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[Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed May 28, 2014 3:39 pm

Below are the introductory videos to Thea for SketchUp.

How to install Thea for SketchUp on Windows...



How to apply materials in Thea...



How to set up your camera in Thea...



How to set up lighting in Thea...



How to use proxies in Thea...



How to convert materials in Thea...



How to use materials presets in Thea...

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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby tammaotrinhtham » Wed May 06, 2015 7:33 pm

The video Proxies and Tools tutorial is seriously out of date. i'm using version 1.3 now and i have no idea how to make it work.
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby bsfranza » Wed May 20, 2015 8:35 am

hi there,

me too would like to know how proxies are work in 1.4 sketchup version..?1
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby JQL » Wed May 20, 2015 10:33 am

Proxy Insertion:

1 - Open Thea Browser
2 - Navigate to the folder where the proxy is stored (Probably under models);
3 - Double Click Icon Preview
4 - Insert on Model

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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby JQL » Wed May 20, 2015 10:49 am

Proxy Creation:

A - Render a model:
- It MUST be a COMPONENT;
- You can render interactively so you can frame it nicely;
- You can render with a 1:1 render size so the preview is not deformed;
- You MUST click selection tick box wich is right next to RENDER button.

proxy creation A.jpg


B - Save it to a Folder:
- Open Thea Browser;
- Navigate to the desired folder to store the component;
- If you need to create a new folder you should use Windows explorer to add it as you can't do that through Thea Browser;
- Right Click on the folder;
- Save as "COMPONENT NAME".

proxy creation B.jpg


C - Use a simple component instead of a box for proxy:
- Model the simpler component and name it exactly as the original, but add a .mod to the end of the name;
- Right click the component and pick "Save As" option from the context menu that pops up;
- Navigate to the same folder you saved your original component In step B;
- Save the component taking care that the name is the same as the original and it is saved as "ComponentName.mod.skp";
- Now when you insert your proxy, that is the component that gets shown in SU until you hit render...

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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby meak » Wed May 20, 2015 1:56 pm

:twisted:
great thank you
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby NigeC » Wed May 20, 2015 8:37 pm

nice tutorials mate :thumb:
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby JQL » Wed May 20, 2015 8:59 pm

NigeC wrote:nice tutorials mate :thumb:


Thanks!
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby bsfranza » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:56 pm

awesome thanks for the explanation althouth i found it very late =)
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby facer » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:51 am

:thumb:
Thank you for your effort.
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby Krisidious » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:18 pm

What is the benefit of using Thea Standalone Renderer over using Thea in SketchUp live?
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby JQL » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:17 pm

Krisidious wrote:What is the benefit of using Thea Standalone Renderer over using Thea in SketchUp live?


Some controls for models, lights and materials in Thea treelist - like if a model is visible but still cast shadows, if it is enabled or not, if geometry is smooth or not, basic geometry subdivision... etc

Simple object animations.

Relight.

Pick a render you have stopped, go to the corresponding scene, continue rendering where you left it.

Less GPU and overall system ram used.

Importing models that Sketchup can't handle and texturing them using drag and drop and if they have correct UVs all is fine. (super handy and super fast).

If UV's are not right, you can use UV projections on them like spherical, cilindrical, etc... You can also scale/rotate/etc those materials.

Create mod.thea files from the above objects for later use in Sketchup as proxies!

Create Thea skies for use in Studio or in Sketchup.

There might be more but I'm probably missing them...
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Re: [Tutorial]Thea for SketchUp Tutorials

Postby JasonWD » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:29 pm

All this stuff is super useful. Since buying Thea I have only used it in anger a few times but the GPU rendering is incredible on my PC.

Please keep posting :)
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