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V‑Ray 2.0 Academic Student for SketchUp
1 year License
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V-Ray 2.0 Academic Student for SketchUp
1 year License
Required USB Dongle Not Included

V-Ray 2.0 Academic Student for SketchUp -- 1 year License -- Required USB Dongle Not Included

Advanced Ray-Tracing for SketchUp

SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D modeling software on the market today. With V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Workstation users now have one of the most powerful rendering tools available to visualize their models with the upmost quality and realism. V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp works within the SketchUp environment allowing users to be able to efficiently incorporate the task of rendering within their current workflows.


Rendering Engines
V-Ray RT CPU & GPU - a revolutionary rendering engine providing instant feedback and streamlining scene setup. Because V-Ray RT is built upon the same robust core as V-Ray, it is seamless to transition between V-Ray RT and production rendering. For the everyday user this s a very powerful interactive rendering solution that allows them to simultaneously work and render inside of SketchUp. The instant visual feedback makes for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions.
Retrace Threshold - reduce Light Cache artifacts and improve the appearance of glossy reflections and refractions when using the time saving feature - Use light cache for glossy rays.
Dome Light - creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using the Dome Light. Its powerful importance sampling analyzes HDR images and optimizes light tracing and GI precision. This new feature will streamline your workflow when using image based lighting in your scenes. It will not only save you setup and rendering time but it will also increase the quality of the image based light and shadows.
Lights as Components - V-Ray lights can now be part of a SketchUp component, making the process of changing the design and settings of multiple lights at once much easier.
V-Ray Proxy - an indispensable tool for managing scene memory and efficiently rendering massive amounts of geometry. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render-time, saving vital RAM resources. Use V-Ray Proxy to render millions of polygons at maximum memory efficiency and increase the amount of detail and complexity of your SketchUp scenes.
Faster Parsing Times - major speed improvements have been made when processing the SketchUp scene for rendering with V-Ray.
V-Ray frame buffer improvements
Render History - this option allows you to save your rendered images and load them directly in the V-Ray frame buffer.
Compare Tool - a new option to easily compare two rendered images directly in the V-Ray frame buffer.
V-Ray Lens Effect - allows you to achieve bloom and glare effects in your renderings.
V-Ray Materials - a new compact and optimized material that includes diffuse, reflection, and refraction parameters with the ability to change the BRDF.
Wrapper Material - can be used to specify additional properties per material. Most importantly you can now create true matte materials which show the background as opposed to the base material.
VRMats Library - a new library contains an extensive collection of ready to use and photo realistic V-Ray materials.
Rendering Presets - with our collection of interior and exterior rendering presets you can quickly switch between draft and high quality rendering settings. You can also create and save your own presets to customize and streamline your workflow.
Camera Presets - with camera presets you can quickly switch between different exposure setups for illumination scenarios like cloudy sky, after sunset, interior natural light, etc. You can create and reuse your own custom camera presets
Set Camera Focus - you can now setup depth of field with ease by simply picking a point in the scene where you want to focus the V-Ray camera on.
Animation Support – the ability to produce animation for SketchUp projects has been streamlined, ensuring a cleaner and easier creation process.
Lock RT - the SketchUp scene can be edited without changing the view in RT.
64-bit Rendering - 64-bit rendering is now supported locally and via distributed rendering.
Distributed Rendering - offload renders to other computers and continue working in SketchUp by using the option "Don't use local machine."
Normal Mapping - add more accurate simulation of detailed 3D surfaces in SketchUp.
Environment Mapping - matching your SketchUp model to a background image is now easier than ever before with the additional Screen, Cylindrical and Shrink Wrap environment mapping types.
Multi-Session Support - OS X users now have the ability to set the current model that V-Ray will render.
Opacity Mapping - the option "use color texture as transparency" is available for all SketchUp materials. This is important when using PNG or TIFF textures with built-in transparency channels.
Pack and Go - archive your SketchUp scene and all external files into a single ZIP for easy sharing and back up.
Procedural Texture Mapping - we added more texture mapping to allow you create different effect on the materials. Now you have more freedom on the materials creation.

Educational License Features

For V-Ray 2.0 Academic Student for SketchUp 1 year License the render size is limited to 1600x1200. Limit 1 license for students with valid proof. Only for educational purposes. No watermark.
Proof of Academic Status Requirements
An educational institution, or a student/staff member at the institution, may use V-Ray Educational licenses for educational purposes only and not for commercial for-profit work, transfer, or resale.

Student/Teacher Educational license

A "Student/Teacher" is a person who can confirm enrollment/employment at a degree-granting educational institution. Students and staff must present current student ID or current proof of employment at the educational institution to purchase a license.

Universities/Educational Institutions licenses

"Universities/Educational institutions" are defined as those dedicated to education, including a public or private, school or a two-year or four-year college or university or career school that is accredited by a state or other appropriate governmental agency or organization. An educational institution is not a government or nonprofit agency, a commercial customer, a corporate training environment, or other training program or center that serves commercial or professional customers. Universities/Educational institutions must purchase software with documentation issued by the institution.

Sending the Proof

Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.

Technical Support

Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.

Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of V-Ray 2.0 Academic Student for SketchUp — 1 year License — Required USB Dongle Not Included requires SketchUp 6 or higher and/or
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