Skatter
Powerfull scattering extension. Render hundreds of thousands of objects without overloading Sketchup.
Skatter

Populate your scenes with unlimited Vegetation with total control, all while saving time and never leave SketchUp!

From small carpets in a living room to large scale forests, Skatter is designed to help you achieve the final look fast and easy.


 

Render unlimited amounts of objects

Through its "Render only" feature, Skatter sends all the scattering information directly to the render engines, bypassing Sketchup. That way, you keep a lightweight and responsive file while still being able to render huge amounts of objects. The only limitation is your hardware.

Fully parametric

Go back and edit your work at any time. Every option and parameter is saved, so there's no need to delete everything and restart from scratch.

Content library

Create huge grass fields in just 4 clicks. Expect regular free updates with awesome new content (more vegetation, trees, gravel, carpets, etc).

Fine control over the scattering process

Thanks to dozens of options and parameters. Yet keep things simple with the adaptive UI. See the list of features below.

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Hosts

Scatter objects on surfaces, along curves, or pick individual points in the model.

Areas

Define precise areas where you want to distribute or not the scattered objects, by using Sketchup curves and objects, or by painting them yourself.

Distribution

Distribute objects randomly, on a grid, or a mix of the two, on vertices, faces, etc. 

Use altitude, slope, and collisions parameters to fine tune the distribution. 

Use probabilities when scattering multiple types of objects, to define precise mixtures.

Randomness

Randomize the objects placement by using random translation, rotation, scale, and mirroring.

Camera clipping

Generate only the objects visible by the camera, or discard the ones too far away.

Falloffs

To avoid hard cutoffs, you can use falloff parameters with areas, altitude, slope, camera clipping, to define smooth transitions.

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Learn more : http://getskatter.com