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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 version 3.x versions of V-Ray (Revit, 3ds Max, Maya, etc.), so you could make consistent renders during your complete 3D workflow.



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Easy to Use

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


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


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


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.


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

Complete Feature List
  • 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.



System Requirements


Processor   1e Generation Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM   4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap file minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
TCP/IP   Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is not supported yet.
Operating System   Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
SketchUp   SketchUp 2016 (64-bit), 2017, 2018 and 2019
GPU   Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta- and Turing-based NVIDIA card(s) with the latest driver or at least version 411.31


Video card

* If you are considering a new machine, please pay attention to the video card. We recommend Maxwell, Pascal, Volta and Turing based nVidia cards. These cards are supported by the developer and have good quality drivers.


Processor   1e Generation Intel® Core™ or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support (x64)
RAM   4 GB RAM and 4 GB swap file minimum – recommended 8 GB or more RAM, 8 GB or more swap file
TCP/IP   Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is not supported yet.
Operating System   Apple macOS 10.9 or higher
SketchUp   SketchUp 2016 (64-bit), 2017, 2018 and 2019


Video card

* 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.


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



Commercial Licenses

V-Ray Next for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 Render Node (1 seat)
V-Ray 5 Render Node (5-pack)
V-Ray 5 Render Node (10-pack)
V-Ray 5 Render Node (20-pack)
V-Ray 5 Render Node (50-pack)
V-Ray 5 Render Node (100-pack)

€ 710,- excl. VAT

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Rental Licenses
Upgrade Licenses
Educational Licenses


You can buy V-Ray for SketchUp through one of our dedicated resellers:

V-Ray for SketchUp History

New in V-Ray Next for SketchUp (Februari 2019)
  • SketchUp Pro 2019 Support
    V-Ray Next for SketchUp supports the latest version of SketchUp Pro, version 2019.
  • Powerful Scene Intelligence
    Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering — so you get the best quality in less time.
  • Adaptive Dome Light
    Faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based environment lighting. Up to 7x faster than before.
  • NVIDIA AI Denoiser
    Instantly remove noise while rendering. Based on AI-accelerated denoising technology by NVIDIA.
  • 2x Faster Rendering
    Faster rendering with GPU-ready features.
  • Powerfull Asset Management
    Search, select and preview assets (including material setups) all from one location.
  • A Deep SketchUp Connection
    Better scene management and import V-Ray Scenes from other 3D applications.
  • Efficient Render Control
    The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance controls will help you get a perfect image every time!
  • New Masking Methods
    Render masks for objects based on RGB colors or material IDs.
  • New Materials and Textures
    The standard V-Ray Material is compatible with PBR metallic reflections that are popular in game engines and other tools such as Substance Designer.
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)


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


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


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






Night Scene


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

Project from Start to Finish

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp


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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