Category Archives: Shaderlight News

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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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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:::Warning::: this post contains some amazing renders!

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



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 – and we can help showcase your latest project.

Happy rendering!








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Shaderlight grows a tree[d] forest!

Since the release of Shaderlight v2 you guys have downloaded our Replace Me components thousands of times! We’re very glad you like the new feature. The original set of trees were provided by our good friends at DynaSCAPE and since … 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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Smart rendering from Shaderlight

Shaderlight v2 has been out in the wild for couple of weeks now and it seems you love it just as much as we do, so thanks!  If you’ve not had a chance to download it yet, what are you … Continue reading

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Shaderlight v2 – fully tested!

We’re all very excited here at Shaderlight HQ as we put the final touches to the website in preparation for the launch of Shaderlight v2 which will be available to download tomorrow! If you’re already a Shaderlight user you’ll know … Continue reading

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Your work and inspiration: take part in our Mini-Interviews

Recently, we have brought you useful content about Shaderlight and the latest news about the product. However, we are also keen to talk about rendering and other topics our users, from designers and architects to students and home users, are … Continue reading

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