unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

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unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

Post by JoAn » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:51 pm

Hello
The objects I draw under Shetchup and that I export to the ase format all have unpleasant and unrealistic shades. I use Sketchup recently and I can not find information on this topic. Is there any special preparation of the model before export?
Would the result be better in Blender?
I hope someone can solve my problem because I have a whole village to create!
Thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

Post by Ziggy72 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:19 pm

This is a common problem with the way Muvizu renders shadows on certain geometries. To fix it, you have Fazz it - Fazzing is the unofficial name we gave it after user Fazz68 pointed out that you just have to use the Offset tool to create an inner edge on problem surfaces. There used to be a wiki entry about it, but the Muvizu wiki appears to have vanished. Here are a couple of images from that wiki that helped explain it, and how effective it was.

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It's straight forward on flat surfaces, but on curves you have to hold down CTRL (I think) to get the offset to work as expected. Hope that helps.

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Re: unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

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Re: unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

Post by JoAn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:59 am

Merci beaucoup !!!!!!

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Re: unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

Post by Ziggy72 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:42 pm

Thanks Doc, it's just the links on the Muvizu home page that no longer work then. Good to know the wiki lives!

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Re: unrealistic shadows on objects created on Sketchup

Post by Doc » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:08 pm

Ziggy72 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Thanks Doc, it's just the links on the Muvizu home page that no longer work then. Good to know the wiki lives!
It's only a carbon copy of the wiki before the old one went down unfortunately - no ability to add new articles and such

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