This is very interesting, another rendering option for FormZ! Congratulations.
I wonder if you could answer a few of my queries about the plugin? I haven't tried Thea out yet but I am very curious.
Materials: I have many renderzone and maxwell materials, will it be possible to somehow convert them to Thea or will I have to start from scratch? I see you have a Substance converter already (also very interesting, I shall look into that!)
Instances: I'd like to know a little more about how Thea instances are handle in FormZ. Can components be converted to instances? Can Thea instances be used as components i.e.. placed in FormZ and be visible such as mxd placements in Maxwell. The ability to useFormZ components to instances would be ideal. I think Maxwell are looking into that for Fz components. Not having to have the actual geometry in a file but just placeholders would be the idea so workability of a large model is good.
File sizes: When file get big, how does Thea handle the conversion?
Align to camera for animations: At present Maxwell can't do this, i.e.. to have the component or element which are continuously facing an animated camera during a Thea animation.
As soon as it available, I'll download the beta/demo to try it out and if I like I'll buy.