V-Ray for SketchUp

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V-Ray for SketchUp

V-Ray for SketchUp now supports the new SketchUp 2016. Download the latest update here.

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 SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow with V-Ray RT and improved image based lighting quality with the V-Ray Dome Light. V-Ray Proxy allows for easier complex scene management with highly detailed models.

What's New?

Skatter Support – V-Ray for SketchUp now fully supports the new Skatter Extension for randomly placing vegetation and other objects in a scene. You now have the power to create anything in V-Ray for SketchUp!
• ArchVision for SketchUp Support – With V-Ray support of the new ArchVision for SketchUp extension you now have an extensive library of content at your fingertips for all of your rendering needs. Simply add them to your scene anywhere you like.
• Improved Animation – V-Ray now renders Animations more with more stability than ever before!
• Improved Batch Rendering – V-Ray now allows users a more stable experience when rendering multiple single frames using the batch render tool!

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 in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp. Don’t forget to check out our growing list of tutorials.

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:

V-Ray for SketchUp 800 580 500
Upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp 320 230 200

Crossgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp from all supported platforms is possible. Please, contact our sales team at for details.

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

Educational customers, please email for SP2 update information.

System Requirements

•  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

•  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:

•  SketchUp 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
•  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.

(Applicable to ASGVIS customers who purchased V-Ray for SketchUp before May 27, 2011)

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