We have been giving LightUp the light simulation plugin for SketchUp a spin this afternoon and we are impressed.
LightUp is remarkably easy to use, you can simply click on any textured shape and allow it emit light, opening up the way for quick and easy renders out of SketchUp. The screen shots here are from our developing City Exhibition Space in Unity – you can download a beta version for Windows and Mac. We should have a new example ready to go next week now our workflow is in place.
Of note is the ability to run LightUp in the free version of SketchUp allowing models to be exported in .fbx without having to upgrade to the pro version.
We will have more on SketchUp, Unity and LightUp next week as our city exhibition space develops…