Futuristic Sketchup Interior Design | Sketchup Speed Model Lumion 9 Render

Featured Image_Futuristic Sketchup Interior Design

For this speed model, we’re going to show you how we tackled a futuristic Sketchup interior design concept created by Encho Enchev. Most of our speed models focus on the exterior architecture of a building, but similar to the attic bedroom speed model, we chose to use an interior space for this one. Take a look at how it was done! If you want a more in-depth tutorial on how we model in Sketchup, check out our concept modeling tutorial here.

Sketchup Interior Design Speed Model

Import Image. To start, we imported the image into our Sketchup model. You want to be sure you import it as a “match photo.”

Align Perspective. Next, align the perspective lines in Sketchup with those in the image. This is an important step because the perspective lines will be the guide for your model and allow you to create a more accurate final product. Once you have the perspective aligned, you can begin to add planes for the walls and floor.

align perspective in Sketchup interior design

Block it Out. We drew a rectangle to create the floor plane and began blocking out the furniture from there. We started with the closest pieces to the viewer and worked our way back. Begin by blocking out the basic shapes. Then, carve into the shapes to create the curves and edges. Once we had one piece down, we were able to copy and paste it to create the seat and arm rest. We were also able to use the same piece to create the end table after a few adjustments.

model curve in Sketchup interior design

Add the Ceiling. Next, we added the curved plane to create the ceiling using extrusions. Using the same technique, we created the ceiling panels in the back of the image and copy and pasted them across the ceiling.

model ceiling panels for Sketchup interior design

Add Walls. We used extrusions to create the panels on the back wall, and created a similar shape to the furniture to create the walls in the foreground.

Adding Details. Once the majority of the scene was modeled, we uploaded barstools and some graphics to finish up the Sketchup interior design. We made a few adjustments to make them as similar to the ones in the image as possible. We also uploaded cushions from the 3D warehouse to add to the flooring.

add cushions to Sketchup interior design

After modeling the screen in the back, we applied a material to it to give the appearance of a television screen. We used the same technique to create the screen above the couch.

Lumion 9 Render

Once we were done modeling, we uploaded our model into Lumion to take the Sketchup interior design to the next level.

Sketchup interior design to lumion

We adjusted the textile materials first to give them more texture. Then we added illuminance to the screens to give them a glowing appearance. We gave the furniture and walls a glossy sheen to give the room a futuristic and clean look. Once we were done, we created a short animation to walk through the space and really make it feel dimensional.

final Sketchup interior design

What speed model do you want to see next? Do you want to see more architecture or more Sketchup interior design? Let us know in the comments!


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  18. Tony August 30, 2017 at 7:07 am #

    In the NCARB ARE 5.0 handbook they reference Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods in both of their example questions for cost estimating. Unfortunately there isn’t a specific chapter on cost estimating, it’s woven throughout the content.

  19. Spencer August 30, 2017 at 1:15 am #

    What is the best reference for cost estimating for PDD.

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  21. Tony June 29, 2017 at 7:23 am #

    Deciduous trees should only be used for shade (especially in temperate climates). Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and will have little protection against wind in the winter when it is most needed. Likewise, the leafless trees allow solar heat gain in the winter when it is desired, and shade in the summer.

    Coniferous trees are only to be used to block wind and views. Since they don’t lose their needles, they work great for these two items year-round.

  22. Shahid Logan June 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    Hello. My name is Shahid. This comment is for anyone who would like to reply. On the Siteplanning test. To block the wind, can you use a Deciduous tree or must you use a Coniferous tree?

  23. Mike January 4, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    Hi Tony,

    I need to take 5.0 PPD & PDD. Do you plan on posting notes such as “Caroline’s Notes” that you had posted for the various 4.0 exams for either of those sections? I found those notes to be some of the best resources in studying for the 4.0 sections. If so any idea when? Thanks

  24. Stephen October 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Tony,
    Any updates on the SS exam ? If there’s an expected release date ? Thanks

  25. DesignerHacks October 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm #


    We are releasing practice exams for the SS exam later this fall.


  26. Paige October 4, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Will you have SS questions on here at some point?

  27. Daniel September 9, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Great post, very helpful with the lists of suggested materials, I just passed CDs in July and am taking PPP in November so I definitely needed the list.

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