Author Archives: Kate

About Kate

Commercial Director at Shaderlight Ltd

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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Shaderlight sets the stage for star studded concert designs

StarLight Visual is an entertainment design firm that specializes in the set lighting and visual displays for major touring concerts.  They are at the cutting edge of music concert design so need to ensure their concepts translate into a show-stopping … Continue reading

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Improve your performance with Shaderlight 2.4

If you haven’t already heard the news – 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 for free … Continue reading

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New Year – new way to render with Shaderlight

Your deadline is looming and you need more rendering power. It’s hard to justify the cost of more licenses when not every project is this big.  You use SketchUp day in, day out, but only render your models when a … Continue reading

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Shaderlight’s 2012

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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 … Continue reading

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Kemp Productions gets animated with Shaderlight for SketchUp

Duane Kemp, director and owner of Kemp Productions / kemppro.com, has been using SketchUp since 2008.  He’s been rendering for a couple of years and tried most renderers on the market, but was never satisfied with the results. What Duane … Continue reading

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Shaderlight goes to Basecamp (again!)

The SketchUp community are an amazing bunch and to get this many experts and enthusiasts in one place should be quite a challenge – but Basecamp doesn’t disappoint.  With over 300 attendees we sent Graham and Martin over to Boulder … Continue reading

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In July we gave you the chance to show us what you can do with Shaderlight with the launch of our latest render contest.We had hundreds of entries from all over the world so thanks to everyone who took part.  

After lots of head scratching and discussion, the judges who included Mike Lucey from SketchUcation and Lynette Clee from 3dartist, have finally chosen their top three images which we proudly announced today.

First prize went to David Harris for this fantastic render.Image

Second prize was awarded to Carrie Barker, architect at Overcash Demmitt Architects in North Carolina.Image

Finally, third prize went to Duane Kemp of Kemp Productions for this image.Image

I think you’ll agree – all worthy winners however as we had so many great renders, we wanted to share some of the other entries short-listed by the judges.

ImageAbdallah Alayan

ImageAndrew Hiscocks

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Besim Cafer

ImageMartin Vasquez

ImageRandy Shingler

ImageRichard ThurlowImageSukrit Chawla

 

All these images and more will appear in our gallery over the next few days so you can enjoy them every time you visit the Shaderlight website.  Don’t forget, if you want to share your work with us, you don’t have to wait for the next render contest, just email me – kate@artvps.com and we can help showcase your latest project.

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Create your own Replace Me components

Many of you tell us how you couldn’t live without Replace Me and how much you love using the trees and people that we have in our collection on 3D Warehouse however did you know you can create your own Replace Me … Continue reading

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Shaderlight lights up SketchUp

It’s now even easier to render real world lighting from SketchUp thanks to the launch of Shaderlight 2.1. Headlining this update is our ‘light fixture library’ – a useful new addition that gives you access to a bunch of models … Continue reading

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