Shaderlight

Free vs Pro

Unlock your full potential with Shaderlight Pro

 

Shaderlight for SketchUp is available to use for free or you can upgrade to Pro to unlock the full version.  Below is an at-a-glance comparison of Shaderlight Free and Pro.

 

Free

Pro

Renderer

 

 

Progressive ray-tracer running in a separate render window

x

x

Image auto update (full re-trace)  in response to changes in SketchUp, or on demand image update for full user control

x

x

Option to switch to single shot mode for one off renders

x

x

Zoom and pan

x

x

Snapshot capability to save work in progress renders

x

x

Multi threading

x

x

SketchUp scene animation

 

x

Replace Me rendering 

 

x

Replace Me creation 

 

x

Materials

 

 

View material selection in material preview window

x

x

Change properties of SU materials using Shaderlight Material Editor

x

x

Auto setting applies most suitable Shaderlight parameters to SU library materials

x

x

Preset material types with a range of preset finishes

x

x

Lights

 

 

SketchUp sun and sky support

x

x

Image Based Lighting presets (using High Dynamic Range (HDR) environment textures)

x

x

Access to light fixture library (2.1 only)

x

x

Moofe Professional Image Based Lighting

 

x

Custom Image Based Lighting

 

x

Artificial lights including point light and spotlights

 

x

Area Lights

 

x

Skylight Portals for interior daylight

 

x

IES profiles support to allow realistic renders of manufacturers lights

 

x

Light editor to control light color, intensity and optional elements such as IES profiles

 

x

Realistic rendering of interior scenes (Global Illumination)

 

x

Physical sky system to accurately render the sun and sky based on date, time and location

 

x

Chalk Render mode

 

x

Background

 

 

Background setting editor with options for SketchUp background color and preset IBL environments

x

x

Custom backgrounds and physical sky

 

x

Custom backgrounds for use with IBL presets

 

x

Camera

 

 

Exposure control

x

x

Two point perspective

x

x

Parallel Projection

x

x

Settings

 

 

Pre-set resolutions limited to 640 x 480

x

 

Custom and Pre-set resolutions up to 16,000 x 16,000

 

x