V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp New Features

Viewport rendering: 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.

Adaptive Lights: For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you cut render times by up to 700%.

Smart UI: The entire V-Ray for SketchUp interface is now cleaner and simpler to operate, with better support for 4K monitors.

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: Simpler and powerful colour picker. Select colour values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) colour space

V-Ray Scene import: Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.

Sunlight studies: Create sunlight & shadow studies with SketchUp sun animation.

Fog: 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.

2D displacement: 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.

Proxy previews: 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.

Better denoising: The V-Ray Denoiser is now easier to set up and you can refine settings even after you render.