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 Free Shaderlight vs Pro Shaderlight

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Shaderlight for SketchUp is available in two versions, Free and Pro.

 

The Pro version of Shaderlight allows you to render at resolutions above 640 x 480 pixels and provides the advanced lighting modes of Physical Sky and Artificial Lights. Shaderlight Pro also gives you the ability to render SketchUp Scene Animation and the unique Shaderlight Replace Me feature.

 

The Free version of Shaderlight offers a 14 day trial of the Pro version after which some features are disabled. You can still render up to 640 x 480 resolution and use Preset Lighting Images to illuminate your scenes.

 

Upgrade to the Pro version of Shaderlight for SketchUp at shaderlight.com

 

Free vs Pro Feature Comparison


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

Animation Rendering

 

x

Materials

 

 

View material selection in material preview window

x

x

Change properties of SketchUp materials using Shaderlight Material Editor

x

x

Auto setting applies most suitable Shaderlight parameters to SketchUp 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

Moofe® Professional Image Based Lighting

 

x

Custom Image Based Lighting

 

x

Artificial lights including point lights 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

Replace Me

 

 

Replace Me rendering

 

x

Replace Me Creator

 

x

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