Oregon-based e-on Software, a leader in 3D visualization technologies with its Vue product line, has announced the release of LumenRT 2, a plugin rendering solution for Google SketchUp that taps the power of e-on Software’s Vue rendering technologies.
LumenRT 2 for SketchUp on Mac and Windows has an entirely new, state-of-the-art real-time rendering engine. The program boasts a complete physical simulation of light, physical and accurate reflections, time-of-day (TOD) real-time rendering adjustability, precise anti-aliasing and motion-blur, software shadows, superb water and underwater effects, realistic skies and advanced material rendering.
Some specific new features in version 2 include:
- Standard quality mode generates fast lighting using global illumination
- Accelerated processing of scenes with visual feedback
- Export SketchUp time-lapse animations support
- LumenRT material editor lets you adjust materials directly inside SketchUp
- Create animations of unlimited length
- Low-quality real-time rendering mode for slower graphics boards
e-on Software said the product, currently compatible with SketchUp, is being ported to other 3D platforms, but did not announce which ones. For this major release the company is publishing a free trial version or LumenRT 2 for Mac and Windows, immediately available for download at: try.lumenrt.com
LumenRT is the only solution that combines real-time rendering with a full, physical simulation of light, letting architects and their clients accurately experience the true volume and lighting of their designs.
LumenRT 2 is a plugin application for SketchUp and works on both the free and Pro versions of SketchUp. The product retails for 295.USD with an introductory price of 195.USD. It is supported on SketchUp on Mac OS X platforms (10.6+) and Widnows XP, Vista and 7. Users of LumenRT are eligible for a free upgrade to LumenRT 2 until February 29, 2012. The free trial version is fully functional for up to 15 days. Output for the trial version is watermarked.
To learn more visit LumenRT here.