The most powerful Scattering Extension for SketchUp.

Render huge amounts of vegetation, quickly populate city blocks, create parametric assemblies, crowds, carpets, you name it...

All right inside SketchUp!

Render hundreds of thousands 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.

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. Besides the default grass, trees, bushes, gravel, rocks and more, you can save your own presets to reuse later, and share them with others.

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.

Your Skatter production can be rendered by all Render Engines!

The “Render only” feature is currently supported by V-Ray, Thea, Corona, Octane, Indigo, Enscape, Shaderlight, IRender nXt, Twilight, Raylectron and Kerkythea. But you can still use Skatter with any other render engine (Maxwell, Podium, LightUp, etc), by actually generating the objects in the model.

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.

Camera clipping

Optimize your scene by generating only the objects visible by the camera, or discard the ones too far away.

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

Break repetition and randomize the objects placement by using random translation, rotation, scale, and mirroring.

Falloffs

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

"Game Changer: Skatter Could Be the Most Valuable SketchUp Plugin Yet for Architects"

- Architizer

Get Skatter now!

  • Skatter Demo

    15 days Demo
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  • Full featured, limited to 15 days
  • Supports SketchUp 2014 and later for both Windows & OS X
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  • Full featured, valid for 1 year
  • Free for Educator and Institutions
  • Supports SketchUp 2014 and later for both Windows & OS X 

FAQ

Yes! Absolutely. If you don’t activate the “Render only” feature, Skatter will generate regular components. So you can use it for whatever you want.
For each license of Skatter, you can install it on no more than two computers, provided that it is used on only one computer at a time. For instance you can install it on both your desktop workstation and your laptop.
SketchUp 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for both Windows and OS X.
Software :
  • Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OSX 10.9+
  • Internet Explorer 9+ on Windows
  • Sketchup 2014+
Recommended hardware :
  • Quad-core 3+ Ghz processor
  • 8+ GB RAM 
As of today, the Library contains:
  • 4 types of grass (cut, short, medium, tall)
  • Daisies
  • Trees
  • Bushes
  • Water lilies
  • Gravel
  • 2 types of rocks (rough and smooth)
It will continue to grow with future updates. You can add your own objects to the library, click here to learn more.