How to Import SU2KT Materials Into SketchUp

Written by carol adams
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Kerkythea is a render engine that is used to create still images or animation based on models set up and posed in other programs. One of the programs that you can use Kerkythea with is SketchUp, a freeware modelling application offered by Google. Once the plug-in is installed to SketchUp, users can employ it to render their models. However, one thing they have to do first is apply SketchUp Kerkythea (SU2KT) materials to the models inside the SketchUp application. The process for doing so is quite simple.

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  1. 1

    Double-click the SketchUp shortcut on your desktop to start the application. Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialogue that appears, locate a file you want to add these materials to and open it.

  2. 2

    Go to the Kerkythea toolbar at the top and click the "Import KT Materials" button. In the dialogue that appears, click the categories in the left panel to view materials listed inside them.

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    Browse through the categories of materials in the left panel and click the ones shown in the right panel that you want to append for use. You can hold down the "CTRL" key and select more that one.

  4. 4

    Click "OK." In the next dialogue, select each material in the left panel and choose "Attach to Existing." Click "OK."

  5. 5

    Click each Kerkythea material in the left panel of the new dialogue and select from the right panel the object or material in the scene that you want to add it to. Click "OK." The materials are applied. Save your work.

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