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SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization Second Edition by Robin de Jongh, Thomas Bleicher

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Choosing entourage

Let's evaluate your choices at this stage. I suppose there's little difference between all these options in the final visual, but obviously, some types of entourage will suit you more than others. However, 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 so that you can compare the relative merits of each option side by side.

At which stage do I introduce entourage?

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

Design stage

Difficulty to use

Quantity available

Formats

SketchUp

Easy

High

SKP, 3DS, DWG/DXF

Renderer

Medium

Medium

3DS, OBJ

Postproduction

Difficult

High

Images

Broadly ...

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