Thea for SketchUp

Thea for SketchUp is a combination of powerful rendering engines of Thea with the simplicity of SketchUp. Having biased, unbiased and interactive render modes including GPU support at your fingertips, inside SketchUp view, is a joyful experience. The plugin lets you enrich your models with highly detailed three dimensional content, breaking old limitations related to handled model complexity. Thea Render works with Laubwerk PlayerSkatter Plugin and Skalp for SketchUp.  Animation plugins, such as Fredo6  Animator,  SketchyPhysics   and MSPhysics have  dedicated support in Thea for SketchUp.

 

With Thea for SketchUp you are able to adjust the Global Medium of your scene, via the settings at the Environment tab.

A new Fog Preset allows to control the fog density, its base and top level positions and create unique photorealistic renders.

Additionally, there is also a new Cloud Material Preset for adding volumetric effects on defined solid groups or components.

 

Main Features

  • Instancing of External Models (as Proxies)
  • Point (Omni/Spot/IES), Area & Environmental Lighting
  • Advanced Camera Settings
  • Integrated & External Thea Material Editor
  • Darkroom with Multiple Controls and Render Channels
  • Cross-Platform (MS Windows / Mac OSX)
  • Saving Thea Settings with SketchUp Scenes
  • Export of SketchUp Scene to Thea Studio
  • Render Animations

Thea for SketchUp allows you to run interactive render either inside Thea window or directly inside SketchUp view, a feature that we call   Interactive Render Overlay.

 Additionally, with the use of Interactive Region Rendering a desired part of SketchUp view can be selected and being rendered providing     ultra fast feedback for complex scenery.

It is a valuable help in the workflow as it gives you an immediate visualisation of geometry     modifications, environment, depth of field, reflections, light distribution, material properties and external Thea models in a scene.

 

Thea for SketchUp lets you benefit from full Thea Material Editor, which supports all kinds of layering, tone-mapping, displacement, light emittance and procedural textures. Additionally, Thea libraries can be found inside SketchUp Paint Bucket (in SketchUp Material format) and inside Content Browser for applying Thea materials easily and directly!”Convert Thea Material(s) to SKM” tool helps you convert your own libraries. Licensed users can download additional libraries, in both Thea format and SketchUp materials format.

Moreover, you can choose one of the available Thea material presets (they also come with useful parameters that let you adjust their properties).

Thea for SketchUp makes it possible for user to export the scene to Thea Standalone Studio and take advantage of additional staging tools.

Using the 64-bit Studio (currently available on Windows / Linux), one can render heavy scenery in very high resolutions without RAM limitation.

System Requirements: 

MacOSX 10.6 and above, Intel CPU, for Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (Compute Capability 2.0 or higher)
SketchUp 6,  7, 8, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Make or Pro)

Windows Vista/7/8, SSE2 CPU, for Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (Compute Capability 2.0 or higher) SketchUp 6, 7, 8, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Make or Pro)