ArchiKlip is powered by Artificial Intelligence and takes several aspects of your 3D model into consideration: the two most important being reflectivity (light) and roughness (texture).

Because ArchiKlip is fully automated, there are certain things you can do to prepare your SketchUp file for the best quality results. Check out these helpful hints below:

Reflectivity (Light) 

🧭 Change north orientation for maximum light exposure

Sometimes a model may be oriented in a way which limits light exposure to certain areas. If you find lighting is lackluster in parts of your interior, use the SolarNorth plugin to change shadow directions.

🏠 Set roof materials to transparent

If the design of your model requires a roof (to display pendant lighting, for example) set the roof materials to transparent to allow maximum light exposure without compromising the overall design. 

Roughness (Texture) 

🧶 Use quality textures 

To add detail and realism to your ArchiKlip video, add quality materials to faces in your SketchUp model. You can use native SketchUp materials like carpet, tile, groundcover, glass, and wood, or you can import your own materials. 

Quality textures means a better quality final render of your video.

Background Image

🏞 Add a background image 

Create depth and geographical context for your model with a background image. 

Animation

🎥 Pre-plan a camera pathway and set new scenes every 3 to 4 seconds 

Architectural visualisation brings clarity to clients and helps communicate the story of your proposal to a wider audience. Following basic cinematic principals will help you bring your vision to life more efficiently. 

 💃🏼 Add movement

To add even more excitment to your ArchiKlip video, you can add moving animations to the original SketchUp file. 

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