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Re: HELP: OBJ size enormous after Sketchup Export !

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:41 am
by smicha
I don't use tig's exporter anymore because I does not handle instances, which are really nicely coded in the SU plugin.

Re: HELP: OBJ size enormous after Sketchup Export !

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:51 am
by rappet
smicha wrote:I don't use tig's exporter anymore because I does not handle instances, which are really nicely coded in the SU plugin.

Aha...

I use proxies (with scattering) withing the Archicad plugin.
tig's exporter is a life saver!
Archicad does make incorrect OBJ files;I use tig's exporter also to make correct OBJ to use Phantom Scatter;
Archicad > export to SKp > use TIG's exporter > iimport OBJ in Phantom Scatter > create csv > use csv file in Archicad

anyway, thats my own offtopic here :oops:
The thing is how to reduce large SKp files or prepare them for Octane.
Your splitting up in smaller OBJ (os smaller SKP) files is the way It o go I guess.
the layer plugin you are talking anbout is the standard layer window, right?
Or do you have a special plugin that splits your scene into layers for you?

cheers,

Re: HELP: OBJ size enormous after Sketchup Export !

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:19 pm
by smicha
https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/layers-panel

If you don't mind send me PM any small skp model (just a single component that you think is not well optimized) and I'll look if can reduce its size and let you know.

Does archicad support its subdiv?

Re: HELP: OBJ size enormous after Sketchup Export !

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:28 pm
by rappet

Thanx... I will also send this to the architect who delivers the SKP model.

smicha wrote:If you don't mind send me PM any small skp model (just a single component that you think is not well optimized) and I'll look if can reduce its size and let you know.

Thanx for offering... Got to dismantle the model first and see what objects are making the scene so large.. I expect to find some furniture being highly detailed.
I might get back to you if needed, but for future projects I now want to analyze the scene and give some feedback to the architect , being able to deliver optimal scenes, instead of me having to tweak (not being a Sketchup expert)

smicha wrote:Does archicad support its subdiv?

Do not think so... In fact I do not exactly understand whta it is, I heard of subdiv before, but have not encountered it in my workflow.

Thanx for feedback Smicha, appreciate it

Greetz,

Re: HELP: OBJ size enormous after Sketchup Export !

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:32 pm
by smicha
Just to mention: what kills Sketchup - performance, file size - are: textures (any, that is why it is good to apply textures in the standalone), geometry edges (I use custom shortcuts to turn them off).