Welcome to the Transmutr Alpha!

Today, we are excited to bring you the very first alpha preview of our new project, a SketchUp importer called Transmutr.

> Why a new importer?

We have had many requests to expand the Asset Library for Skatter with specific plants or objects. We figured that we can’t fulfill everybody’s needs so we decided to offer two new solutions:

  1. A SketchUp importer that automatically converts/generates rendering data. This makes it way easier to use assets from various sources like 3dsmax, Cinema 4D, etc.
  2. A marketplace where everyone can share and sell their assets and Skatter compositions.

The marketplace will come at a later date (probably at the same time as Skatter v2), but today we are excited to release the very first alpha preview of the importer, called Transmutr.

Transmutr converts various 3D formats to SketchUp files, with powerful features such as geometry simplification, automated render-ready materials and proxies, as well as essential options like scaling, unit conversion, axes/origin transformations and much more.

> Getting transmutr

You can download Alpha version 0.1.4 here : https://files.getskatter.com/transmutr_setup_0.1.4.exe
Please carefully read the FAQ and Manual
We will issue licenses in a few days, but for now we would like you to use the 3 days trial, and report any issue that you might have with it. If you are able to use Transmutr after 3 days, this is a major issue that we would like to know about.

> Bug report and support

Please create a new topic for every different bug or feature request.
Note that there are a number of known issues at the end of the Manual.

Obviously, all of this is confidential for the time being. Anyone who shares information about Transmutr with someone outside of the alpha program, will be kicked out of the program. I’m sure you understand :wink:

Lastly, we want to thank you very much for your time!

Thomas and Merwan

Thank you for allowing me to participate.