With Twilight Render, it's now possible to render photo-realistic images inside SketchUp!
Render SketchUp models with biased and unbiased methods on an unlimited number of processors. Continue working in and saving your SketchUp models while Twilight is rendering in the background. No exporting. No mess on your hard drive! Easy to share.
Twilight offers physically accurate materials, photometric (IES) lights, image based (HDR) lighting, a long list of easy-to-choose optimized preset render settings, animation with SketchyPhysics and ProperAnimation, and more!
We are excited to announce that we will soon be releasing Twilight Render Version 2.0 for SketchUp!
Redesigned from the ground up, faster, friendlier, and more feature-full than ever, we expect Version 2 to be a huge asset for every workflow from hobbyist to professional. We've kept all the features from Version 1 and added new ways to render, new materials, and new tools. We cleaned up the interface to fit in better with SketchUp's lean design, with some new ideas of our own to place power at your fingertips while keeping the work area clean.
The SketchUp Team has just announced the release of SketchUp 2014! You can find more about this exciting new release from their website at www.SketchUp.com.
Because of some big changes to how SketchUp interacts with plugins, there is a new update for Twilight Render, v 1.5.4. We haven't made a bunch of big changes, but you will be required to install the latest version in order to use Twilight Render with SketchUp 2014. It's a free update and you can find out more about it on our user forum. The new download is now available here.
Jon Anderson (known around the forums as JCA131) is the creator of this Architect's Den model he designed and built in Google SketchUp and rendered with Twilight Render. We recently had the honor of interviewing him regarding the process of creating this image. Jon has created several architectural renderings which may be found in the Twilight Render Showcase Gallery.
If you would like to see the other 9 award winning images, refer to this Twilight Render 2011 Top 10 Images article.
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