Thea for SketchUp: Fog & Cloud Presets and Translations

Dear friends,

we are happy to present a new release of Thea for SketchUp. This release introduces the plugin's User Interface & User Manual Translations in 8 Languages. Additionally, we have added Global Medium in the Environment tab with a new Fog Preset that allows control of fog density, base and top level. There is also a new Cloud material Preset for volumetric effects defined by a solid group/component. We have also prepared two scenes using the new fog functionality. Find more details and download links here


fog news
   

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Knowledge Base

Dear friends,

as a Knowledge Base is important for all users, we decided to create a Knowledge Base to a new subdomain at http://kb.thearender.com

In the sidebar of the Knowledge Base, you will find a Suggestion Form which you can use to give us your feedback and suggestions.


Knowledge Base
   

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Thea for SketchUp and Laubwerk Player

Dear friends,

we are happy to announce that the newest Laubwerk Player has now full support for Thea for SketchUp. We have been working closely with Laubwerk team to allow rendering their high-quality content with Thea and to make the plugin a perfect companion to our rendering engine. 
You can see some of the achieved results in the video we have prepared.


   

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Promotional Offer Extension

Dear friends,

we wish you a happy new year 2017, full of health and prosperity! Our promotional offer is now extended for a few days more, until 12th January. Don't miss this great opportunity to get Thea Render at a discounted price.

Update: please note that the Promotional Period has now ended.

Promotional Period Extended
   

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Thea for Cinema 4D: Lights &Environment Tutorial

Dear friends,

we have just published a new video tutorial for Thea for Cinema 4D. The tutorial will help users become familiar with Thea Lights and Environment settings inside our integrated plugin for Cinema 4D. This is the third tutorial from a series of videos helping new users to get started quickly with Thea for Cinema 4D.

tutorial 1
   

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Thea for SketchUp: Lights Showroom

Dear friends,

we have just published a Lights Showroom model for SketchUp. The model contains various lighting fixtures starting from floor lamps, table lamps, downlights, wall lamps and LED strip lights. Each of them comes with a short description of the techniques and principles applied for its creation, as presented in Light Setup and Optimization Guide. Find out more details and download links here

SketchUp Lights Showroom 

 

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Thea for SketchUp: Full Support of SketchUp 2017

Dear friends,

we have just published a new version of Thea for SketchUp integrated plugin. The new version, among with other improvements, like 16bit & 32bit layered Photoshop output, has full support of the new SketchUp 2017. Please visit our related page for more details on Thea for SketchUp plugin and for finding download links.  

Thea for SketchUp supports SketchUp 2017 

New Material Library: Jewelry Metals

Dear friends,

we have just published a brand new material library. Jewelry Metals library is a set of 24 high quality jewelry metals each one with 50 Surface Finishes - divided into 9 categories - to apply on your models.

Find more details and download links here

metals news

 


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Altair Acquires Solid Iris Technologies

Dear friends,

we have exciting news that we would like to share with you: Solid Iris Technologies is now member of Altair Engineering Inc. Our integration with Altair will mean more innovations, faster development, better support. We will continue with the same level of commitment, consistent with our vision for exceptional services and delivering the best rendering solutions. Find out more details in our Press Release Announcement.

Altair Acquires Solid Iris Technologies

 

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New Material Library: Semi Transparent Plastic

Dear friends,

we have just published a brand new material library. Semi Transparent Plastic library is a set of 129 high quality materials to dress your models, divided into four categories: Single Sided, SSS, Translucent and Translucent+Medium. 

Find more details and download links here.  The SSS materials can be also downloaded separately at the Online Repository.

Semi Transparent Plastic

 


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Thea for Cinema4D - Showreel

Dear friends,

our integrated plugin Thea for Cinema4D has progressed a lot since its initial release and we have reached a version with improved workflow and many new advanced features, such as: Accurate Motion Blur & Depth of Field, Advanced Render Channels, Fast Interactive GPU & CPU rendering and many more.
Check out what you can achieve with Thea for Cinema4D at this showreel.

Thea for Cinema4D Showreel

New Material Library: Plastic Surface Finish

Dear friends,

we have just published a brand new material library. Plastic Surface Finish library is a set of 118 high quality materials to dress your models, with high resolution professional texture maps. 

Find more details and download links here. The materials can be also downloaded separately at the Online Repository.

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New Material Library: Carbon Fiber

Dear friends,

we have just published a brand new material library. Carbon Fiber library is a set of 9 high quality materials, with high resolution professional texture maps.

Find more details and download links here. The new materials can be also downloaded separately by our Online Repository at resources.thearender.com

Carbon Fiber

 


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Thea for SketchUp - Light Tool Video Tutorial

Dear friends,

one of the recently added features inside Thea for SketchUp is the Light Editing functionality. In order to demonstrate this new feature and explain the new way of modifying a light position/target and other spatial parameters, we have prepared a new video tutorial

lighting tool

You can also see the tutorial at Thea for SketchUp Tutorials page, at Quick Tips videos.

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Thea Render Blog

Dear friends,

following the need to communicate with our community in as many ways as possible and also have a page to present the advances of our renderer, we decided to create a blog (for Thea Render and the team behind).
Our blog has started just a couple weeks ago and our intention is to post on a frequent basis various kinds of articles, such as tips and tricks, news for what is coming next but also guest posts and funny things happening during our day to day activities.



Thea Render Blog

Please feel free to visit and subscribe: http://blog.thearender.com 

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