Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

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Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:55 pm

I love question posted in the forum, group site and blog. In the end it gives me an idea to do quick tutorial. The subject :how to Model a curtain in SketchUp" is a question at Sketchunesia. Let me answer it using this tutorial with bonus on how to even apply a believable material.

Part 1: Modeling

Step 1: Create a simple line tool like the one below.

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Step 2. Extrude line along vector.

I love shortcuts. One of the tool that I like is this extrude line along vector. One of the tool when you download the SCF Power tool. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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use this tool to extrude line vertically.

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Step 3: Subdivide the model.
To subdivide the model you can either use the copy command of the regular SketchUp or the Zorro tool of Subdivide and Smooth script.

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Step 4: Use scale tool to move some subdivisions.

Select a subdivision, then use the scale tool. (see image below)

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Here is the model after some scaling of selected areas.

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Step 5: Use Smooth and subdivide (SDS) tool with iteration @2

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Thats it. You can further use scale tool for the whole model either before or after using the SDS script.

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Some variations using the scale tool

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Part 2: Curtain Material

Curtain material is one of the trickiest I think. The play of transparency and translucency is very important especially when you want to show the light is coming from the outside.

Here is how I approach the material.

Of course the easiest way is to create a 2sided material. It can always produce the translucency.

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However, is not just the translucency. Sheer curtain sometimes has transparency and reflective properties; therefore it is important to consider the material that you will put in front and back of the two sided material. Here is my setting.

Diffuse is a Blend map; a combination of a bitmap and Acolor which the main color of the map
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Diffuse color has slight transparency. For me this very important to enhance translucency.
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My refraction layer.. Using fresnel map.
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My reflection map. Using like a mirror but black color.
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Here is the Render

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Close up view where you can see some details

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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by jamaliutlo on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:11 pm

coool tutorial thank you SIr

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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by takishi on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:11 am

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by keptrix on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:08 pm

Excellent tutorial, could you to share this material? thanks!!


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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by Admin on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:57 pm

sure! later when i come back.

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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by keptrix on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:21 am

thanks Admin, this is a difficult material to create, I can not follow the steps, I lost them. Rolling Eyes

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Please share material

Post by cdebuckley on Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:38 am

Admin wrote:sure! later when i come back.

Can you please share this material! Your instructions are great, I just am finding trouble following...

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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by nomeradona on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:27 pm

so frustrating so many files. i cant even fine the skp that i used for this tutorial. ok let me try to redo it then
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Re: Tutorial: how to Model a curtain in SketchUp and Render it with VFSU

Post by anees badres on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:47 pm

thank's admin....but i surely do not understand why i always fail using ruby's tool in my SU.... Crying or Very sad

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