Thea Render for Sketchup
£222.00 INC VAT
Thea Render for Sketchup is a Sketchup Pro plug-in with a powerful render engine giving Biased, Unbiased and Interactive Render modes with the joy of rendering inside SketchUp view. Enrich your models with highly detailed content, with no limitations.
Student licenses: are available without charge via Altair University: https://altairuniversity.com/free-altair-student-edition/
Back Face Material Support
Different materials can be applied to the front and back face of a surface allowing the creation of unique effects like fabric, leaves and more.
Interactive Render Overlay
Thea for SketchUp allows you to run interactive rendering either inside Thea window or directly inside the SketchUp view, a feature that we call interactive render overlay. Additionally, with the use of interactive region rendering, you can select and render a region of the SketchUp view, providing ultra-fast feedback for complex scenery. It is a valuable tool in the workflow as it gives you an immediate visualization of modifications to the geometry, environment, depth of field, reflections, light distribution, material properties and external Thea models.
Advanced Material Editor
The advanced Thea material editor has been fully integrated in SketchUp, bringing all the advanced and unique features of Thea materials. The user interface has been redesigned from scratch following SketchUp’s simplicity and ease of use.
The Adjust Exposure button takes away the manual process of finding the correct exposure of the rendered image with one click. On top of that, three new exposure presets have been added for different scene types (interior, interior with sunlight, exterior).
Proxy Creation from FBX
In Thea for SketchUp it is possible to import FBX, OBJ, DAE and 3DS files and convert them to Proxy Models. While importing a file the user is able to adjust the proxy materials.
The Online Repository can now be accessed directly from the Thea content browser. To download an online material, double-click the thumbnail. After the download is complete, the material can be applied with the Bucket tool. Since downloaded materials are saved locally, there is no need to re-download them.
Stereoscopic image output exports two 360-degree images for both eyes, letting you see the model in 3D using simple red-cyan glasses or VR headset.
Fog & Cloud Presets
With Thea for SketchUp you can adjust the Global Medium of your scene, via the settings at the Environment tab. The Fog preset allows you to control the fog density, the bottom and top positions, and create unique photorealistic renderings.
Additionally, there is also a Cloud material preset for adding volumetric effects on defined solid groups or components.
Unique features include Custom Scene Update buttons allow the user to control the update of materials, geometry, lights, and proxies every time the scene starts rendering. Section cuts allowing you to cut through buildings and rooms maintaining the same interior lighting as if the external walls were still in place. Thea has its own Light editing tool. The Advanced Shadow Catcher gives realistic shadows produced by IBL, Sun and Thea Point Lights. Thea for SketchUp supports Photoshop PSB/PSD files (8, 16 and 32bit). Any rendered image can be saved as an .img.thea file. This file can be reloaded inside Thea Rendering Window at any time allowing the user to resume a rendering.
- Spectral Renderer
- Batch Render Tool
- Point Lights (Omni, Spot, IES)
- Access many ready-to-use high quality materials.
Compatible with SketchUp 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (Make or Pro) and taking advatange of your NVidia or AMD graphics card.
Requires Windows 7/8/10 64-bit, Intel SSE3 CPU (or compatible) or MacOSX 10.10 or above, Intel SSE3 CPU (or compatible).
Compatible graphics cards:
Nvidia CUDA Graphics Card (Compute Capability 2.x / 3.x / 5.x / 6.x / 7.0 / 7.2 / 7.5 ) with latest graphics driver or
AMD Graphics Card (Hawaii, Tahiti, Pitcairn, Capeverde, Bonaire) with latest OpenCL and graphics drivers,
* Note that Presto GPU support for OSX 10.14 and above is currently pending due to driver incompatibility.