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The Poliigon SketchUp Extension makes it a breeze to import 3,000+ models and textures in seconds.

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For SketchUp 21+, updated July 12th, 2024
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3 Reasons to use our SketchUp Extension

#1: Easy import

Say goodbye to tedious setups and complicated import settings, it's all done for you.

#2: Material Setup

Full material setup on import everything you need for a photorealistic image.

#3: V-Ray Proxies

Your scene will use a low-res proxy model that's replaced with a high-res version at render time, no more large file size warnings.

Documentation & Tutorials

Learn how to install and use the Poliigon Sketchup Extension.

SketchUp Extension Docs

Poliigon SketchUp Extension Changelog

Friday, July 12, 2024

v1.2.1 - SketchUp 21+ with V-Ray Rendering

Tested on: SketchUp: 2023, 2024 | OS: Windows, Mac OSX
  • Added support for .exr and .tiff image extensions
Thursday, July 4, 2024

v1.2.0 - SketchUp 21+ with V-Ray Rendering

Tested on: SketchUp: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 | OS: Windows, Mac OSX
  • Updated to support the new July 2024 Poliigon filename convention being introduced
    • This is specificly for texture files named in the format of Poliigon_AssetName_8422_...
  • After an audit of all materials, improve the correctness and accuracy of some shader layouts
    • Adding displacement modifier
    • Emission texture was being ignore, emissive textures now work properly
    • Properly loading sheen (Fuzz) maps for fabrics and correcting the roughness value assigned
    • Set transmission (glass) shader to have a fog depth of 10cm to match the standardization of the Poliigon Library going forward
    • Fixed the layout and usage of SSS materials
    • Implementing the translucency workflow, noting that SSS maps are still preferred over translucency when both are found
  • Improved error and warning communication
    • In particular, users are now warned in a popup if they try to import a SketchUp file that is missing any adjacent dependencies, such as the vrmat, vrmesh, or any texture files.
  • Expanded texture name mapping for forward compatibility
  • Removed unnecessary calls to VRay refresh, increasing stability and speeding up imports
  • Added an "Extension Debug" toggle to the menu, to assist with troubleshooting
Thursday, August 17, 2023

v1.1.0 - SketchUp 21+ with V-Ray Rendering

Tested on: SketchUp: 2021, 2022, 2023 | OS: Windows, Mac OSX
  • During model importing via the Poliigon button, subsequent clicks will add more instances of the model. Press escape to end the multi placement mode.
  • The extension now remembers the last library path used for importing, which can also be quickly set or opened from the Extensions > Poliigon > Library path menu option
  • Fixed: Importing models with V-Ray rendering active no longer results in the proxy and full mesh overlapping, so you no longer need to restart the rendered view. Generally speaking, loading and stability is improved as well.
  • Fixed: SketchUp could crash on Mac OSX with outliner selection
  • Fixed: Resolve used to delete all meshes until render restart
  • Fixed: Sometimes materials would get loaded as white with Mac OSX
  • Fixed: Mac OSX auto resolves models when imported via the Poliigon button. In SketchUp 2023, auto resolving is still disabled for drag and drop. Drag and drop works in 2022 and 2021 on OSX, and on all 2021+ windows versions.
Wednesday, June 14, 2022

v1.0.0 - SketchUp 21+ with V-Ray Rendering

Tested on: SketchUp: 2021, 2022, 2023 | OS: Windows, Mac OSX
Supported on Windows (limited OSX functionality) First SketchUp extension available to users, with the ability to:
  • Creation of a dockable (on Windows) Poliigon import toolbar
  • Import SketchUp models with auto-swapping in of high quality mesh during render (via vrmesh proxies)
  • Import and apply Poliigon materials to mesh selection
  • Extension menu option for force resolving local paths for Vrmesh proxies

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