e-on software has Release 1 of its new LumenRT rendering plugin for SketchUp out. There is even a new auto-scale lighting feature that can improve performance by 30% to 300% depending on the size of the model with a resulting tradeoff of lower lighting quality.
The new build also adds several quality and reliability enhancements to improve overall performance and stability. As an example, new optimizations in Release 1.2 can lead to a 14x gain on pre-processing time!
LumenRT users may download this important new release for free
After just over a month since commercial release, the 3D World CG Awards 2011 jury, composed of 17 industry experts, nominated LumenRT for the Plug-in of the Year award!
“LumenRT provides the flexibility and freedom to quickly set up, output, and browse the virtual scene! The high-fidelity output creates a very nice impression and impact.”, Xijin Cai.
“The ability to share the entire model in an easily navigable, visually pleasing is a great feature and could really help when you’re explaining design intent to clients!”, Ben Kitching, 3D Consultant at Jigsaw.
LumenRT Review for SketchUp and SketchUp Pro currently retails for $195 (introductory price – SRP: $295).
LumenRT is a 32 & 64 bits application, designed for the Windows® 32/64 bits XP, Vista and Windows 7 as well as Intel Mac OS X platforms (v10.6+).
To gain better insight into how LumenRT operates, a set of sample LumenRT LiveCubes™ and some electronic documentation is available for download.
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