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Making-of: Creating fog with Thea for SketchUp

Making-of: Creating fog with Thea for SketchUp

In this article, we will be taking a look at the new way of adding fog in your scenes with the newly added features in Thea for SketchUp v1.5.09.540.1462 onwards. The two new options for adding and controlling fog can be found in the Environment Tab (Global Medium) and in the new Cloud material preset.

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Using Micro Roughness with Metals

Using Micro Roughness with Metals

Micro Roughness simulates the natural phenomenon where smooth objects appear to have reflections with a variation in the amount of roughness, as the viewing angle changes from normal to shallow. This practically means that while taking a close-up look at a metallic sphere with a rough surface, you will notice that roughness decreases when the eye goes to grazing angles.

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Thea for Rhino: Non-Destructive Rounded Edges

Thea for Rhino: Non-Destructive Rounded Edges

One of the most useful features in Product Visualization is Rounded Edges and there is a reason for that. You will hardly see any sharp edges in real life and even if they appear sharp, they do have a slight rounded edge. This is why designers always give soft edges to their models; this way they will ‘attract’ highlights from the scene and make the lines of the model more pronounced.

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Thea for Rhino: Render Parametric Stitches

Thea for Rhino: Render Parametric Stitches

The great thing of using this technique, is the ability of having a parametric workflow, since the generated mesh is a property of the curve. So, by controlling the curve (point editing, etc), the mesh will be automatically updated for rendering. You may also change the linetype and scale, at any time.

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Fast Caustics with Thea Presto

Fast Caustics with Thea Presto

This article will show you how to achieve fast caustics, using Thea Presto Engine. Lights need to have a surface area in order for Presto to produce caustics and the Sun is not one of them. It is so far away from the scene that it can be thought of as a point light....

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