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

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The demo show too fast as well as the tone/ pitch is a bit low for any Asian might hear and understand fully ! Sad but it's true to me at age of 65. Sincerely, I would love to download it and give it a try!
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Steven Yeung

Thank you so much for evrything

José N.'s picture

thank you so much, what a useful plugin.

TutorialeSketchup E's picture

Muchas gracias Josef

Vivek P.'s picture

THANKS SIR

new b's picture

thanks a lot

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hey Josef,

I use the Soap Bubble nearly every day in my business designing underground houses. I can get some very sophisticated shapes with it and it makes my business so much less complicated. It is so much easier to use now that you have made the improvements.

You are a legend mate!

Thanks for such a great plugin.

Sean.Architect

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hey Josef,

I use the Soap Bubble nearly every day in my business designing underground houses. I can get some very sophisticated shapes with it and it makes my business so much less complicated. It is so much easier to use now that you have made the improvements.

You are a legend mate!

Thanks for such a great plugin.

Sean.Architect

THANKS

Thanks so much !

Josef,

This is a wonderful creation on your part.

Many thanks from an appreciative user!

Best Regards,

Bob

Hi,
Really a nice design of soap skin bubble!

THANKS

Santi R.'s picture

Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Thanks bro.

It gives me an error in which it says to select 3 or more edges in a closed loop although all of my edges are closed

Dan W.'s picture

I am running SU2017 Pro and this is working for me fine. I am wondering if you can explain the relationship of the pressure input to what happens because if I input a 3 and then -1 it goes down past zero to negative 1. But if I input 3 and a 1 it goes down to maybe a 2 but it won't go down further if I input 1 again. Thank you. Great extension for me.

nosiba e's picture

I'm having the same problem

Josef L's picture

Please Download the newest Version from November 19, 2016
Bug fix: On some models it won't inflate.

If you have a Geometry which is not working,
send the model to me and I maybe can fix the Problem.

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

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.

Josef L's picture

Please Download the newest Version from November 19, 2016
Bug fix: On some models it won't inflate.

If you have a Geometry which is not working,
send the model to me and I maybe can fix the Problem.

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

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

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