With the recent ability to import USDZ models created in sketchup for iPad, procreate becomes an incredible asset.
We have a few issues with work flow though.
- The faces we want to paint in procreate should have unique textures. Usually we paint sketchup models with tiled materials and those repeat their pattern all around the model. Painting on them will make the paint tile too and that’s not what we usually want on procreate.
In iPad I’m solving this with projected markups. Here is a simple model where all faces have been painted with a markup each.
It would be great to finally have uv unwrapping in sketchup and su for iPad so we wouldn’t need this kind of work. For complex models it becomes very difficult.
- Exporting this model to USDZ and importing it in procreate is now possible and allows further painting. However some faces are failing. Here is the same model in procreate with some extra strokes:
It would be great to be able to reload this model or only it’s textures in Sketchup for iPad again.
The best way to do this would be if we could export a component to procreate and then reload it inside Sketchup.
It would be great if, in both Sketchup for iPad or Sketchup Desktop we could use more than Sketchup models as external references. DWG, USDz, OBJ, STP, DAE, IFC, all should be available models for reference or as components that we could reload.