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Did SketchUp 8 has free render?

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Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/24/10 5:14 AM
Hello,
Please can you tell me if SketchUp has a render program for free...I'm so tired of downloading free trials programs that in 30 days I just have time to learn them...and after that,I'm looking for another trial version...
Thanks
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Bestistmate 11/24/10 5:58 AM
Have you tried this          http://www.idx-design.com/IDX/IDXRenditioner/FreeVersionofIDXRenditionerExpress/tabid/1011/Default.aspx                                                Its free and an little limited on pixel size but quite good  
                             Phil
                                 
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Bestistmate 11/24/10 6:02 AM

Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Gaieus 11/24/10 6:04 AM
Kerkythea is completely free without any limitations - however the learning curve will be steeper than with IDX, which is indeed an easy-to-use plugin and working inside SU:
http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/

There is the main (studio) application and you will also need the SketchUp exporter plugin (available at the download section as well).

Check out the downloadable models and materials, too. You will find lots of other materials shared by users in the forums, too.
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/24/10 6:55 AM
Thank you Bestismate,it was the first renedering program I used,but was limited too...to be sincere,I didn't find it quite good,however I'll try it again,after 25 days...now I'm trying V-ray which is complicated for me,but seems very good.
Thanks a lot!Well,something else,I have dowloaded shape bender_v055,but I don't know how to run it!And that progress bar which is required too,and the same,I don't know what to do next!How they will appear in my sketchUp?
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Gaieus 11/24/10 7:21 AM
Did you install the plugins correctly?

Shape Bender will appear under Plugins > Chris Fullmer tools. Below is a video on its usage.
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/24/10 7:57 AM
Thanks Gaieus for quick answer...well,I don't really know!...See,it's first time hearing about plugins and all that stuff!When I think about all this time I lost,from 2008,I'm getting sick!I had the chance to learn from u guys,but I did it by my self,trying and trying a lot! never though that I can find all my answers in forums and groups!
Thanks you all!
And now,let's see the video!
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/24/10 9:24 AM
I saw the video,but still I think that I didn't know how to run or even dowload the plugin I need...there is a required "progress bar" too...so,I dowloaded them (little zip files).The files are in "Adobe" and I can't open them,and in Explorer I open them,but are many informations there,and still don't know what to do next.Please help me guys!
Thanks!
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Gaieus 11/25/10 12:30 PM
What operating system do you have? (should not have just deleted those two lines)
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/30/10 3:45 AM
Hello,
I'm trying to dowload "Joint Push-Pull v-1.5.10.zip",but there is a problem with decoding file.What to do?I've tried few times but it stopped in the middle...
Thanks
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/30/10 3:49 AM
Hello Gaieus,
Sorry but I didn't know what those two lines mean...well I work with Sketchup 8 Pro,and W.Vista...if this is what u need...
Oh,and I learned how to open plugins and how to extract plugins right in Sketchup 8 Pro,so thank you for your help and others of course!
Regards,
Mihaela
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Marwella 11/30/10 5:05 AM
Hello again,
Well,I already dowloaded Lib.Fredo6 3.4 in SU8 plugins,but the zip folders with plugins give me a error!Please tell me what to do (content decoded error)
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? drshaderlight 11/30/10 6:05 AM
If it's a simple to learn, easy to use renderer you're after then you should try Shaderlight.  There's a fully featured Pro version but also a free version that you can continue to use when your trial expires.  www.shaderlight.com
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Tommy 12/14/10 12:48 PM
Howdy folks,

Many thanks for sharing your recommendations. Does anyone have links to more examples of using SketchUp with these renderers (in addition to what Bestistmate has already shared ;-) ?

Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Gaieus 12/16/10 8:26 AM
V-ray is a good choice however your original question was about free renderers.
;-)
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? 'Geo Mark' 11/14/11 8:03 AM
Quick update to this thread: last week, Maxwell Render released a free version of its rendering application. Another options to toss into the mix!
Re: Did SketchUp 8 has free render? Brighter3D 8/5/12 10:59 AM
Brighter3D is free, and still in development...