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

Faster and more stavle Net generation


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...

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

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