e-on software of Oregon, the makers of Vue series rendering software for digital nature, have announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 3 Review. LumenRT is a rendering plugin product for SketchUp and works on both Windows and Mac, in both the free and pro versions of SketchUp.
LumenRT 3 – What’s New
LumentRT 3 ads powerful new features including “immersive media” elements like flying birds, moving trees and moving people, to name a few. Plus the program allows you to experience this immersive media at various speeds of interaction, from produced normal speed animations to still-to-walking-to-running speed client controlled walk-thrus.
This means you can choose to walk around your SketchUp scene with LumenRT 3 and trees will blow in the wind, while you are using the walk-thru tool and even in a stopped position. The effect is that you are inhabiting a living environment with real wind, real people and so on. In brief, here is what is new:
- Nature elements (trees blowing in the wind, sitting-walking-talking people, shiny cars, animals, etc)
- Faster processing (high quality indirect light is generated 10x faster)
- Super simple operation of navigation
- One-click instant viewing
- Rich material effects
- Better real-time navigation on less capable hardware and entry level video boards
LumenRT 3 will retail for 295.USD and the Content Pack is 195.USD. You can buy a bundle and save 100.USD. There are educational licenses as well and current LumenRT 1 and LumenRT 2 users can upgrade for free. LumenRT is a 32 and 64-bit application designed for both Windows and Mac and works as a plugin inside both SketchUp Free and SketchUp Pro (versions 7 and 8). A version for Autodesk Revit and Autodesk 3ds Max is currently in development and expected to be released in quarter 3 or 2012.
The free upgrade for existing uses times out on 15 Sep 2012, so please act now to grab your LumenRT 3 upgrade. To learn more or download the trial software please go here: http://www.lumenrt.com/