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Shaderlight announces an update to Shaderlight 2018

17 April 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.

In this latest update to Shaderlight 2018, the team have added support for the size specified in IES light profiles, which will enable users to greatly enhance the realism for scenes using photometric light data. This feature is automatically enabled for all lights that use IES data that specifies a 'luminous opening' size, which most manufacturers' photometric data will include.

Kate Jackson, Commercial Director at Shaderlight Ltd, said:  “Larger light sources naturally produce soft shadows.  With this update to Shaderlight’s lighting tools it is simpler than ever to render more photorealistic scenes from SketchUp when using IES light sources.”

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

Shaderlight 2018 v6.1 is available to download today and existing Shaderlight 2018 license holders can get the update for free.

 

Get Shaderlight 2018 v6.1

Shaderlight 2018 (6.1) 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. https://www.artvps.com/index.php/downloads/shaderlight

Existing users of Shaderlight 2017 or earlier can upgrade here: https://www.artvps.com/index.php/catalog/upgrade

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