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V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

Directly your best renders with V-Ray 5 for SketchUp!

Design8 is excited to introduce V-Ray 5 for SketchUp! With real-time visualization, smart exposure functions and direct post-processing V-Ray 5 for SketchUp ensures that you can actually create your best render immediately!

What's New - V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

  • V-Ray Vision *
    You are familiar with the real time preview of your render. But this is new! Now you can visualize your designs in real-time while continue working in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras - all in a real-time view of your scene.

    * V-Ray Vision is unavailable on Mac for the moment, it will be released in a future version

  • Light Mix
    Once your render is finished, you can interactively adjust the brightness and color of any light without having to render again.
  • VRayUVWRandomizer
    An irritating and apparent repeating texture is no longer visible thanks to this tool that randomizes texture coordinates and includes Stochastic Tiling
  • Improved Sun and Sky model
    Render your scene at the perfect light of magic hour. The Improved Sun & Sky model is more accurate, with a better looking sunrise and sunset, even as the sun dips below the horizon.
  • Optimized V-Ray Core
    V-Ray 5 offers a faster and better rendering experience.
  • New software architecture
    Much faster scene loading and scene export thanks to the newly refactored V-Ray backend.
  • Light Gen Tool
    Setup the lighting in your scene by choosing an automatically generated thumbnail in a number of environment lighting scenarios. Choose your favorite look and you’re ready to go!
  • Post-Processing Directly in V-Ray
    A new V-Ray Frame Buffer with built-in compositing, so you can make color corrections, combine render elements and save them as presets to be used in future—all without needing another app.
  • New layered V-Ray material
    The V-Ray Material now includes built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Coat makes it easy to create materials with reflective coatings like varnished wood, and Sheen makes it easy to create fabrics like silk, satin, and velvet.
  • Improved contour rendering
    The global Contours control gives you more control over linework, making it easier than ever to give your renders an illustrative look.
  • Dirt and weathering
    All that glitters is not gold… Give your SketchUp models a weathered look with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture. Add dirt and streaks anywhere—in corners or across entire surfaces.
  • New documented API
    For developers looking to create and connect tools with V-Ray for SketchUp, Chaos Group has added a new fully documented API to make it as easy as possible.


Click here to go to the download section of V-Ray for SketchUp, request your 30-day trial and be amazed by the endless possibilities!

Purchase / Upgrade

If you have become convinced of the possibilities of V-Ray 5 for SketchUp after or during your trial period, please contact one of our dedicated resellers for the possibilities:
  • Free upgrade for rental licenses and recently purchased licenses
    If you have bought V-Ray Next for SketchUp) September 1, 2020 or later, you are entitled to a free upgrade. You can download the most recent version at your personal account at www.chaosgroup.com. Your license will become active in your account automatically. Attention: in case your purchase was an upgrade, you will not receive v5 for free. In that case you need to upgrade again (see option 'Paid upgrade' below).
    If you have a valid rental license, you are also entitled to a free upgrade. You can also download the latest version from your personal page at www.chaosgroup.com. Your license will automatically appear in your account and you can get started right away!
  • Paid upgrade for V-Ray Next for SketchUp (perpetual)
    You can purchase an upgrade of your current perpetual license for V-Ray Next for SketchUp through the reseller.
    Would you prefer to switch to an annual Subscription? Check out our upcoming Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale below!
  • Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale for V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp and prior (perpetual)
    Are you still using V-Ray for SketchUp version 3 or earlier? Then you can NOT upgrade to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp anymore. That's why we offer the special Black Friday / Cyber Monday trade-in offer in the week from Friday 27 November to Friday 4 December 17:00, where you get a 20% discount on a 1-year rental license when you trade in your outdated V-Ray for SketchUp license! This offer also applies if you want to switch from V-Ray Next for SketchUp to a 1-year rental license of V-Ray 5 for SketchUp. So mark these dates on your calendar!
  • New license for new users
    Not yet using V-Ray for SketchUp and you would like to do so? Then you can purchase a new license for an indefinite period of time or for a shorter period of time (1 year or even a month).

To make use of one of the above options, please contact one of our dedicated resellers. They are happy to be at your service!

Happy Rendering!

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