Discover What's New in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp, Update 1

June 02, 2023 3 min read

Discover What's New in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp, Update 1

V-Ray 6 for SketchUp, update 1 enables users to add even more realism to their designs, fine-tune their renders and collaborate better than ever.

Key features in V-Ray 6 for SketchUp update 1 include:

Better V-Ray & Enscape Compatibility
The latest update allows you to seamlessly transfer your Enscape clouds to V-Ray, preserving their exact visual appearance. Now, you can effortlessly bring your Enscape creations into V-Ray and maintain the same level of realism and detail. It is also simple to transfer Enscape's exposure and environment settings to V-Ray. This ensures a smooth transition and allows you to continue building on your design while reaching the highest level of photorealism possible.

Decal Cylindrical Projection
Easily add anything from stickers and labels to different kinds of the surface curvature of bottles, jars, cups, cans, or any other cylindrical object. Match the Decal’s projection to the curve of the object’s surface in just a few clicks. You can also automatically size the decal based on a texture from various sources.

Decal Additive Bump and Displacement
Blend surface and decal bumps in no time. Try lifelike stickers, labels, embossed logos, lettering, or any other bumpy surface.

Decal Displacement
Use V-Ray Decal to add displacement to any surface. Achieve realistic cracked walls, rocks, corroded metal, embossed lettering, and more.

Improved Procedural Clouds
With the introduction of the V-Ray Sky contrails layer, you now have the ability to simulate airplane contrails in your design.

Enhanced V-Ray Material
Create emissive and semi-emissive materials in no time with the new selfillumination parameters added to the Generic V-Ray material.

Extended Animations
Create and render cutaway animation while respecting object visibility.

Access to More Assets
Now, you can browse and import Enmesh presets from Chaos Cosmos and enrich your projects with even more readymade patterns.

V-Ray GPU - Mesh Clipper Support
Mesh clippers are now fully supported by the GPU engine — both CUDA and RTX. 

Masking for Lens Effects
Post-production control has been boosted with masking support for Lens Effects.

V-Ray Light Material Post-Processing
Fine-tune V-Ray Emissive Materials using LightMix. With more control than ever before, you can now edit self-illuminating objects in your scene — even after you’ve rendered.

Panorama Image Preview
Explore and refine your 360° spherical renders directly within the V-Ray Frame Buffer. When in panorama mode, the preview output is presented as a mono image, making it simple to make edits.

Cloud Collaboration Visual Annotations.
You can now add lines, arrows, and many more figures to communicate your ideas.

Cloud Collaboration Versioning
Upload and share different versions of your files for review. Allow teammates and clients to compare and critique your work for a smoother decision-making process.

V-Ray is now available in three plans: Solo, Premium, and Enterprise.
The Solo plan gives independent artists and freelancers an affordable and full-featured solution for rendering on one computer.
The Premium plan is perfect for those who need access to floating licenses and Chaos companion products such as Phoenix, Player, Scans, and Vantage.
The Enterprise plan is ideal for large studios considering volume purchases. 

Users can now render with V-Ray in any host application and benefit from the powerful suite of Chaos products and services with just a single license. Each of the new plans (Solo, Premium, and Enterprise) includes Chaos Cosmos’ high-quality assets. Last but not least, all V-Ray plans include high-quality support at no extra cost.

Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about V-Ray upgrades or migrations, or to request a quote.


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