Chaos V-Ray for SketchUp
Real-time and photoreal rendering in one
The ultimate solution for SketchUp rendering
V-Ray® for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photorealistic rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to create stunning architectural renders and animations.
Why choose V-Ray for rendering in SketchUp
See your designs in real-time
Seeing your Sketchup designs in real-time has never been easier. Now 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. You can also package your V-Ray Vision result for others to experience just like you did in SketchUp.
Create photorealistic renders
With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. For any project, you can see exactly how it will look. It’s as close you can come to the real thing before it’s built.
Bring your scenes to life
Employ our curated collection of smart assets — including high-quality models of furniture, accessories, vegetation and people — and stage your project with just a few clicks. The all-new Chaos Cosmos asset browser lets you easily drop render-ready 3D content right into your SketchUp scene.
Get a headstart on your next project
V-Ray comes with hundreds of ready-to-render materials that you can apply to any scene and access to an extensive library of video tutorials, free technical support, and helpful forums. V-Ray has one of the largest visualization communities, with a world of community-created content that’s readily available.
V-Ray is the ultimate power-up for SketchUp
V-Ray and SketchUp are the perfect team. SketchUp is the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software for architecture and design. And V-Ray is the world’s #1 rendering software for architectural visualization. The two together are the perfect combo to take your designs to the next level.
Compatible with SketchUp 2022
With V-Ray® 5 for SketchUp, update 2, you can craft your best work faster and present or share it in more engaging ways. The new V-Ray Decal makes it fast and easy to place materials onto surfaces without disturbing the underlying material, for everything from packaging labels to IndyCars. Quickly enrich your design with extensive entourage with the new Scatter tool—without encumbering SketchUp or V-Ray Vision. And share your V-Ray Vision results via video or interactive 3D versions of your scene.
Building terrain for your models is significantly streamlined thanks to the new scattering tool. Create detailed scenes by adding hundreds, thousands, or millions of objects and Chaos Cosmos models on any surface in an intuitive and memory-efficient way. Control their size, orientation, and density for maximum realism.
Chaos Vantage Live Link
Take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage. With Live Link, you can explore even your most complex scenes in pure ray-traced real-time with zero setup. Navigate and interact with your model’s true lighting and materials, and create animations and images with ease.
Chaos Cosmos materials
V-Ray Material improvements
More artistic control in post
Add a photographic touch when polishing your final renders with sharpen and blur in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.
Visualize your designs in real-time while you work with V-Ray® Vision. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras — all in a live real-time view of your scene. And take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage Live Link, and explore even the most complex scene in pure ray-traced real-time.
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.
Smart 3D assets
Our integrated asset library, Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready models, materials, and HDRI skies to your scene directly from the V-Ray toolbar. The Cosmos assets have automatic LoDs, accurate scale, and can be used across 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.
Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. Use the V-Ray Denoiser to denoise each render element in post-production. The NVIDIA AI Denoiser and Intel Open Image Denoise deliver instant noise-free feedback in V-Ray IPR.
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.
Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.
Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faster, cleaner and more accurate rendering in scenes containing many lights and image-based environment lighting.
Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.
Render any type of natural, artificial, or image-based lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.
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.
Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets with the help of the VR Camera types in Stereo mode.
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.
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.
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.
The V-Ray Material provides support for PBR shaders with the Metalness reflection controls.
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.
The V-Ray Material adds native support for metallic reflections (Metalness) for greater compatibility with PBR materials from applications like Substance Designer.
Add reflective coating to your material to achieve effects like varnished wood or metallic paint.
Create realistic soft fabrics like velvet, silk or satin.
Project unique materials onto objects of any shape and create effects like graffiti on a wall, markings on a road, or logos on a product.
1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
Atmospheric & volumetric effects
Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.
Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.
Realistic material light scattering and translucency.
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.
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.
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.
Scatter objects and Chaos Cosmos assets to create detailed terrains in a memory-efficient way. Use essential randomization parameters like density, size, and orientation for maximum realism.
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.
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