From SketchUp to The Wild

Import SketchUp Models into The Wild

Getting your work from SketchUp into The Wild is simple: just upload your .skp file and let The Wild create a preview for you.

Here, you’ll have some options on how to import your file:

Import as Space
The SketchUp file will be converted to a Space. This is the most versatile way of bringing your model into The Wild as it will automatically set up a Space and allow you to interact with individual Components from your SketchUp file based on the following rules:

  • Un-grouped geometry will be merged into a single object in The Wild 
  • All groups will become individual objects that you can interact with in The Wild. Nested groups (groups inside of groups) will be merged.
  • All components will become individual objects that you can interact with in The Wild. Nested components (components within components) can be individually moved once the parent component is un-grouped with the grouping tool in The Wild.

You also have the option to automatically save all detected Components as Assets to your Library in addition to creating a Space. This way, you can access and spawn them in other Spaces as well.


Import as Asset
Everything in your .skp file will be combined and imported as a single asset and placed into your Library


Import Material
The selected material will be converted into a material Asset for use in The Wild



Visible layers will be imported and you will be able to toggle visibility via The Wild's Visibility Tool. Note that SketchUp's default layer will always import and be visible and made visible. You can however hide it after import via the Visibility Tool.


Best Practices

In order to get the best results from both SketchUp and The Wild, a few things are worth paying attention to. All of these tips are optional, but they will help speed up your workflow in both tools.

Understand Components:

All of your Components in SketchUp will be converted into Assets in The Wild. Components can be nested, and this same hierarchy will be reflected in The Wild. Groups and free-standing geometry will be combined by material and imported as a single geometry object.

Keep Things Tidy:

Hidden geometry and unused Components will increase file size and processing time, so we recommend purging unused Components before importing your file into The Wild.

Optimize Where Possible:

While our app can optimize and handle complex files, it’s a good idea to reduce unnecessary complexity in your model. Not only will your content load faster, but the experience will be smoother as well. We also really like Skimp for easy reduction of poly counts right inside SketchUp.