Soap Skin & Bubble
generate minimal surfaces from edges
Soap Skin & Bubble

This plugin allows you to apply a skin over edges to create complex curved surfaces.

This Plugin is a Time-Limited Demo

Time Limit is April 10, 2018


Josef L's picture

First Look at the Video.

هاشم ا's picture

وشلون نستخدمها ؟؟؟

Giuseppe Geppo C's picture

I have a problem with the soap skin bubble plugin.
I had the 1.0.14 version, and i decided to download the newest one 1.0.21.

Having some problems, i decided to delete all the soap skin bubble's files in my SU8 folders. i Found some in Plugins folder and some in tools folder.

Start again SU and there was no Soap skin bubble plugin anymore.
Ther reinstalling the plugin, it get right but it create a toolbar with no icons.
All button works cotrrectly ('cause i remember how they are placed) but no icon on buttons.
In the plugin ffolder all seems correct, there is even a SoapSkinBubble folder with a "Image" subfolder that contains button images, but the buttons still empty.

Josef L's picture

Hello Guiseppe,

Sketchup 8 is not tested!

remove all files and folder having "SoapSkinBubble" in the name from the "Tools" and "Pluginfolder"

Copy the Plugin in the Pluginfolder.
You need Folder:
and File :

Good luck

Dawid P.'s picture

I've test SSB on SU8. Works good but no icons on toolbar.

Giuseppe Geppo C's picture

I found out thet if i place the old "SoapSkinBubbleMenus.rb" file, it loads the images correctly but it does nothing (maybe 'cause it link the button to an old path.
so maybe the "problem is in the SoapSkinBubbleMenus.rbe and .rbs files

Giuseppe Geppo C's picture

That's what i have under my "../google/google sketchup 8" folder
Now i have the soapskinbubble.rb under plugins and a folder ../plugins/soapskinbubble" with an help folder, an images folder and some files. seems like it's searching images in another folder...

Josef L's picture

Soap Skin Bubble is working under SketchUp 2016. (Signed by SketchUp Extension Warehouse)

This break the compatibility to the old Google SketchUp.

You need a newer SketchUp Version to use it !

would you mind giving us (users of Sketchup 8) an extension on the time limit for the old version, It is really frustrating to have worked with such a great tool and now not being able to use it without purchasing a new sketch up version. 8 is working fine for me and since it is a school version I can not upgrade to 2016 without paying a fortune.
Thanks for your consideration
With Greetings and Respect
Lutz Gock

Dawid P.'s picture

Dear Lutz. It works with SU8. But no icons on toolbar. But it works for me. No need to instal newer SU

sua N.'s picture

I can't use this, always have announcement: Timelimit finished. I have used Sketchup pro 2014.

Davesh S.'s picture

same here i have an exam tomorrow and now i am stuck

Waleed T's picture

Thank you for this wonderful tool

Essam Aldokali's picture

thank you so much for this

Bhartendu V.'s picture

I have sketchup 13pro. I have tried installing this plugin through preerences. It got installed. But it isnot working. It is showing like a dead face icon. All the icons are same.

Abigail S.'s picture

Can someone tell me how to cut a hole in the skin? I am making a violin and I used the Soap Skin & bubble for the outside but I need to create f-holes. Help!

Reginal B's picture

You can create a hole in the skin by using the stamp tool from the sand tool box. create your shape then create the circle positioned above were you want it , then use the stamp tool, and then delete all the geometry within the hole.

simon.morris's picture

Use the Intersect Face tool.

Etzael p's picture

It works fine but only with super low resolution. Resolution is not of good quality. And if you try to boost resolution it would make a very ugly mesh.

Josef L's picture

If your geometry is very small, SketchUp make bad faces (rounding coordinates make mesh ugly )
Scale your geometry, make the Skin, scale it back to origin size.

Mg H.'s picture

I want to buy this plug in and how can I do??

Mg H.'s picture

Can you reply me how to buy this plug in

Mg H.'s picture

Can you reply me how to buy this plug in

simon.morris's picture

What resolution were you trying? I did try a 30x30 grid once, it produced a very nice detail curve, however I did find one or two random vortexes that were way out of alignment.

Manuel V.'s picture

nothing happens, help file is the same as no help. Useless.

Josef L's picture

Please look at the Video.

simon.morris's picture

Great! Thanks :-)

เมธาสิทธิ์ พ's picture

very good I like

Craig V.'s picture

Will this be updated for Sketchup 2016?


Josef L's picture

Yes the 2016 Version is in the Review

Marcos D.'s picture

Well... if this is a trial, where is the full non-limited plugin download? is it paid?

Timmy L's picture

i am trying to use this plugin but when i do the pressure changes nothing happens to my model? it appears to calculate in the upper left hand corner and indicates the pressure i asked for but the model does not change? i am using skechup pro 2015 on a mac (OS 10.10.5). is there a compatibility issue with this combination of software and hardware that could be causing me to see this issue?

kirk h's picture

Dude, I've been using Sketchup for 11 years since 2004 ( my first sketchup 4.0 developed by @Lastsoftware) until now, and I currently using sketchup pro 2015~

when I saw this and try it, i was like WTF! This is as cool as the moment my first time using Follow Me Tool.

this is beyond cool, very useful and save my time a lot~


Valentino M.'s picture

Hi All,

if anyone is having difficulties with this great extension.. I fumbled around installing and uninstalling, right before I was ready to give up. I accidently hit return a couple of times and presto!.. it worked. in 2015.. can't get it to bubble.. but there is always tomorrow.. or should I say.. in 5 hours..
Update.. follow this video to the letter.. Works like a charm.

It pays to pay attention


Good luck

구민 이.'s picture

always thanks

tonn1521 T.'s picture


Pelin S's picture

plugin's trial version has expired in my computer. How can i buy it or use it again?

Josef L's picture

Install the Plugin over the old One works normally!

If Install do not work:

Uninstall: (OS X and Windows)
Find the location of the Plugin.

Use Ruby console with next Line.
Sketchup.find_support_file "SoapSkinBubble","Plugins"

Delete the Folder "SoapSkinBubble"
and delete Files "SoapSkinBubble*.rb"

on older Versions:
Use Ruby console with next Line.
Sketchup.find_support_file "Tools"

Delete the Folder "SoapSkinBubble"
and delete Files "SoapSkinBubble*.rb"

Remember on reinstall a Plugin, sometimes you need to restart SketchUp

Pelin S's picture

thanks a lot!

diane a's picture

plugin dosn't work. using 2015. also limited to useless instructions on how to use. unistalling. Seems like you have some bugs to work out before this is actually useable. will check back.

Josef L's picture

If you do not like the Plugin uninstall it!

Uninstall: (OS X and Windows)
Find the location of the Plugin.

Use Ruby console with next Line.
Sketchup.find_support_file "SoapSkinBubble","Plugins"

Delete the Folder "SoapSkinBubble"
and delete Files "SoapSkinBubble*.rb"

Sin K.'s picture


There seem to be a problem with mac ver.

when ever i input any number in division , pressure or ratio it defaults to lowest number

ie 1 for division , 0.01 for ration and 0.0 for pressure

Josef L's picture

It is a limitation so that the program runs correctly

Hamza A.'s picture

Super Thank!

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สมรภูมิ เ.'s picture

Thank you for always.

Adham S.'s picture

is there any alternative to this plug in?

Giuseppe T's picture

I'm working on a MacBook Air & Su 2015 Maker. I had the same trouble. I solved it following some tutorial on YouTube. Try!

จิราวรรณ ไ's picture

I have Installed SoapSkinBubble in SU 8 Pro, and already deleted file SoapSkinBubble.rb and folder SoapSkinBubble. But the menu does not apper in my SketchUp 8 pro. I have tried a variety of tutorials in the website above, but still doesn't work. Please help me

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