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V-Ray for SketchUp© David Santos
V-Ray for SketchUp© David Santos

V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Significant workflow optimizations & faster than ever rendering

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 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.


Compatible with SketchUp 2019

Streamlined workflow

Powerful asset management

Streamline your workflow and keep track of your entire scene quickly and easily with the new and improved asset management tools in V-Ray Next for SketchUp. You can now search, select and preview assets — including full material setups — all from one location.

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Deep SketchUp connection

In addition to rendering, V-Ray Next for SketchUp adds new and improved tools to help you manage your scene, customize your viewport styles, and import V-Ray scenes from other 3D applications. And to expand your toolkit further, it includes improved network rendering and a new V-Ray toolbar to make it easy to access all your favorite tools.

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Efficient render control

The new intuitive camera settings make it easy to render your next masterpiece with V-Ray Next for SketchUp. The updated layout for the camera controls let you manipulate the quick and advanced parameters at the same time. You can now specify custom pixel resolutions without bothering with the aspect ratio.

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New materials and textures

Now in V-Ray Next for SketchUp, the standard V-Ray Material is compatible with PBR metallic reflections that are popular in game engines and other tools such as Substance Designer. And for even greater control, you can also remap the RGB or HSV values of any texture.

Scene Intelligence

Optimized performance

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Automatic exposure and white balance

With the new Automatic Exposure option, V-Ray now uses adaptive learning techniques to help you render a perfectly exposed image each time. You can also rely on the new Automatic White Balance feature to automatically remove any warm or cold light tint coming from the sun or skylight.

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Adaptive Dome Light

Adaptive Dome Light can automatically increase your render speed up to 7x faster depending on the scene. The ADL is exceptionally fast when working with interiors, and removes the need to add Portal Lights at windows and openings.

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Faster rendering

Render twice as fast with V-Ray Next for SketchUp. Speed and performance optimizations mean faster rendering. Plus, enjoy quicker-than-ever renders with additional GPU-ready features and improved Cloud compatibility.

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AI denoiser

With the new NVIDIA AI Denoiser, you can instantly remove noise while you render. And with the improved V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element for even more control in post-production.



Simple, fast cloud rendering. Seamlessly integrated with V-Ray for SketchUp.


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. View the render result directly in the SketchUp viewport.

CPU, GPU & Hybrid Rendering

V-Ray includes two powerful renderers in one. With CPU or GPU acceleration, you can use the best engine for your project and hardware. Hybrid GPU+CPU rendering is available too.

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V-Ray for SketchUp Denoiser
V-Ray Denoiser

Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. You can refine denoising after you render too.

V-Ray for SketchUp Swarm
V-Ray Swarm

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

V-Ray for SketchUp Render Elements
Render Elements

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

Smart UI

V-Ray for SketchUp interface is clean and simple, with 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.

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 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 Accurate Lights© Piotr Zielinski
Accurate Lights

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

Adaptive Lights

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

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

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

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

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

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Mesh Light

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

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

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 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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Cafe Architecture© Piotr Zielinski

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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Materials

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

Atmospheric and 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 for SketchUp Scene Export
Proxy Scenes

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

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 or use animated proxy objects for walking people or trees blowing in the wind.


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.

V-Ray for SketchUp Grass

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

V-Ray for SketchUp Clipper
Section Cuts & Clipper

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


Access to over 650 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials.




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