* LightUp for SketchUp
LightUp is the fastest and simplest SketchUp renderer on the market. Experience true real-time rendering all within the SketchUp window. SketchUp has never looked so good!
* LightUp for SketchUp

Welcome to true real-time rendering

LightUp is the fastest and simplest SketchUp renderer on the market.

Thousands of professionals, from one-person architecture practices to movie-makers at Pixar, choose the LightUp plugin for SketchUp to instantly illuminate their models and show their work in the best possible light.

LightUp is the only SketchUp renderer that uses object-based rendering. This means you get stunningly accurate and beautiful results instantly inside the SketchUp window. The speed of LightUp makes it perfect for the way designers work. You can tweak and iterate your models and immediately see results. There's no waiting around for minutes or hours as with old-fashioned ray-tracing renderers. Move the camera around your model and watch everything render perfectly in real time. Create fly-through movies and export a file that can be played by your clients in their web browser.

Whether you're working on product visualisations, architectural designs or immersive 3D experiences, LightUp gives you speedquality and simplicity in a single SketchUp extension.

You can try LightUp FREE FOR 30 DAYS

So click the "Get this Extension" button in the top right of this screen and get started in minutes.

Happy lighting! 

Adam Billyard
Creator of LightUp 


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Tried downloading a free trial version. Failed at download with a page load of error that looks something like below
"Warning: fread(): Length parameter must be greater than 0 in /home/lightup4/include/adamhtmlcreator.php on line 1657..."

Help, please!

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Yes, we had a configuration issue earlier. Please login, go to Downloads and press the Re-Download button.

It worked this time. Thanks!

I have just purchased the Perpetual Macintoch Lightup V5 for sketch up. I have followed all of the steps below...numerous times

1. Launch SketchUp 2017
2. Open menu Window->Extension Manager
3. Click on Install Extensions...
4. Select the LightUp .rbz file.

When the .rbz file is selected, nothing happens. What is mean to happen? I can't get this to work and I need this working NOW!

Please let me know what is going wrong, otherwise I request a full refund.

Not sure what happened, but this morning it began to work! Maybe you had to give it 24 hrs??


I had the same problem. It seems that it takes a long time to download before it will install.

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I downloaded the retail version of this plug in, but despite the fact the money was debited from my account, the downloaded file wasn't operable using the Windows Extension Manager.

Not impressed.

I owe a big thank you to LightUp! I had an important presentation to a client today, Monday morning. I decided to download LightUp Software on a Saturday evening and had problems because I hadn't deleted the demo version first. LightUp answered all my questions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. They resolved them. I presented to the client this morning. The client loved the design and presentation. We have the contract. The contract is worth 200 times the annual cost of the LightUp software. If you're reading this and wondering about getting LightUp....get it!

Adam B.'s picture

The LightUp download is a .rbz file (SketchUp Extension). You need to launch SketchUp, open the Extension Manager and choose "Install.." to load the LightUp extension.



I know I need to launch SketchUp, open the Extension Manager and choose "Install, but when I select the 6Mb .rbz file nothing happens, and the free Demo version I downloaded yesterday no longer works either.

Please could you either sort this out or issue a refund.



Hi Adam,
I am a MAC user, but somehow I downloaded and paid for the windows version of Light up
Is there a way to download the mac version without having to pay for it again?


Adam B.'s picture

All sorted. Login and your account has been updated.

B.L. A's picture

Nope. Once it finally rendered the window it added its own background in place of the one I had, then popped up two windows I couldn't remove to see the final effect. I could see the edges moving when I manipulated the angle but the windows were stuck there. Pass.

How to use EULUMDAT files in the LightUp? Possible?

Adam B.'s picture


LightUp currently supports reading IES files only.


I cant wait to start jusing it :)

andrea I.'s picture

Good evening Adam
We bought a few months ago a Lightup 5.3 annual license.
Today we had the need to reinstall the extension, but we could not , because the registration code that we used is not valid. You can re-enable our code?
We should have the for free up grade to 5.4 , shouldn't?
Could you kindly tell me the procedure to do that?

best regards

Narno W.'s picture

Matursuwun pak adam, apik tenan Exstensene,, mantap,,,, Riko kok pinter nggawe koyok ngunu kuwi,,,, Siiip,,, teroske pak adam, mugi-mugi ndang sukses selalu,,,
aku seng amatir dadi profesional jadine,,,

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Adam has been using SketchUp since version 4 when he was working in the video games biz at Criterion. LightUp grew out of the desire to marry video game realtime graphics with the great usability of SketchUp.
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