Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kitchen Design Plugin Test Drive

I tried out the free version of +SketchThis.NET's Kitchen Design Plugin (KDP) and here's what I came up with!

In brief, I placed cabinetry and appliances into my SketchUp kitchen, using the KDP library. The dynamic components allowed me to easily resize the cabinets. I swapped out the doors using the door menu and chose a cherry wood finish. I wasn't sure where to find counter tops, so I made one.

Lighting was easy because Shaderlight-ready IES profile lights are included in KDP, as are small appliances and furniture. For whatever else I needed I borrowed some great knick-knacks found in the 3D Warehouse component browser in SketchUp. Final render in Shaderlight. Ta-da!

The verdict: A pretty cool result, and it was fun to use. Anxious to see how this develops!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SketchThis.net Kitchen Design Plugin Released

I just downloaded the new Kitchen Design Plugin by +SketchThis.NET. Since it's free it didn't cost me anything to download, and I suspect I'll have fun with it.

Want to try it out? Watch the trailer (the most epic kitchen design trailer, ever) and then download a trial at this link.