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V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 is now available. We’ve added some new features, streamlined some current ones and now V-Ray supports SketchUp 2014. We’ve also fixed a number of things, so we recommend that you update your copy of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp.

PLEASE NOTE: V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp is licensed with a hardware key (dongle).


Product Overview

V-Ray for SketchUp provides designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes. This designer-friendly rendering solution for Sketch-Up features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow with V-Ray RT and improved image-based lighting quality with V-Ray Dome Light. Improvements have also been made to V-Ray Proxy which allows for easier complex scene management of highly detailed models.

What's New in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP1?

• Support for SketchUp 2014.
• Batch Render Tool – Render all SketchUp scene tabs with a single click.

Check out the full list of improvements in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP1.


V-Ray for SketchUp Key Features

V-Ray for SketchUp has a rich set of features, making high quality visualization fast and easy. Here are some of the key features:

V-Ray RT CPU & GPU - This revolutionary rendering engine streamlines scene setup and provides instant visual feedback directly in SketchUp for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions. It’s fast and seamless to transition between V-Ray RT and production rendering.


Dome Light - Creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using importance sampling of HDR images. This technique greatly optimizes light tracing and global illumination precision.


V-Ray Proxy - Manages scene memory and efficiently renders large amounts of geometry to increase detail in complex scenes. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render time, which saves vital RAM resources.


Check out the full list of features.

Pricing & Upgrade policy

Chaos Group products are licensed per machine. With one V-Ray for SketchUp license you can run V-Ray GUI and the V-Ray toolset within SketchUp. In addition to rendering on your main machine, you can also use distributed rendering on up to 10 render slaves.

To provide optimum security, reliability and portability, Chaos Group requires a hardware key to license its software. This hardware security key protects the V-Ray License from computer malfunctions, routine hardware maintenance and equipment changes. The hardware key also allows use of V-Ray on multiple machines.

It is important to note that the hardware key is not a node-locked device. The V-Ray License Server is a floating license system, allowing multiple users to check out a license up to the maximum concurrent number of licenses available.

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers have the option to purchase a new hardware key or install the license on an existing one.

Suggested retail price of a single new license of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp:

Product USD EUR GBP
V-Ray for SketchUp 800 580 500
Upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp 320 230 200

Note: Prices do not include dongle/VAT/shipping.

* Users who purchased a new V-Ray for SketchUp license between April 15, 2013 and September 15, 2013 will be eligible for a free upgrade.


System Requirements

WINDOWS
•  1 GHz processor
•  1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
•  16 GB of total hard disk space
•  300 MB of available disk space

MACOSX
•  2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor. Power PC is not supported
•  1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
•  300 MB of available disk space


Supported platforms:

V-Ray for SketchUp runs only on:
•  SketchUp 8, 2013, or 2014
•  Windows Vista
•  Windows 7
•  Windows 8
•  Mac OS X 10.6 and up

Virtualization systems such as VMWare and Parallels are not recommended.
The use of imaged machines is not recommended due to the fact that the licensing is hardware dependent.


V-RAY FOR SKETCHUP USERS MIGRATION POLICY TO CHAOS GROUP SERVICES
(Applicable to ASGVIS customers who purchased V-Ray for SketchUp before May 27, 2011)



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