SketchUp Basics for Garden Designers course updated

The online course SketchUp for Garden Designers as been completely updated for SketchUp PRO 2021. Like all my courses the they are video based and using a Windows PC, if you have Mac the differences are not very significant and you can still do this course. Check out the full curriculum and preview videos on…

Next week’s a Planting Design challenge 💡

Normally 3D renderings can be challenging regarding the vegetation library available for garden designer’s and landscapers. To demonstrate that it’s possible with some tricks to have not only a sense of the vegetation you want to propose in your design but to recreate a more naturalistic imagery I decided to give myself a challenge! A…

How to Start 3D Modelling if you a Garden Designer!

So you want to start exploring the 3D world but don’t know where to start? This video is for you, it’s really important to don’t compromise your design ideas when you explore the 3D world of modelling and rendering, make sure you stay true to your design concept. If you need help regarding 3D modelling…

Creating immersive presentations for your design ideas

Working remotely and having to present your design ideas to your client can be a challenge if you normally have a more tradicional working method. Programs like SketchUp, Lumion or Twinmotion can help you to create a more immersive experience to share with your clients without you having to be directly beside him for him…

Lumion PRO 10 Demo from a SketchUp model

Last week I’ve chosen the Lumion Demo winner, the landscape architect Sara Peternel from @sara.peternel_landscapedesign. So this is her SketchUp model that I transformed using Lumion Pro 10 tools. My objective with this small demo it’s to really show what Lumion can do specially for gardens. The vegetation possibilities together with the light specs in…

Talking about plants inside Lumion PRO 10

In this video, I talk about plants inside Lumion, more specifically Lumion PRO 10, and why this is the main reason Lumion is such a great tool for garden designers and landscape architects. Check out our SketchUp Warehouse collections here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/manage/bcb4be24-22d6-492b-88eb-95971f48886c?nav=collections&sortBy=createTime%20DESC, you can easily add plants to your Lumion library. Create and save planting combinations…

What’s new in SketchUp 2019.2 update?

The latest update for SketchUp 2019 is live, the 2019.2 update brings some interesting features after the underwhelm that was the launch of SketchUp 2019 (in my opinion) this latest update comes to prove some of the advantages of the new subscription method of pricing the software. More of this kind of updates are to…

How to create a plan view in Lumion 9.5?

Straight plan views are usually something you create using Lumion but it’s possible. And it’s a great way to illustrate your projects together with the use of transparency in larger shrubs and trees, check out my plan : There are a few different effects applied to this image, I normally like to lower the saturation…

About me and what I do, work wise!

So for those who are connected to me in the different social networks or that follow my Facebook pages you may wonder sometimes what do I actually do. So Julia message me on Facebook wanting to talk to me about it, because she likes the things I share but she wanted to learn more about…

What are your favourite apps as a garden designer?

I’m creating a pdf with my favourite apps as a garden designer and how do I use them and what for. So if you interested don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter 😉👍. Applications and softwares changed the way I organize my work and really changed the way I relate with my customers. There are…

Lumion PRO 9 online course is live

The online course Rendering your Clients Dream Garden is Live and now completely updated for Lumion Pro 9. 8 lessons were added to the course and I think you really going to create amazing renderings for your projects using my tips for Lumion Pro 9 specially created for garden designers and landscape architects. There are…

What type of plants you should add to your Lumion Pro library?

The 3D Warehouse from SketchUp has amazing plant models you can add to your import library inside Lumion Pro 9, and customize your own collections inside the library of imported models. I did this video to explain what type of plants I think you should add to Lumion and why especially you if thinking of…

With or without Real Skies?!?

Lumion 9 PRO keeps surprising me, especially the 3D grass (check out my video here) and the Real Skies effect. It changes the ambience of the rendering, the light in the textures it’s really an amazing improvement. Check out the two images below: It’a one of does things that until you use it you really…

My TOP 15 PLANTS in Lumion 9

These are some of my favourite plants inside Lumion Pro 9 version. Hopefully soon Lumion will have the Latin name of the plants and not the common names in their library. The quality of the plants is really good especially when animated with the wind, check out the video and don’t forget to subscribe to…