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How to design stairs with various sketchup pluign and Vray 3.4

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This is an exclusive sketchup tutorial in youtube presented by Rio Ryne. The tutorial provides step-by-step guidelines to design a staircase with the use of various sketchup plugins and v-ray 3.4 renderer.

The following sketchup plugins are used to create the design of staircase :-

Fredo push and pull ( – It belongs to a script committed to Face extrusion, with various Tools.

Sandbox ( - The Sandbox Tools extension executes the concept of a sandbox that relates to a surface that can be created and operated with sandbox tools. It can be used to develop contours for several things immediately, devoid of drawing single lines. It's very useful for basic landscaping.

Tool on surface ( - Tools on surface is a series of tools which are used to draw lines and shapes on curved faces. It comprises of everything from drawing lines and arcs to shapes. It offers an inference mechanism, a contour Editor and a dedicated Eraser.

SU4 to component ( - This plugin is used to transform objects into components.

Artisan – Artisan ( is a SketchUp extension that is enriched robust organic modeling tools (subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection) to produce terrain, furniture, characters, abstract sculptures, fabric/curtains/pillows, rocks/tree trunks/and plants etc.)

Curviloft ( - Curviloft belongs to a script that is used to generate surfaces from curves by Lofting and Skinning.

Mirror ( – This sketchup plugin can be used to mirror selected objects by choosing 1/2/3 points to identify a point/line/plane: then select to retain/delete the original objects.

Fredo scale ( - Interactively employ a number of geometric transformations, like Scaling, Tapering, Stretching, Plane Shear, Twisting, Bending and Rotation.

1001 bit tool pro ( - With 1001bit Tools Standard version, it is possible to generate parametric architectural components (eg. staircases, windows, doors, roofs, louvres, floor joists...etc)

Watch the following video tutorial to learn the complete process.

Video Source: Rio Ryne

How to design stairs with various sketchup pluign and Vray 3.4