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Shaderlight v2.1.5 released

24 May 2012

ArtVPS is pleased to announce that a new version of Shaderlight for SketchUp is available to download.

Version 2.1.5 is a maintenance patch release for a number of improvements and bug fixes.

Please see below for details:

* Improved license activation software

* Changed default settings so that Physical Sky is the default lighting environment and resolution is set to 720 x 405

* Improved animation rendering performance

* Glowing glass now uses the material's diffuse colour for self-illumination

* Bump maps now work with transparent materials

* The background is now blurred by frosted glass objects

* Material previews now update correctly when the user account has an '&' in its name

* Pixellation is no longer visible when zooming in close to a bump-mapped surface

* Improved the quality of reflections seen in transparent materials, which could sometimes appear noisy

* Extra frames are no longer rendered at the end of an animation when the final scene is not included in the animation

* Improved bump map quality for brushed metal materials

* Improved the behaviour of auto-exposure when rotating the camera with Physical Sky or a custom or preset IBL selected.

* Improved the behaviour of auto-exposure when zooming out a long way, so that the model is barely visible.


 

The update is available now and can be downloaded here: http://www.artvps.com/index.php/downloads/upgrade_shaderlight/

We hope you will find this release to be beneficial to your rendering needs.