Render[in] is a fully-integrated, real-time radiosity engine developed for SketchUp Free and Pro users. Powered by Artlantis 4’s rendering engine, Render[in] gives SketchUp users the high-definition, realistic renderings they've been looking for, in a robust, easy-to-use application.
Students and teachers are invited to send a scanned copy of their valid student or teacher ID's to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special coupon entitling them to this significant discount. Only valid ID's will be accepted. This offer is valid from December 1 through December 31, 2012.
Render[in] is fully-integrated into SketchUp and uses the same settings, so learning how to create high-definition renderings is fast and easy. Once the model is ready, Render[in] brings designs to life, by offering realistic additions like a 3D sky, four types of clouds, and modifiable lighting sources. Render[in] also offers additional texture settings to choose from, like specular reflection and shininess, and auto-bump for materials. In addition, Render[in] users can create iVisit 3D panoramas. Developed especially for architects and designers, iVisit 3D allows users to view panorama renderings on the web, or on an iPad or iPhone.
I've seen Render[in] do demos at the last two Basecamp meetings - both times they put on an impressive show. They made it look quite easy - rendering in real-time, meaning you can orbit, zoom, and pan an actual rendered view (depending on your processor speed). I haven't tried it, I admit, at least not yet! Here are some cool images from their gallery page:
If you take them up on this offer and get Render[in], I'd love to hear your feedback, especially if you're a teacher or student. Anyone can design anything in 3D! http://www.3dvinci.net/