Shaderlight Cloud Goes Mobile

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Screenshot of a Shaderlight render on an iPad 3 (model courtesy Hilliard Architects).

Do you need to show a Shaderlight render to a client but you’re in the field? Want to check on the rendering status of a scene or animation? Forgot to download a render before you left the office? With the new, and free, Shaderlight Cloud Viewer, you have the power to view Trimble SketchUp renders anywhere using an Apple or Android device. View completed scenes and animations, check on the status of in-progress renders, and download and display renders. The Shaderlight Cloud Viewer, combined with Shaderlight desktop software, will increase the effectiveness of your rendering workflow. With the convenience of mobile, your high quality, photo-realistic scenes and animations are available anytime you need them.

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SketchUp Basecamp 2012: we brought cloud, mobile, and augmented reality

Welcome to Part 2 of my SketchUp Basecamp round-up. In Part 1, I summarized Basecamp as a whole and the announcements. Now I am going to personalize it to us, our friends at Shaderlight, and some of the great people we got to meet. SketchUcation unofficially kicked of Basecamp on Sunday night by having a mixer and we met many attendees.

Shaderlight, presented their interactive rendering plugin during a ‘Rendering Round-up” on Day 1 and in an unconference on Day 2. They were very well received and many SketchUp users got to see our Shaderlight Cloud Rendering in action. They were excited to be able to send complex animations to the cloud and to submit unlimited, simultaneous renders. To make sure Shaderlight users are never without their renders, we introduced the Shaderlight Cloud Viewer for Android devices. Don’t worry Apple users, your app is coming soon.

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Martin from Shaderlight presents at the 'Rendering Round-up'

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AIA 2012 Recap: Shaderlight and Limitless Join Forces

During the AIA 2012 expo in Washington, DC, that took place in mid-May, we were demonstrating our new Shaderlight Cloud Rendering plug-in for SketchUp and new features for SightSpace 3D, our mobile viewer with Augmented Reality for SketchUp. In our booth we joined up with the good people of Shaderlight to show off Shaderlight Cloud Rendering (launching June 2012) which is the first, and only, SketchUp rendering plug-in to use the power of fast computers on the cloud to deliver high quality photorealistic renderings fast without tying up your desktop.

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Shaderlight and Limitless at AIA 2012

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Shaderlight Cloud Rendering Wins AIA Best in Show

Shaderlight Cloud Rendering, powered by Limitless Computing, is not even released yet and is already award-winning. We previewed Shaderlight Cloud Rendering at the American Institute of Architects 2012 convention in mid-May and it won runner-up in Architosh’s Best of Show AIA National Awards in the desktop category.

“Shaderlight deserves recognition as the first cloud-based rendering solution for Google’s popular SketchUp rendering program,” wrote Anthony Frausto-Robledo, publisher and editor-in-chief of Architosh. “With this unique solution, SketchUp users can produce photo-realistic renders of their models at up to 5x speeds faster than on the desktop and up to 128x faster at animations.”

The Shaderlight Cloud Rendering plug-in uses the power of high-performance computers on the cloud to deliver high quality photo-realistic renderings fast without tying up your desktop. See a sneak preview now of the high quality and time savings you can expect with the new Shaderlight Cloud Rendering plug-in.

Shaderlight Cloud Rendering will be available June 2012!

If you would like more information about Shaderlight Cloud Rendering, please contact us at 877.663.3797, see our  press release, or contact our press rep Marilyn Kroner.

ArtVPS and Limitless Bring Google SketchUp Rendering to the Cloud

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Limitless and ArtVPS will be previewing our new Shaderlight Cloud Rendering for Google SketchUp at the American Institute of Architects (AIA 2012) convention in Washington, DC this week (May 17-19) in Booth #1908. Shaderlight Cloud Rendering is the first, and only, SketchUp rendering plug-in to use the power of the cloud to deliver high quality photorealistic renderings fast without tying up your desktop. See a sneak preview now of the high quality and time savings you can expect with the new Shaderlight Cloud Rendering plug-in.
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Easy Render Pricing on the Cloud: CloudRender for Revit Architecture

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Pricing for Revit Architecture 2011-2013 cloud rendering. The final price is based on image size and the number of lights. Every 25 lights increases the price by 1X for the corresponding image size.

We are revising our pricing for our CloudRender ™ service for Autodesk Revit Architecture so you can both predict a price and adjust your image to lower the price.  The pricing remains upfront as always after you preview your scene but now is even easier because it is based on two factors: 1) the size of your rendered image and 2) the number of lights. The chart above gives an overview of the pricing for our high priority system that utilizes high performance computers on the cloud to render scenes. If you have a longer time frame, you can choose low priority at checkout and pay a lower price. Our CloudRender add-in is also compatible with Revit 2011 & 2012. Not familiar with CloudRender? Using the mental ray rendering engine, CloudRender offers upfront pricing, unlimited simultaneous renders, and custom material and RPC/entourage support. Need a walkthrough? Select “walkthrough” from the CloudRender add-in to receive a quote and we can deliver most walkthroughs and animations within 24 hours.

For more information, contact us at 877.663.3797 or visit us at www.LimitlessComputing.com.

CloudRender Add-in for Revit Architecture V. 1.4 Released: pay-per-scene rendering on the cloud

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Revit Architecture scene rendered on the cloud by Hilliard Architects using Limitless Computing (click for full size image; image courtesy Hilliard Architects)

Now available is an update to our CloudRender ™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture® 2013, an add-in that off-loads rendering to high-performance cloud computers and enables architects to continuing working in Revit. The add-in is also compatible with Revit 2011 & 2012. Not familiar with CloudRender? Using the mental ray rendering engine, CloudRender offers upfront pricing, simultaneous unlimited renders, and custom material and RPC/entourage support. Need a walkthrough? Select “walkthrough” from the CloudRender add-in to receive a quote and we can deliver most walkthroughs within 24 hours.
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Test Drive Our Products at AIA 2011 – Booth #3509

Rendering on the cloud for Revit Architecture or preview our newest Augmented Reality iPad 2 app for Google Sketchup

I am pleased to announce we will be exhibiting products for Autodesk Revit® Architecture® and Google Sketchup™ at the AIA National Convention in New Orleans, LA, May 12-14.

Stop by booth #3509 in the Software Pavilion to try out one of our Revit Architecture cloud products:

CloudRender™ for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 & 2012: The CloudRender add-in allows one-click rendering to the cloud directly from Revit while enabling simultaneous modeling. Scenes render faster with top quality to meet your tight deadlines. Using the cloud means workstations are free for other projects. Download the add-in.

Limitless Rendering™ for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2009-2012: This online service utilizes high performance computers on the cloud to render both Revit scenes and many walkthroughs in only 24 hours.

Or preview our newest mobile application:

SightSpace™ 3D for Google Sketchup: This Augmented Reality app for the iPad® 2 not only views Google Sketchup files but allows you to see SketchUp models superimposed over the landscape in real-time. With SightSpace 3D, you can view models in the real world prior to construction.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans, visit us at www.LimitlessComputing.com or call us at 877.663.3797.

CloudRender For Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Available for Download

CloudRender™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 is available for download. The CloudRender add-in enables users to render faster directly from Revit using the power of cloud computing while continuing to model. The add-in is also compatible with Revit Architecture 2011. Users on Revit 2010 and earlier may render scenes through our complete online service, Limitless Rendering. This service also renders both scenes and walkthroughs (and is also compatible with Revit Architecture 2012-2009).

For more information, contact us at 877.663.3797 or visit us at www.LimitlessComputing.com.

What is the Cloud and Cloud Computing?

 I have been thinking about writing a blog on the cloud for a long time and am doing so thanks to one of my twitter followers (@galinahelpme) who had some questions about cloud computing.

Cloud has become a hot term but one that is used extensively without definition. It is often vague and undefined. This leads to another problem: if you ask ten people for a definition, you will undoubtedly get ten widely differing answers.  Some will be highly technical, others more tangible and understandable. I prefer accessible language and definitions that do not require an entire paragraph. I am going to define the cloud and cloud computing and discuss types of clouds. In an upcoming posts