Thea for FormZ


Why Thea for form•Z?

Thea for form•Z is the perfect companion for form•Z users who want the highest quality photorealistic rendering inside their modeling application. The plugin offers a list of advanced tools such as its own instancing tool, material presets, all thea lights, in both production and interactive rendering modes.


Fully integrated interactive render (IR) engine. Interactive rendering can run either in the form•Z window or in the integrated Darkroom.
Changes on materials, lights, cameras, geometry and settings are reflected on the image. Region rendering is supported as well.

Thea for form•Z comes with its own integrated Darkroom for both production and interactive rendering. In the Darkroom you can preview your rendered scene interactively and adjust camera display settings to achieve nice visual results. You can also choose among the different Thea Render engines, post-process your image, inspect different render channels and save your rendered image.

Thea for form•Z supports horizontal infinite-ground plane with adjustable position and material properties for more efficient workflow. Infinite plane can be used as a Shadow Catcher; environment and sun reflections can be integrated as well, to make the final renders even more realistic.

Thea for form•Z supports various types of instancing, allowing easier manipulation and rendering of heavy geometry. It is possible to create instances of either form•Z or external Thea models. There is support for both model and surface instances something that allows changing the material of individual entities.

Thea for form•Z offers a variety of ways for creating and editing a Thea material. You can use one of the integrated material presets which offer parameters for adjusting their basic properties. Alternatively, you can open Thea Material Lab for more advanced material editing where layers, displacement, light emittance and other advanced features are provided. Additionaly, with the use of Thea Content Browser you can easily select a ready Thea material to apply to your surfaces. 

With the integrated content browser you can browse and preview Thea content such as materials, skies and models. You can then easily import them for use in your form•Z scene and enhance your renders even more with minimum effort.

For ultimate control over your render, Thea for form•Z allows easy export of your scene in Thea format, to be further edited inside Thea Studio.
Thea Studio is a dedicated standalone application, offering advanced features like instancing and relight, perfect for further scene staging and material/lighting tweaking. 



Download for Windows

System Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10 - 32bit/64bit. For Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (CUDA 6.5, Compute Capability 2.0 or higher). form•Z 8, 8.5 (Free, Jr or Pro)

Download Resources

                                                  Manual      Getting Started    Materials 


Download for MacOSX

System Requirements: MacOSX 10.6 and above, Intel/AMD CPU. For Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (CUDA 6.5, Compute Capability 2.0 or higher). form•Z 8, 8.5 (Free, Jr or Pro)

Links above contain bundle installers for Thea Studio and Thea for form•Z. For more download options, please visit this page.





Superior Image Quality

In every work involving visualization, the natural way of lighting and physically correct materials play the most important role. Thea Render light simulation and our unique material system ensure that all your images will take advantage of these essential qualities. No matter whether you render a simple interior design or a detailed product presentation with complex materials the image will tell a whole story for itself. You can focus on your artistic expression while Thea will take care of the final result.


Thea for form•Z Bundle contains Thea Render and Thea forform•Z Plugin. Thea Render is Developed and Manufactured by Solid Iris Technologies. Thea Render is
       Copyright © Solid Iris Technologies. Thea for form•Z Plugin is Developed and Manufactured by Solid Iris Technologies. Thea for form•Z Plugin is Copyright © Solid Iris Technologies.

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