New: ArtVPS Shaderlight 2021 Released, Upgrade Offer

Shaderlight 2021

haderlight 2021for SketchUp, the popular rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp, is now faster and more efficient. The update fully supports the newly released SketchUp 2021.

Shaderlight 2021 also includes important updates to Shaderlight’s portal light feature. It’s now even more accurate when rendering interior scenes. In addition, it includes Light Emitting material. Release hightlights are below, so keep scrolling.

Shaderlight 2021 Upgrade Offer

Current Shaderlight license holders save 25% on upgrades to Shaderlight 2021. Offer ends December 24, 2020. (Note, educational licenses are excluded from the offer.

  • Shaderlight 2021 (9.0) is available as a free update to users who purchased or upgraded to Shaderlight 2020 on or after September 1st 2020.  Please contact support@toolfarm.com for more details.
  • Existing users of Shaderlight 2020 or earlier can upgrade here and save 25%.

What’s new in Shaderlight 2021 (v9.0)

The latest release of Shaderlight has full support for the latest release of SketchUp. In addition, it ncludes some new features to improve your workflow when rendering with Shaderlight.

So, what can you expect to see when you upgrade to this release?

SketchUp 2021 support

Shaderlight supports the 2021 release of SketchUp.

Portal light updates

We’ve made some important improvements to Shaderlight’s portal light feature that will improve quality and accuracy when using portal lights.

We’re constantly adding to the feature set of Shaderlight so if you’ve not upgraded for a while, here’s a reminder of some recent updates to Shaderlight.

Light Emitting material

Combining the features of the old Self Illuminating material type and an associated area light and both visibly glows and emits light that illuminates other surfaces, making it much easier to achieve the desired lighting result.

Shaderlight 2021

Colour picker for lights

You can now specify the colour of Shaderlight lights by correlated colour temperature, making it easier to render real-world light fixtures that are specified by colour temperature.

White balance setting

A new White Balance control allows you to adjust the white point of renders by allowing the white point to be specified and produce images without strong colour tints.

Shaderlight 2021


For more full release notes, view the updates tab on the product page.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki