What is Twilight Render? Twilight Render is a photo-realistic rendering plugin compatible with Trimble SketchUp©.  It puts the power to render directly into your SketchUp session, bringing your models to life like never before. faq


  • No need to export your models into cumbersome files! 
  • No distorted geometry or lost textures! 
  • All rendering is done directly inside SketchUp using multiple biased and unbiased render methods for unparalleled control.
  • No fussing with complicated render settings or senseless numbers...choose from several intuitive and powerful "Easy" render settings right at your fingertips.
  • Render...and keep working.  Your workflow is uninterrupted as your render works in the background while you develop your scene further.
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bloom thumb Using the Ruby script engine, Twilight interfaces directly into SketchUp. 
  • Add a new spot-light?  It's immediately available in the Light Editor. 
  • Create a new layer?  You'll find you can render just that layer or ignore it, directly from the Render Editor.
  • Have multiple scenes?  Render from any saved view, or render them all in an animation.
  • You'll find the color and textures of your materials directly integrated into the revolutionary Types and Templates of our Material Editor.
Better than that, Twilight can talk directly to SketchUp as well! 
  • When you change the IES data for your light, watch the geometry immediately update. 
  • Adjust your camera focal length in the Render Editor and see SketchUp's view adjust appropriately. 
  • Send colors and textures directly from the Material Editor, straight to your scene. 

And all that information is stored directly into your SketchUp file, so you never lose a thing.  You'll be amazed at how seamless it is to use Twilight Render inside SketchUp!

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Twilight Render is built on the exceptional quality of the Kerkythea Echo 2008 render engine.  Kerkythea Echo provides biased and unbiased photo-realistic rendering of amazing quality and flexibility.  The engine behind the excellent Kerkythea studio, it has been a renderer of choice for professionals, students and hobbyists for years.

Let Twilight Render amaze you!

Trimble Sketchup© is one of today's leading 3D modelling applications, fast, functional, and very easy to use.  Not only does it provide a great set of core tools, it allows users to customize by installing Extensions that provide added features.


Twilight Render is an Extension for Trimble SketchUp© that provides exceptional rendering quality for producing still images, animations, and more.


Licenses for Twilight Render can be purchased from our webstore here.


Trimble and SketchUp are a registered trademark of Trimble.  Twilight Render LLC and www.TwilightRender.com is dedicated to selling products compatible with Trimble Sketchup©, has no affiliation with Trimble and no relationship is implied.


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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