This chapter introduces methods for creating photorealistic renderings of SketchUp models and using them for highly polished presentation images. It covers how to create a rendering workflow, gives an overview of rendering methods, and presents techniques for setting up the rendering environment, lights, and materials.

SketchUp Models In This Chapter

Below are two of the models that you can explore interactively in your browser (click and drag to orbit):

View and download all models from this chapter on the 3D Warehouse.

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Sample Videos From This Chapter

You can access all Chapter 5 videos using the password from the book on Wiley’s companion site: www.wiley.com/go/schreyer2e

All Chapter 5 videos:

  • 0501: Layered styles explained
  • 0502: Intro to rendering software (included here)
  • 0503: Rendering with Kerkythea (included here)
  • 0504: Improving rendering materials (with Twilight)
  • 0505: Spot and IES lights (with Twilight)
  • 0506: Making a rendering presentable in Photoshop

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