So after the tip from Jack regarding Kerkythea I decided to download it and play around. I found some amazing wood textures at Arroway Textures of different wood species(they have a sample available for each species for non-commercial use) and started applying them to the model… below are some shots of the results. If you click on the exploded view it will open a large version rendered at the highest available pixel setting in Kerkythea. There are a few spots where the texture is applied 90 degrees to how it should be, but over all, it looks decent. The default glass texture from Sketchup needs some work opacity wise as it currently looks like a big blue sheet of plastic…
This was a great learning experience today while I was away from the shop. I’ll definitely be exploring the 3D rendering more for future projects and learning more about applying textures in sketchup. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a tutorial on applying textures with proper grain orientation and rendering in Kerkythea.
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