Video Tutorial: Add and Edit Thea Materials inside SketchUp

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A new video tutorial for Thea for SketchUp has just been published.
This tutorial presents the available ways one can use to add and edit Thea materials inside SketchUp:

- Edit fast and easily the existing SketchUp materials with the use of the Material Presets
- Create new materials or make more advance editing of the existing ones with Thea Material Lab
- Use the Thea Content Browser for selecting ready-to-use materials from libraries and apply them to SketchUp models
- Find already converted Thea materials in SKM format within SketchUp Paint Bucket

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Great video, Christina :)

One comment though: At 4:00 minutes you show a range of red preview-balls with the most commonly used Thea material presets applied. The one with colored metal has roughness applied to it, which is not an available option through the SketchUp plugin... I have requested this option, but it might be a little confusing to show in the video as long as it is not an option in the plugin.

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stefan_kaplan wrote:Great video, Christina :)

One comment though: At 4:00 minutes you show a range of red preview-balls with the most commonly used Thea material presets applied. The one with colored metal has roughness applied to it, which is not an available option through the SketchUp plugin... I have requested this option, but it might be a little confusing to show in the video as long as it is not an option in the plugin.

/Stefan
Well. I will add the roughness control. :)
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Hi Christina
Nice Video, I like your dialect :D
I have just one material Folder in the SU Folders, how do I get the "licensed material" Folder?
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Here are the materials in thea format: http://www.thearender.com/forum/viewtop ... 111&t=7011

And here they are in skm format (the folder thea materials licensed): http://www.thearender.com/forum/viewtop ... 11&t=12384

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Thanks! Would it not be better that thoose materials will be installed when installing the exporter? Guess it is because of installing when not have a licence, correct?
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The default folder is installed automatically with the installer, for all users, but as some materials are for licensed users only, this extra step is needed,, we will try to implement a better way for this in the feature, generally for licensed users resources, so that after ones activated thea, the resources will be easier available..
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I am sure I am missing it somewhere, but I am trying to find the Model that is used in the Tutorial.

It would be handy to use the same model in the learning process... I am sure i can build it myself, but I wanted to make sure I had the same texture.
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Here is the link for downloading the used SketchUp scene :)
We are sorry for the late reply to your question..
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