Manufacturer
ArtVPS
Product Code
SHADERLT-WIN
£250.00
(ex VAT £300.00 Inc. VAT)

Shaderlight is a plug-in renderer for Trimble SketchUp

It’s so intuitive that anyone using SketchUp to the model can render great images right out of the box.

It's quite different to the other tools out there; as soon as you hit render, your image appears, but it also keeps updating as you work on your SketchUp model - so it's easy to see where you're going wrong (or right!). It’s close integration to Trimble SketchUp will make you feel right at home, allowing you to render directly from your SketchUp toolbar – there’s no need to import your model first.

What makes Shaderlight different?

Easy to use: Our close integration to Trimble SketchUp will make you feel right at home – render directly from your SketchUp toolbar – there’s no need to import your model first.

  • Photorealistic effects: Add lighting, mirror shine and textures to your 3d model with simple presets and adjustable settings.
  • Progressive rendering: As soon as you render to Shaderlight, you’ll see your image appear then watch as the detail refines to a finished render.
  • Real world images: Show your 3d model in its real-life setting using image-based lighting and a background image.

With Shaderlight for SketchUp it's never been easier to render great images from your SketchUp model.

System Requirements
Operating SystemRAMCPUSoftware Requirements

Windows 8.1 or Mac OS X 10.9 or Higher 64-Bit Only

8GB+

2GHz+ quad-core processor

SketchUp Pro 2014 or Higher

Some things to consider

  • Shaderlight will make full use of a multi-core processor and will use all cores of all CPUs.
  • Shaderlight won’t use the GPU for rendering. SketchUp can use the GPU for its own display, so interactions in SketchUp might benefit.
  • Any given render will require a certain amount of RAM, and having more will not improve render times. Having less than that amount will dramatically increase render times as memory is swapped on and off the hard drive. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to predict the amount of RAM needed in advance. In our experience, 8GB is enough for most small-medium complexity scenes at resolutions below 1920x1080. 16GB is enough for more complex scenes at 1920x1080.  As it’s difficult to know beforehand how much RAM you’ll need, it’s worth planning an upgrade path for your future needs. Should you have requirement for multiple licences or training then please contact us for formal quotation.