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  • Shaderlight Ltd release second update to Shaderlight 2018

    Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of Shaderlight for SketchUp, the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of a second free update to Shaderlight 2018. The new release, Shaderlight 2018 (v6.2), includes a number of feature enhancements that improve the usability of Shaderlight.


  • Shaderlight announces an update to Shaderlight 2018

    Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of Shaderlight for SketchUp, the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of an update to Shaderlight 2018.
    The new release, Shaderlight 2018 (v6.1), will enable users to produce beautiful soft shadows when rendering scenes illuminated with IES data.

  • Shaderlight 2018 released today

    Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of Shaderlight 2018. The new release fully supports the latest update to SketchUp also released today.

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ArtVPS’ partnership with Visa Lighting illuminates SketchUp

26 January 2012

ArtVPS has combined forces with Visa Lighting to provide users with a readily available library of lighting fixtures as SketchUp 3D models, incorporating IES lighting files that are ready to render. 

The 3D models include the correct lighting information so that when rendered with Shaderlight Pro the scenes are illuminated, as they would be in the real world. Selected from Visa Lighting’s complete collection of fixtures on Google’s 3D Warehouse, the Shaderlight ready SketchUp models are available to download from Google’s 3D Warehouse.

In line with Shaderlight’s simplicity ethos, users simply import a model from Shaderlight’s 3D Warehouse library into their SketchUp scene and hit render. Shaderlight will then render the correct lighting and shadow detail for each individual fixture. 

These lighting fixtures with embedded IES light profiles will only render correctly using Shaderlight 2.1.  This new release also allows users to embed IES files within their own SketchUp models making them easy to share on 3d warehouse and render with Shaderlight v2.1

Kate Marshall, marketing director from ArtVPS said: “The recent launch of Shaderlight version 2 has been extremely well received but we are constantly looking for ways to add new features to improve workflow. Lighting is a critical part of any design but can take a huge amount of time and expertise to get right. By providing ‘Shaderlight ready’ lighting models, anyone can create real world lighting, simply”.

Existing 2.0 users can upgrade to 2.1 by downloading the update for free.

New users can buy this latest version of Shaderlight from the website. All new users can download the free 14-day trial of Shaderlight Pro to access this new feature.

The ready to render light fixtures are available to download from the Shaderlight Library on Google’s 3D Warehouse.  

About Visa Lighting

Located in Milwaukee, WI, Visa Lighting products are manufactured and assembled in the United States. The most recognized U.S. brand in performance decorative lighting, Visa Lighting creates innovative products with the highest quality available to the lighting industry. We provide tangible value in our products to the customer, support continual improvement opportunities for our workforce and demonstrate commitment to community measured by our stewardship of the environment and promotion of social responsibility. Visa Lighting is an Oldenburg Group company.

For more information please visit www.visalighting.com