What-s new - January 2008

January 2008 Render Plus Newsletter



New Version - IRender 2.0

IRender Version 2.0 has been released. We continue to improve IRender with new minor releases every month of so, but with Version 2.0, there are a number of items you may want to try out.

Material Wizard


Fast ways to make new reflective or transparent materials. Metal, Plastic, etc.

Right click on a Face, Group or Component to edit its material.

Preview Mode

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Render a fast, small preview before creating the full rendering

Auto Image

Automatically saves the rendered image when it is complete. This is useful when you start a rendering and forget to save it before exiting SketchUp.

Larger Models

IRender V2.0 has made improvements in models and images which allows it to process larger models.

Section Planes

Support for SketchUp section planes.

Better Environment coordination

When you make changes to the SketchUp sun, sky, ground plane or fog, the changes are automatically noticed and recorded for IRender.

Texture Resolution

Render larger models by re-sampling large textures and images.


If you purchased IRender after Dec 31, 2006, then your license will automatically work for Version 2.0. If you purchased IRender in 2006, then you will need to upgrade to the latest version.


If you have already tried out IRender, you can download Version 2.0 and get a new 30 day trial period.

Coming Up

In a few weeks we will be releasing the Beta Test of IRender nXt. This version of IRender, based on the new AccuRender nXt engine will add better lighting, shadow, and reflection properties to IRender.