SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D modeling software on the market today. V-Ray Next for SketchUp is the ultimate visualization solution for SketchUp artists and designers. It's a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp.
Go beyond rendering: V-Ray 5 for SketchUp lets you do more in your renderer than ever before. See your designs in real-time with V-Ray Vision*. Light scenes automatically with Light Gen. Relight your renders instantly with Light Mix. And fine-tune and finish your images without a separate app.
Visualize 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. And when you’re ready for photo quality renders, V-Ray is ready to go.
With V-Ray Vision you can:
Explore your designs in real-time
Produce images from multiple camera angles
Create 360 panoramas
Render animations in real-time
Go Beyond Rendering
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.
LIGHTING MADE EASY
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.
POST-PROCESS YOUR RENDERS RIGHT IN V-RAY
V-Ray 5 features a new V-Ray Frame Buffer. With built-in compositing, you can make color corrections, combine render elements and save them as presets to be used in future—all without needing another app.
SEE YOUR DESIGNS IN THEIR BEST LIGHT
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.
NEW LAYERED V-RAY MATERIAL
The V-Ray Material now includes built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Coat makes it easy to create materials with reflective coatings like varnished wood, and Sheen makes it easy to create fabrics like silk, satin, and velvet.
Enter the Chaos Cosmos.
Bring scenes to life with ease.
The new curated 3D content library, Chaos® Cosmos, brings essential entourage to share your vision in a captivating way. With carefully selected assets from categories such as people, vehicles, plants, furniture and accessories, you can stage any interior or exterior.
Searchable through the new Cosmos browser, the assets can easily be placed anywhere in your scene and will be visible through any viewport you chose to work with. Spend zero time on geometry optimization or material setup — the Cosmos assets are always render-ready and deliver high-quality results.
Improvements in V-Ray Vision
Transparent material reflections Surfaces such as glass or water now reflect other scene objects in screen space.
Improved anti-aliasing Finer texture details and small geometric elements like plants or facade ornaments are presented with better clarity with the new Temporal Anti-aliasing method.
Triplanar textures and randomization support Take advantage of the Triplanar texture projection and Stochastic texture randomization features in Vision.
Soft Sun shadows Objects cast soft shadows depending on the Sun Light size multiplier when the new high-quality shadows mode is enabled.
More precision in post Composite more precisely in the Frame Buffer. By employing mask render elements from V-Ray, you can now color-correct specific areas of your scene.
Faster denoising for CPU Now with the Open Image Denoise engine, you can take advantage of interactive rendering on any CPU configuration.
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.
REAL-TIME RENDERING - 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.
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.
DENOISER - Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.
INTERACTIVE RENDERING - 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.
CHAOS CLOUD - Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.
V-RAY SWARM - Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.
SMART 3D ASSETS - Chaos Cosmos, enables you to search and add render-ready objects 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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
LIGHT MIXING - 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.
ADAPTIVE LIGHTS - Faster, cleaner and more accurate rendering in scenes containing many lights and image-based environment lighting.
GLOBAL ILLUMINATION - Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.
ACCURATE LIGHTS - 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.
REAL-WORLD CAMERA - Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
VIRTUAL REALITY - 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.
MATERIALS - 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.
TEXTURE MAPS - 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.
METALNESS - The V-Ray Material provides support for PBR shaders with the Metalness reflection controls.
RANDOMIZER - 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.
CHAOS SCANS - 1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
Atmospheric & Volumetric Effects
ENVIRONMENT FOG - Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.
VOLUMETRIC MATERIALS - Realistic material light scattering and translucency.
PROXY GEOMETRY - 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.
DISPLACEMENT - 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.
GRASS - 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.
RENDER ELEMENTS - 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.
Proof of Academic Status
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.
In order to work properly, your copy of V-Ray Next for SketchUprequires:
A V-Ray Next for SketchUp major version has active SOFTWARE SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE from its release date to the following next major release date. During the SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE stage Chaos will:
Release minor updates including patches, bug fixes, service packs, enhancements, new minor features, and platform compatibility updates.
Provide support and technical assistance to clients.
Provide software builds for download.
V-Ray Free Trial Software Download
Download and test V-Ray before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run V-Ray are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.