I've been doing 3D models for the remodeling company I work for for a while now, but I've only recently started looking into rendering programs to produce really high-quality scenes.I was using V-Ray for SketchUp 2015, but they stopped supporting SketchUp in 2016 and 2017. Any recommendations on the best or your favorite renderers for SketchUp 2017 specifically?
im looking at thea right now. not bad looking,impressive results all around
>>551746Among the dozens of renderers I found, Thea was definitely one of the most impressive looking to me, too. I just don't really know how to judge different products against one another besides their sample scenes. Before I spend several hundred bucks. haha
>>551772im sure there are free sketchup renders that can get the job done as well.the thing is, you don't want a broken plugin in the middle of a paid job
Bump. Nobody renderings in SketchUp?
>>552719i did but then i upgraded from 2015 to 2017 and got the vray beta and decided it was time to learn something else
>>552766What did you go with?
Personally I still use Kerkythea, it's pretty lightweight and does its job. I basically only use sketchup renders for basic ambient occlusion passes anyway, I do everything else in photoshop.
Maxwell Render. Physics based, non of the artificial tweaking that you have to do in other renderes.