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Installing Thea Libraries in Thea for Rhino

This article will show you how to install Thea Libraries containing materials, models or skies from within Rhino.

Controlling Depth of Field in Thea for SketchUp

Thea for SketchUp provides you with two different ways of controlling Depth of Field. Sharpness and f-number. In this article we will be looking at both options and also mention the rest of the parameters. Sharpness This value controls how sharp the final image will...

Quick Start

A quick start guide to help you get started with Thea for SketchUp v2.0.

Network Rendering with Thea for SketchUp

This article will help you to get started with network rendering in Thea for SketchUp v2.0.

Creating a Colored Glass material

There are two ways to create a colored glass material. The first one can be created by assigning a color to the Transmittance channel. The color will be applied uniformly to the whole model regardless of its thickness. The second option is to make use of the...

Creating a Quick Frosted Glass material

The Quick Frosted Glass material is a mixture of Glass, Basic and Coating layers. The result of course is not the same as using only a Glass Layer but it could save you lots of render time in many cases.   Creating the Glass Layer Create a Glass layer Remove...

Creating a foggy glass material

A Foggy Glass material is basically a Glossy Layer with Medium enabled.   Creating the Glass Layer Create a Glass Layer. Make sure that Transmittance is set to white. Decrease Roughness to ~1%. Adding medium Click on the Medium tab and enable the checkbox. Select...

Understanding Tracing Depth with Presto (MC)

Tracing Depth is the most important parameter for Presto (MC) engine, due to the fact that it plays a significant role in the overall look of the scene and of course, render times. The default value (5) is perfect for scenes with low complexity.

Denoising in Rhino

  Thea for Rhino comes with two different denoising methods. NVIDIA® OptiX™ and the Built-in implementation (Non-Local Means or NLM). The first step before enabling a denoiser is to select the denoising method from the Thea Render Settings. Go to the Thea...

Node-Locked Licensing for Thea for Rhino

Go through the following steps to activate the single node license of Thea for Rhino: Launch Rhino. Go to the main menu and select Thea Render > License Form. The License Wizard will appear. Select 'Register Now'. Complete and submit the registration form. Note:...