Download Sketchup materials from 3Dwarehouse

If you are looking for more SKM Sketchup materials, this trick is for you, download any material from any model available at 3Dwarehouse, download entire collections and create your own library of textures, the trick works with any version of Sketchup. The original Sketchup Bonus SKM materials Pack can be Found in Here.

First Go to 3Dwarehouse enter the desired material name in the search box for an example : "Wood material"

3Dwarehouse Material Search

As you can see in the search results there is already six collections of 48 wood materials, which is more than 250 wood textures just in the top results.

Browse Materials Download list

Click on the materials button and a new tab will appear with download links

Download SKM Material

You can create and organize your own library folders and download the SKM files directly to the default Sketchup materials location :


Windows :

- Sketchup 6, 7, 8 :
C:/ProgramFiles/Google/SketchupX/

- Sketchup 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
C:/ProgramFiles/Sketchup/Sketchup201X/

Mac:

- Sketchup 7 and 8: copy your files here : /Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp X/

- Sketchup 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Go to /Users/User/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 201X/SketchUp
and create a folder named "Materials", download directly to this location or paste the SKM mats (sorted by material category : wood, metal, translucent, glass, stone, tile etc..) in there.

Alt location : /Applications/SketchUp 201X/SketchUp.app > show package contents > Paste the downloaded files here /Contents/Resources/Content/Materials/
 

A second method that works well for collections, and to avoid downloading files one by one,  is to download the Sketchup SKP collection file from 3Dwarehouse (only compatible with versions above 2013 - and works for Windows versions of Sketchup only)  

1- Open the SKP file you downloaded , example of wood collection
2- In Sketchup open the materials window (B shortcut) and select "In Model" from the drop-down list


Sketchup materials window - In model materials


3- Click the Details button > Save the entire collection in any desired location (Open or create a new folder), all SKM materials will be saved to that location and the new materials folder will show up in the drop-down list anytime you open Sketchup.


Sketchup materials window - Save collection as


If you can't find the desired material in a 3Dwarehouse collection you can just search the material keyword inspect any uploaded scene or component and extract materials without downloading the entire scene.



Download Sketchup materials from 3Dwarehouse Download Sketchup materials from 3Dwarehouse Reviewed by Moh.G on February 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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