3D Modelling

True to form

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

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

We specialize in giving shape to built environments – existing, planned, historical or imaginary. Our process can represent the scale from vast cityscapes to tiny nut-and-bolt assemblies. In between, we cover urban blocks, single buildings, architectural details and related. 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 an easier way to make Sketchup do what you want it to? There is.

A growing number of companies around the world are realizing the competitive advantages in using custom Sketchup extensions. Many are in the design or construction line of business. A common use case is automating and streamlining inhouse production.

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

Perhaps you have discovered Sketchup already. You know what you want. But getting there somehow feels needlessly clunky, or is downright frustrating. You are having a 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 programmed hundreds of custom Sketchup extensions like this – from a 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 and are here to help.

  Common use cases include:

· Automating manual asset production in 3D and 2D
· Designing specific recurring shapes
· 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

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

– Do you 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 a traditional physical watercolour. 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, viewers’ willling suspension of disbelief is much more important than strict realism. We make images that viewers want to be true. 

– Want to see for yourself?

What to expect: 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 client’s 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 is daunting. But Holygon are here to guide you, help you find your own way forward, and make you impress yourself. 

In contrast to many other 3D teachers out there, we do not merely train. Every day, we are using Sketchup to solve hard and pressing real-world problems. Today, our training is based on over 10 000 hours of hands-on Sketchup experience. We are also experienced in and teach V-Ray for Sketchup.

We love to share our hard-won knowledge, yet still 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 up to around 10 people. Typical sessions span from single-day workshops to week-long intensive courses.

We share our in-house production setup, guaranteeing no-nonsense quality. Templates, shortcuts, cheat sheets and exclusive Holygon plugins are included. Afterwards, you will receive an individual course certificate and some free 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 again.

– Want to build your skills?

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 from local vernacular forms and a tradition of timelessness. Each design should organically adapt to and complement the best parts of its natural or cultural environment.

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. In essence, we shape fascination.

– 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. Urban landscapes have character. Each model is a portrait. Holygon makes cities speak.

Our city models can be delivered digitally. But for public exhibitions, colour or monochrome 3D print really makes them shine. 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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