The Most Versatile Renderer
Thea Render is the most versatile render solution, uniquely featuring multiple state-of-the-art biased and unbiased photo-realistic render engines. Thea Render is a physically-based global illumination renderer of high quality. Thea Render has a complete standalone studio with advanced editors for materials, textures and colors, as well as a interactive rendering helping to preview the scene for the most intuitive setup and advanced staging operations.
The unbiased engines have essentially no parameters, thus rendering can start right away without worrying about render setup. Unbiased engine TR1 should be preferred in exterior renders and interiors where direct lighting is the most dominant in the scene while unbiased engine TR2 should be preferred in cases of ultra difficult lighting. In practice, TR1 can handle very difficult indirect lighting scenes and even “sun pool caustics”, thus TR2 should be actually used in extremely difficult light transfer situations (like in the case of caustics lighting a scene). The Adaptive BSD biased engine, based on the well-known photon mapping and final gathering techniques, gives the user the absolute control of what features should be rendered (at the expense of setup time).
Thea for SketchUp is a combination of powerful rendering engines of Thea with the simplicity of SketchUp. Having biased, unbiased and interactive render modes (GPU support soon-to-be-available as well) at your fingertips, inside SketchUp, is an joyful experience. The plugin lets you enrich your models with highly detailed three dimensional content, breaking old limitations related to handled model complexity.
Thea for SketchUp 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
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