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Welcome to my 3D Interior Designer Resources section. A list of tools, links and resources that I use for running and optimising my own business.
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.
Best, Rein (@3Dinteriordesigner)
Gear / Work-tools for Interior Designers
Get started and work with SketchUp
SketchUp Pro 2019, incl Layout - Buy License or opt for a Subscription
SketchUp Make 2017, Download the free desktop version
SketchUp Free - The Browser based SketchUp version
SketchUp for Schools
SketchUp Viewer for Mac/PC
SketchUp Viewer app for iPad/iPhone
SketchUp - Download all - Website (find your version)
SketchUp 3D Content Development
SketchUp training & workshops
SketchUp Skill builder videos on YouTube
SketchUp channel - all videos
Getting started with SketchUp - Part 1 - 5, by SketchUp
Concept Drawing Workflow - Part 1, by SketchUp
Import a floor-plan, preparing for Architectural Modeling
Tip for Editing Components, by SketchUp
Modify textures in your model - by SketchUp
Control Shading for Interior Spaces - by SketchUp
Edges/lines - soft, smooth and hidden edges - by SketchUp
Getting started with Layout, by SketchUp
SketchUp Skill Builder: Section Planes
SketchUp Training Series: Layers, by SketchUp
SketchUp Training Series: Scenes, by SketchUp
SketchUp Training Series: Accuracy, by SketchUp
What are Dynamic Components? by SketchUp
More SketchUp related videos for Interior Designers
Find textures in SU 3D Warehouse
Accuracy - be accurate while drawing or moving objects
SketchUp - Groups vs Components
SketchUp Layers - organising your 3D model
Scenes - safe/record views of your SketchUp model
Section Planes in SketchUp
Tips for editing components in SketchUp
Modify textures in your 3D SketchUp model
Further SketchUp videos
SketchUp - Make Ideas Real, by SketchUp
"Can you do that in SketchUp?" by SketchUp
SketchUp tips for interior designers, by SketchUp (over 1 hour long …)
Pelican chair SketchUp Model, by Alvidas Litvinas (love this video)
3D Basekamp, Refining SketchUp Interiors, Diane Dietrich, by SketchUp
Digital Watercolor Painted in Photoshop
Nick Sonder, Architect, by SketchUp
Hollywood artist Harald Belker discusses SketchUp
Our friend, Steve Oles, by SketchUp
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.
A selection of model-collections you may find useful for your projects.
Christine Kröncke Interior Design - furniture
Natuzi Italia - furniture
KARE SketchUp - furniture
Smart Furniture - furniture
BRIZO - bathroom components
KOHLER - bathroom components etc.
Thermador - kitchen components
Hermann Miller - office furniture and more
3D models by SketchUp - lighting, furniture, miscellaneous
Interior Designer Shop - 3D Warehouse
Farnsworth House by Aaron Davies (good for practising)
… and so much more
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.
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.
Image editing for presentations, web, social posts
Affinity® photo - is my image editing tool of choice
Affinity Photo - Enhancing 3D Renders #01
Affinity Photo - Enhancing 3D Renders #02
Affinity Photo - Edge Detection for Masking
I also use in my workflow
Apple Pages, iMovie, and others
Great utilities and time-saving apps for Mac Users
I will publish my list soon …
Blogs, Websites - Interior Design, Architecture, 3D Modeling
Alex Hogrefe - https://visualizingarchitecture.com/
Michael Riscica - https://youngarchitect.com/blog/
Architizer - https://architizer.com/
design milk - https://design-milk.com
de zeen - https://www.dezeen.com
apartment therapy https://www.apartmenttherapy.com
International Media Websites for Inspiration
dwell - https://www.dwell.com
INTERIOR DESIGN - https://www.interiordesign.net
VOGUE LIVING AUSTRALIA - https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living
ELLE DECOR - USA - https://www.elledecor.com
ELLE DECOR - ITALIA - https://www.elledecor.com/it/
ELLE DECORATION - FRANCE - http://www.elle.fr/Deco
ARCHTITEKTUR & WOHNEN - https://www.awmagazin.de
AD - https://www.architecturaldigest.com
B MAGAZIN - http://magazine-b.com/en/category/issues/
VISIONAIRE - https://visionaireworld.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
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
10 Technologies Architects Should Embrace in 2017 - by Architizer
SketchUp Viewer: Explore 3D models in mixed and augmented reality - by SketchUp
Can SketchUp Pro do as much as Autodesk products?
Making of Kitchen in Zurich: SketchUp 3D Rendering Tutorials by SketchUpArtists
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Pinterest® photo inspiration collections
from our archidesigner partner website
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