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Subdivide And Smooth Plugin Sketchup.rar



How to Use the Subdivide and Smooth Plugin in Sketchup




If you want to create organic shapes and smooth surfaces in Sketchup, you might want to try the Subdivide and Smooth plugin. This plugin allows you to subdivide your model into smaller faces and smooth them out with a Catmull-Clark algorithm. This can help you achieve more realistic and complex models with less effort.


In this article, we will show you how to install and use the Subdivide and Smooth plugin in Sketchup. We will also give you some tips and tricks to get the best results with this plugin.


Subdivide and Smooth Plugin Sketchup.rar



How to Install the Subdivide and Smooth Plugin in Sketchup




The Subdivide and Smooth plugin is not a native plugin of Sketchup, so you need to download it from a third-party source. One of the most popular sources is the SketchUcation PluginStore, where you can find many other useful plugins for Sketchup.


To install the Subdivide and Smooth plugin from the PluginStore, you need to follow these steps:


  • Create a free account on SketchUcation and log in.



  • Go to the PluginStore page and search for TT_SUbD. This is the name of the Subdivide and Smooth plugin by ThomThom.



  • Click on the Download button and save the file to your computer. The file name should be something like TT_SUbD_v2.1.4.rbz.



  • Open Sketchup and go to Window > Extension Manager.



  • Click on the Install Extension button and browse to the file you downloaded.



  • Click on Yes when prompted to confirm the installation.



  • Restart Sketchup to activate the plugin.



Alternatively, you can also install the plugin manually by copying the file to your Sketchup plugins folder. The location of this folder may vary depending on your operating system and Sketchup version, but you can usually find it under /Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 7/SketchUp/Plugins for Mac users or C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 7\Plugins for Windows users.


How to Use the Subdivide and Smooth Plugin in Sketchup




Once you have installed the plugin, you can access it from the Tools menu or from the toolbar icon. To use the plugin, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select your model or a part of it that you want to subdivide and smooth.



  • Click on Tools > Loop subdivide smooth or on the toolbar icon. A dialog box will appear with some options.



  • Adjust the options according to your preference. You can change the number of iterations, which determines how many times the model is subdivided; the smoothness factor, which determines how much the model is smoothed; and the crease weight, which determines how sharp or soft the edges are.



  • Click on OK to apply the changes. You can also click on Preview to see how your model will look like before applying.



  • If you are not satisfied with the result, you can undo it by pressing Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac).



The Subdivide and Smooth plugin works best with models that have quads (faces with four sides) or triangles (faces with three sides). If your model has faces with more than four sides, you may get unexpected results or errors. To avoid this, you can use another plugin called QuadFace Tools by ThomThom, which allows you to create and manipulate quads in Sketchup.


Tips and Tricks for Using the Subdivide and Smooth Plugin in Sketchup




The Subdivide and Smooth plugin can help you create amazing models in Sketchup, but it also has some limitations and challenges. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this plugin:


  • Use groups or components to isolate your model before applying the plugin. This will prevent unwanted interactions with other geometry in your scene.



  • Use layers or tags to hide or show parts of your model that you dont want to subdivide or smooth.

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