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V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Significant workflow optimizations & faster than ever rendering
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Introducing the next generation of rendering.

With significant workflow optimizations & faster rendering, V-Ray Next is smarter, faster and more powerful than ever.

EASY TO USE

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

QUALITY

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

POWER

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

SPEED

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

CREATIVE CONTROL

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

THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

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

WHAT'S NEW

 
V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1
Enhanced SketchUp integration. Faster interactive rendering. New, smart functionality. 
What’s new in V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1

V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1 features an improved user experience for some of your favorite V-Ray tools, faster interactive rendering and powerful new functionality to make it much easier to manage your scenes.

What’s new in V-Ray Next for SketchUp

With V-Ray Next for SketchUp we’ve boosted the speed and simplicity of SketchUp’s premier renderer. Automatic scene analysis and adaptive lighting join dozens of new features, bringing more performance to the design process.

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Deep SketchUp integration

The latest V-Ray update features even tighter integration with SketchUp. Enjoy an improved user experience for some of your favourite tools, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. What’s more, you can make material color corrections and see the effect straight away in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.

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Optimized performance

V-Ray Next for SketchUp comes with a handful of speed boosts across the board. The latest update features more responsive CPU interactive rendering when editing scene camera, lighting and materials, as well as a new Light Cache algorithm for improved animation behavior.

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Streamlined workflows

V-Ray Next, update 1 adds support for the Cryptomatte render element, which makes it easier to select objects for post-production. The V-Ray color picker also introduces a Kelvin temperature slider, which automatically provides a corresponding RGB color.

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KEY FEATURES

Rendering
CPU, GPU & Hybrid Rendering

V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.

Denoiser

Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.

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Interactive Rendering

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away. View the render result directly in the SketchUp viewport.

Render Elements

Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.

V-Ray Swarm

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

SCENE INTELLIGENCE

Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.

VIEWPORT RENDERING

This is an overlay on top of SketchUp's viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.

CRYPTOMATTE RENDER ELEMENT

Аutomatically generates and stores object- or material-based masks. It’s perfect when you need to accurately select objects in post-production.


UI
SMART ASSET EDITOR

Create, edit and manage all of your assets including lights, materials, textures, geometry and render elements all in one place. All assets are structured in an intuitive folder structure.

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.

SCENE INTERACTION TOOL

Get direct access to any level of the SketchUp hierarchy, so you can interactively adjust materials and light properties whenever an object is selected.

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.

Frame Buffer

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

UNIVERSAL ASSET PREVIEW

Preview your materials, lights, textures and render elements in a single viewer. Observe how parameter changes affect the appearance of the asset in a specific isolated setting.

MULTI-SELECTION

Select multiple scene or library assets as well as multiple toolbar filters to speed up your workflow.

TEXTURE INSTANCING

Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.


Lighting
Adaptive Lights

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

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Global Illumination

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

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Accurate Lights

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

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Sun & Sky

Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. SketchUp sun animation is supported.

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Mesh Light

Emit light from any scene object to simulate real world custom light shapes.

ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting that’s up to 7x faster. The new Adaptive Dome Light also removes the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.

LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOL

The new Lighting Analysis render element makes it easy to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.


Camera
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Real-world camera

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

Virtual Reality

Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets with the help of the VR Camera types in Stereo mode.

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Interactive lens effect

Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare and bloom for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.

AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE

Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.


Shading
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Materials

Create great looking materials or select from 500+ readily available ones in the asset library.

Material viewport display

Get an accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.

Texture Maps

Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures - Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.

VRscans

1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.


Atmospheric & volumetric effects
Environment Fog

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

Aerial Perspective

Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.

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Volumetric Materials

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.


Geometry management
V-RAY SCENE IMPORTER

Import any .vrscene file directly as a SketchUp model with correctly sized and positioned objects, proper texture placement, lights and proxy references.

Proxy Scenes

Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) as references from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.

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Proxy Objects

Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars and more or use animated proxy objects for walking people or trees blowing in the wind.

Displacement

Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling with the optimized V-Ray displacement. The 2d Displacement mode is perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.

Grass

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

Section Cuts & Clipper

Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. Convert any scene object to a clipper.

TEST THE SPEED OF V-RAY NEXT

V-Ray Benchmark lets you discover how your computer ranks alongside others.

SHOWCASE

COMPATIBLE WITH VRSCANS

Access to over 1000 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials.

PRICING

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OTHER PRICING OPTIONS

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