Materials in SketchUp


The native SketchUp materials only support a texture and a transparency value. Certain keywords in the SketchUp Material name tell Enscape how to display it more realistically.

Water, Ocean, RiverDraws the material as a water surface.
Vegetation, Foliage, LeafAdds translucency to thin surfaces (single face).
EmissiveEmissive material based on the material color.
GrassRealistic grass material based on the underlying surface color.

Those keywords change the material parameters without changing their color. The color is still defined by the SketchUp texture. The SketchUp default roughness is 1.0.

KeywordRoughnessSpecular Highlight
Glass, Glazing0,0
Chrome, Mirror0,0Metal
Steel, Copper, Metal, Aluminium0,3Metal
Carpaint, Polished, Acryl0,02
Fabric, Cloth0,8



Video tutorial

Have a look how different SketchUp materials look like:

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