Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List - V2.x

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Best Of Tips and Tricks - The Master List - V2.x

Post by Fletch » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Material Tips
  1. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #glassmaterials
  2. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #Procedurals
  3. Subject: V2 Bathroom Tiles using Brick Procedural Texture
  4. Subject: V2 Ocean / Sea at Sunset
  5. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #emitter #striplight
  6. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #bevel
  7. Subject: V2 Tutorial #TV #Monitor #Display
  8. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #importmaterials
  9. Subject: Color Bleed (Bounced Color) and Material Saturation
  10. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated GIFs #gif #GIF
  11. Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #DeepMaterial #Shatteredglass
  12. Subject: Curtain Transparency by Alvydas - Deep Material Editor
  13. Subject: Using the Advanced Templates (v2.5)
  14. Subject: Translucent Material comparison
  15. Subject: Leaf Transparency
  16. Subject: Normal Map in Deep Material Editor in V2Pro
  17. Subject: Logo on glass
  18. Subject: UV Unwrap (v2 Pro)
Lighting Tips
Subject: Lighting and Render Speed (spot light vs light emitting surfaces (lem) in cove light / concealed lights
Light - a detailed tutorial for starting out in general with lighting in 3D by itchy animation
Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #emitter #striplight

Animation Tips
Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets: #Animations

Environment, Sun, Sky
Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #sunsky #environment
Subject: Shadow Catcher or Sky Projection Mapping
Subject: Background Image / Picture Using Alpha Mask

Forum Tips
Subject: Upgrade your forum account

Proxy Objects / Proxy Components
Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #Proxycomponents
Subject: Twilight V2.14.1 FBX imported trees

Subject: V2 Tutorials Animated Snippets #options #hardware #acceleration
Subject: Diagnostic Report #Diagnostic #report #log

Subject: V2 Overlay Rendering with SketchUp View Image #overlay #composite

Integration of Twilight Render with other SketchUp Plugins
Subject: Create a Lush Grass Lawn with Skatter Plugin #Skatter
Subject: Get terrain model for your project

The standard SketchUp Plugins root directories are:
Windows SU8: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins
Windows SU13: C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013\Plugins
Windows SU14: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\Plugins
Windows SU15: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins
Windows SU216: There are 2: C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\SketchUp\Plugins
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\SketchUp\Plugins **
Windows SU2017: There are 2: C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Plugins
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Plugins **
Windows SU2018, 2019, 2020, 2021: There are 2 possible places:
C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 20XX\SketchUp\Plugins
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 20XX\SketchUp\Plugins **
(**Twilight Render uses the first one which installs for everyone who uses the computer. The second installs only for the current user.)

Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU13: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU14: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU15: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU16: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU17: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Plugins

Where '~/Library/..." is the same as "/Users/<your_mac_user_name>/Library/..."
Also, OSX has a habit of hiding the ~/Library folder (to protect mac users from themselves, apparently). So here is how to find your library folder if it is missing.

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