I am testing the new Thea Render plugin for Rhino.
Despite of we all can use it right inside Rhino Viewport is a must. But i found a very annoying issue on that. (anyone with same problems, please help for solutions or explanation)
1º - Thea Render works like charm inside Thea Darkroom (that open window when press that specific toolbar button).
2º - Thea Render inside Rhino Viewport, after 1 minute of rotating/moving/zooming objects always crash rhino. (the crashdump file don`t show any text inside!!)
3º - When any polysurface object have some rhino texture inserted from a jpg image, Thea Render wont show that texture. That object will be rendered as black color (really annoying).
4º - In Thea Darkroom everytime we try to adjust some rhino glass texture it wont refresh and the solution is close Darkroom and open again.
5º - Insert Textures from Thea Render Material inside rhino it is very complicate to change it properties (impossible to change texture scale, rotate, fit). The solution seams to be in Thea Material Lab and for that you have to redraw a copy from a texture.
The solution for all issues that i mentioned is to install Thea Render Studio and always export your work to there. Of course it would be nice to have Thea Render 100% function inside Rhino, but i give them a discount right because it`s an fresh and immature version for Rhino.
Overall: Thea Render presents very accuracy images in less periods of time. I have been testing some other render engines, like V-Ray, Artlantis, Maya, and Thea Render is the best for what it costs.