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, 2019

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Reviews

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hi Josef,

This extension is brilliant and my architectural business relies very heavily on it because we design only underground buildings and we use it to generate the earth cover.

However, I very often can't get the bubble to inflate.

On some models it won't inflate at all after the initial inflation and some models it will only inflate little bit even with high values in the pressure input.

I would be be very grateful for advice on problems with inflation.

Hi, I've got sketchup make 2017 installed and up to date on my Mac but when I installed Soap Skin & Bubble plugin, the Extension warehouse says (Outdated Signature)

I am having a problem with soap skin. I select my drawing and when i go to add in skin it tells me to sellect 3lines in a continueious loop. I have re drawn the loop and still have the same error appair. I tried it on a doodle and it is working. I down loaded line repair by Thom Thom and checked the drawing and have no gaps. So what is the problem?

Josef L's picture

Please send a SketchUp file to me.
Without Data I can not give you an answer.

Useful plugin !

Saludos cordiales.
Instalé hace casi un mes este plugin que es muy útil para realizar mis proyectos junto con otros plugins y no funciona siempre aparece límite de tiempo terminado, luego la semana pasada bajé la nueva versión, instalandolo siguiendo los pasos necesarios y no me permite utilizarla aparece la misma frase quiero saber como lo actualizo para utilizarlo, tengo sketchup pro 2015.
Agradeceré su pronta respuesta

Ich kann das plugin mit Sketchup Make 2016 nicht nutzen, es kommt immer die Meldung, 'Timelimit finished'?

Josef L's picture

Download and install the newest version from Extension Warehouse.

That's what I did! I have the newest version 1.0.21 installed from within Sketchup. Still the same behaviour

......

I've manually deleted all instances of this plugin at the plugin folder
c:\\user\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Sketchup\plugins
Than reinstalled it again and everthing is fine!

Saludos cordiales,
Instalé el plugin sinembargo sale una frase límite de tiempo terminado. Que debo hacer para que me permita utilizar y trabajar con este plugin que es muy práctico y útil para mi trabajo. Espero una pronta respuesta

Alejandro Soriano (alsomar)'s picture

Actualiza el plugin. Cada versión tiene un límite de tiempo (unos cuantos meses) y este periodo coincide cada nueva actualización del plugin. De esta forma, cada vez que se publica una nueva actualización, deja inservible cualquier otra versión anterior.

Josef, I've been using this tool for a while. It is truly incredible, please always keep it around for users like me. Thanks a million!!!

ok thanks.

Ash V.'s picture

Hi!
Really cool plugin! but I have a problem with the soap skin bubble plugin. It doesn't work with sketchup 8 , I have only sketchup 8 and I dont want to buy new version.
Could you please tell me where I can find for sketchup 8

I'm having the same issue as Oscar C.

Using Sketchup Make 2016 on a Mac, installed the extension directly from the extension warehouse, and it will not create a curved skin. It will only create linear planes.

I've uninstalled, re-installed, no luck.

Please advise.

Josef L's picture

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

If you send me the SketchUp Geometry I have a look at it.
EMail: J.Leibinger@tensile-structures.de

Oscar C's picture

Hi!
Really cool plugin! but mine wont work, I installed it in skp pro 2014, a skin is generate it but cant make any irregular form outside the axes, only regular skins in the X,Y,Z axes.

If i want to make a sking for a curve wall, the plugin only makes me a rectangle in the X,Y,Z axes

Josef L's picture

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

If you send me the SketchUp Geometry I have a look at it.
EMail: J.Leibinger@tensile-structures.de

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.
EMail: J.Leibinger@tensile-structures.de

Mrunal S's picture

i have sketchup 16 ..installed the plugin correctly ...it 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: https://help.sketchup.com/de/article/3000263

Fernando S's picture

which specific folder I should copy?

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