LightUp: Realtime Lighting in SketchUp

LightUp is creating quite a stir in the SketchUp community and for good reason. The plugin allows realtime lighting inside of SketchUp which by the looks of it dramatically improves the look of models.

The two YouTube movies below provide a preview:

The difference in quality is notable and this is one to watch, a beta website is online with a demo promised in the coming days/weeks.

See for full details.

You can follow the discussion on LightUp at the Sketchucation forums.

Thanks to Pedro for sending us the links…

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. erik - May 15, 2008

    worthless …..

    no new info at all …..

    tutorial-value: 0

  2. Andy - May 15, 2008

    Bit harsh – i thought the sketchup lighting was innovative and a good post, still each to their own 🙂

  3. stephen - July 31, 2008

    Erik, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just because you have no new info doesn’t mean you’re worthless.

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