Why Brighter3D?

Artificial lighting

Full support for area lighting allows you to create any artificial (area) lights. You can set up the color or light temperature and light power.


Use SketchUp Shadow toolbar to set up the perfect time, date and position of your model to get an accurate daylight simulation.

HDRI Lighting

You can use hundreds of free HDR maps to bring realism into your SketchUp renderings. HDR maps can be used for lighting, background and reflections.

Ambient Occlusion

You can use Ambient Occlusion mode to quickly and simply generate an image without setting up lighting. That mode can be mixed with day light to get a better result.

Depth of field

You can use the depth of field camera effect to focus on a given point in the scene.

User Interface

Intuitive one window at a time interface you get familiar in minutes.

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Why Brighter3D?

The Brighter3D SketchUp rendering plugin combines a unique,
noiseless rendering technology with a user-friendly interface
that is simple to learn for both beginners and advanced users.
It operates entirely within SketchUp and is highly efficient.


Progressive unbiased mode - obtain noise free preview in seconds and a perfect image in a few minutes.


Unique algorithms allow a noise-free image from the start!


Support for artificial, daylight and HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) lighting!
You can also generate HDR content saving results as .exr or .hdr files.


Brighter3D provides over 100 different predefined materials, and also allows you to create millions of them combining:
reflectance, refractance, index of refraction, Fresnel term, and more…

GPU-based tone mapper

Realtime GPU based tone mapper as external module.


Fully utilizes CPU power by multitasking and is optimized for Intel processors, does not require an expensive graphic card.

Try and buy (version 4.5.1) for Windows

  • Windows 8/8.1/10/10.1/11 (64bit)
  • SketchUp (2017/2018/2019/2020/2021/2022/2023/2024) 64-bit Make, Pro or Studio
  • 64-bit 1.5GHz processor or faster with SSE3 support (a multi-core CPU is recommended)
  • 4GB of free RAM (8GB is recommended)
  • Internet connection to activate the license
With the free version, you will have a resolution limit and a brighter3d logo on the rendered images. You will also have access to basic materials and a two-week trial of ambient occlusion and depth of field effects.

Try free version

The PRO version single computer license is priced at $149 as a one-time payment. You will receive free lifetime product upgrades.

Annual license (75$)

License valid from SketchUp 2017 up to SketchUp 2024

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Lifetime license (149$)

Pay once and get lifetime product upgrades

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