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…

Is Fine Detail Nature a game changer in Lumion PRO 10?

It’s fine detail nature a game changer for garden designers and landscape architects? In the beginning, I didn’t think so but now? I changed my mind. This is one of the cases that you really need to render your images first to really appreciate the results and the subtlety of the light quality and natural…

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…

Build-Up from CAD file to SketchUp to Lumion

In this video, I’m sharing the build-up of my latest garden design project, from cad file imported into SketchUp to the transition to Lumion and in the end some renderings I’ve done as well with effects. I hope you enjoy it and get something out of this video, I really wanted to share a little…

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…

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…

SkecthUp and the 3D Warehouse for garden designers

SketchUp is an amazing tool for garden designers and landscape architects. Check out our 3D Warehouse collections, https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/gardendesigntools?nav=collections, there are some great models for garden designers to use, I will keep updating it.   The online course SketchUp Basics for Garden Designers is available for €125,00, check out the curriculum here: https://gardendesigntools.thinkific.com/courses/sketchup-basics-for-garden-designers

You can’t build in Lumion!

Lumion is an amazing program, but you can’t build inside Lumion, you can add, import, modify textures and materials but you can’t build. That’s why you always need programs like SketchUp or Revit to build your projects. This video was in response to a question made to me by email from Mandy. I hope it…