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    Shaderlight Ltd, the developers of Shaderlight for SketchUp, the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, are pleased to announce the release of Shaderlight 2020. The new release fully supports the release SketchUp 2020, released yesterday.

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Shaderlight for SketchUp transforms workflow performance with latest release

17 January 2013

Users of Shaderlight can now render faster and more efficiently, thanks to the release of version 2.4 of the leading interactive and intuitive rendering plug-in to SketchUp.

Available to download from today, this latest update to Shaderlight delivers dramatically improved export and rendering performance to users when rendering complex components such as trees from 3D Warehouse or using Replace Me functionality.  In tests, Shaderlight 2.4 has reduced memory usage up to 90%.

Shaderlight Cloud Rendering, the first and only SketchUp rendering plug-in to harness the power of cloud computing, also benefits from this latest release with vastly improved export and render times.

Kate Marshall, Marketing Director at ArtVPS said, “We are always looking for ways we can improve the user experience when rendering with Shaderlight.  This latest release which has focussed around the way we use instancing has delivered fantastic results particularly when rendering complex SketchUp scenes.”

Shaderlight 2.4 is available for free to existing Shaderlight v2 customers.  New users can purchase the new release as a full or timed access license from our webstore.  This month, users can get 25% off any full price license using the discount code jan25.