They asked me if I could pull a Forest Church into Sketchup. I am working on it. I sent some of the image to the Trimble Sketchup Warehouse, but they only allow 50 mb or smaller Sketchup drawing files. The Church right now is about 84 mb, so I uploaded that Sketchup skp file to this website where people can download it from here if they want to see the big version. Enjoy.
As you can see, I continue to work on the Forest Church, and I am pleased to announce I just about have the red door placed. I’m now up to v305. I just will keep adding new Sketchup Pro 2019 skp files here for you to download if you want.
Labor Day 2019 Updates
Happy Labor Day 2019, I have some updates for the Forest Church. I’m now on v313 of the Forest Church in Sketchup. Below you can click to upload this Sketchup Drawing file to see it yourself in Sketchup. I also continued my discussions on how to create the 3D version of this church. I am currently discussing textures and my thoughts on what is needed to bring textures into a project like this. I have completed 6 new YouTube videos about the Forest Church, I have a few more to do to completely address texture issues.
I am now signed up for Poliigon textures and we will see if I can figure out how to use them. I put below the YouTube links. I sent the v313 Sketchup file to KeyShot for rendering. In KeyShot it is a 300mb file (whew!), so I plan to get that KeyShot file so you can download it, but it takes awhile to get those really big files to the website. I did let KeyShot do a big png rendering of KeyShot’s version of the Sketchup v313 drawing and I “crunched” it down and made it a jpg to show the image here. I’ll get that big png where you can download it also, but again, it takes time to get those big files uploaded. 🙂 pg
Here’s the listing of my new Forest Church YouTube discussions
Here’s the little jpg file of KeyShot’s rendering of v313
Here’s the large size png version of this image:Download 43mb This is a PNG image file named: 80 samples 7680x5760px colors improved from Sketchup v313 working on not the steeple end v3_70.png (388 downloads)
Here’s the Sketchup Pro 2019 drawing file for v313Download 125mb This is a Sketchup Pro 2019 drawing file named: working on not the steeple end v313.skp (389 downloads)
Below is your option to download The Forest Church Sketchup file v305, I have almost totally inserted the red door and actually have gone around the corner to start the final portion of the Forest Church, which I named the Steeple End. You will see in this drawing that there is terrain and trees present and all the walls. If you just want to see the red door side of the church, which is where I am currently working, you can use the layers option in Sketchup to just close the visibility of the areas you don’t want to look at. Also, you will see in this v305 version a giant wooden box. This box is here because I am planning to take it apart a little bit and use the line-up of boards that remain to create a door. So don’t let the big wooden box trouble you. One step at a time. 🙂 pgDownload 124mb This is a Sketchup Pro 2019 drawing file named: for website trees and terrain present Red Door side of the church v305 (314 downloads) Download 85mb This is a Sketchup Drawing file named: red door side of the church v188 (291 downloads) Download Forest Church Red Door side v297 (122 mb) Sketchup Drawing file (305 downloads)
I had to do something to keep the Sketchup drawing files from getting so big because my computer can’t work quickly with giant files. So I decided the Church has 2 ends, which named the Steeple end of the Church and the non-Steeple end of the Church. The Church has 2 sides, one side has a red door, the other side has a doorway that has been bricked closed. So I named one side the red door side of the Church and the other side is named not the red door side of the Church. (sigh).
I did pull out some preliminary areas of the Sketchup version of the Church into KeyShot and rendered them, I thought the renderings were pretty.
Well, I’ve finally gotten the doorway in that is the main entrance doorway for the church. I’m working to get the stones in place around this doorway. Here’s the image from it so far:
I made a set of mp4 videos where I discuss how I am creating the Sketchup version of this Forest Church. As I make the videos, I will add them here where you can download them if you want. I actually also sent these to my YouTube channel.
Here is the first video in this series. I named it:
Forest Church discussion Part 01
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De76MweWwZ8
Forest Church discussion Part 02
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkbUVhjLfbk
Forest Church Discussion Part 03
Includes Sketchup Tutorial Intro
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/CflpqCKKJTI
Forest Church Discussion Part 04
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/pZyZVWwdCiQ
Forest Church Discussion Part 05
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Z7kZWqFw3t4
Here’s the Sketchup file that I used to create the image above, the image above was rendered using KeyShot from the Sketchup file. Download 84mb This is a Sketchup drawing file named: red door side of the church v229 (301 downloads)