Using the Rockit3D catalogue

One of the advantages of Rockit3D is using the free catalogue to instantly get materials and components in your model. These are all render-ready for our system.

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Step 1: Download our example SketchUp model

Download here (11.3 MB)

The example model has been pre-made with Rockit3D materials and components from the Rockit3D Catalogue.

Our materials and components ensure the model remains lightweight to work in, and are connected with the rendering engine to come out at a very high quality.

Step 2: Browse the catalogue for a stone material

Let’s get a stone material from the catalogue so we can apply it in the model.

First open up the Rockit3D Catalogue.

On the left-side, go to Stone, Generic.

Step 3: Copy stone material name to clipboard

Scroll down to Stone 0031 and click on it.

The name of this material will now be put on your clipboard!

Step 4: Please make sure the Component Browser is enabled

We can get this material directly imported in SketchUp, but for that we need the Component Browser.

Windows: Go to Window, Default Tray and make sure Components is enabled.

Mac: Go to Window, Components and make sure it is enabled.

Step 5: Paste the material name into the Component Browser

The material name should still be on your clipboard. If not, please go back to step 3.

Go to the Component Browser and paste in the name. Hit [Enter] to confirm.

You can now place it inside your model. For convenience, it works best if you place is alongside the model somewhere. This will make it easy to use the Paint Bucket to select the material.

Step 6: Apply the stone material

Let’s apply the stone material to the driveway and to the sunbed area of the backyard.

Windows: Press the [B] shortcut to access the Paint Bucked. Hold [Alt] while hovering over the stone and click with the mouse. The new stone material is now set as the active material. Click to apply it to the surfaces.

Step 7: Browse the catalogue for a tree component

Now let’s also get in a tree. Go to the catalogue again and enter Acer Palmatum and press [Enter] to confirm. Click the Acer Palmatum tree to copy it.

Step 8: Paste the component name into the Component Browser and place

In SketchUp, paste it again in your Component Browser to get it.

You will notice that the tree imports as a simplified component. This is to keep your model lightweight! The tree will be switched to a high-detail version when rendering in the Rockit3D system.

Time-saving trick: Using a color description (white) in the search bar

You can enter multiple keywords into the search bar. In this example we are searching for stucco white. Use the search bar to get content quickly.

Pro tip: The search bar also works while you are browing a category. Go to Paint, Matte. Now enter Black in the searchbar. This will help you access content quickly.

Time-saving trick: Resetting the search criteria

Press Reset Filters to reset all search options.

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