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TT SUbD for SketchUp
TT SUbD for SketchUp is a plugin that splits quads in SketchUp. Split the parameter. Optimized for four meshes. Perfect for organic modeling.
Subdividing a mesh will split each polygon into smaller polygons and smooth the mesh. A cube will eventually turn into a sphere after enough repetitions. The initial mesh is called the control grid and the subdivided result is called the final mesh. SUbD allows you to switch between the control grid and the final mesh at any time. You can select the SUbD instance, or you can open it for editing when switching between the two states.
The corrugation allows you to fine-tune the fineness of the subdivided mesh. Both edges and vertices can be wrinkled. The higher the fold value, the sharper the wrinkled entities will be. Wrinkling can be applied on both the control mesh and the final mesh. Select the objects you want to crease and press down and drag the left mouse button to adjust the fold.
SUbD provides a custom Push/Pull for maintaining and generating tetrahedra. Where the normal Push/Pull tool will stretch or create internal faces, the SUbD Push/Pull Tool will create new quartets with no internal faces.
Features of TT SUbD for SketchUp
- When you have a grid based on quads it gives a lot of benefits. The grid becomes more regular and predictable. The mesh structure comes from the quads that provide the meshes with the directions of the flow.
- Tools can follow an edge and choose loops in a predictable order.
- Or they can select every opposite edge, doing a round selection.
- UV mapping is easier too – mesh makes it easier for meshes to map seamless textures.
- When working with quad-based meshes, you quickly discover the need for quads whose vertices are not coplanar.
- In SketchUp, this can be a challenge because SketchUp’s AutoFold feature splits a quadrilateral into two triangles when its vertices are no longer coplanar.
- To allow extensions to work with quads that are not coplanar, they need to be able to determine which pair of triangles represents a quadrilateral. There’s no official standard for this, but the de facto standard is the QuadFace kind of stuff.
- The definition of the QuadFace Tools quartet is two triangles that share a soft and smooth edge – when Cast Shadows is turned off.
- Adjust the smoothness by increasing or decreasing the number of smoothing repetitions.
- Create folds in the subdivided mesh to refine the shape without having to add additional control loops in the control mesh
- You should also install the QuadFace Tool to assist in creating quad-based meshes for subdivision with SUbD. I is a core tool for generating ideal geometries with good subdivision.
System requirements of TT SUbD for SketchUp
- Operating System: Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10
- Memory (RAM): Requires 2 GB of RAM.
- Hard Disk Space: 700 MB of free space required.
- Processor: Intel Pentium 2 GHz processor or higher.
- Compatible Architectures: 64 Bit (x64)
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TT SUbD 2.1.9 for SketchUp 2016-2022
TT SUbD 2.1.7 for SketchUp 2021
How to install TT SUbD for SketchUp
- Turn off anti-virus software (Note also turn off Windows Defender)
- Unzip the downloaded software
- In SketchUp, select Window > Extension Manager .
- Click the Install Extension button.
- In the Open dialog box that appears, navigate to file .rbz > Click OK
- Copy “stage” to the path “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2021\SketchUp\Plugins\TT_SUbD\libraries\“
- Edit the Hosts file “C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\” can use the Host Editor
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