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V-Ray for SketchUp - Real-time and photoreal rendering



High-end, complete render solution for SketchUp Pro. If you choose quality, you choose V-Ray! V-Ray for SketchUp is the smartest and fastest rendering solution for SketchUp. It comes with all the lighting, shading and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animations. V-Ray for SketchUp uses the same interface as other versions of V-Ray (Revit, 3ds Max, Maya, etc.), so you could make consistent renders during your complete 3D workflow.
 

Easy to Use

Easy to learn, easy to use. V-Ray for SketchUp is designed to get you up and running in no time.

Quality

V-Ray lets you create the highest quality renders possible - directly in SketchUp.

Power

V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything - from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.

Speed

Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for SketchUp lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.

Creative Control

Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading and rendering.

Industry Standard

92 Of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.

Functions

V-Ray for SketchUp is equipped with the following functionalities to offer you the highest level of rendering.

Complete Feature List
  • NEW in v6: V-Ray & Enscape compatibility
    With V-Ray 6 it is possible to directly convert real-time scenes from Enscape and make them as photo realistic as possible. Because Enscape materials, objects, and lights are supported, all design decisions are preserved during the different design stages. This ensures flawless collaboration between designers and visualization experts.
  • NEW in v6: Procedural clouds
    Add just the right clouds to any scene without spending hours browsing through HDRI libraries. The new procedural cloud system is a flexible and memory-efficient way to create any cloudy sky and animate it for impressive timelapse presentations.
  • NEW in v6: V-Ray Enmesh
    Create complex geometric patterns on object surfaces to make panels, fences, fabrics, and more in an automated and memory-efficient way.
  • NEW in v6: Finite Dome light
    Fine-tune the scale and add depth to the environment of projects when using image-based lighting with this new V-Ray Dome Light mode.
  • NEW in v6: Distance Texture
    Vary effects such as displacement or procedural fur based on proximity for a realistic correlation between elements in a scene. Create a well-trodden path through a procedural lawn or form dark spots under downspouts.
  • NEW in v6: Iridescent material
    Easily create iridescent materials such as soap bubbles, oil spills, and more with the new Thin Film option available in the V-Ray Material.
  • NEW in v6: Asset tags
    Group assets using the new tag system in the Asset Editor to improve scene organization in complex projects.
  • NEW in v6: ACEScg Color Management
    Take advantage of a wider color palette for render output with the industry-standard ACEScg color coding system.
  • Chaos Cosmos library
    The new curated 3D content library, Chaos Cosmos, brings essential assets from categories such as people, vehicles, plants, furniture and accessories. Herewith users can stage any interior or exterior without the need to spend any time on geometry optimization or material setup—the Cosmos assets are always render-ready and deliver high-quality results.
  • V-Ray Vision
    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.
  • Light Mix
    Once your render is finished, you can interactively adjust the brightness and color of any light without having to render again.
  • 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!
  • Direct Post-Processing 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.
  • User Interface
    A designer-friendly user interface for faster workflows.
  • Material Libray
    Over 200 drag and drop materials to speed up your next projects.
  • V-Ray Swarm
    A powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast.
  • Denoiser
    Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%.
  • One-click VR
    Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.
  • Section Cuts
    Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper.
  • Aerial Perspective
    Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze.
  • Grass
    Create realistic grass, fabrics and carpets with V-Ray Fur.
  • Twin-engine Performance
    V-Ray includes two powerful rendering engines. With CPU or GPU acceleration, you can use the best engine for your project and hardware.
  • Interactive Rendering
    Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away.
  • Global Illumination
    Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with V-Ray’s powerful and fast global illumination.

  • Accurate Lights
    Render natural and artificial lighting using a wide range of built-in light types.
  • Environment Lighting
    Light your scenes using a single high-dynamic-range image (HDRI) of its environment.
  • Physical Sun & Sky
    Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location.
  • Real-world Cameras
    Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
  • Physical Materials
    Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.
  • Advanced Textures
    Create realistic and unique materials using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures.
  • Proxy Objects
    Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars and more.
  • Render Elements
    Render your scene as separate passes for more artistic control in your image-editing software.
  • Frame Buffer
    Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.
  • Network Rendering
    Use the full computing power of your network to render single or multiple images all at once.
  • V-Ray Scene Export
    Share complete, ready-to-render V-Ray 3 for SketchUp files with any V-Ray 3.4 or higher application.

Highlighted: Chaos Cosmos

Chaos Cosmos, an extensive library of hundreds of render-ready 3D assets. Users can effortlessly create lifelike context for the interior and exterior of their model by adding high-quality objects from essential categories, such as furniture, accessories, lighting, vegetation, vehicles and people.

Searching the objects is easy via the Cosmos browser. The objects are easily placed in the 3D design environment and therefore visible in any viewport. The Cosmos assets are render-ready (material & geometry optimization is therefore not required) and provide high-quality results with V-Ray, V-Ray GPU, V-Ray Vision and Chaos Vantage.

New: V-Ray 6 for SketchUp

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System Requirements

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Processor   Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM   8 GB RAM minimum – recommended 16 GB or more RAM
TCP/IP   Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is not supported yet.
Operating System   Windows® 10, Windows 11.
SketchUp   SketchUp 2019 and later
GPU   Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Ampere- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with the latest driver

 

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Processor   Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM   8 GB RAMminimum – recommended 16 GB or more RAM
TCP/IP   Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is not supported yet.
Operating System   Apple macOS 10.15 to 12
SketchUp   SketchUp 2019 and later

 

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* V-Ray GPU only works with C++/CPU devices under macOS. V-Ray GPU can still be used in distributed rendering where a macOS machine runs the CUDA engine on a CPU device together with Windows/Linux machine(s) running CUDA engine(s) on GPU devices.

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At this moment, there is no Linux version of V-Ray for SketchUp available

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

V-Ray for SketchUp History

New in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp (October 2022)
V-Ray & Enscape compatibility

With V-Ray 6 it is possible to directly convert real-time scenes from Enscape and make them as photo realistic as possible. Because Enscape materials, objects, and lights are supported, all design decisions are preserved during the different design stages. This ensures flawless collaboration between designers and visualization experts.

Procedural clouds

Add just the right clouds to any scene without spending hours browsing through HDRI libraries. The new procedural cloud system is a flexible and memory-efficient way to create any cloudy sky and animate it for impressive timelapse presentations.

V-Ray Enmesh

Create complex geometric patterns on object surfaces to make panels, fences, fabrics, and more in an automated and memory-efficient way.

Finite Dome light

Fine-tune the scale and add depth to the environment of projects when using image-based lighting with this new V-Ray Dome Light mode.

Distance Texture

Vary effects such as displacement or procedural fur based on proximity for a realistic correlation between elements in a scene. Create a well-trodden path through a procedural lawn or form dark spots under downspouts.

Better translucent materials

Render translucent materials like frosted glass or marble faster with the V-Ray Materials improved subsurface scattering mode.

Enhanced Dirt texture

Place dirt with higher precision by adding or excluding objects.

Iridescent material

Easily create iridescent materials such as soap bubbles, oil spills, and more with the new Thin Film option available in the V-Ray Material.

More accurate reflections

Metals and rough reflective materials are displayed more accurately thanks to a new energy conservation technique.

Pause your renders

Pause and resume renders at any time.

Asset tags

Group assets using the new tag system in the Asset Editor to improve scene organization in complex projects.

ACEScg Color Management

Take advantage of a wider color palette for render output with the industry-standard ACEScg color coding system.

New in V-Ray 5 for SketchUp (November 2020)
New in V-Ray Next for SketchUp (Februari 2019)
New in V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp (November 2017)
New in V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp (March 2017)
New in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp (September 2013)

Resources

Video's, manuals, tutorials and more. Everything you need to get you started with V-Ray for SketchUp.

V-RAY FOR SKETCHUP ADD-ONS

Got more out of V-Ray for SketchUp with the following add-on(s).

Laubwerk 3D Plants & Trees

Laubwerk 3D Plants & Trees

VRscans Materials

VRscans Materialen

Chaos Cloud Rendering

Chaos Cloud Rendering

V-RAY FOR SKETCHUP VIDEO'S

The newest V-Ray for SketchUp video tutorials to get you started.

V-Ray Trial

Light Gen

V-Ray Vision

Chaos Cloud

Chaos Cosmos

WEBINARS

In case you have missed it - watch the recordings of the V-Ray for SketchUp webinars here:

Introducing V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

The Power of V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

Project from Start to Finish

BOOKS

Useful reference works for a more effective and efficient use of V-Ray for SketchUp.

V-Ray for SketchUp Textbook

V-Ray for SketchUp Textbook
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