A new training center for Thea Render has been recently opened (in Pescara, Italy) for offering courses, seminars and workshop events.
MoodLab - Digital Imaging Academy - is a professional training center for 3D and 2D applications, which is covering several thematic areas including ArchiViz with Thea Render, modeling with Rhinoceros and 3dsMax, graphics and digital photography with Adobe suite.
For courses of Thea Render and Rhinoceros a certificate of completion and attendance is issued by two authorized instructors.
Lightmap announces a new update to the HDR Light Studio Live plugin for 3dsMax.
The 3dsMax Live plugin now supports 3dsMax / 3dsMax Design versions 2013 and 2014 with Thea Render, providing interactive feedback using the ActiveShade rendered view, where you see the effect of your HDRI map lighting your final shot. Make a change in HDR Light Studio and see the result in your Thea ActiveShade view in an instant. It’s a great new way to quickly light your shots.
Find out more about HDR Light Studio software and it’s features here.
Thea Presto - GPU Rendering is On!
Thea Presto is a new engine for Thea Render, written from scratch, that uses the same characteristics and material/lighting system such as Thea itself. It is running entirely on the GPU and it is based on Nvidia CUDA.
One thing that is impressive about Thea Presto is its interactiveness that makes it fun to work with. It is ideal for rendering quick stills and animations, particularly for product design and exteriors.
With multiple GPU support and network rendering, we can render now complete sequences within a limited time frame. Thea Presto completes the list of supported engines of the most versatile renderer.
Field Mapping is a new proprietary technique that evaluates consistently the lighting than was not easy to address before. Combined with an improved, adaptive, Final Gathering, the whole evaluation becomes robust even for the most difficult cases.
With the upcoming Adaptive BSD engine, we have the luxury now to create presets that work in almost all cases. This way, the time to tune the biased engine is minimized and new users can get nice results right from the beginning.
In addition, with a new implementation for walkthrough animations, the Adaptive BSD will consider all the frames at once and flickering is removed. Here is a sample animation.
of 10 high quality Xfrog plants and trees that you can download for free
and use inside Thea Studio, or as proxies at your modelling
application, with the use of Thea Live Plugins. Download the zip file
and double click on the extracted library for the included models to be
installed (alternatively open the library from inside the Studio to
The available models are: Balerina Epidendrum, Bell Agapanthus, Breadfruit tree, Cherry Tomato Coulter-Pine, European-Aspen, Ginger, Peach Tree, Rosemary-Grevillea, Tea
Note that these models are a small part of the full Xfrog libraries that are available already for Thea licensed users.