September 2016 Newsletter SketchUp Newsletter - Render Plus Software, Inc. - September 2016 - View Online September 2016 We have two related new features to share with you this month. Ground Plane Textures The first is a new, easy way to put textures on your ground plane for rendering. You can select any material already in your model, or any SketchUp material, or any IRender nXt material to use as the ground plane material. For the image below, I created a new material with a sand texture, mirrored it with the Make Tileable Wizard , and set it as the ground plane material. Sand Material as Ground Plane See also: Ground Plane Textures Sky and Ground Preview And the other new feature is a way to preview the Sky and Ground without needing to extract and render your complete model. Sometimes, the SketchUp image, without rendering, placed in front of the Sky and Ground will work very well for your presentations. (The image below took less than 60 seconds to create, because for many exterior models, you do not need to extract and render the model itself to show it in context.) SketchUp Model in front of Ground Plane and Sky See also: Ground Plane Preview Checkout Render Plus on YouTube for more SketchUp and AutoCAD Rendering tutorials, tips and tricks. Other tips: Background Wizard Realistic Water Lighting Video Have Questions? We're here to help. Render Plus Support Email 303 713 1401 www.renderplus.com IRender nXt Gallery Forums and Help Desk Newsletter Archive Render Plus Blog You Tube Channel Use IRender nXt or nXtRender for AutoCAD to quickly turn your designs into superior images. Our powerful plugin creates photorealistic renderings from right inside Google SketchUp. nXtRender for AutoCAD Purchasing Options We continually improve IRender nXt and nXtRender so you can show your designs at their best. Don't miss out Renew your license today and get all product updates for the next 12 months.