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Dress up your Drawings: ClothWorks for SketchUp

June 14, 2018 Lauren Donnebaum

So, you've designed your tables, chairs and windows. Are you going to just leave them naked? Nope. You're going to use the fantastic ClothWorks extension for draping cloth and ropes over components of any shape and size and for simulating flags and curtains.

Workflow functionalities include:

Simple Grid and ​Smart Grid options for turning face or a set of faces within a component/group into a grid of faces, with a desired padding. An additional Purge Edges​ option can be used to remove the generated grid. These options are for manipulating cloth.

Split Edges option for dividing an edge or a set of edges within a component/group into segments, with a desired padding. An additional Weld Edges​ option merges the split edges.These options are for manipulating wires.

Loop Subdivision and ​Laplacian Smoothing​ options for subdividing and smoothing the resulting, simulated cloth (meanwhile preserving texture UVs).

Drape and ​Undrape options for resetting and renewing cloth, rope, and pin orientations. This option is particularly useful for when changing cloth texture material.

Record and ​Export options for recording simulation and then exporting the final animation into a sequence of PNG or JPG images, SKP files, OBJ files, and many other formats. A third-party software, such as MakeAVI, can be used to combine a sequence of exported frame images into a video file.

Check out a few different ClothWorks tutorials below and have fun dressing up your modelling!

http://https://youtu.be/W6_3wn-j83c

http://https://youtu.be/HSf1rzhGL7I

http://https://youtu.be/cJTMcJc6FqI

Need more ClothWorks in your life? Download it here.

Need more tutorials on ClothWorks? Head over here.

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