One of the new features in QGIS 2.16.1-Nødebo is "live hillshade". But I can't find it- Raster->Terrain Analysis->Hillshade just calls up the non- interactive version. Anyone know how to invoke the new feature?


In QGIS, go to View -> Panels and activate Layer Styling.

Then you get the same screen as https://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/visualchangelog216/#feature-live-hillshade-renderer

BTW you get the panel too if you label a vector layer.

Select the DEM layer in the legend, and change from Singleband gray to Hillshade. Live update in the bottom right is checked by default.

  • Thanks Andrej- I also find I can get it using the left- hand icon on the layers panel. It's a huge improvement over the non- interactive hillshader. – paul Burke Aug 20 '16 at 21:02

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