In past few articles, we have guided our viewers on how to use SketchUp which is one of the architecture’s most used modeling applications and for those just starting out with the software. Many of our views have though that they are already familiar with the basics of SketchUp and want to take your modeling skills to the next level. Tools that are available with the software are useful for most everyday tasks, anyone who has used SketchUp for more than a few days will know that there are a variety of plugins out there that is easier and amazingly create complex forms of modeling and is a time-saving processes. Here , in below, shows you some of the best plugins used for advanced modeling.
Sketchy FFD – Created by C Phillips
This plugin awesome Sketchy FFD or Free Form Deformation by C Phillips. Here we use a grid which moves from different points to deform the shape. It is actually and originally a half circle extruded around a circle. Sketchy FFD is actually a control cage to a model which allows you to create complex curved, forms from gridded surfaces.
Memory Copy – Created by Adam Billyard
The function of Memory copy is not only to copy but also it copies all over the geometry and transforms such as the resizing or rotation of said geometry. This tool can remember the last move and duplicate it for next step. This tool helps in making smooth construction of staircase.
Follow Me and Rotate – Created by Wiki
This tool allows you to twist and turn any or components along a path with quite a bit of placement control. Using it at the moment to twist villas along a road centerline and can interactively control the spacing, offset distance etc. It is a great plugin and it’s worth to buy this plugin if you do architectural work.
Curviloft – Created by Fredo6
This powerful plugin is developed by fredo6. It can produce complex geometrical objects from contours or lines in a more perfect way than the SketchUp sandbox tools. This tool can also be used to create organic or real life model. Basically it is use to make realistic objects.
CLF Shape Bender – Created by Chris Fullmer
Chirs Fullmer is a amazing person who allows you to bend an entire component or group. This helps you can create windows, doors and details for curved walls and roofs