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Raylectron is a render and an animation plugin for Sketchup. It was designed to be fast and user friendly
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Release date
10 September 2013

Editor's review

This is a 3D model rendering plug-in for SketchUp.

Raylectron is a simple, yet powerful 3D rendering plugin for SketchUp. Models created in SketchUp can be rendered fully in a photo realistic mode with this plug-in. It will help create animations too. Let it transform your SketchUp models into a photorealistic render or animation. While it could be well utilized by architects, interior designers and 3D designers; just about anybody can have fun with this tool. Anyone using the SketchUp to create models and then needing to render and animate the same could use this tool. 3D stereo rendering is also possible. The trial module is full featured but time limited. Payment is required for unlimited use & support. Three different rendering modes are available. The material editor built into the tool will let you create different effects. These include reflection, refraction, transparency, roughness, shininess, bump maps, normal maps and background images. The rendering process can be paused and restarted later. It is possible to rotate, pan, zoom and modify your materials, lights and grass from inside the Raylectron viewer.

Grass and fur material can be created in real time and realistically. You are able to create a hands-free tour of a model. The way it is designed, it can utilize multiple cores and program threads and GPU resources when these are available. It is possible to farm out rendering work to other nodes in a network. Model viewer can let you rotate, pan, zoom models as in SketchUp. The model rendering can be saved in HDR, PSD, PNG, JPG and many other formats. The SketchUp can run free when rendering is going on. This is a very good tool.

Publisher's description

Raylectron is an easy, fast and powerful Sketchup render and animation plugin. It does not need any editing by other graphic software (such as Photoshop) to produce photorealistic renders. You can virtually create rendered images of any size. It provide the user with 4 different rendering mode. Depending on the scene being rendered, one can use Raytrace with true shadows, Path tracing with or without direct illumination and Photon mapping. Each creating a unique effect. There is also 4 types of light source. The sun, the sky, environment maps and any materials set as a light source (emitter) with settings for the power and coverage angle. Any materials can produce different effects, such as reflection (like mirror), refraction (like glass), transparency, glossiness, shininess, bump maps, normal maps and background images. Also create you own grass and fur. Caustics are also real, not fake or simulated. Raylectron utilize all the CPU cores and threads (user selectable) to render as fast as possible. It is also possible to install Raylectron on remote computers (even on the Internet) and use them as slaves. Raylectron support HDR maps and can save the rendered image as an HDR to further process it using an image editor such as Photoshop, you can also save in jpg, png and many other formats. Raylectron already contain just about all the settings you need to fine tune the output, therefore, no further processing by other software is required. The rendering process happens outside of Sketchup so that you can continue working on your model while the render is going. You can also stop the render, save it, reopen it later and resume the render. You can rotate, pan, zoom and modify your materials and lights right from the Raylectron viewer. Features, can render Stereo Vision, render OBJ files, GPU acceleration, Animation such as FPS style navigation, Physical sun and sky, Grass and Fur, Transparent background, 2 point perspective + more. We also included 6 new plugins.
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