I’m really exited by this new tool, and think that there is a great potential in it, but to be fully interesting I think it needs to be much more than what it is actually.
Now that transmutr allows SU user to have acces to a great deal of 3D ressources, the need for a real asset manager appears clearly, and I strongly wish that 3D Bazaar could be it. What users need is something like Adobe Lightroom or Bridge, but for 3D ressources, in SU.
If the 3D Bazaar was somehow merged (or tightly linked) to transmutr, it could be possible to regroup in one place all kind of 3D models and ressources (.Skp, Vray proxy, Thea proxy, skatter collections, .fbx, .obj, etc…), and import them directly in sketchup (by “transmuting” them directly if necessary). If this bazaar was also able to take into consideration .Skm format, it will be possible to build there nice Su material collection, render ready, as .skm are able to retain information from render engines, in Thea for example.
An other addition that will change the way we work will be the possibility to do “virtual” collection, inside the 3D bazaar, based on objects coming from different "real " folders, just like in the 3D warehouse (collections). This will allow a really fine and easy management of resources, one object being able to be part of multiple collection at once, without any “real” duplication. of the files. A system of resource collector could allow the user any specific collection to a folder, to share it for example.
I know that design connected is about to release (in 2021) a SU version of their Connecter tool, so, be the first to be there