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V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp — Now Available

Easy to learn, easy to use. V-Ray for SketchUp is designed to get you up and running in no time.


V-Ray lets you create the highest quality renders possible – directly in SketchUp.


V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.


Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for SketchUp lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.


Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading and rendering.


92 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.

V-Ray for Sketchup Overview


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.


See what's new in V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp
Viewport rendering

Viewport rendering lets you easily select and render multiple regions at once. Quickly blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model using ‘Ctrl +/-‘ 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.

Adaptive Lights

For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 7x.

Smart UI

The entire V-Ray for SketchUp interface is now cleaner and simpler, with better support for 4K monitors.

File manager

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.

Sunlight studies

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.

2D displacement

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.

Proxy previews

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.

Better denoising

The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and settings can be refined even after you render.

Free update for V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp customers.

Now compatible with SketchUp 2018.



Access to over 600 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials.


V-Ray for SketchUp Office Architecture© Piotr Zielinski
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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Guggenheim Museum© Piotr Zielinski
Interactive rendering

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away.
New Viewport rendering now available.

V-Ray for SketchUp Denoiser
V-Ray Denoiser

Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. Now supports denoising after rendering.

V-Ray for SketchUp Interior Design© Javier Weinstein
Global illumination

Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.

V-Ray for SketchUp Accurate Lights© Piotr Zielinski
Accurate lights

Render any type of natural or artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.

V-Ray for SketchUp Environment Lightning© LAB Visualizacion
Environment lighting

Simply light your scenes with a single HDR (high-dynamic-range) image of its environment.

V-Ray for SketchUp Physical Sun & Sky© LAB Visualizacion
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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Real World Camera© LAB Visualizacion
Real-world cameras

Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.

V-Ray for SketchUp VR
Virtual reality

Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.

V-Ray for SketchUp Cafe Architecture© Piotr Zielinski
Physical materials

Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.

V-Ray for SketchUp Materials
Material library

Select from over 500 drag and drop materials to speed up your next project.

V-Ray for SketchUp Advanced Textures
Advanced textures

Create realistic and unique materials using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures.

V-Ray for SketchUp Frame Buffer
Frame buffer

Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.

V-Ray for SketchUp Render Elements
Render elements

Render your scene as separate passes for more artistic control in your image-editing software.

V-Ray for SketchUp Swarm
V-Ray Swarm

Introducing a powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.

V-Ray for SketchUp Proxy Objects© Archilime
Proxy objects

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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Grass

Create realistic grass, fabrics, and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

V-Ray for SketchUp Clipper
Section cuts

Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. Now supporting Intersection mode.

V-Ray for SketchUp Scene Export
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.

V-Ray for SketchUp is easy to use and delivers great results. You can use it to make anything – from 3D diagrams to high quality images – the possibilities are up to you.

David Santos, Lead, LAB Visualización





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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.

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