SketchUp to 360 VR Tour in One Click

Creating your 360 VR tour from your SketchUp models has never been easier. By using Modelo’s new auto 360 tour feature, you can effortlessly create 360 VR tour in one click. It is faster and easier than anything available on the market by following these simple steps:

Step 1. Import your model into Modelo

Drag your SketchUp models into Modelo. All the views in your model will automatically transfer to Modelo Comments. If you need more views, just create one more comment in Modelo!

Step 2. Start Rendering

Click “Rendering 360” icon on the left of the Modelo toolbar. You jump to the panorama page. Then click the “Start Rendering” on the top right of the page. Modelo will start to render your views into HD panorama images. Later, these images will be connected in the correct order automatically.

Now your 360 VR tour is ready. Isn’t it easy? Try it now! 

Modelo Functionality Update before August

Modelo is constantly bringing you new features and updates. We just released new capabilities including automatically match PBR Material Properties in KooRender and create 360 Panorama Tours with One-Click. These enhancements provide better model rendering effects and user experience.

Automatically Match PBR Material Properties in KooRender 

Modelo KooRender provides a better rendering effect now. We add refraction and reflection properties to materials. You can also adjust the material reflection intensity to make your models more realistic. The following is the updated material list:

  • Add refraction properties and reflection properties to the glass material.
  • Add refraction properties to water surface materials
  • Add reflection and highlight properties to metal materials

Create 360 Panorama Tours with One-Click in Modelo

You are able to render panorama images directly from the 3d comment cards now! After importing your models, just click “start rendering” and Modelo will automatically generate completed 360 panorama tours for you.

Comment Card Interface Optimization

To correspond to the function update, we also optimize the Comment Cards interface. The comment icon becomes smaller and turns to grey. The functions have also been adjusted and listed below:

  • Reply button canceled
  • Three-point button canceled
  • Query 360 panorama rendering service canceled
  • Delete function moved to the outside 
  • The change style setting button moves to the upper right corner
  • Added the function of rendering a single 360 panorama image


  • Fix presentation and attachment issues in KooRender
  • Fix shadow drifting issues during movement
  • Fix UI display issues in Daylight&Address search box

Modelo Functionality Update in July

Modelo is constantly bringing you new features and updates. We just released new capabilities suggested by our users. These enhancements provide better model embedding and rendering effects.

Hide tools in the embedded model. 
Sometimes, we don’t want customers to explore our embedded models on the websites too much. Now, when you embed the models,  there is a new “Hide Tools” option, which can help you protect your model information. 

KooRender Updates
We’ve made improvements to the KooRender default lighting parameters and shadows to make your models look even better in KooRender mode!

We also fix the following bugs to provide you better user experience.
Fix share&embed link copy issue 

  • Fix share&embed link copy issue 
  • Fix panorama image issue for re-upload
  • Fix panorama thumbnail issue for floor plan

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Free Rendering -Modelo KooRender is coming

Do you know that you can get free rendering without any software now? In 2020, Modelo will release a lot of new features. Modelo’s high-fidelity mode – KooRender, is the debut of a series of features that have been developed by Modelo for more than a year. It’s also the beginning of Modelo 2.0.

Architects and designers usually have high requirements for the 3D model rendering quality and rendering speed. There are several rendering software in ACE industry, such as Lumion, Vray, and Enscape. Some software such as Vray focuses on rendering quality and others such as Lumion focuses on rendering speed. While Enscape is one of the successful software that can balance these two factors. Thus, Enscape also represents the rendering celling currently.

However, everything will change because KooRender is coming. Koorender is a high-fidelity rendering mode of Modelo DAM. Right now, KooRender reaches an equal visualization level of Enscape. But we will surpass Enscape’s rendering level in the near future.

Besides, KooRender has the highest rendering speed in the world now. After you finish setting up proper parameters, you can change to the KooRender mode and switch between these two modes in one click.

Last but not least, unlike other rendering software, KooRender focuses on lightweight and is browser-based. It means you don’t need to spend time and effort to install redundant kinds of software on your local computers. Everything can be finished on the websites.

Adding voice over to your design in 3D

Modelo’s 3D comment feature has been one of the most popular functions since its inception.

People use it to create 3D presentations, drop 3D annotations, embed 3D experience on their homepage and curate spatial fly-through. It links with rendering settings, section cut, walk-through, and assets. In a way, you could say the 3D comment feature is at the center of all.

Today, we are very excited to announce a few updates to it. With the new 3D comment feature release, you could do the following things:

1.You could use an image attachment as a cover page for your presentation.

2.You could add promotional videos and play it with just a touch of the “SPACE” button.

3.Panorama is also supported as an attachment.

4.Last but not the least, you could add phone recorded voice-over to the 3D comment and now your clients could experience your design in 3D and listen to your explanations about the space at the same time.

Watch the entire video of this update here:

How does Modelo redefine the standard of Project Delivery

This months marks the two year anniversary of Modelo’s first product Modelo DAM (Digital Asset Management), which was launched out of beta at the AIA convention in April 2017.

In just two years DAM has achieved record-high usage, as of this month, we have:

Thanks to our strategic partners, our users and our community members, Modelo DAM has achieved the following progress:

Let our users tell their story of using Modelo and how it has improved their communication and workflow efficiency:

In just two years time Modelo has grown from a single-product start-up to a SaaS company that provides tailored and data-centric solutions serving the entire building cycle from design, construction, to facility managment. Our customer base has expanded into all stake-holders in the building industry from investment, design, construction, to facility magement, and our products cover integrated design asset management, to BIM, BI and AI technologies. Here is Modelo’s current product roadmap.

View Revit Files Online

View BIM properties and elements from Revit in 3D

How do you view a Revit file if you don’t have Revit installed on your computer? Or when you don’t have the correct version of Revit installed. Look no further, Modelo’s new support for Revit will save you thousands of dollars every year on maintaining Revit licenses.

Simply drag and drop your Revit files into Modelo’s upload window, you would be able to view the 3D design and all the 3D element’s BIM information right in your browser.

You can search families and types. The searched elements will be highlights to give you a quick count of the items.

Revit BIM data to Excel

There are many ways to download Revit schedules to excel but do you know the element properties can also be downloaded as an excel document? Having these properties downloaded into excel you can quickly make quantitative analysis that helps you make the right business decisions.

And the best part of this is – You don’t even need to maintain a Revit license to do it! Simply upload the file to Modelo, and we will convert the 3D file into a data sheet that can be downloaded with a simple click. No installation required, no Revit license required.  You can save thousands of dollars on software licensing fees every year.

Step 1 – Drag and Drop your Revit file into Modelo, we support Revit 2015 to 2019.

Step 2 – Open Share Tool Bar and click to “Download BIM Data”.

UNBUILT: Sui Generis

Sui Generis

Read the latest UNBUILT post and check out Joris’s 3D model on Modelo.


    • Video/Photo: Joris Putteneers
  • Mentor: Corneel Cannaerts


    • Hybrid between the algorithmic process and human intervention
    • Production time: 4 days
    • 32 million polygons
    • 34 GB production data
  • Total render time: 125 hours

Humankind has developed a new form of construction. A synthetically programmed nano-seed is planted into the soil which sprouts into an organism that feeds upon the minerals in the soil and rock. Although the seed are exact copies of each other, the conditions vary with every location thus creating a new structure each time.

Architecture as it is known in the present day lends itself to mass production of parts and materials, each with there own functions and construction methods.

Sui Generis leaves this homogeneous design process behind and gradually varies its functionality by adapting to their hosts until it becomes a hybrid. This process allows the building of habitable structures on the Earth and on other planets in a dramatically cheap and ergonomic way.



Hyeun Jason Lee
Yale University 2015

Architecture can operate in an exploratory vein where material and structure allow for experimental pursuits in form. Use of digital tools and software give access to entirely new languages of form, and make the building of anything nearly possible.

In an era of discovery and exploration, not only in terms of physical territories but also disciplinary and technological possibilities, architecture, as a discipline, must embrace its responsibility to explore the limits of its extents; to de-familiarize the familiar and to decompose the composed while adhering to the Vitruvian virtues of architecture: Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas.

The proposed C.A.S.I.S (Center for Advancement of Science in Space) headquarters explores architectural form driven from emotional responses associated with the mystery and uncertainty of exploring the undiscovered in space. The building intends to not only fulfill its functional requirements, but also to acts as a vessel of exploration through its foreign appearance in contrast to its surrounding. The atmosphere it casts within and around the context via its particular aesthetics, derived from a formal interpretation of emotion, become the rationale for its design.