The ultimate visualization tool for SketchUp artists and designers.
V-Ray is an industry-standard rendering solution for VFX, games, product design, ArchViz, and automotive artists.
See your Sketchup designs come to life in real-time – with V-Ray Vision you can visualize your work directly in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras — all in a live real-time view of your scene.
With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray for Sketchup is as real as it gets. See what your creation looks like before construction even begins.
V-Ray for Sketchup comes with hundreds of ready-to-render materials that you can apply to any scene, along with access to an extensive library of video tutorials, technical support, and forums. V-Ray has one of the largest visualization communities in the world, with community-created content that’s readily available.
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 leading rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.
V-Ray Vision was designed to serve everything that comes before a final render, helping users work through new ideas and client feedback before they move on to total photorealism. Whether designers want to move their model, apply materials or set up lights and cameras, V-Ray Vision will display it all in the moment, offering a real-time view of the scene that updates as you work. Incredibly fast, V-Ray Vision can also quickly snapshot images or output animated sequences, allowing users to share their work with stakeholders.
With the new Light Gen tool, SketchUp users can rapidly explore a variety of lighting possibilities and select the best look for their scene. Light Gen will automatically generate dozens of physically based lighting variations for each project, helping it illuminate exteriors and interiors using V-Ray’s Sun & Sky system and a wealth of included HDRI images. Each preset also factors in real-world lighting conditions, so new lights blend perfectly as they are added by the user.
The redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) now includes some of V-Ray 5’s most user-friendly features, making it easy to bring a personal touch to any rendering.
With Light Mix, users can interactively change the color and brightness of any light without rendering again, creating multiple lighting scenarios from a single render. Image adjustments like exposure control, color balance and color corrections can also be added, replacing the need for external image editing tools. For extra control, render layers can be combined using the Layer Compositor to create more nuanced designs, or even saved as presets for later use.
The popular V-Ray material library has been expanded and upgraded with V-Ray 5’s new layering controls and texture randomization features. Texture resolutions have also been increased to 4K.
Gain extra reflections on surfaces without using blend materials.
Easily simulate fabrics like velvet, satin and silk.
A built-in parameter section will now allow users to adjust bump attributes.
New controls for aging materials with procedural streaks have been added to the VRayDirtMtl.
Easily create line renderings of any project using simple material overrides.
Improves accuracy when the sun is at the horizon, including the magic hours right before sunrise and after sunset. New controls have also been added to allow users to easily customize the sun position.
For more realistic textures and materials, artists can now add more variety and subtle imperfections with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and improved VRayMultiSubTex controls.
Automatically remove tiling artifacts with the new VRayUVWRandomizer.
Recent updates to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp include
The new curated 3D content library with carefully selected assets from categories such as people, vehicles, plants, furniture and accessories, you can stage any interior or exterior. Searchable through the new Cosmos browser, the assets can easily be placed anywhere in the SketchUp scene and will be visible through any viewport. You don’t need to spend any time on geometry optimization or material setup—the Cosmos assets are always render-ready and deliver high-quality results.
Any mask render element from V-Ray can be used to select and color correct specific areas of the rendered image directly in the VFB.
The new Open Image Denoise engine is perfect for interactive rendering. As it runs on any CPU configuration, users are not constrained to specific hardware.
Surfaces such as glass or water now reflect other scene objects in screen space.
Finer texture details and small geometric elements like plants or facade ornaments are presented with better clarity with the new Temporal Anti-aliasing method.
Take advantage of the Triplanar texture projection and Stochastic texture randomization features in Vision. Soft Sun shadows Objects cast soft shadows depending on the Sun Light size multiplier when the new highquality shadows mode is enabled.