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We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Thea Render v4 Pre-Release, a huge milestone release for us. In this version, an all-new render engine is introduced, delivering phenomenal performance and interactivity while reaching an unprecedented level of photorealism. Not only the new engine is built for performance and quality that surpasses all competition, but it also works out-of-the box, utilizing hardware ray tracing cores, on all modern NVidia, AMD, Intel discrete as well as Apple Silicon GPUs. Even more, the user experience has been redesigned with a clean interface and comfortable of use in mind that makes rendering so much fun. Adjusting physically-based materials and lighting, tweaking scenery with add-on...
We are happy to announce that educational licenses are now integrated in Altair One as part of Altair’s Student Edition with an easier application process, 100% free for students and faculties. Create an Altair One account, apply for the Student Edition and get your license key. You may find more details in the Student Edition landing page. New student licenses are supported by: Thea for SketchUp v3.5.1216.1975+ Thea for Rhino v3.5.188.1975+ Regards, Thea Render Team
We are excited to announce that we are looking for beta testers for our Rhino integration. We are looking for people who are interested in trying out our product and providing feedback to help us improve it. If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please fill out this form. We are looking for Rhino users having powerful graphics cards and experience in rendering. Thank you for your interest, and we are looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Thea Render Team
We are happy to inform you that a new model library from Maxtree has been added to the Thea asset libraries. Plant Models Vol 60 is a collection of high-quality free 3D plant models. Includes 15 species, a total of 90 single models. Low-poly viewport proxies for all models are included in Thea for SketchUp. You may download and install the new library from the Asset Libraries page and find installation instructions. Regards, Thea Render Team
Hello everyone 👋 We are happy to let you know that we just released a new course for Thea for Rhino v3.5. The course consists of three parts. Part 1: Introduction In the first part of the course we will be learning about the User Interface and the Thea Render workflow. Part 2: Exterior In the second part of the course we will be rendering an exterior scene and learn about: Materials, Content Browser, Environment, Tonemapping & Exposure, Denoising, Beveled Edges, Clay Render and Production Rendering. Part 3: Interior In the third and last part of the course we will be rendering an interior scene and learning about: Exposure, using Relight, Depth of Field and finally Batch Rendering. Kind regards, Thea Render Team
It is with great pleasure to announce the release of Thea Render v3.5. This release brings new features to the engine, workflow enhancements and several improvements. FEATURES OVERVIEW SketchUp 2022 Support UV Randomizer: Randomize your materials Bitmap Randomizer: Randomly assign multiple bitmaps to instances Random Glints: Create glittery surfaces that react to light Native support for Substance 3D Materials Global Coordinates Support for Rhino Nature Material Editor Point Light Intersection Smart Coordinates Synchronization For more details, read the announcement. Kind regards, Thea Render Team
Hi everyone. We have just published two tutorials on Thea's YouTube channel for Thea for SketchUp and Thea for Rhino. You will learn how to create a curtain material by following the same techniques in the Fabric tutorial. If you want to follow up with the tutorial, you can download the textures used from Ambient CG. https://ambientcg.com/view?id=Fabric061 Kind regards, Thea Render Team Creating a Curtain Material in Thea for SketchUp Creating a Curtain Material in Thea for Rhino
Hi everyone. We have just published two tutorials on Thea's YouTube channel for Thea for SketchUp and Thea for Rhino. You will learn how to create fabric materials with the use of the Fresnel Ramp procedural. Additionally, 9 materials have been added to the Cloth category of the Online Repository which can be accessed via the Thea Content Browser. Kind regards, Thea Render Team Creating a Fabric material with Thea for SketchUp Creating a Fabric Material with Thea for Rhino
Hello everyone. 👋 We would like to inform you that we have just released a new course for Thea for SketchUp. The course consists of three parts. Introduction In the first part of the course we will be learning about the User Interface and the Thea Render workflow. Exterior In the second part of the course we will be rendering an exterior scene and learn about: Materials, Content Browser, Random Color, Environment, Tonemapping & Exposure, Denoising, Beveled Edges, Clay Render and Production Rendering. Interior In the third and last part of the course we will be rendering an interior scene and learning about: exposure, converting 3D models, using Relight, Depth of Field and finally Scene Settings & Batch Rendering. Kind regards...
Hello everyone. 👋 A new tutorial has been published on the Thea Render YouTube channel. In this video we will learn how to lock the camera to a specific view. Use this option to make edits to your scene while having a specific view in the Thea Rendering Window. If you would like to see specific topics documented, feel free to give your feedback on this thread. Kind regards, Thea Render Team
Hello everyone. 👋 A new tutorial has been published on the Thea Render YouTube channel. In this video we will go through the process of generating custom previews for Thea Models in the Thea Content Browser. If you would like to see specific topics documented, feel free to give your feedback on this thread. Kind regards, Thea Render Team
We are pleased to announce the release of Thea Render version 3. This release brings a lot of new features as well as workflow enhancements and speed improvements in several areas. You can find more information here: https://www.thearender.com/news/announcements/version-3-available-now/ THEA FOR SKETCHUP v3 THEA FOR RHINO v3 Kind regards, Thea Render Team
We are happy to announce that Thea Render version 3 will be released on March 2nd. After an intensive development and testing period, version 3 comes packed with a lot of new features and user experience improvements that we can't wait to share with you. Thank you for your support and feedback. 🙏 Best regards, Thea Render Team
Hello everyone! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Official Instagram channel @TheaRenderOfficial. We will be sharing new stories from our community, showcase inspiring work submitted by #thearender users, collaborate with CG industry's top Artists & Influencers, publish new tips and tutorials, contents, events and much more! Our goal is to increase our engagement and followers within the Thea user community with regular updates. We would love to Feature your work Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/thearenderofficial (@TheaRenderOfficial) and tag your work with #TheaRender to get featured on our Social channels. If you are submitting your work on our Forum/Gallery, please mention your Instagram handle name so that we...
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