SketchUp AI Diffusion

SketchUp x GenAI: realise your vision faster with Diffusion

Bringing your creative vision into focus has never been easier. Trimble’s latest release, SketchUp DiffusionLABS, lets you harness the transformational power of AI within SketchUp to create rendered images in seconds. The future is here, and it looks like a more creative, more capable you.
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Rapidly generate conceptual renderings from even a basic 3D model using SketchUp Diffusion.

SketchUp + AI

In your day-to-day, you likely need to quickly and clearly communicate your ideas. With seemingly infinite design possibilities, we face a balancing act between time spent designing and time spent creating representative images.

Luckily, AI can help. Here’s how.

Diffusion, just released in #SketchUpLabs, brings easy-to-use generative AI into SketchUp, offering a novel way to quickly generate images that inspire your creative process and support your design narrative.

Choose from eight preset styles to define the aesthetic of your generated images.

Bring your vision into focus

If you can describe it, you can now see it in SketchUp. With a text prompt and a simple model, you can generate photorealistic or stylised images to demonstrate your distinct idea.

Instead of searching for something similar to what you envision and trying to convey to clients how your concept is “close but a little different,” you can now more precisely capture your unique creation.
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Move quickly from concept sketch to final space. Use the navigation arrows to view design concepts created with SketchUp Diffusion.

Overcome creative blocks

If you’re feeling a little stuck or are interested in exploring more possibilities, find inspiration by typing a description of the image you’d like to see. Sit back and let AI put new concepts in front of you.
Settings sliders let you decide how much influence your prompts have and how strictly your model is adhered to in generated images.
Settings sliders let you decide how much influence your prompts have and how strictly your model is adhered to in generated images.
The settings work in the other direction, too. If you’re further along with your model and want to explore things like context, lighting and materiality, turn up “respect model geometry” to produce images that show your exact model with the finishes and context you dictate.
Combine Markup mode on iPad with Diffusion to move from sketch to photorealistic concept rendering in seconds.

Maintain creative control

We see AI as an ideation partner and production assistant, but the vision is still your domain. Ultimately, you control the input with any combination of your model, markups on iPad, and text prompts. You determine the output by selecting the most appropriate Styles and Settings. Lastly, you choose how to share or use the results.
Refine the prompt to further develop an idea, save the image as a Scene to model or sketch over it, or share the images to kickstart collaboration. Diffusion lives at the intersection of creative freedom and expanded productivity.
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Add your generated image as an overlay in your SketchUp model using Add Scene.

Dial up your creative potential

Get started with Diffusion to extend your capabilities and boost your creative capacity while saving yourself time.

Diffusion is being released as part of the SketchUp Labs program. It’s available to active Go, Pro, or Studio subscribers free, and with a 7-day free SketchUp Trial.

You can access Diffusion as a native tool in the latest versions of SketchUp for iPad and Web. If you’re looking to use Diffusion on a Desktop computer, you can find it in the Extension Warehouse.

Ready to try SketchUp Diffusion?

Prepare to be inspired and delight your clients with how fast you can achieve clarity and alignment.

*An active SketchUp Subscription or 7-day SketchUp trial is required to access Diffusion.
Guide to getting started with Diffusion can be found HERE.