V-RAY 5 FOR SKETCHUP

Real-time and photoreal rendering in one

The ultimate visualization solution for SketchUp artists and designers.

V-Ray for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish.

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See your designs in real-time.

Seeing your Sketchup designs in real-time has never been easier. Now with V-Ray Vision, you can visualize your designs in real-time while you work in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras — all in a live real-time view of your scene.

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V-Ray is the ultimate power-up for SketchUp.

V-Ray and SketchUp are the perfect team. SketchUp is the world's most widely used 3D modeling software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world's #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.

Go beyond rendering.

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp lets you do more in your renderer than ever before. See your designs in real-time with V-Ray Vision*. Light scenes automatically with Light Gen. Relight your renders instantly with Light Mix. And fine-tune and finish your images without a separate app.

 

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"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."

David Santos
Lead, LAB Visualización

""It doesn’t take long for us to get newstaff up and running with the SketchUp and V-Ray workflow.""

Alex Hogrefe

""In my case, SketchupPro + V-Ray was definitely a smart investment, I can't imagine doing my job without it.""

Hrvoje Ljubičić
Interior designer and custom furniture builder

V-Ray Overview

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.

THE INDUSTRY STANDART

95 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.

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V-Ray Key Features

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CPU, GPU & HYBRID RENDERING

V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super-fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.

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DENOISER

Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.

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INTERACTIVE RENDERING

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away. View the render result directly in the SketchUp viewport.

V-Ray Key Features

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RENDER ELEMENTS

Choose from many unique beauty, utility, and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

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V-RAY SWARM

Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.

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CHAOS CLOUD

No hardware to configure. No virtual machines to set up. Click render and Chaos Cloud takes care of the rest.

V-Ray Key Features

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SCENE INTELLIGENCE

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.

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VIEWPORT RENDERING

This is an overlay on top of SketchUp’s viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.

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CRYPTOMATTE RENDER ELEMENT

Аutomatically generates and stores object- or material-based masks. It’s perfect when you need to accurately select objects in post-production.

V-Ray Key Features

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SMART ASSET EDITOR

Create, edit, and manage all of your assets including lights, materials, textures, geometry, and render elements all in one place. All assets are structured in an intuitive folder structure.

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FILE MANAGER

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.

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SCENE INTERACTION TOOL

Get direct access to any level of the SketchUp hierarchy, so you can interactively adjust materials and light properties whenever an object is selected.

V-Ray Key Features

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V-RAY COLOR PICKER

A powerful color picker, which provides RGB color values and a corresponding Kelvin temperature slider allowing you to save and modify temperature values for every color slot.

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FRAME BUFFER

Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more, directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.

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UNIVERSAL ASSET PREVIEW

Preview your materials, lights, textures, and render elements in a single viewer. Observe how parameter changes affect the appearance of the asset in a specific isolated setting.

V-Ray Key Features

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MULTI-SELECTION

Select multiple scenes or library assets as well as multiple toolbar filters to speed up your workflow.

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TEXTURE INSTANCING

Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.

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ADAPTIVE LIGHTS

For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 7x.

V-Ray Key Features

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GLOBAL ILLUMINATION

Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.

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ACCURATE LIGHTS

Render any type of natural or artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.

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SUN & SKY

Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. SketchUp sun animation is supported.

V-Ray Key Features

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MESH LIGHT

Emit light from any scene object to simulate real-world custom light shapes.

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ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Render faster, cleaner, and more accurate image-based lighting that’s up to 7x faster. The new Adaptive Dome Light also removes the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.

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LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOL

The new Lighting Analysis render element makes it easy to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.

V-Ray Key Features

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REAL-WORLD CAMERA

Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field, and more.

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VIRTUAL REALITY

Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets with the help of the VR Camera types in Stereo mode.

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INTERACTIVE LENS EFFECT

Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare, bloom, and procedurally generated dust and scratches for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

V-Ray Key Features

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AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE

Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.

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MATERIALS

Create great-looking materials or select from 500+ readily available ones in the asset library.

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MATERIAL VIEWPORT DISPLAY

Get an accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.

V-Ray Key Features

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TEXTURE MAPS

Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures – Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.

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VRSCANS

1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.

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ENVIRONMENT FOG

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

V-Ray Key Features

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AERIAL PERSPECTIVE

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

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VOLUMETRIC MATERIALS

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

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V-RAY SCENE IMPORTER

Import any .vrscene file directly as a SketchUp model with correctly sized and positioned objects, proper texture placement, lights, and proxy references.

V-Ray Key Features

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PROXY OBJECTS

Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars, and more, or use animated proxy objects for walking people or trees blowing in the wind.

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GRASS

Create realistic grass, fabrics, and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

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SECTION CUTS & CLIPPER

Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. Convert any scene object to a clipper.

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TOP RECOMMENDATIONS from top experts

Ivan Borov

Interior Designer | 3Dea Design Studio

SketchUp is my “Swiss army knife” for Design. In our studio, we use it every day. It simplifies work-flow in many ways. We use it for plot & survey, design ideas, concept sketches, mock-ups, etc. I’m using a licensed product because I really respect the work of the SketchUp team, besides – you have great customer support.

Stoyan Nachev

Landscape Architect | Viridis Landscape Architects

In our practice, we use SketchUp on daily basis. It allows us to execute our ideas with great quality and speed. Thanks to LayOut we create documentation, based directly on the 3D model. Furthermore, V-Ray for SketchUp is an amazing addition when we need photorealistic renderings.

Teodor Rachev

Interior Designer | Creative Industries Academy

SketchUp in combination with V-Ray is the ultimate creative machine. It gives you the opportunity not only to be as precise as you need to be in your architecture work but also can help you unleash your creativity. I believe there is no faster and funnier way to visualize ANYTHING. Simple, efficient, powerful, and with no quality compromises.

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