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


I am attempting to make the back of a curved banquette but can't get soap skin to work with the curved shape I imported from CAD. It is similar to a arc but is not symmetrical. When I select all connecting edges and hit "generate soap skin" nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

Josef L's picture

Do You get an Message ?
Do You explode the imported Geometry ?

If you send me the SketchUp Geometry I have a look at it.

Mrunal S's picture

i have sketchup 16 ..installed the plugin correctly loads in sketchup but doesnt work,,, the commands like create skin ..bubble ratio can be clicked but they don't work. nothing happens in the model space . plzzz give me a solution for this. thank you

Josef L's picture

Please look at the Video !
If the loop of Edges is very small SketchUp do not create the Faces.

Cristina S's picture

hi :)

this is a wonderful tool. One question though: A while back I had a version that I used with my sketchup 8. But it appears to have expired and the version I downloaded here doesn't work on sketchup 8. Is there any way to solve this? :)

Thank you :)

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 !

I got a picture toolbar does not exist, the solution?

Simply locate the rbz file then go to window then preferences then extensions then install extensions by simply selecting the rbz file

thank you

Alex Delgado's picture

It´s not working on SketchUp 2016. I´m trying to install using the SketchUp internal installer Menu:(Window/Preferences/Extensions) and according the help document...
A window with "unespected error" appears.
Same thing with SU2015 in the same PC. All others extensions working fine.

Other times a pops up on hitting Install/Download...
'An AJAX HTTP erro occured. HTTP Result Code:500....
...504 Internal Server Error.. nginx'

Whas going on??...

huu quoc nguyen's picture

that's good tool. amazing :))

Davesh S.'s picture

josef l please help i need it , it says timelimit finished. what to do now???

Josef L's picture

Download and install the newest version from Extension Warehouse.
You need SketchUp 2013 or newer

Davesh S.'s picture

thanks , it worked , thanks a lot.

Ronald H's picture

Is this extension compatible with SU 2016 64-bit?
It's not working for me.

Steps I do:
- Select edges
- Click "Generate Soap Skin" button

Nothing happens. There is nothing generated.
I have SU 2015 installed and this extension WORKS fine.

lolo L.'s picture

me to bro

Ronald H's picture

I got it fixed.
Had to uninstall SU and re-install as adim.
Works done now.

All plug-ins. This lil beauty pops up on hitting Install/Download...
'An AJAX HTTP erro occured. HTTP Result Code:500....
...500 Internal Server Error.. nginx'

How does one stay ahead of competition... when vibrant new customers starting to use your software cannot access plug-ins... It was one of the "selling points" for SU... time for greener pastures...

TutorialeSketchup E's picture

Muchas gracias

Dawid P.'s picture

Hi guys.

I've tested SSaB on SU8 (not pro)

Everything is working but there are no icons on toolbar. Could You fix it?

Josef L's picture

SSB do not work in SketchUp 8 anymore.

Davesh S.'s picture

it doesnt work on 2014 says timelimit finished.

Ali T's picture

Is it just me or is this plugin not available for download anymore ? I've been trying to download it for the last hour and every time i press on the download button I get directed to the main page... what the heck is going on ... ?

I think it's because of this "trimble" login bullshit... the web needs more identity managers!!!

Is there any other way I could download this extension? Really need it ASAP.

I'm also having the same problem!

Im having the same problem. anyone help, please?

tanvi g's picture

Ya i did solve the problm just copy the downloaded file to the sketchup folder and it will start working

Fernando S's picture

which specific folder I should copy?

Josef L's picture

Please install with SketchUp internal Installer Menu:(Window/Preferences/Extensions)

Please look at:

Fernando S's picture

which specific folder I should copy?

Josef L's picture

The normal installation Path is:

%APPDATA%\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins

In the Plugins Folder you need:
the File "SoapSkinBubble.rb"
and the Folder "SoapSkinBubble"

If You use other folder You get Problems with the next Version!

Please install with Sketchup internal Installer Menu:(Window/Preferences/Extensions)

Please look at:

tanvi g's picture

having sketchup 2015 pro plugin has installed but now showing in sketchup

Shahd M's picture

I have the same problem ,, did you solve it ??

Yogesh T.'s picture


Karel M's picture

I have a problem. I can not use the product. I always get information from saop - Timelimit finished.
Can you help me. Thank you

Josef L's picture

Install the new Version from this Website.

If you have very old Version.
Check the Sletchup Tools Folder.
C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\Tools\Tools
C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\Tools\Tools
C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 201...

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

tomasz c's picture

Time limit demo? is this demo version of something bigger ?

Josef L's picture

It is a Demo of a Bigger "Idea".

shafiq I.'s picture

it cannot start the form after i create the skin. i used sketchup 15 btw

Josef L's picture

Please look at the Video !

Bassant S.'s picture

Please tell me what to do

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...

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