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The ultimate solution for SketchUp rendering.

V-Ray® for SketchUp 3D rendering software is designed for every designer, architect, or creator who needs a realistic visualization of their idea. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to create stunning photorealistic renders and animations of your SketchUp models.

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Real-time visualization
Explore your designs in real-time and make decisions on the fly.

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Easy cloud rendering and collaboration
Render to the cloud with a push of a button.

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Extra render power
Get the most from your distributed and network rendering.

Why choose V-Ray for rendering in SketchUp?

V-Ray is a powerful SketchUp rendering plugin that empowers architects and designers to efficiently design and communicate their ideas. This rendering software offers a wide range of features for creating high-quality photorealistic images and animations, making it an ideal tool for creating everything from early design concepts to polished marketing materials.

V-Ray is also designed to work seamlessly with SketchUp, making it easy to integrate into your existing 3D workflow. This allows you to quickly and easily create stunning renders of your SketchUp models without switching between different software programs.

Here are just a few of the reasons for trusting V-Ray rendering software for your architectural visualizations.

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Create photorealistic renders.

With rendering features such as 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 as you can come to the real thing before it’s built.

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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.

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Enhanced compatibility with Enscape. Faster viz workflows.

Save time from recreating designs from scratch and from challenging communication with designers. You can now import real-time Enscape scenes in V-Ray to continue fine-tuning the project ensuring its visualization accuracy and original design intent. 

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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.

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How to create a SketchUp rendering with V-Ray

With V-Ray for SketchUp, we've made creating high-quality renders as easy as modeling in SketchUp itself. Install the software, which has an easy-to-use interface just like SketchUp's, and you can jump straight into the fun stuff like setting up your camera and lighting. Once you get to know V-Ray, you can make use of its seriously impressive feature set, and create great renders and emotionally compelling scenes.

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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. Put them together and you've got the perfect combo to take your SketchUp model to the next level.

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See what's new.

V-Ray 6 for SketchUp  — now available for SketchUp 2024.

V-Ray 6 is better than ever. The latest update brings a multitude of improvements to enhance your user experience and expedite workflows. We've improved V-Ray to simplify your design process with new scattering features for easy scene setup, seamless .vrscene imports from various applications, and faster job submissions to Chaos Cloud.

And more.

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Archilime renders eco-friendly oasis for Koto Design

Learn how Archilime's creative team leveraged V-Ray 6 for SketchUp's new features, using the rendering power of NVIDIA RTX GPUs and the flexibility of a Lenovo P1 laptop, to produce a gorgeous set of images and an animation showcasing a sustainable prefabricated home designed by renowned architects Koto Design.

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