SoftByte Labs, Inc.
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Simple and intuitive 3D rendering plugin for SketchUp.
Raylectron is a simple, yet powerful 3D rendering plugin for SketchUp. Let it transform your SketchUp model into a photorealistic render or animation. it is not only for the architect, interior designer or 3D rendering expert, but anyone can use it, even if you use free SketchUp and for fun.
 Raylectron is a low-cost (and also free with some limitations), simple, fast and powerful SketchUp rendering plugin. Suited for professional artists, hobbyist or anyone who creates 3D designs in SketchUp and wishes to turn their models into photorealistic presentations, and/or to view their models in 3D stereo as if they were real, is all made possible with Raylectron.

 Raylectron provide the user with different rendering modes. The material editor in Raylectron is simple, easy and is also integrated within SketchUp. With the editor you can produce different effects, such as reflection (like a mirror), refraction (like glass), transparency, roughness, shininess, bump maps, normal maps and background images. You can also stop the render, save it, reopen it later and resume the render. You can rotate, pan, zoom and modify your materials, lights and grass right from the Raylectron viewer, no need to re-export your model every time you make a change.

  You can also create grass and fur in real time. Creating animation couldn't be simpler now. Animation will give you a hands-free tour of a model. Raylectron also utilizes all CPU cores and threads (user selectable) as well as the GPU to greatly improve your render times. It can also use slaves by installing Raylectron on remote computers further increasing the rendering speed.

Some features:
  • GPU accelerated on demand.
  • Physical sun and sky.
  • Rendered animation.
  • Stereo Vision (crossed-eye, no glasses required).
  • Start/Stop/Resume.
  • Save rendered data.
  • X-Ray vision (render through walls).
  • Model viewer (rotate, pan, zoom as in Sketchup).
  • Two-point perspective.
  • Uses Sketchup "Section Planes" to render through sections etc.
  • Transparent background (great for saving as PNG).
  • Support HDR 360° maps.
  • Save render in HDR, PSD, PNG, JPG and many other formats.
  • Instancing of components and groups.
  • Free Sketchup while rendering.
  • Network render. Unlimited number of nodes.
  • Grass & Fur real time preview and generation.
  • Can render OBJ files.