SketchUp materials are colors and textures which enable you to add details to a model. Your 3D model needs to appear real and it can only do so if you add some material to its faces. These help showcase the structure’s physical attributes. If you are for example developing a house model, you need to add materials such as brick and roofing to enable it look like an actual building.
There are an assortment of SketchUp materials. These include natural stone, concrete blocks, bricks, tiles, asphalt, wood, and glass among others. You can choose from the wide collection of materials depending on the type of structure you are working on. SketchUp also allows you to come up with custom materials to help you represent unique details of a structure.
If you’re using SketchUp on Microsoft Windows, you can access the textures and colors in the Materials Browser. If you’re on the other hand using Mac Os X then you can find them in the Colors browser. You can pick any color or texture you want and then apply it on your model using the Paint Bucket tool.
It is possible to edit the materials and make adjustments as need be. You can for example replace one material with another by clicking edit and then applying the new material. It is possible to change the color but keep the texture and vice versa. It is also possible to adjust the opacity of your model.
In addition to everything, you can also make calculations to enable you establish the quantity of material you need.
This step-by-step visuals will help you how to download SketchUp materials, bonus packs and textures for free inside your SketchUp program.
#Step 1: Open SketchUp program and click on Windows > Components
#Step 2: The Components box will open. Make sure you are at “Select” box
#Step 3: Click on top upside down triangle menu and you will see “Component Sampler” menu opens
#Step 4: Search for a terms like architecture in the box and press enter button. You can see all related SketchUp 3D components and materials will be loaded.
#Step 5: When you click on any search results, you can see the SketchUp Materials Library box says 3D Warehouse will opens. Each models have a download button for free downloads.