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SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D Modeling software on the market today. With V-Ray for SketchUp, users now have one of the most powerful rendering tools available to visualize their models with the utmost quality and realism. V-Ray works within the SketchUp environment allowing users to be able to efficiently incorporate the task of rendering within their current workflows.


This designer-friendly rendering solution for SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow with V-Ray RT and improved image based lighting quality with the V-Ray Dome Light. V-Ray Proxy allows for easier complex scene management with highly detailed models.


V-Ray for SketchUp works in Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS.






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V-Ray for SketchUp comes with all the lighting, shading, and rendering tools you need to create professional, photoreal imagery and animations.

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Built to handle your toughest projects and biggest scenes, V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything in SketchUp.

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Spend less time waiting and more time being creative, and deliver your best work without missing a deadline.

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V-Ray for SketchUp puts you in control. Its versatile feature set lets you pick the best approach for your scene.

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V-Ray is seamlessly integrated into SketchUp, so your workflow is fluid and smooth.

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Top artists & designers use V-Ray for SketchUp every day to create world-class images and designs.




What's new in V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp


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viewport rendering

Viewport rendering

With new Viewport rendering, you can easily select and render multiple regions at once, and quickly blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model using +/- hotkeys to control opacity.

gpu rendering

Powerful GPU rendering

Faster, more powerful GPU rendering with added support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.

hybrid rendering

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

Adaptive Lights

For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you cut render times by up to 700%.

smart ui

Smart UI

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

file manager

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

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

V-Ray Scene import

Импортирайте и рендерирайте V-Ray сцени (.vrscene) от други програми като 3ds Max, Rhino и Revit.

sunlight studies

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

New texture maps

Fine-tune the look of your scene with new gradient, color temperature and procedural noise texture maps.

2d displacement

2D displacement

Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling with optimized 2D displacement — perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.

animated proxy objects

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

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

Better viewport materials

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

better denoising

Better denoising

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



Key Features



CPU & GPU rendering modes

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.

Interactive rendering

Interactive rendering

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

global illumination

Global illumination

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

accurate lights

Accurate lights

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

environment lighting

Environment lighting

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

physical sun & sky

Physical sun & sky

Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. Now supports SketchUp sun animation.

real-world cameras

Real-world cameras

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

physical materials

Physical materials

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

proxy objects

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.



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

section cuts

Section cuts

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

v-ray denoiser

V-Ray Denoiser

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

fog & aerial perspective

Fog & Aerial perspective

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze. True 3D fog with realistic light scattering is now available.

виртуална реалност

Virtual reality

Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets.

material library

Material library

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

advanced textures

Advanced textures

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

frame buffer

Frame buffer

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

render elements

Render elements

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

v-ray 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.

поддръжка на vrscene

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.



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V-Ray for SketchUp system requirements


CPU 1 GHz processor
RAM 1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
TCP/IP Only IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit version only)

SketchUp Version 2015, 2016 or later (64-bit versions only)


Mac OS X
CPU 2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor. Power PC is not supported
RAM 1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
TCP/IP 300 MB of available disk space
Operating System Apple® Mac OS X 10.9.x or higher
SketchUp Version 2015, 2016 or later (64-bit versions only)