Four SketchUp Plugins to Create Custom Detail Objects Easily

While it's very simple to scan for detailed objects like window ornaments in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse and FormFonts, we frequently don't understand that it is so natural to create these custom subtleties without any preparation. So as to have better control over complex 3D geometry, we suggest utilizing the accompanying plugins.

Matching Terrain

While making a 3D model and doing a snappy rendering in Lumion is moderately simple, there are a couple of additional means that you can take to add another degree of realism to your work. Now and then we disregard these subtleties or feel that they will take a lot of time, yet the outcomes are consistently justified, despite all the trouble.

Utilizing the 'Sculpt Brush' in Artisan Tools, you can without much of a stretch click and drag along the base of your terrain to change the stature. You can utilize the 'Left' and 'Right' bolt keys to control the radius of the brush, 'Up' and 'Down' bolt keys will control the strength of the brush. When you have the terrain refreshed, you should save and 'Reload Model' in Lumion.

Matching the terrain in your 3D model and setting aside extra effort to utilize the terrain brush in Lumion will guarantee all scenes of your model will be render-prepared.

Reflection Planes

Utilizing reflection planes along with reflection control will dial in your model to fit with the encompassing setting. Reflection planes will just chip away at intelligent surfaces (solid, metal, glass, tile, water, and so forth). In photo mode, click to include a New Effect and select 'Reflection'.

Click the 'Edit' (pencil) button, and this will permit you to set your reflection planes. Next, click the "+" button to include a plane and your cursor will currently review with a green network. Click the plane on the surfaces of the materials you wish to include a reflection.

Please note that you may need to include different planes for a similar material on the off chance that they change in levels. You can signify 10 reflection planes. One you are done, click the Check button to affirm the changes.

Effect Stacks

Wipe out the dull set up time in your undertaking by using effect stacks! You can discover the effects that we utilized in this instructional exercise here. In the event that you have Lumion, download these and make them your own. Change them, customize them, and use them to save additional means.

You can save out all the effects that you've applied to a picture on the off chance that you wish to utilize them again on extra scenes or ventures. To do this, click the wrench symbol in the upper left box close to the new effects, at that point click 'File; Save'. It might be simpler to create a folder for your materials that you can reference and use as a library, and save your effects in this folder.

When you are doing this on another time, to load your previously saved effects, do this. In photo mode, click the wrench symbol in the upper left box close to the new effects. Click 'File > Load' and afterward select your ideal effect (.lme file).


Hyperlight is just accessible in the expert version of Lumion, yet utilizing it will have a major effect in your renderings. One thing to remember is that utilizing Hyperlight may cause some more strain on your PC; it's ideal to do a couple of test renderings first, and afterward once you are content with the outcomes, actuate Hyperlight in Lumion and render out your last picture sets.

We hope these four plugins will increase your productivity tremendously. Utilizing these additional tips will ideally make some huge enhancements in your renderings! Please let us know about your experiences with these, or any questions you may have.

To get more details, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: TheSketchUpEssentials

Four SketchUp Plugins to Create Custom Detail Objects Easily