LuxRender 1.0 released


Luxrender V 1.0 recently moved from release candidate to a full fledged stable release. LuxRender is a free and unbiased GPU accelerated render in development since 2007.

Available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms LuxRender currently supports Blender, 3DS Max, SketchUp, Cinema4D, Soft Image, DAZ Studio and Poser.

LuxRender is free software - both for personal and commercial use - and is licensed under the GPL.


SketchUcation launches Premium Services

SketchUcation Premium Launches

We have been running SketchUcation for over 5 years, and it continues to be an extremely rewarding experience. We have had a lot of very positive feedback you and wish to thank you all for your continued support and contributions.

As SketchUcation continues grow we needed to look for a way to ensure we evolve as a website and home to a vibrant community. As a small team we decided that we really wanted to be able to dedicate ourselves full-time to SketchUcation, and find a way to keep bringing free quality resources to all our members.

Render Plus Rendering Tip - Speckled Lines at edges of walls.


Speckled Lines at edges of walls. This tutorial from Render Plus addresses this common problem many find when rendering room interiors.

Treasure Island Inside on Kickstarter!

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Our Resident Movie Maker Joel Metzger has just relaunched a project on Kickstarter! I did not know about the first one which failed but I would like to help him get this new one off the ground.

You can read about the story so far here.

Unity 4.2 released

unity 4.2 released

If you are in the Game Developement arena and use SketchUp to create assets then Unity 4.2 will be a welcome addition to your arsenal. This latest release has a ton of new improvements to an already very strong toolset.

But Unity is not just geared around gaming it is a very competent visualization application that breathe life into an project.

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