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Shaderlight blog

All the latest from the team


The Shaderlight blog is a great resource for everyone looking to keep up to date with news, useful information and customer stories.  Our aim is to keep things relevant for you, the user, so if you have any news you'd like to share with us or tips and tricks for creating the perfect render, please do let us know.

Here are a few posts to whet your appetite:

7 steps to your first Shaderlight render

So you've downloaded the Shaderlight 14 day trial; what next? If youre new to rendering with Shaderlight you may need some help getting started. So for all you rookie renderers out there, we've put together this simple, 7 step tutorial to help you complete your first Shaderlight image.

Learn about lighting

The right lighting can make or break your render.  To give you a helping hand, here’s a quick overview of the different types of artificial lights in Shaderlight and the best way to use them.

Using Skylight Portals in Shaderlight

We often see questions in support about using Shaderlight's Skylight Portals, so we’ve put together this quick tutorial which should hopefully give you all the answers and help you make the best of your renders!

Streamline your SketchUp models with Replace Me

We all know that too many complicated or detailed components in your model can cause the performance of SketchUp to slow down and consequently, slow down your rendering.  Shaderlight’s unique Replace Me feature allows you to render detailed 3D components without having the heavy geometry in your SketchUp Model.