V-Ray for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp – Out Now! 

WHAT’S NEW

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.

The ultimate visualization solution
for SketchUp artists and designers.

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.

*V-Ray Vision for MacOS will be supported in an upcoming release.

Rendering that’s as real as it gets.

With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. For any project, you can see exactly how it will look. It’s as close you can come to the real thing before it’s built.

Get a headstart on your next project. as real as it gets.

V-Ray comes with hundreds of ready-to-render materials that you can apply to any scene and access to an extensive library of video tutorials , free technical support, andhelpful forums. V-Ray has one of the largest visualization communities, with a world of 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 #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.

KEY FEATURES IN V-RAY 5 FOR SKETCHUP


Visualize designs in real-time. 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. And when you’re ready for photo quality renders,
V-Ray is ready to go.


Lighting made easy. Adjust the lights in your scene even
after you render. With Light Mix, once your scene is rendered,
you can interactively adjust the brightness and color of any
light without having to render again.


Add randomness for realism. To create more realistic
materials, we’ve added new tools that randomize textures
and colors. The VRayUVWRandomizer lets you randomize
texture coordinates and includes Stochastic Tiling that
automatically fixes repeating textures. Built-in controls
have also been added to the VRayMultiSubTex material to
randomize colors.


Improved Sun and Sky model. Render your scene at the
perfect light of magic hour. The Improved Sun & Sky model
is more accurate, with a better looking sunrise and sunset,
even as the sun dips below the horizon.


Optimized V-Ray Core. V-Ray 5 is our fastest and best
rendering experience yet.


New software architecture. Much faster scene loading and
scene export thanks to the newly refactored V-Ray backend.

See your designs in their best light. Light Gen is a new
V-Ray tool that automatically generates thumbnails of
your SketchUp scene in a number of environment lighting
scenarios. Choose your favorite look and you’re ready to
render.


Post-process your renders right in V-Ray. V-Ray 5 features
a new V-Ray Frame Buffer. With built-in compositing, you
can make color corrections, combine render elements
and save them as presets to be used in future—all without
needing another app.


New layered V-Ray material. The V-Ray Material now
includes built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Coat makes it easy
to create materials with reflective coatings like varnished
wood, and Sheen makes it easy to create fabrics like silk,
satin, and velvet.


Improved contour rendering. The global Contours control
gives you more control over linework, making it easier than
ever to give your renders an illustrative look.


Dirt and weathering. Give your SketchUp models a weathered
look with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture. Add dirt and streaks
anywhere—in corners or across entire surfaces.


New documented API. For developers looking to create
and connect tools with V-Ray for SketchUp, we’ve added a
new fully documented API to make it as easy as possible.

SketchUp 2021 support, better user experience, NVIDIA RTX support and more!

System Requirements

Supported platforms: SketchUp® 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
Supported on Windows®  8.1, 10 ; Apple® Mac OS® X 10.10 or higher.

Please note that V-Ray for SketchUp version 2.0 and earlier are no longer supported.

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