SketchUp texture location

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  • Hey there lovely people.


    Where exactly does SketchUp place the materials in a model on ones machine?


    I'm looking at Sketchup files from colleagues that have the textures embedded in SketchUp but Enscape renders grey.


    I'm hoping I can simply relink them, if I only knew where to find them!


    Any assistance would be so much appreciated.


    Cheers,

    Manuela

    • Official Post

    houseofmanuela , sorry for the late reply! So, usually they should be saved in the following directory:


    C:\Users\ [your username] \AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp [version number]\SketchUp\Materials\


    But this can also be adjusted, so maybe your colleague did that already. You may want to check out this website for even more info.

  • This thread is good timing. I'm trying to find a guide or resource page which shows the best practice for keeping a library of textures in SketchUp that I can use with Enscape that have the albedo, height, reflection, etc all mapped and consistent. I've been winging it for a while now and doing everything manually or importing from previous models and it's a very sloppy approach.

  • This thread is good timing. I'm trying to find a guide or resource page which shows the best practice for keeping a library of textures in SketchUp that I can use with Enscape that have the albedo, height, reflection, etc all mapped and consistent. I've been winging it for a while now and doing everything manually or importing from previous models and it's a very sloppy approach.

    Hi Tim,


    It took me a lot of evenings to create my own library, but 'hey', so can you;


    step 1 - save within SU your favorite materials by opening previous projects you've worked on and save them, or start from '+' aka scratch
    step 2 - select the saved material, from the materials tab in SU and alter the material with bump etc

    step 3 - save a lot of time

  • This has been more of less the way I've handled them, but I'd like a better/cleaner system for fully mapped materials. SketchUp wasn't designed with that in mind, so I'm hopeful Enscape will have a more robust solutions in the future.


    I found SketchUp Essentials video helpful, although it confirms that it is a lot of work and manual organization. I'm also constantly fiddling with height/reflection properties in every model as I learn how to best use each material, so it's be helpful to me if it were a global thing. Finding the right balance of material settings and having it apply back to other models.

  • This has been more of less the way I've handled them, but I'd like a better/cleaner system for fully mapped materials. SketchUp wasn't designed with that in mind, so I'm hopeful Enscape will have a more robust solutions in the future.


    I found SketchUp Essentials video helpful, although it confirms that it is a lot of work and manual organization. I'm also constantly fiddling with height/reflection properties in every model as I learn how to best use each material, so it's be helpful to me if it were a global thing. Finding the right balance of material settings and having it apply back to other models.

    I agree there are better ways Tim, still it isn't much a hassle in my opinion.


    In general there is a lot room for improvement in E3D (textures, IES, HDR, etc)


    Lumion has a very good organized library with materials. Have a look...

    There should be a library for these natively in E3D


    I was hoping 3.0 would had them.

    But having the beta running I don't see any proof for my hopes

  • I was able to pretty quickly save some common textures as I worked today. It is simple, but if prefer it in the program as a library. I dislike the sidebar in SketchUp for finding materials. I was also hoping for a library like Lumion in Enscape V3. We can still hope!

  • I was able to pretty quickly save some common textures as I worked today. It is simple, but if prefer it in the program as a library. I dislike the sidebar in SketchUp for finding materials. I was also hoping for a library like Lumion in Enscape V3. We can still hope!

    Glad it worked out for you. It's not perfect but not a hassle either.