If you use R for spatial visualisation then you’re probably already aware of Rayshader. For those of you who haven’t heard of it before? Well, you’re in for a treat.

In short, Rayshader is a framework for 2D and 3D data visualisation in R. One of the cooler aspects of it is the ability to create realistic spatial visualisations that utilise lighting and other fun stuff. The latest update brings with it a range of improvements, like a high-quality renderer, OBJ export, and more.