V-Ray Next for SketchUp is more than just a rendering engine. Designed to fit right within your SketchUp workflow, V-Ray Next for SketchUp gives you the added power to quickly and easily create photorealistic renders. Whether you want to show off a new model or visualise your most detailed 3D scene, V-Ray Next for SketchUp will help take your work to the Next level.
V-Ray Next for SketchUp features greatly improved workflow, making it easier and faster than ever to interact with your SketchUp scene, organise your assets, set up lighting, and render your best work. Smarter tech like 3D Scene Intelligence can now automatically analyse and optimise your renders for you, plus take advantage of many performance optimisations for both CPU and GPU rendering. What’s more, on average GPU rendering has been accelerated to be twice as fast as before.
V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.
Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading and rendering.
Easy to use
Easy to learn, easy to use. V-Ray is designed to get you up and running in no time.
Render fast, design faster. V-Ray lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.
V-Ray lets you create the highest quality renders possible.
The Industry Standard
92 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.
V-Ray Next for SketchUp is immediately compatible with the new SketchUp 2019, as well as versions 2016-2018.
V-Ray Next for SketchUp New Features
With new Viewport rendering, you can easily select and render multiple regions at once, and quickly blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model using +/- hotkeys to control opacity.
Powerful GPU rendering
Faster, more powerful GPU rendering with added support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.
Hybrid GPU+CPU rendering
V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA can take full advantage of all available hardware, including CPUs and GPUs.
For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you cut render times by up to 700%.
The entire V-Ray for SketchUp interface is now cleaner and simpler, with better support for 4K monitors.
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
New color picker that’s simple and powerful. Select color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.
V-Ray Scene import
Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit
Create sunlight & shadow studies with SketchUp sun animation.
Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.
New texture maps
Fine-tune the look of your scene with new gradient, colour temperature and procedural noise texture maps.
Quickly add surface detail without extra modelling with optimised 2D displacement — perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.
Animated proxy objects
Easily add pre-animated 3D objects like walking people and trees blowing in the wind with animated V-Ray proxies.
Control the look of V-Ray proxies in the SketchUp viewport. Select from Whole mesh, Bounding box, Point (Origin), and the new low poly Proxy preview mode.
Better viewport materials
Get a more accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.
The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and you can refine settings even after you render.