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V-RAY FOR SKETCHUP — KEY FEATURES

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Rendering

Real-time rendering

With V-Ray Vision*, you can visualize your designs in real-time while you work in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras—all in a live real-time view of your scene.

*V-Ray Vision for MacOS will be supported in an upcoming release.

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.

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.

V-Ray Swarm

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

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.

V-Ray Color Picker

A powerful color-picker allowing you to choose the exact color you need with the right hue and saturation. Provides RGB color values and a Kelvin temperature slider corresponding to every color slot.

V-Ray Frame Buffer

Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, render elements 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.

Lighting

Light Gen

Light Gen is a new V-Ray tool that automatically generates thumbnails of your SketchUp scene each one presenting a unique lighting scenario. Choose your favorite look and you’re ready to render.

Light Mixing

Adjust the lights in your scene even after you render. With Light Mix, once your scene is rendered, you can interactively adjust the brightness and color of any light without having to render again.

Adaptive Lights

Faster, cleaner and more accurate rendering in scenes containing many lights and image-based environment lighting.

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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, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.

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Sun & Sky

Simulate realistic daylight, sunrise and sunset, even as the sun dips below the horizon, for any time and location. SketchUp sun animation is supported.

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, bloom and procedurally generated dust and scratches 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

Materials

Create great looking materials or select from 500+ readily available ones in the asset library. From multilayered car paint to accurate subsurface scattering, you can create any imaginable material.

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.

Metalness

The V-Ray Material provides support for PBR shaders with the Metalness reflection controls.

Randomizer

To create more realistic materials, we’ve added new tools that randomize textures and colors. The VRayUVWRandomizer lets you randomize texture coordinates and includes Stochastic Tiling that automatically fixes repeating textures.

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.

Volumetric Materials

Realistic material light scattering and translucency.

Geometry Management

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Proxy Geometry

Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars. Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) as references from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.

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.

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.

Render elements

Render Elements

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

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.

Looking for what's new in V-Ray 5?

Visit our What’s New page to stay up-to-date with our latest feature additions