Thea Presto Edition v1.2

After an intense development effort, Thea Presto new edition 1.2 is finally here! This is a milestone edition, with the innovation of Field Mapping along with the addition of a brand new GPU engine, called Presto. The latter is the main reason developers decided to name the edition after the name of the GPU engine. We hope you will enjoy this update and looking forward for great renders!

LightZone - The free Digital Darkroom

LightZone Digital Darkroom

The formerly commercial, now Open Source tool LightZone will do quick photo manipulations on a images similar to Adobe Lightroom. But radically different in how it approaches manipulations.

If you are looking for a free alternative to Adobe Lightroom then LightZone might be the perfect solution for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Read on to find out more about LightZone

Trimble TX8 High Speed 3D Scanner

trimble tx8 3d scanner

New Trimble TX8 3D Laser Scanner Scans at 1 Million Points per Second via Trimble’s Lightning Technology.

The Trimble TX8 utilizes Lightning™ technology that delivers uncompromising performance in terms of range, accuracy and speed of measurement. Built to handle even the most demanding environments, the Trimble TX8 provides efficient, reliable operation in applications including plant and industrial measurement, engineering, surveying, architecture, construction and forensics.

World’s First Wireless 3D Mouse

SpaceMouse Wireless Released

3Dconnexion®, the global leader in advanced 3D navigation devices, is proud to announce SpaceMouse® Wireless, the world’s first wireless 3D mouse.

For the first time, SpaceMouse Wireless combines 3Dconnexion’s 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor with 3Dconnexion 2.4 GHz wireless technology to deliver the reliability of a wired device, without the clutter of cords.

CatchUp Edition 19 released

catchup 19 released

Your favourite webmag is back after a long absence....and with good reason. We have been very busy over the summer with SketchUcation Tools 2.0 and the day is finally here we get to share it with you!

Inside this edition we review LumenRT 4, Thea Presto, realityPaint and Rendering in SketchUp book by Daniel Tal.

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Construction Documents Workshop across the US

BrightmanTal Training for Architecture

Our friends at BrightmanTal have a great offer for our US members with $100 off the attendance fee for their Construction Documents Workshop for Architecture.

Use the promo code SKETCHUCATION when enrolling. Click the button below to sign to see all locations:

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V-Ray for SketchUp 2.0 Released

vray for sketchup 2.0 released

Chaos Group have just released V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp! V-Ray for SketchUp’s rendering capabilities which will provide SketchUp designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes. The combination of the V-Ray’s rich feature set and SketchUp’s intuitive tools and interface lets users visualize their ideas with upmost quality and realism.

Want to go to Maker Faire in NYC?

SketchUp at Maker Faire in NYC

In the New York area for Maker Faire this month? SketchUp's Community Manager, Mark Harrison, has some tickets up for grabs for anyone that chimes in on the discussion in the forums.

Just leave a comment and be in with a chance to rub noses with the SketchUp team and enjoy one of the greatest shows on Earth.

Plant Factory Released

plant factory relased

e-on software, makers of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announces the immediate availability of Plant Factory, its revolutionary new technology for creating and rendering high-quality 3D plants.

Plant Factory is designed for the CG, SFX, Architecture and Gaming communities. It offers solutions custom-tailored for all audiences. The technology available in Plant Factory represents the culmination of e-on software's decades of expertise in the field of digital nature and delivers unsurpassed realism and performance.

20 HDRI Background for Thea Render

HDRI Pack for Thea Render

Solid Iris have released set of 20 high quality HDRI Studio for Image Based Lighting to illuminate your models in Thea Render.

A simple drag and drop into Thea and you have your whole scene set for rendering awesome product shots.

With Thea Presto GPU rendering you'll have exquiste images in minutes.

Oh...and they are FREE for Licensed users.