Thea Render is a physically-based global illumination renderer of high quality. It is a unique renderer that is able to render using state-of-the-art techniques in biased photorealistic, unbiased and GPU modes. Thea Render comes with its own standalone application (Studio) with various tools, material editor and advanced staging operations along with integration (plugins) on various popular modeling solutions.
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.
Superior Image Quality
In every work involving visualization, the natural way of lighting and physically correct materials play the most important role. Thea Render light simulation and our unique material system ensure that all your images will take advantage of these essential qualities. No matter whether you render a simple interior design or a detailed product presentation with complex materials the image will tell a whole story for itself. You can focus on your artistic expression while Thea will take care of the final result.
This is the plugin license that you will need for connecting Trimble SketchUp application with Thea Render application. A Thea Render application license is required prior to purchasing the plugin license. The plugin may be installed on up to three machines without being used simultaneously.
Note: Plugin license requires Thea Render Studio license to be purchased as well.
Interactive Render Overlay
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 visualization of geometry modifications, environment, depth of field, reflections, light distribution, material properties and external Thea models in a scene.
• 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 provides a solution that overcomes limitations in terms of complexity of the final model. High quality external Thea models can be inserted as an empty wireframe box. In a rendered image, they will be translated into very detailed originals. This allows an easy population of your model with impressively looking trees, grass, cars and detailed furniture. There are already a few libraries of render ready objects.
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).
Export to Studio
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.
Thea for SketchUp is able to render animation as it is visible in a SketchUp view. All animation plugins that show their output directly in SketchUp window, while a built-in scene animation is being played, are supported.
Many SketchUp users posses exceptional post-processing skills. Thea for SketchUp allows rendering a model with multiple images containing separate channels, popularly called "passes". Those channels may include, for example, shadow, depth, direct light, transparency and reflection information. Combining them in an artistic way gives full control over the final image and lets you create otherwise-hard-to-achieve effects.
Thea for SketchUp lets you render a model using a camera with spherical projection. The resulting image will be a panorama that can by viewed by an external program or a web application. It is especially valuable for presenting interiors to clients. It gives an excellent impression of a proposed solution.
New: Section Cuts
Section Cuts are now supported in SketchUp 2014 (and newer versions). The Section Cuts allow you to cut through buildings and rooms leaving the interior lighting the same, as the external walls would be still in place.
• Thea Render for SketchUp Upgrade License.
• Includes SketchUp Plugin.
• Windows Vista/7/8/10 - 32bit/64bit.
• MacOSX 10.6 and above.
• Intel/AMD CPU.
• For Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (CUDA 6.5, Compute Capability 2.0 or higher).
• SketchUp 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Make or Pro).