Kerkythea Rendering System

Also, depth of field increases rendering time significantly. Just started playing around with KT and love it! Check out this great new learning resource and their other tutorials. Then export with instances. Click on image to view tutorial.

Apply materials and position textures. Hope this helps, Louis. In this tutorial Majid goes further into the more advanced techniques in making materials, understanding their settings and then using them as a saved templates which can be edited later to suit your needs.