Allura – Easy SketchUp Rendering powered by NVIDIA Iray+
Allura is one of the easiest SketchUp rendering solutions available. You will produce high quality 3D renderings in less time.
Animations – (Plus version) Animation is typically a short movie you create to communicate your vision and creativity to your customers. A picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much clarity you can share with a short, rendered animation.
Why use animations?Share your design vision and creativity with your clients to confirm requirements or reduce the sale cycleHighlight your products in short movies on the webUse for customer or employee trainingPresent your capabilities at trade shows
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MaterialsYour SketchUp materials will automatically work with Allura. Allura gets the color, texture, transparency, etc. directly from SketchUp.
Then you add special rendering properties, such as reflection, or refraction by selecting one of our Material Presets. Each of the Presets selects a base material type, and presets values for a good rendering of the material. You can then change the amount of reflection, Sharpness, or Index of Refraction to find tune the materials.
Advanced Material Editor (Plus version)
Allura for SketchUp – Powered by NVIDIA Iray®A new GPU based renderer which utilizes the power of you NVIDIA video card to create faster renderings.. – is the latest, GPU based rendering engine for SketchUp. Using your video board GPU lets us achieve amazing rendering speeds, a high quality rendering image and a satisfying rendering experience.
NVIDIA Iray is a physically based 3D renderer which uses the power of your GPUGraphics Processor to perform the rendering. Iray is physically based in that it relies on computing light paths. Quite simply, most of the pretty settings are automatic: E.g., Indirect illumination, color bleeding, reflections, refractions, soft shadows, blurry reflections, reflective and refractive caustics, volume scattering, etc. You just assign materials, add lights, and click render. All the rest pretty much takes care of itself.
Permanent LicensesA Permanent License can be used with the current version indefinitely. It includes the first 12 months or the Maintenance Agreement for updates and support. After 12 months you can renew the License and Maintenance Agreement 12 months at a time. (If you do not renew the Maintenance Agreement you can continue to use the current version but cannot download new updates of new versions of the software.)
Version UpdatesWhen you purchase a Render Plus product, you receive all new versions which are released within 12 months of your purchase. If you want to use new versions released more than 12 months after your purchase, you will need to purchase an renewal to use the new version and all Updates for the next 12 months.
Allura PlusIncludes all of Allura with additional features, such as, animation and rendering (leverages NVIDIA video cards) Allura Plus has everything in Allura with additional features, such as, animation and an advanced material editor, while still leveraging your NVIDIA video card to speed rendering