Over the past few years, we’ve shown you some great tools to help bring you SketchUp models to life, such as the excellent Shaderlight plug-in. However, these plug-ins have one big issue in common; they can only render a single image or a simple animation. If you want a different view, you need to render it again.
LumenRT Review is hoping to fix that. When you render a model using their software, it turns the model into a fully-rendered interactive program. The Google SketchUp blog says that it allows people to “explore like they’re in a video game”, and that’s a very accurate way of putting it.
They offer some sample downloads to show you how it works. They take some good looking SketchUp models, and turn them into incredible looking “LiveCubes”.
The software sells for $195, but that seems like a small price to pay if you often develop 3D models for clients, as it gives you a tremendous new way to show them off.
Have you tried LumenRT yet? If so, what did you think of it?