Hello everyone, I would like to make a small and honest comment.
I am an Architect dedicated to the design and rendering of exterior and interior projects. I have been using sketchup for 10 years, I love sketchup and I want to continue using it for the next 10 years.
However, seeing so much development in other software and their capabilities, I would also like my program to have certain really “basic” tools.
I agree to purchase certain paid plugins, many of them meet my needs perfectly, some of which I use in my day to day are:
-Skatter & Transmutr: fundamentals, excellent development.
-Vertex Tools, Subd and Clothwortks: necessary.
-Flextools, Profile Builder, Click Window, Click Cuisine: thank God they exist, they simplify my work enormously.
-Fredocorner: we really need Sketchup to have its own bevel tool, it is an essential feature for any 3D tool to be able to change the characteristics of an object, in a non-destructive way.
-Vray: my main engine, happy with its development, but… this is where my problems come in. As I mentioned, I am a Archviz artist, usually for the interiors of my projects I use high quality furniture, sofas, chairs, beds, decorations, etc.
This is where I need Sketchup to help me better manage the number of polygons without EXPLODING. Of course I am aware that these models are very heavy, but sometimes it is impossible to change the color of a sofa without Sketchup collapsing, very very frustrating.
I need to have more efficient scenes without having to create 1000 proxies that slow down my workflow, specially if I have to change its geometry or its UV mapping later.
I really love Sketchup and it suits me for my work like no other software. What I need is a solid and stable interface, please.