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  • Shaderlight 2019 released today

    Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of Shaderlight 2019. The new release fully supports SketchUp 2019, the latest update to SketchUp also released today.

  • 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.

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Shaderlight 2019 released today

5 February 2019

Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of Shaderlight 2019.  The new release fully supports SketchUp 2019, the latest update to SketchUp also released today. 

In addition to SketchUp 2019 compatibility, Shaderlight 2019 includes a number of updates to the software including the ability to render transparent materials in chalk renders.

'Shaderlight’s chalk rendering feature is used to render an image with reduced detail, simply shading according to the depth of recesses.  In this latest update, transparent objects rendered in chalk renders will now remain transparent, further helping to show the basic structure of a model.

Workflow enhancements to Shaderlight 2019 include the ability to independently save render settings for each SketchUp scene and the support of macOS Mojave's dark mode in the Shaderlight render window.

Kate Jackson, Commercial Director at Shaderlight, said, “Shaderlight 2019 is once again ready for customers updating to the latest SketchUp release.  We are pleased to be able to include some useful updates to Shaderlight in this release which add to those we released throughout 2018.

What’s new in Shaderlight 2019?

* SketchUp 2019 support

* Transparent objects can now remain transparent in chalk renders

* Shaderlight's render settings can now be saved independently for each SketchUp scene

* Prevent computer from entering sleep mode while rendering

* Shaderlight will suspend App Nap for the plug-in while rendering on macOS

* Added a 4K UHD output resolution preset

* macOS Mojave's dark mode is supported in the Shaderlight render app

* Shaderlight warns when using the 'Quit Shaderlight' menu option on macOS while rendering

 

Full release notes can be found on our forum.

 

Get Shaderlight 2019

New Shaderlight users can purchase this latest release from our website. https://www.artvps.com/index.php/catalog/full-license

Existing users of Shaderlight 2018 or earlier can upgrade here: https://www.artvps.com/index.php/catalog/upgrade

Shaderlight 2019 is available to try and buy from http://www.artvps.com and customers who purchased Shaderlight from November 21st 2018 are eligible for a FREE upgrade to this new release for a limited time. Existing customers not eligible for a free upgrade will receive a 25% discount when upgrading to the new release using the promo code SL19UP.*

*Offers expire on March 1st 2019.