- Homepage: SolidIris TheaRender
- Current version: 1.5 from July 2015
- standalone renderer
- export plugins available for 3dsmax, blender, cinema4d, sketchup, softimage
- direct connection plugin for 3dsmax, Cinema4d and Sketchup and Rhino
SolidIris concentrate a lot on the development of the Presto render engine. It is an interactive raytracer and it is fast. Have a look at the sketchup demo video, that's really nice. It supports instancing, voumetric rendering and sss. It uses the same material compositing system as the other rendering engines.
The Presto CPU/GPU engine is grown up. It can do subsurface scattering, instancing, motionblur, displacement mapping.
Thea has a new rewritten rendering engine called Presto running entierly on the GPU. It is designed for fast interactive rendering. Thea introduces FieldMapping for better indirect lighting evaluation.
thearender now offers a direct connection plugin for 3dsmax and sketchup. Here the renderer can be used like a normal built in render engine and simplfies the workflow a lot.
thearender offers a biased as well as an unbiased rendering approach. There is a fully functional watermarked demo mode where you can test everything. Still no maya plugin available yet.
Last update: 01.2021