SketchUp’s 3D modeling platform is designed for a wide range of 2D and 3D projects spanning architecture, design, landscaping, video game design, and more.
It’s also something of a blank canvas.
One of SketchUp’s core selling points is its compatibility with some of the most powerful tools in the 3D rendering and home design software industry.
The idea is, users can build on the platform’s core features and design something that fits their unique needs.
While SketchUp offers plenty of out-of-the-box functionality, users looking for a 3D rendering solution will need to purchase plugins to create renders from their designs.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the 12 best Sketchup rendering plugins for home design professionals.
Cedreo’s 3D home design software allows professional designers, builders, and contractors to produce photorealistic designs without the need to purchase any extra plug-ins or add-ons.
Learn more about Cedreo’s built-in 3D rendering features here.
"We were building 3D models in SketchUp and then putting materials in photoshop after rendering it out. We had done 3 or 4 houses using the SketchUp method and determined that it wasn’t for us. We knew we had to find a better alternative. It was taking us 6 to 7 hours to build one property and that just isn’t cost effective. And then we found Cedreo."
Maria Taylor, Marketing developer at Danberry, real estate broker.
Which Rendering Software or Plugin Do You Need?
SketchUp is a solid design platform, compatible with a variety of rendering plug-ins and applications that can help you make it your own.
That said, Cedreo's 3D home design software enables professional home builders and designers to produce photorealistic designs without needing to purchase any plugins or add-ons.
Instead, Cedreo provides a full suite of tools that allow users to generate designs in a matter of clicks and present them to clients from inside the app.