Shaderlight 2020 for SketchUp

Shaderlight is an interactive and intuitive 3D rendering plug-in for SketchUp that enables anyone to transform a SketchUp model in to a photorealistic render.

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Shaderlight 2020 for SketchUp

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Shaderlight is an interactive rendering software plug-in to SketchUp that lets you create high quality images, quickly and simply.

In addition to SketchUp 2020 compatibility, Shaderlight includes a number of workflow enhancements including the ability to render transparent materials in chalk renders. Shaderlight fits seamlessly with your workflow so you don't have to be a SketchUp rendering software expert to get great results.



What's New in Shaderlight?

  • Full support for SketchUp 2020
  • Light Emitting material for objects such as television screens and neon signs
  • Existing feature improvements

Recent Features

  • Transparent objects remain transparent in chalk renders.
  • Shaderlight's render settings can be saved independently for each SketchUp scene.
  • macOS dark mode is supported in the Shaderlight render window.
  • Shaderlight prevents a computer from entering sleep mode while rendering.
  • Shaderlight will suspend App Nap for the plug-in while a render is in progress on macOS.
  • 4K UHD output resolution preset.
  • Shaderlight warns when using the 'Quit Shaderlight' menu option on macOS while rendering.

Key Features

  • Shaderlight features transparent materials designed to deliver greatly enhanced realism when rendering transparent materials such as large bodies of water and thick, solid glass objects.

    New Transparent Materials

    Most of the Transparent materials types use a physically-based model to correctly account for the absorption of light as it travels through the material. This means that thicker objects absorb more light and appear more intensely coloured and darker than thinner objects and provides more realistic renders of deep bodies of water and thick glass objects, for example.

    The model is used by the Transparent Solid Glass, Solid Frosted Glass, Liquid and Diamond material presets.

    To give a greater range of transparencies, SketchUp's opacity slider is now used to modulate the amount of absorption in these materials. In previous versions of Shaderlight, the opacity slider in SketchUp's material editor had no effect on the Shaderlight render.
  • Interactive rendering
    Shaderlight gives you a choice of rendering modes to optimise your workflow. Choose from progressive rendering with auto-updates for interactive feedback, on demand updates or single (tiled) mode to render at full quality.
  • Simple interface
    Close integration with SketchUp will make you feel right at home - render directly from your SketchUp toolbar, there’s no need to import your model first.
  • Replace Me
    Shaderlight’s fantastic Replace Me feature lets you render detailed models without filling your SketchUp scene with geometry. Choose from a library of Replace Me models or create your own with the Replace Me creator plugin.
  • Light fixture library
    Create real world lighting using Shaderlight ready light fixtures with embedded IES files to give you the exact light and shadow detail the manufacturer intended.
  • Refine your image
    Even when rendering you remain in control. Use zoom and pan to explore the detail of your image or capture your work in progress renders with the 'snapshot' feature
  • Real world effects
    Add accurate materials and textures to your 3d model with simple presets direct from SketchUp, then use the adjustable settings to get the perfect finish.
  • Accurate lighting
    Illuminate your scene using SketchUp's sun, image based lighting or our physical sky. For realistic interiors simply add a point, spot, area, portal or IES light from Shaderlight's simple light editor.
  • Photoreal finish
    It's never been simpler to show your 3d model in its real-life setting using image based lighting or physical sky and your own background image. Professional lighting images and backgrounds are included in Shaderlight Pro.
  • Scene animation
    Create photorealistic animations direct from SketchUp with this brand new feature available in Shaderlight Pro.
  • Presentation tools
    Render plans, elevations and isometric viewpoints or choose Chalk Render mode to produce form studies for a quick, clear presentation of your design intent.
  • Multi platform
    Whether you’re on a Mac or a PC, running SketchUp Free or Pro, if you’re modelling in SketchUp then you can render with Shaderlight.

Free vs Pro

Free

Pro

Renderer

Progressive ray-tracer running in a separate render window

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x

Image auto update (full re-trace) in response to changes in SketchUp, or on demand image update for full user control

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Option to switch to single shot mode for one off renders

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Zoom and pan

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Snapshot capability to save work in progress rendersa

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Multi threading

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SketchUp scene animation

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Replace Me rendering

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Replace Me creation

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Materials

View material selection in material preview window

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x

Change properties of SU materials using Shaderlight Material Editor

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x

Auto setting applies most suitable Shaderlight parameters to SU library materials

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Preset material types with a range of preset finishes

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x

Lights

SketchUp sun and sky support

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Image Based Lighting presets (using High Dynamic Range (HDR) environment textures)

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Access to light fixture library (2.1 only)

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Moofe Professional Image Based Lighting

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Custom Image Based Lighting

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Artificial lights including point light and spotlights

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Area Lights

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Skylight Portals for interior daylight

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IES profiles support to allow realistic renders of manufacturers lights

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Light editor to control light color, intensity and optional elements such as IES profiles

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Realistic rendering of interior scenes (Global Illumination)

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Physical sky system to accurately render the sun and sky based on date, time and location

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Chalk Render mode

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Background

Background setting editor with options for SketchUp background color and preset IBL environments

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Custom backgrounds and physical sky

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Custom backgrounds for use with IBL presets

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Camera

Exposure control

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Two point perspective

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Parallel Projection

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Settings

Pre-set resolutions limited to 640 x 480

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Custom and Pre-set resolutions up to 16,000 x 16,000

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