Architecture Visualist

Resources to help you create unique and emotionally powerful visualizations for your clients.

  • Using SketchUp to create an interactive, virtual art exhibition

    Using SketchUp to create an interactive, virtual art exhibition

    SketchUp expert, Eric Sargeant, uses SketchUp to create an interactive virtual art exhibit for the San Jose Museum of Art.

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  • Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Check out this great introductory webinar to real-time visualization using Enscape and SketchUp.

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  • Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Any 3D enthusiast can add these to their workflow to improve productivity and speed up modeling.

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  • Pushing The Boundary with architectural visualization

    Pushing The Boundary with architectural visualization

    What's your architectural vision? We sat down with Henry Goss from The Boundary and discuss the architectural fundamentals into his elaborate illustrations.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Leveraging Trimble technology for construction with McCarthy Building Companies

    Leveraging Trimble technology for construction with McCarthy Building Companies

    We sit down with McCarthy Building Companies’ VDC Manager, Shannon Lightfoot, to discuss how they leverage Trimble across the entire lifecycle of their construction projects.

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  • studioJDK: An arch-viz story

    studioJDK: An arch-viz story

    StudioJDK shows how designers understand, develop, and communicate big idea architecture with the broader SketchUp community.

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  • Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction

    Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson Construction

    Mortenson Construction is taking the lead with virtual mockups. See how they've pioneered the use of virtual reality to sell projects and solve design problems.

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  • [Skill Builder] How to get the best performance with a large model8:38

    [Skill Builder] How to get the best performance with a large model

    We give you a few tips on how to optimize your large SketchUp model to prevent it from being too slow while you are working on it.

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  • Dream it, design it, and experience it with Maciej Fijalkowski of VR Sketch

    Dream it, design it, and experience it with Maciej Fijalkowski of VR Sketch

    We speak to surfer, programmer and climbing gym designer Maciej Fijalkowski about the current state of the VR industry and the story behind the VR Sketch extension.

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  • [Quick Win] Use Section Planes to view inside a completed model0:49

    [Quick Win] Use Section Planes to view inside a completed model

    Trying to work inside a completed model? Try using Section Planes as a temporary tool to peek and work inside your model, unimpeded by the front half of your building or project.

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  • [Quick Win] Resizing your circle with cardinal points0:45

    [Quick Win] Resizing your circle with cardinal points

    Did you know that when you draw a circle the corners that meet the axis are called cardinal points? If you click on those cardinal points, you can quickly and easily resize your circle.

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  • [Quick Win] Using Outliner to navigate into nested groups0:52

    [Quick Win] Using Outliner to navigate into nested groups

    Trying to edit your geometry? Simplify your process by selecting your outer group, choosing Outliner, and then navigating into your nested group.

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  • Alejandro Soriano: An Architectural Visualist

    Alejandro Soriano: An Architectural Visualist

    After learning SketchUp from a friend in Valencia, Spain, Alejandro Soriano is now an accomplished 3D modelling expert and a renowned architectural visualist.

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  • Virtual Collaboration – Shannon Lightfoot | 3D Basecamp 20181:08:06

    Virtual Collaboration – Shannon Lightfoot | 3D Basecamp 2018

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. VDC Manager Virtual 3D mock-ups are created to represent the actual physical mock-up to be constructed later in the project. They are used as a means to coordinate c

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  • [Quick Win] Creating a Shadow Study Template0:55

    [Quick Win] Creating a Shadow Study Template

    Trying to use shadows in your SketchUp model? Follow along in this quick win as we show you how to create a shadow study template using shadows and scenes in SketchUp.

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  • Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    Take a trip around the globe with SketchUp

    To celebrate our users across the globe, we traveled the interwebs and pulled together a collection of all the places your projects are taking shape.

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  • Ryan Companies uses SketchUp Pro for virtual design and construction

    Ryan Companies uses SketchUp Pro for virtual design and construction

    Ryan Companies is an all-in-one shop that includes development, real estate management, architecture, engineering, and construction. See how the team coordinates with different departments.

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  • SketchUp Extension Inspection with Skimp7:52

    SketchUp Extension Inspection with Skimp

    Check out Skimp, the new extension from mind.sight.studios. Skimp simplifies meshes and speeds up the importing of complex files into SketchUp! Get a copy of Skimp at: https://skimp4sketchup.com/

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  • StudioJDK: Utilizing SketchUp, Photoshop, V-Ray, and Vue to create stunning illustrations

    StudioJDK: Utilizing SketchUp, Photoshop, V-Ray, and Vue to create stunning illustrations

    It’s much more common for designers to use SketchUp as part of their working process. We sit down with StudioJDK to get a better sense of exactly how these incredible compositions come together.

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