V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

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The ultimate visualization tool for SketchUp artists and designers.  

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

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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.

Incredible Detail

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.

Get a Headstart

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 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 leading rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.


Beyond Rendering - See What's New in V-Ray 5 for Sketchup



V-Ray 5 for Sketchup Latest Features


Real-Time Visualization with V-Ray Vision

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.

Automatic Scene Lighting

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.

Beyond Rendering

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.

New V-Ray 5 Material Library

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.

Coat Layer

Gain extra reflections on surfaces without using blend materials.

Sheen Layer

Easily simulate fabrics like velvet, satin and silk.

Built-In Bump Layer

A built-in parameter section will now allow users to adjust bump attributes.

Dirt and Weathering

New controls for aging materials with procedural streaks have been added to the VRayDirtMtl.

Line Renderings

Easily create line renderings of any project using simple material overrides.

New Sun and Sky

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.

Texture Randomization

For more realistic textures and materials, artists can now add more variety and subtle imperfections with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and improved VRayMultiSubTex controls.

Stochastic Texture Tiling

Automatically remove tiling artifacts with the new VRayUVWRandomizer.


V-Ray 5 for SketchUp update 1 key updates

Recent updates to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp include

Chaos Cosmos library 

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.

More precision in post 

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.

Faster denoising for CPU 

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. 

Transparent material reflections 

Surfaces such as glass or water now reflect other scene objects in screen space.

Improved anti-aliasing 

Finer texture details and small geometric elements like plants or facade ornaments are presented with better clarity with the new Temporal Anti-aliasing method.

Triplanar textures and randomization support 

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.