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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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Choosing entourage

Let's evaluate your choices at this stage. I suppose there's little difference between all these choices in the final visual, but obviously some types of entourage will suit you more than others. But be warned, it's easy to drift aimlessly on the internet trying one thing after another. To help you, I've included a quick reference table or two so you can compare the relative merits of each, side by side.

At which stage do I introduce entourage?

There are three options here, illustrated in the first column of this table:

Design stage

Difficulty to use

Quantity available

Formats

SketchUp

Easy

Low (but growing)

.skp, .3ds, .dwg/.dxf

Renderer

Medium

High

.3ds, .obj

Post production

Difficult

Medium

Images

Broadly ...

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