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Video: infamous SketchUp shadow bug finally fixed

Monday, January 17th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

The SketchUp development team has finally squashed the software’s infamous ‘shadow bug’.

The bug, which results in highly distracting strobing when the camera moves inside a shadow volume, has been present in the software since volumetric shadow rendering was introduced in version 1.1, back in 2001.

Ten years later, the team has finally come up with a new algorithm that fixes the problem, and bless them, they’re quite excited about it. We think setting the video demo to the strains of the 1812 Overture was a particularly nice touch.

The bugfix is included as part of the current SketchUp 8 maintenance release.

Read SketchUp product manager John Bacus’s original blog post

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