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 ShaderlightÂ 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.
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.
â€œShaderlight deserves recognition as the first cloud-based rendering solution for Googleâ€™s popular SketchUp rendering program,â€ wrote Anthony Frausto-Robledo, publisher and editor-in-chief of Architosh. â€œWith 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.â€
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!
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.
I am excited to announce that our partnership with ArtVPS, the makers of the Shaderlight rendering software for Google SketchUp, will be officially launching at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 convention in Washington, DC from May 17-19. If you are going to be in attendance, please come visit us at Booth 1908 (next to Google SketchUp) to see our newest innovation in cloud-based rendering.
Our SightSpace 3D mobile app viewer for Google SketchUp (in .KMZ format) is now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and can be downloaded on the Amazon Appstore for Android. SightSpace 3D is a powerful tool to view models created in Google SketchUp and other programs that read .KMZ files. These include Google Earth, the Google 3D Warehouse, ArchiCAD, and ArcGIS. Â With SightSpace, you can annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, and share notes and photos. Â If you have a pair of red/cyan glasses, you can also view models in full Stereoscopic 3D.Â SightSpace 3D is also available for download on theÂ iTunes App StoreÂ for Apple devices and for Android phones and tablets on Google Play (formerly the Android Market).
Our latest version of SightSpace 3D is now available on the iTunes App Store with some great new features including: support for the new iPad retina display, updated 3D engine, stereoscopic 3D, and the ability to locate nearby models in the Google 3D Warehouse. Have an Android tablet or phone? SightSpace is available for download on Google Play (formerly the Android Market) and also as a viewer (without Augmented Reality) on the Kindle Fire. Not familiar with SightSpace? The app is a powerful tool to virtually explore digital spaces created in Google SketchUp and other programs that read .KMZ files. These include Google Earth, the Google 3D Warehouse, ArchiCAD, and ArcGIS. Â With SightSpace, you can walk through models with Augmented Reality, annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, share notes and photos, and more.
I am pleased to announce that our SightSpace 3D mobile application for Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, and Google Earth is now available for Android devices and can be downloaded on Google Play (formerly the Android Market)! SightSpace 3D is a powerful tool to virtually explore digital spaces created in Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, or from Google Earth with Augmented Reality (in .KMZ format). Display buildings, products, designs and more – annotate, bookmark views, take screenshots, and share notes and photos. SightSpace 3D on Android devices (2.2+) introduces Stereoscopic 3D Augmented Reality. Users can fully immerse themselves into a digital world with the use of red/cyan stereoscopic 3D when viewing models in viewer or Augmented Reality mode.
I am pleased to announce that our latest version of SightSpace 3D is now available on the iTunes App Store. With SightSpace 3D you can view models from Google SketchUp, Google Earth or download 3D models from the Google 3D Warehouse (all in .KMZ format). Immerse yourself into a digital environment with SightSpaceâ€™s Augmented Reality to virtually walk through and explore your model by aiming your device and moving. View the space in real-time, in a real place. Donâ€™t have an Apple device? SightSpace is coming soon to Android devices.
Update 12/28: We are closed to new testers. Thank you!
We are now sending out invitations for beta testing of our mobile app, SightSpace 3D Google SketchUp viewer, for Android! If you are interested in being a beta tester, read on.
About SightSpace 3D for Android (Beta)
SightSpace 3D is a Google SketchUp viewer (it reads .KMZ files from Google SketchUp, the Google 3D Warehouse, and some .KMZ files from Google Earth). If your Android device has the correct hardware, it will also enable Augmented Reality so you can view your model in the real world through your deviceâ€™s camera (you can watch it in action here and here on the Apple iPad 2 here).
SightSpace 3D, a mobile application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, views Google SketchUp and Google 3D Warehouse files in .KMZ format (and also .KMZ files from Google Earth that are points, linestrings, polygons without holes). One of its best features is Augmented Reality* mode. With Augmented Reality, or AR for short, you can superimpose your digital SketchUp file onto the live camera feed and move the view in real-time. (View the process in action here and ArchiCAD users now have an AR workflow too.) I am going to cover how this process works (with a lot of screenshots) and what to do if you run into any glitches.