With the Thea Browser, you can:
Thea for SketchUp comes packed with an extensive list of Substance 3D Materials created by Ambient CG.
Thea Render provides a wide range of material libraries, as well as models and skies. Visit the Resources page to download all the available Thea libraries. You can find more information on how to install Thea libraries in Appendix C.
To install a Thea library:
Once the installation has finished, a new window will verify the files that have been installed to the Thea Data folder. To see the newly installed library, open the Thea Browser and click on the Refresh icon
Applying a material to the scene:
Load a material in the Thea Material Editor:
To load a Thea Model into the scene:
Updating the Proxy representation of the Thea Model:
Detailed Proxy: Creates a low poly version of the mesh based on the selected option (Triangles, Points)
Detailed Proxy > Value: Higher values will increase the proxy's detailed mesh
Add bounding box: Select whether you want the bounding box to be added to the proxy object
When Models is the selected category, it is possible to click on the "Import Model" button to import 3d models in other formats such as: fbx, obj, 3ds, dae.
The generated Thea Model will be added to the current location as a Thea Proxy (.mod.thea)
Skies are .sky.thea files that when applied, they overwrite the current Environment settings with the ones from the selected file.
To save the current environment settings as a sky preset:
Double click on any Sky preset to load it to the Thea Render environment settings.
To create a new folder, go to the Thea Data folder. You can find the path to the bottom of the Thea Browser window. Go inside the Models folder (Thea Data/Folder) and create a new folder.
Thea Browser also has a Model Info section which shows External Dependencies associated with a model.
This window allows you to view and find/modify/update external textures, IBLs, and models used in the scene.
1. Refresh: Manually refreshes the contents of the Browser.
2. Install Library: Install downloaded Thea Libraries of materials, models and skies.
3. Save SketchUp Model with dependencies: Creates an archive of the SketchUp scene along any dependencies (textures, external models, etc) in .zip format.