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About Kate

Commercial Director at Shaderlight Ltd

Shaderlight 2018 – Transparent material feature explained

You may have noticed that Shaderlight 2018 includes a new transparent material feature, which delivers greatly enhanced realism when rendering transparent materials such as large bodies of water and thick, solid glass objects. How it works The new physically-based model … Continue reading

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Getting the most from Shaderlight for SketchUp

Here at Shaderlight HQ, we’re often asked for our recommendations when customers are choosing a new computer to use for rendering.  It’s an extremely difficult question to answer as every SketchUp model is different, and while we can test Shaderlight … Continue reading

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How to create a skylight portal in Shaderlight 2016

In Shaderlight 2016 the old skylight portal placement tool has been replaced by a new version that allows you to pick any pre-existing face as a template for the portal. This makes it possible to create portals of any shape … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box with Shaderlight

As you know, here at Shaderlight we are always keen to share the great work done by our talented users. A wonderful example was recently sent to us by the clever people at Fruntside.  The animation entitled “think outside the … Continue reading

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Shaderlight helps to transform New York City

Ed Wonsek is a full time digital artist who specialises in retail marketing for exclusive New York City cliental. As an accomplished SketchUp user, it wasn’t until he started using Shaderlight that he finally saw a way he could integrate … Continue reading

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Shaderlight contest winners announced

The winners of our third annual render contest have been announced and, once again, we have been blown away by the quality and creativity of the images we received – you clever lot! The judges may have picked their top … Continue reading

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Shaderlight helps develop the future of architectural design

Steve Vasilion was the owner and lead designer of Vasilion Architects, a full service architectural firm based in Batavia, Illinois.  The firm was acquired by Prairie Forge Group last November and Steve is now now their Director of Architecture. For more … Continue reading

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