Free rendering plugin for SketchUp

IDX had a rendering plugin for SketchUp, but they decided to release a free version with limited resolution (640x480 pixels) and two non-free editions with higher resolution. Currently, the MAC version is not ready.

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  1. I have heard that the demo program puts a watermark across the image. Is this true? If so, why give it a try?

  2. The Free version is limited in resolution (640x480), settings and amount of cores to use (only 1), but there is no watermark on the image.

    The commercial version has higher resolution and uses all processor cores.

  3. Anonymous07 June, 2009

    idx free is a piece of crap that takes too long to load
    sketchup should have come with a rendering engine.

  4. "sketchup should have come with a rendering engine."

    Well, many people use it for more than it is supposed to do. Rendering would be nice, but then the material control is too limited and there are no real lights, so it needs an overhaul on many aspects, making the once so simple and minimalist application burst out of its user interface.

  5. send me this plugin for freee plsss........

  6. Just downloaded the free version for IDX. Been using it for about an hour and it's awesome. I'm seriously considering getting the full version for my office. Compared to the others out there that I've found this one is pretty damn good for the money. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to add point lights in the model. This may be in the full version I don't know. But that's the only draw back I see so far. And it does not make sketchup run slow, which is a huge plus.

  7. Try:


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