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.)

Location of personal presets .xml file (you can read it with Notepad)
Location of custom edited Rendering Presets:

Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SUXX: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp XXXX/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.

To Uninstall Twilight Render
If you are on Windows, run the uninstaller. You can find it usually in your Start menu, in the Programs folder, or in the Control panel. After running the uninstaller, Twilight Render will be removed from SketchUp.
If you need to completely remove all settings related to Twilight Render V2 (they stick around so installing new versions doesn't erase your settings), go to C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming, find and delete the TwilightV2 folder.

On OSX/macOS you will need to go to the Plugins folder for whatever version of SketchUp you are using and delete the Twilight Render related files and folder (usually named some variation of 'twilightv2'). The Plugins folder is usually here: Library > Application Support > SketchUp # > SketchUp > Plugins


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