Shaderlight’s 2012

As we come to the end of 2012, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at the last 12 months and highlight some of the exciting things that we’ve been up to.

We started the year with the launch of Shaderlight 2.1 in January. The addition of IES lights from Visa added some impressive real world lighting tools to Shaderlight. If you’ve not tried them out yet head to the 3D warehouse to access these and our Replace Me models.

Visa lights

SketchUp model with Visa light fixtures


Shaderlight renders the correct lighting for each fixture.

We have customers in countries all around the world however February delivered our biggest Shaderlight order to date, with DLR group rolling out the software to 19 offices in North America. Read the full story.

DLR boeing render

DLR rendered the new Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Washington using Shaderlight

Away from work, April saw a baby boom for ArtVPS – two members of the team added to their respective families with the birth of Samuel and Leon.


Samuel and Leon

Following the announcement that Trimble were to acquire SketchUp from Google, in May, we headed to AIA. We had our own news – our partnership with Limitless Computing to deliver the first Shaderlight Cloud Rendering for SketchUp.

Here's Martin with SketchUp legend Jim Leggitt

Here’s Martin with SketchUp legend Jim Leggitt at AIA

We also welcomed a new member to the Shaderlight team when Rachel joined the company as our Product Specialist.

In June we launched our second Shaderlight render contest to celebrate 10 years of innovation. The brief was left wide open so that users could get creative. Once again you didn’t disappoint and in October we announced that Dave Harris claimed first prize with his fantastic render.

David Harris' winning render

David Harris’ winning render

Also in October Shaderlight headed to SketchUp’s 3D Basecamp in Boulder. It was great to meet up with old friends and new and to showcase Shaderlight and the latest release of Shaderlight Cloud rendering to everyone there.


Martin shows off Shaderlight

It wasn't all work

It wasn’t all work

In November, Martin attended the annual Trimble user conference, Dimensions, in Las Vegas. The announcement that SketchUp was to be incorporated in to the newly formed Trimble Buildings Group highlighted the importance of delivering intuitive software to customers working in AEC.

The SketchUp booth at Dimensions

The SketchUp booth at Dimensions

Martin couldn't resist a go in a JCB

Martin couldn’t resist a go in a JCB

So, its December and there’s a lot more to come from Shaderlight in 2013. A new release, partnerships, training and maybe even a new look! Thank you to our customers for your continued support and we look forward to the challenges ahead.

Happy Rendering!

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2 Responses to Shaderlight’s 2012

  1. Duane Kemp says:

    A good post. It’s true that the addition of IES lights has helped out so much.

  2. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative.

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