I have been using sketchup for architectural animation work. I do architectural stuff like shopping centers, neighborhood developments, commercial centers, ect, but also do projects like space stations, and sculptural stuff.
In order for it to look as real as possible I have to have LOTS of detail. Landscaping, 3D tree’s, cars, light posts, fire hydrants, ect.
My first question is, can Sketchup as a program even handle detail like that? If you build a beast of a computer will sketchup “keep up” so to speak?
And if so, in general terms what does a set-up like that look like? Right now my set up is:
Intel i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz
GeForce GTX 970 Video Card
At the moment my computer struggles to finish projects. The bigger they get Sketchup just grinds to a halt. When I have everything in one model it might take 3-5 seconds just to enter a group. If you have a group, within a group, within a group, you can see the problem.