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arty-fishL 01-23-2010 07:04 PM

great sketchup exporter for alice
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Ive just found a very good ruby script plugin for google sketchup which allows direct ase export for importing into Alice. Unfortunately it cannot export textures.

1: Download and install plugin attached below ([URL=""]Source website[/URL]).

2: Open google sketchup.

3: Make or open or download your model.


5: Alice hides faces when the reverse is facing the camera, so for all faces that you want shown that are currently light blue (default style) right click and select reverse face, this will make them switch around so the other side of them is now hidden.

6: For faces that you want both sides showing just make duplicate faces both facing outward close together.

7: Either select nothing if you want to export all or select the component/group you wish to export only.

8: Select SU2ASE4UT exporter, then export from the plugins menu.

9: Wait until the popup reads that its done.

10: Locate and import it into Alice.

11: Colour and texture as appropriate.

room14 01-22-2012 03:45 PM

I know this is very old, but does it still work on sketch up 8? and does it work on a mac?

edit never mind, it still works.

arty-fishL 01-22-2012 04:19 PM

Yeh it still works, but back then it may have be "great", now - with the new better methods around - it is OK, that is all.

dakota95 04-05-2012 09:56 AM


I completally missed this. But I cannot get it to work. I put everything where it said to but it didnt work.

arty-fishL 04-06-2012 07:32 AM


I completally missed this. But I cannot get it to work. I put everything where it said to but it didnt work.[/QUOTE]This was a great exporter back in the days when we didn't have better conversion methods. This is rubbish now, I highly suggest using one of the conversion tutorials instead.

dakota95 04-06-2012 01:47 PM

Oh. ok. I'd like to find a way to convert skp to obj cause for some reason my blender version(2.44) says that it is missing a script for importing dae into it, so I had to install Meshlabs to do that. So basicallt what I have to do now is change it to dae in sketchup, then to obj in meshlab then to ase in blender, and all this takes FOREVER.

x2495iiii 04-06-2012 02:05 PM

The newest Blender comes with a .dae importer. No need for meshlab.

Beans 11-12-2012 03:44 PM

It does not work, it wont appear in the plugins menu....:confused:

arty-fishL 11-13-2012 04:13 PM

[QUOTE=Beans;51549]It does not work, it wont appear in the plugins menu....:confused:[/QUOTE]This is old, so it probably doesn't work now. It was great at the time I discovered it, but it exports without textures and not always correctly; there are better methods now and various tutorials.

room14 11-13-2012 11:45 PM

No it does work.

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