Monday, June 18, 2012

Which Renderer Should you use with SketchUp

Choosing the right tool for the job always makes doing the job easier. The same is true for SketchUp rendering plugins. Render Plus has two rendering packages for SketchUp. Here is some information to help you decide which one is the right tool for you.

Features and Costs

When deciding which Renderer to purchase, product features and cost are often the most important factors. If you are a professional, such as an architect, selling rendering services to your clients then a full-featured renderer is what you'll want. If you use SketchUp to simply visualize your designs, as a space planner might, then a streamlined renderer, with just the essentials, will be the right tool for you.

Cost is also determined by the number of features. Both types of renderers will produce a beautiful image, but you will pay more for the control that come from a full-featured, professional rendering plugin.

How should I decide which Renderer to try and purchase?

If you want to have all the high-end features available – even if you don’t use them right away, then you should choose IRender nXt.

If you want to create better hi-res images from your SketchUp model, but don’t want to have to learn how to use advanced rendering features – like Depth-of-Field, Special Reflection Settings, Special Transparency Settings, etc. then ArielVision is the right choice for you.

If you are using SketchUp and Rendering as part of your professional offering, and are using it to increase or support your business, then IRender nXt should fit within your budget.

If cost is your primary concern, then ArielVision may be the right choice for you.