Monday, January 17th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Video: infamous SketchUp shadow bug finally fixed

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