Thea for SketchUp v2.0: Focus on your Design!

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Dear friends,

Thea for SketchUp v2.0 has come along with numerous workflow and rendering improvements. We have been working for a long time on this version in order to deliver the most astonishing render quality along with a brand new user interface. Take a quick look below at some of our most important new features and enhancements.

Sincerely yours,
Thea Render Team

Improved User Experience

The Integrated Material Editor has been redesigned from scratch to help create easily the most complex materials right inside SketchUp. The whole User Interface has been vastly improved with modern dialog design and customization.

AI and Built-In Denoising

Production rendering is now dramatically accelerated thanks to our Denoising Methods. The NVIDIA® OptiX™ AI Denoiser delivers near-instant denoising on NVIDIA® graphics cards while our versatile Built-In Denoiser can be used on any hardware. Denoising can be also controlled through blending with the original image.

Tone Mapping

Display comes now with more options for Tone Mapping. With Filmic, one can easily suppress overburnt areas and change the mood of the scene, while with Reinhard, high dynamic range images can be automatically compressed with minimum phenomenological detail loss.

Stereoscopic Rendering

With our Stereoscopic Rendering support, rendered images can be viewed with simple red-cyan glasses or VR headsets, delivering out-of-the-box content for offline stereoscopic imaging and panoramas.

Proxy Support

Proxy creation has been enhanced with the transparent support of FBX files that can be used now as Proxy Models. While importing a file, the user can adjust materials, tweak the proxy and save it, with its rendered preview, as a native Thea model for instant future use.

Access Thousand of Materials

Our Online Material Repository has been integrated within Thea for SketchUp, allowing immediate use of thousands of high-quality Thea materials.

NVIDIA® Turing™ Card Support

Our latest update includes support for NVIDIA® Turing™ cards delivering outstanding render performance on the most recent graphics hardware (please note that Turing™ cards are currently supported on Windows and Linux operating systems).