Adjust the resolution of the rendered image by modifying the width and height settings. Please note that the interactive rendering modes use the entire main window of the plug‐in, and that they render at exactly the same resolution. The plus and minus buttons increase and decrease the current resolution twofold. Toggle the portrait/landscape button to change the orientation of the rendered image.
Aspect Ratio: This setting controls the proportions of the final rendered image. The drop-down menu provides several predefined options to select from. Some of them are:
SU Window: Use the same aspect ratιo as the model view in SketchUp.
Thea Window: Use the current proportions of the main render view.
Arbirtary: The aspect ratio is defined by the given width and height dimensions.
Use the "link" icon to lock the aspect ratio to the current one.
Adjust the depth of field either by modifying the 'f‐number' of the camera lens or the Sharpness % (percentage of blurriness of the rendered image).
Sharpness: Lower values result in swallower Depth of Field.
f‐number: Lower values result in swallower Depth of Field. Setting this value to Pinhole will make the image sharp, removing the effect.
Auto Focus: Automattically bring objects 'in focus' when possible. Thea will use the center of the image to set the focus distance.
Focus Distance: To display the manual focus distance, click the 'Set' button and select a point on the model; this value is ignored when 'Auto Focus' is enabled.
For more details, have a look at the following video which is valid for both v2 and v3.
Depth of Field
Projection: Select Standard to project the rendered image in the same way as in SketchUp (perspective or orthogonal), or choose from Spherical or Cylindrical projection. Spherical projection creates panoramic renderings that can be viewed in external programs; the correct aspect ratio for a spherical image is 2:1.
Shutter speed (motion blur): You can reconfigure the diaphragm of the camera by selecting between Circular or Polygonal and defining the number of blades. This influences depth of field and motion blur.
Diaphragm: Defines the shape of the diaphragm (circular or polygonal)
You can enable "Near Distance" or "Far Distance" vertical clipping by entering the distance in meters. This way you can create vertical cuts that, for example, let you see inside a room without having to cut a wall.
Click on this button to level the camera without changing its position, which is especially helpful when creating a panoramic image.
Container: Select the medium container for the scene.
Display rule of thirds: Displays the rule of thirds on top of the SketchUp's viewport to better frame your shot.
Level Camera: Click this button to level the camera without changing its position, which is especially helpful when creating a panoramic image.