Resources / Links
Tips and free Downloads

If you are like me - you see something, you want to write it down and you forget about it - till you need it. Therefore, I thought it would be helpful to create a resources page that we can always come back to.
I do hope you find this page useful as well. Whether you are an interior design student, a practising Interior Architect, or just interested in these topics.
I am adding more to this page on a regular basis. I hear and see about interesting new developments all the time. I am learning something new every day. Collecting them in one place makes live much easier.

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3D Models for Interior Design

The first thing you recognise when you start with a SketchUp project is "What do I put into the room?" Once you created your 3D room model, you will need lots of things to get the look you have in mind. Furniture, chairs, light fixtures, rugs, blinds and so on. The SketchUp 3D Warehouse is a good place to start. 3D Warehouse is very powerful. With over 4.000.000 models uploaded, it is the world’s most used 3D content marketing library.
But where do you start? In order to make it easier for you, I share my Interior Design focused 3D model collections on this site with you. Not only from 3D Warehouse. Also from other sources. 3D Collections we use in my 3D design studio for our projects on a regular basis.

3D Warehouse models - free download

Find below some my own 3D Warehouse models. You can use the SketchUp model sets in your projects and for practising.


Interior Design Essentials

Interior Design Essentials
3D Models of Books, Accessories, Rugs and more.
Ready to use in your 3D SketchUp room models. Free download.


Paid content - 3D models

The following sources are offering quality paid (and free) content.


Free 3D models from Furniture brands

Many of the finest international furniture and lighting brands are offering free 3D content to Interior Designers, Architects and other trade professionals.
Here are some of my favourites. Please note, most brands require a one-time registration.


Videos / Tutorials


Downloads / Links


Tools to the Trade

Recommended tools and plugins for the Interior Design focused use of SketchUp


SketchUp Pro allows you to import a large number of different architectural plan file formats.
But if you run out of options SimLab Soft has perhaps what you are looking for.
http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/SketchUp_Plugins.aspx


Great utilities and time-saving apps for Mac Users

I will publish my list soon …








Blogs / Websites / Inspiration


Blogs - Interior Design, Architecture, 3D Modeling

Alex Hogrefe - https://visualizingarchitecture.com/
Michael Riscica - http://youngarchitect.com/blog/

Architizer - always interesting! http://architizer.com/


From my blog posts reading list


The Art of Rendering:
6 Tips for Creating the Perfect Sky in Your Architectural Visualization - by Alex Hogrefe
http://architizer.com/blog/the-art-of-rendering-sky/

The Art of Rendering:
How to Bring Your SketchUp Model to Life Using Nothing but Photoshop by Architizer

Step Inside Your Sketchup Model Using Virtual Reality - by Architizer
http://architizer.com/blog/sketchup-viewer/

10 Technologies Architects Should Embrace in 2017 - by Architizer
http://architizer.com/blog/10-technologies-architects-should-embrace/

SketchUp Viewer: Explore 3D models in mixed and augmented reality - by SketchUp
https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-viewer/ar#js--ar-single

Can SketchUp Pro do as much as Autodesk products?

Making of Kitchen in Zurich: SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials by SketchUpArtists


Photos & Inspiration for Interior Designers

The photos are random. The photos have no titles. No text. All photos are from magazines, catalogues, and from around the web. Collected over the past 20 years or so. All photos belong to their respective copyright and trademark holders and are subject to all copyright laws.