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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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Shaderlight Ltd release second update to Shaderlight 2018

15 August 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 6.2 now features more precise adjustment of environment rotation thanks to the addition of a numeric entry field in the lighting environment rotation setting. This feature will allow users to enter a specific value, making it easier to get an accurate match of the lighting environment and background image between different SketchUp models.

To ensure Shaderlight remains a key part of your workflow, Shaderlight will now remember the Always on Top setting's state between sessions. The Always on Top setting keeps the Shaderlight window above other windows, which can be useful in auto-update mode to help users observe the effect of changes as they are made.

Kate Jackson, Commercial Director at Shaderlight Ltd, said:  “We are always looking for ways in which we can make rendering with Shaderlight simpler and these new additions fit seamlessly in to the workflow of our users as well as improving the usability of the software.”

Kate continued, “once again, we are pleased to be able to offer this latest update to Shaderlight FREE to all users with a current Shaderlight 2018 license.”

In addition to these new features Shaderlight will also now warn if you attempt to close the render window while a render is in progress.  Full release notes are available here

Shaderlight 2018 v6.2 is available to download today and existing Shaderlight 2018 license holders can get the update for free.

 

Get Shaderlight 2018 v6.2

Shaderlight 2018 (6.2) is available as a free update to users already rendering with Shaderlight 2018.  Just download the software from the Update Shaderlight section of our website. 

Existing users of Shaderlight 2017 or earlier can upgrade here

New Shaderlight users can purchase this latest release from our website.