V-Ray for SketchUp
V-Ray for SketchUp provides designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes.
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.
Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading and rendering.
THE INDUSTRY STANDARD
92 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.
SKETCHUP’S MOST POWERFUL RENDERING PLUGIN
With a full suite of creative tools, V-Ray lets you render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.
QUICK START: INTRO
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is a brand new rendering experience redesigned from the ground up. The new user interface is clean and simple. With quick presets and streamlined controls you can focus on being creative, without worrying about the technical stuff.
See what’s new in V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp
POWERFUL GPU RENDERING
Faster, more powerful GPU rendering with added support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.
HYBRID GPU+CPU RENDERING
V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA can take full advantage of all available hardware, including CPUs and GPUs.
For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you cut render times by up to 700%.
The entire V-Ray for SketchUp interface is now cleaner and simpler, with better support for 4K monitors.
Manage all of your scene files in one place. Set file paths, create scene archives, and keep track of assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.
V-RAY COLOR PICKER
New color picker that’s simple and powerful. Select color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.
V-RAY SCENE IMPORT
Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.
Create sunlight & shadow studies with SketchUp sun animation.
Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.
NEW TEXTURE MAPS
Fine-tune the look of your scene with new gradient, color temperature and procedural noise texture maps.
Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling with optimized 2D displacement — perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.
ANIMATED PROXY OBJECTS
Easily add pre-animated 3D objects like walking people and trees blowing in the wind with animated V-Ray proxies.
Control the look of V-Ray proxies in the SketchUp viewport. Select from Whole mesh, Bounding box, Point (Origin), and the new low poly Proxy preview mode.
BETTER VIEWPORT MATERIALS
Get a more accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.
The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and you can refine settings even after you render.
CPU & GPU RENDERING MODES
V-Ray includes two powerful renderers in one. With CPU or GPU acceleration, you can use the best engine for your project and hardware. New Hybrid GPU+CPU rendering now available.
Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away.
New Viewport rendering now available.
Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. Now supports denoising after rendering.
Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.
Render any type of natural or artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.
Simply light your scenes with a single HDR (high-dynamic-range) image of its environment.
PHYSICAL SUN & SKY
Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. Now supports SketchUp sun animation.
FOG & AERIAL PERSPECTIVE
Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze. True 3D fog with realistic light scattering is now available.
Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.
Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.
Select from over 500 drag and drop materials to speed up your next project.
Create realistic and unique materials using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures.
Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.
Render your scene as separate passes for more artistic control in your image-editing software.
Introducing a powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.
Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars and more. Now supporting animated proxy objects.
Create realistic grass, fabrics, and carpet with V-Ray Fur.
Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. Now supporting Intersection mode.
V-RAY SCENE SUPPORT
Export complete scenes from V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp and render with other V-Ray 3.4 (or higher) applications. Now in V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, import and render V-Ray Scene (.vrscene) files from 3ds Max, Rhino and Revit.
V-Ray for SketchUp is easy to use and delivers great results. You can use it to make anything – from 3D diagrams to high quality images – the possibilities are up to you.