An experience with Thea and Sketchup

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:20 pm

Hi all,

I've started working with Sketchup when I was an Architectural student, and discovered rendering at about the same moment.

I tried a lot of render engine, using mainly Artlantis an kerkythea, but those tools were never integrated enough into my workflow. In the end of 2009, I discovered Thea, and since then I've I been working more or less every day with it !

At the beginning, I struggled with TR1 engine, really precise, but so damn slow that it was hard to really use as a production tool. Then, You add progressive BSD and the way I worked changed completely. Being able to move around and product an image quickly allowed really interesting experimentation. I had the chance to work with a great french architect, Christian de Portzamparc, and creating 3D models while he was sketching, showing him almost instantly convincing images of the project. This interaction has been a really great architectural experience, thanks to the Thea Team.

Since the release of presto, this kind of experiences have been greatly improved, and it's a pleasure to work everyday with such an excellent tool !

Here are some example of my work, to illustrate.
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2014_DTACC_1.jpg
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:52 pm

Great portfolio!

Everything was done inside Sketchup?
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Thanks Jiminy !

Yes, pretty much everything, appart from some really complex structure, like the canopy roof with scales of the museum, which was made in grasshopper/rhino, and imported afterward.

The vegetation are mainly from Max, converted into Thea models.
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