V-Ray for SkethUp Beta


V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Beta Program

Artists, architects and designers always want their software to do more. More detail, more speed, more quality. With the announcement of V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Open Beta our users now have the biggest expansion to SketchUp’s rendering capabilities right at their fingertips.

This massive upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp includes a series of new feature introductions that enhance visualization workflow and render quality (V-Ray RT®, V-Ray Dome Light) and streamline scene complexity (V-Ray Proxy).

For the full list of features, click here.

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“V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp should be part of every designer’s digital toolset; it’s fast, simple, and seamlessly integrated, which allows you to explore ideas without leaving the application. The recent addition of V-Ray RT gives me instant feedback on my lighting, while V-Ray Dome Lights lets me push the quality of my renders to a whole new level. As a long time user, it’s pretty exciting.”

Jorge Barrero, Senior Associate, Gensler

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“V-Ray for SketchUp is phenomenal, and the ability to control lights by layers is genius! Now I can produce different lighting scenarios based on scene tabs. It’s like Chaos Group looked at SketchUp’s strengths and decided to build my favorite V-Ray features on top of them.”

Ramy Hanna, Partner and 3D Artist, Tiltpixel

V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Key Features


V-Ray RT - This CPU-supported rendering engine streamlines scene setup and provides instant visual feedback directly in SketchUp for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions.

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

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Lights as Components – V-Ray lights can now be part of a SketchUp component, making the process of changing the design and settings of multiple lights at once much easier.

Sphere Light – Creates spherically shaped area lights.


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

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For the full list of features, click here.

To help you get started with V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp, take a look at our new set of tutorials:

•   Rendering an Interior Scene
•   Rendering an Exterior Scene
•   Basic Materials
•   Reflective Materials
•   Refractive Materials
•   Image Based Lighting with the Dome Light
•   Creating and using V-Ray Proxies

The V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Beta Program is now closed. The official release is coming soon!

V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp ADV 800 580 500
Upgrade to V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp ADV 320 230 200
V-Ray 1.6 Academic for SketchUp 250 180 160
Bundle of 30 V-Ray 1.6 Academic for SketchUp 850 610 530

*Users who purchased V-Ray for SketchUp between April 15th, 2013 and the official release date will be eligible for a free upgrade

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