Supported platforms: SketchUp® 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Supported on Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 10, 64-bit versions; Apple® Mac OS® X 10.9 or higher.
Please note that V-Ray for SketchUp version 1.49 and earlier are no longer supported.
V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp
V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is a brand new rendering experience, redesigned from the ground up. The new clean and simple user interface have quick presets and streamlined controls so you can focus on being creative, without worrying about the technical stuff. Now, it’s faster and easier than ever to create great looking renders right in SketchUp.
V-Ray 3 is the smartest and fastest rendering solution for SketchUp. Its twin-engine rendering architecture is built to take full advantage of the latest CPU and GPU computing technology. 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.
With new Viewport rendering, you can easily select and render multiple regions at once and quickly blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model using +/- hotkeys to control opacity.
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.
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.
Now compatible with real-world scanned materials from VRscans, a subscription service that provides access to a library of over 600 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials.
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.
Free 30-Day Trial
Users can try V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp free for 30 days even if they have previously downloaded a V-Ray for SketchUp trial! Please note, the offer is only valid for trial users who haven’t purchased a commercial license, and for users with NFR or EDU licenses.
Please note that with the launch of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, we will no longer support V-Ray 1.49 for SketchUp. V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp will not support SketchUp 2017.
V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp is a free update for all V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp customers.
Our new License Server introduces flexible licensing for all Chaos Group products, without the need for any physical devices to be plugged into the machine. The license can be activated or released in a floating license environment. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp is available through a new streamlined installer combining installations for SketchUp 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In addition to our standard perpetual licenses, Chaos Group offers two new types of rental licenses: