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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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Learn about Shaderlight Cloud Rendering

Shaderlight Cloud Rendering  Shaderlight Cloud Rendering is the first and only SketchUp rendering plug-in to harness the power of Cloud computing. More and more Shaderlight customers are turning to the cloud when rendering high resolution images and animations.  Not only … Continue reading

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Streamline your SketchUp models for rendering with Replace Me

What is Replace Me? We all know that too many complicated or detailed components in your model can cause the performance of SketchUp to slow down and consequently, slow down your rendering. Shaderlight’s unique Replace Me feature allows you to … Continue reading

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Rendering Glass

Rendering Glass in Shaderlight We often get asked about how to render glass – a difficult question to answer as it really depends on the type of glass you are trying to create. For example a double glazed frosted window would require different … Continue reading

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Rendering a Night Scene in Shaderlight

A simple guide to rendering a night scene. Night scenes can often take a bit more time to set up than a daytime scene. The tricky part is getting the right balance between exposure and lighting. In this quick tutorial I am going … Continue reading

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Learn about Materials

Shaderlight’s Material Editor has been developed so that it works out of the box.  If you have applied a Material from the standard SketchUp collection, Shaderlight automatically assigns properties so that the material renders correctly.  In order to create the perfect finish … Continue reading

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Learn about lighting

The right lighting can make or break your render.  To give you a helping hand, here’s a quick overview of the different types of artificial lights in Shaderlight and the best way to use them. Point Lights… Point Lights give … Continue reading

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