The goal of this project was to recreate the reference image seen to the right, demontrate how to use the Metrie crown molding/baseboard/casing profiles from Podium Browser, and then create a realistic render with either ProWalker GPU or SU Podium V2.6.
The recommended way to follow along is to download the starter model below, and then watch the roughly ~1.5 hour video tutorial embedded in the next section.
Download the starter model here:
This tutorial video walks through the creation of a bathroom scene using SketchUp, Podium Browser, and ProWalker GPU.
The first half of the video talks about best practices when modeling an interior scene in SketchUp with the intention to render the model — topics include how to construct a scene to avoid render artifacts, how to use the follow me tool with Podium Browser's finishing profiles, and how to improve realism with Fredo Roundcorner. The second half of the video explains how to add materials, light sources, and render the model with ProWalker GPU.
Timestamps: Use the following links to jump to a specific topic
Interior modeling best practices, Podium Browser components, materials, and light sources
Detailed ProWalker GPU rendering overview
YouTube livestream replay - Modeling process in real-time:
Much of the modeling for this project was completed during the course of a two-part livestream demonstration on YouTube. The condensed 1.5 hour breakdown at the top of this section is more concise and informative, however if you want to see any of the modeling process in real-time, the two livestreams are linked below. Be aware that these are relatively unfocused and frequently go off-topic to answer questions from the audience.
Kohler Kathryn 2330
Oxby Spot Resist (changed material)
Kohler Sunstruck 6368
Metrie Very Square Crown - 6.25"
Metrie Very Square Casing - 4.5" - Used to frame mirrors
Metrie Very Square Baseboard - 7.25"
Kohler Toobi towel ring (changed material)
US power socket
We hope this breakdown was helpful to you and provides some insight about how to model and render a bathroom using SketchUp and ProWalker GPU If you have any questions please let us know — and if you follow along and create something awesome we'd love to see it in the gallery forum!
If you haven't tried ProWalker GPU and want to give it a go, download the 30 day free trial at the link:Download ProWalker GPU here