Thea for Blender


Why Thea for Blender?

Thea Render is an exceptional quality external rendering solution that is now integrated on Blender as tight as possible. Features such as interactive rendering, materials editing, instancing support make it possible to work inside Blender creating astonishing results with a smooth workflow between Blender and Thea Render. In addition, we have taken the decision to release the plugin under GPL (open source) that, we believe, fits the spirit of Blender development itself, meaning the plugin is free of charge (Thea Studio license is required).


With the use of the interactive render mode you are able to preview the Blender scene, with its materials and lighting, interactively. You are able to see the rendered scene inside the 3D View or at the UV/Image Editor and see your changes being applied directly. Check out the video for more!

Add Thea materials to your Blender materials either from inside Blender or with the help of Thea Material lab pop-up window. Increase your scene realism by adding high quality materials with layers, displacement, light emittance and any other option that Thea Material Lab provides.

All clone objects in Blender made either with Alt+d command or by using object particles they will be exported to Thea as instances, allowing easier rendering of heavy geometry.

Find ready-to-use Render Presets inside Blender and make rendering mush easier by quickly overriding the settings. Select the preset you need for any Biased, Unbiased and GPU engine and then let Thea Darkroom do the rest.

Blender plugin is now released under GPL (open source license). In the archive that is downloaded you will find the Python source code that integrates Thea on Blender. We believe that the open source license of the plugin makes the integration as tight as possible and fits perfectly the spirit of Blender development itself.

Thea for Blender makes it possible for user to export the scene to Thea Standalone Studio and take advantage of additional staging tools. All your material, camera, environment and lighting settings made inside Blender will be then present in Thea Studio for further tweaking and full control over rendering.



Download for Windows, MacOSX and Linux

System Requirements: Windows Vista/7/8/10 - 32bit/64bit.
MacOSX 10.6 and above, Intel/AMD CPU. Linux: OpenGL, GTK2,
SSE2 CPU 64bit. For Presto GPU: Nvidia CUDA graphics card (CUDA 6.5, Compute Capability 2.0 or higher), Blender v2.71 and above


Download Resources

Manual                Tutorials                Materials   


For older versions and additional Download options visit this page. The plugin is developed and maintained by Grzegorz Rakoczy. Thea Licensed Users can use the plugin without additional charges.





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 Blender plugin is open source and comes without additional charges. Thea Studio license is required for non-watermark renders. Thea Render is Manufactured by Solid Iris Technologies. Thea Render is Copyright © Solid Iris Technologies.
Thea for Blender Plugin is open source, maintained by Grzegorz Rakoczy, and licensed under GPL.


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