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
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
Live update in the bottom right is checked by default.