Past Presentation Boards: Part 2

Past Presentation Boards: Part 2

  My last post discussed some architectural presentation boards that were, for the most part, poorly organized. I wanted to go into this week’s post discussing some presentation boards that were almost up to par, but just needed some tweaking. I also noticed...
Past Presentation Boards: Fail

Past Presentation Boards: Fail

  Presentation boards are something I haven’t really talked about on this site and they seem like a good thing to transition into. I was looking through some of my old boards and couldn’t stop noticing really stupid mistakes that I kept making.   The below...
Model Cleanup: Part 1

Model Cleanup: Part 1

  I tend to use a lot of line work generated by Sketchup models as overlays for architectural illustrations. Because of this, it’s often crucial that the line work in my Sketchup models read clearly and appropriately. Before exporting the line work, there are a...
Kerkythea Tutorial Part 2: Soft Shadows

Kerkythea Tutorial Part 2: Soft Shadows

  Just a quick tutorial looking at the shadow settings of Kerkythea. While adding soft shadows really increases the rendering time, the extra realism that is achieved seems worth it. The video also describes a quick way to change the lighting to an overcast day. I use...
Kerkythea Tutorial: Part 1 Basics

Kerkythea Tutorial: Part 1 Basics

  The video describes the steps I use when creating a base image for architectural illustrations. Kerkythea is simple to get started with, but has sophisticated settings to produce very professional final outcomes. Kerkythea and the Sketchup Plugin can be downloaded...
Kerkythea Clay Rendering

Kerkythea Clay Rendering

  This tutorial explains a technique I used a lot in grad school to get really fast renderings for studying building forms. Materials are not necessary in the 3-D model which is the case many times early on in the design process. If the video does not appear or has...