Layers Panel and Thea

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Do you want Thea to work with Layers Panel?

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Layers Panel and Thea

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:46 pm

Since I added the render feature in Layers Panel, I've had a lot of requests to add support for Thea.

For those who are not familiar with it, here's how it works with Vray :

Unfortunatly, for now it cannot work with Thea, because there is no way to trigger Thea's render from outside of Thea itself. This is just the way it's designed.

There are two solutions:

- Either there is an option in Thea to use LP's data when rendering. Like a checkbox "□ Use Layers Panel". This is really easy using LP's API

- Or the developpers add a ruby command that allow third-party devs to trigger Thea's render.

Anyway, if you're interested to see this happening, please say it in the poll above. Hopefully, if enough people show their interest, it'll happen ;)

I've contacted Tomasz some time ago about this, he told me he would look into it. But I've not heard from him since then. Maybe a little push from you guys could motivate him :D


Bob James wrote:Any updates you'd care to share on the work to make LP and Thea work together?

Pixero wrote:One wish though. Thea Render support.

plesiosaur wrote:Any plans to add Thea to the Render list? Thanks

sadyo wrote:waiting for Render feature to work with Thea Render

Rich O Brien wrote:I never knew this tread had added a poll?
Nice to see Thea getting some attention

JQL wrote:Jiminy great plugin and great news on Thea!

L c wrote:would love to see Thea Render added to the list of available render engines.

Frederik wrote:on SCF I can see Thea Render has more votes than any other render app
Last edited by jiminy-billy-bob on Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Layers Panel and Thea

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:55 pm

Want this....badly
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Re: Layers Panel and Thea

Postby tomasz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:58 am

Are the Plugin's issues with observers fixed? Is it stable in SU6-2014?

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Re: Layers Panel and Thea

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:18 am

Yes, all the major issues have been fixed.
There are still some people sometimes losing the ordering in LP (and only the ordering), but I'm working on a recovery feature.
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Re: Layers Panel and Thea

Postby Bob James » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:57 am

Mentioned this in another post, but I still get "Undo Layers Panel ID" when trying to undo an action. Doesn't happen every time, but often enough to be annoying.

If Thea 1.4 is operating totally "within" SU, won't that obviate the need for a "connection" with Thea for LP?
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Re: Layers Panel and Thea

Postby MrMitchell » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:07 pm

Please add Thea4SU support to layers panel.
It would be much appreciated.
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