3D Modelling

True to form

Holygon offers custom digital 3D modelling. Working attentively with your input, we make sure that every asset delivered fits your requirements. When quality matters, you can’t go wrong with Holygon.

Your input can be anything from a stained napkin sketch to measured construction drawing pdf:s. We accept and deliver almost any file format. We are using Sketchup as our main 3D platform.

We specialize in giving shape to built objects and their natural or man-made environments – existing, planned, historical or imaginary.

Our diligent process meets the requirements of any scale – from vast cityscapes to tiny nut-and-bolt machine assemblies. And in between, we model city blocks, individual buildings, construction details, and similar. But we can and often do model any built shape.

Commissions span from quick urban massing drafts, to catalogs of millimetre-tolerance construction drawings, to artful, non-plus-ultra eyecatchers. All our models are 3D printable.

Leaving nothing to technical or aesthetic chance, we are proud of our models’ characteristic visual readability. Just by looking, you can tell:

It’s a Holygon.

– Want one?

When Holygon started modelling this American craftsman’s house from the architect’s 2D drawings, it was just an idea. Holygon then 3D printed and shipped a maquette to help sell it. Soon, a buyer turned up. The house now stands in Florida and is being lived in.

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Sketchup Extension Development

Stop wasting time

Have you ever felt that there ought to be some easier way to make Sketchup do what you want? There is.

A growing number of companies around the world are realizing the competitive advantage of a custom Sketchup extension. Many are in the design or construction line of business. A common use case is automating tedious parts in the workflow.

Holygon’s probably most successful business clients are commissioners of custom Sketchup extensions. Some call them Sketchup plugins, some call them Sketchup scripts. But they all do the same thing – they solve your digital workflow problems.

Perhaps you have discovered Sketchup already. You know what you want. Maybe you can get there manually. But going through the motions feels clunky and frustrating. You are facing a needless production bottleneck.

Instead, you want to streamline your production workflow. You want to improve output speed, quality and reliability. You want to concentrate on human design intent, and let the computer do the rest.

In short, you want a secret weapon. 

We have many years of experience programming custom Sketchup extensions like this – from single-button snippet launchers to complex professional toolsuites. Whether you need to give Sketchup a friendly nudge in the right direction, or whip it into submission, we can do it for you. We are here to help.

  Common use cases include:

· Automating manual asset production in 3D and 2D
· Designing specific recurring shapes or assemblies
· Laying out specific components
· Drawing tools
· Exporting custom bills of materials
· Bridging workflow gaps
· Integrating stations in digital production lines
· Extracting data from text, XML, 2D or 3D files, etc.
· Normalizing noisy data to ideal output
· Streamlining quality control
· Error detection and error correction
· Optimising parts to given construction schemes
· Algorithmic throughput optimisation
· Asset library management
· File conversions
· Waste minimisation
· Custom powerups of existing tools
· Reapplying external tools
· Batch processing 2D or 3D geometry
· Sight line analysis
· Point cloud-based 3D modelling

The use cases are endless. Together, we will turn your vision into reality. Contact us and let us know what you envision. We’ll return to you with a fixed quote, free of cost. 

– Want a secret weapon?

Stopping digital frustration: When 3D applications refuse to go your way, we are here to help. Using programming languages like Ruby, Python or C++, we provide you with custom solutions. 

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3D Visualisation

Seeing is believing

Your ideas deserve recognition. We fulfil your visual communication needs with  photoreal V-Ray renderings, suggestive linework drafts, or traditional physical watercolours. Sometimes, a mixture of techniques yields the most attractive results.

We let your concepts grow into believable images with the power to convince. Good images make a clear and lasting impression. Perhaps with a tinge of the unknown. Holygon puts fascination to work for you. 

For us, the viewers’ willling suspension of disbelief is more important than strict realism. We make images that viewers want to be true. 

– Want to see for yourself?

Coming alive: Using your input, we assist the creative process and turn good ideas into great images. In this example, we are using V-Ray rendering to breathe life into a Sketchup model. Visualisation is something that we also teach.

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Sketchup training
& V-Ray training

A friendly guide to the craft

The world of 3D modelling can be daunting. But Holygon are here to guide you, help you find your own way forward, and let you impress yourself. 

In contrast to many others out there, we do not merely teach. Every day, we are using Sketchup, hands-on, to solve hard and pressing problems from the real world. Today, our training is based on over 10 000 hours of Sketchup experience. We are also experienced in and teach V-Ray for Sketchup.

We love to share our hard-won knowledge. Still, we remember what it was like starting out in 3D. Our goal is to help you to solve the particular challenges you are facing. This may explain why our students keep coming back.

Training is about you, not us. All training is individual. We always adapt content to your personal level and needs. Are you a complete beginner? We will take you by the hand. Are you an intermediate user? We will guide you to higher ground. Are you a senior professional? Challenge us, and we will conquer the mountains together.

We train Sketchup and V-Ray to individuals and companies in groups to up around 10 people. Sessions span from intense single-day workshops to week-long creative courses.

For training, we share our in-house production setup. Templates, shortcuts, cheat sheets and exclusive Holygon plugins are included. You will receive a course certificate and months of free individual support.

The training takes place in your office, or in Holygon’s studio, or by remote screensharing – whatever is more convenient for you. With Holygon, you will never walk alone.

– Time to level up?

Participants at Nordic 3D Seminar 2016, hosted by Holygon at Sireköpinge, Sweden.
From left to right: Felix Heuman, (Holygon); Daniel Persson (Teacher at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University); Jackson Lundberg-Barkess (Architect at Sydark); Johannes Lindqvist (Visualiser at Creative Army); Christina Eneroth (Architecture student at Lund University); Thomas Thomassen (3D Programmer at Trimble); Thomas Hauchecorne (3D artist and founder of Skatter); Anders Lyhagen (Holygon).

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Bespoke Design

If you can dream it, we can shape it

Holygon creates original designs. Past commissions include residential architecture, public exhibitions, furniture, and decorative showpieces. 

Holygon’s rigorous yet playful visual language takes cue both from vernacular contexts and timeless classical forms. Each design should respond to and organically complement the best parts of its natural and cultural environment. In essence, we shape fascination.

Design commissions make up a small, exclusive and very dear part of our business. Working closely with you, we make sure your vision comes alive. Each design is a labour of love. 

– Shall we form?

Perfectly controlled form. Holygon turns a quick paper sketch into a classical artichoke finial.

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City 3d Modelling

Beautiful. Accurate. Fast.

Holygon has developed a unique toolbox for efficient city modelling with world-class accuracy and attention to detail. To us, a city is not merely an object. It has character. Each city model is a portrait. 

Our bespoke urban landscapes can be delivered digitally. But for public exhibitions or private showpieces, 3D print in monochrome or full colour really makes them speak. Learn more here.

– Are you interested in a custom city model?

Render of the Landskrona city model from south west. This city model covers two square kilometres and contains about 35 000 separate geometry groups. It was printed in scale 1:1000 as 40 separate pieces in full colour stucco. It is now Sweden’s largest public colour-printed city model and is being continually updated.

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