This is a legacy documentation space! Please refer to V-Ray Next for SketchUp help for most up-to-date information.

You can download the installation guides in PDF format from the links below:

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Windows Installation Guide

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Mac Installation Guide

Installing Distributed Rendering

You don't need to set up the render client, since it automatically takes part in the DR. You don't need to have SketchUp installed on the render servers. For the render servers, follow the steps below. For more detailed instructions and trouble-shooting, please check the Windows Installation PDF guide and the OSX Installation PDF guide.

1. Install the V-Ray distributed rendering spawner and the command line render spawner tool on all the render servers that you want to use for DR.

2. While render servers do not require a separate license in order to render, you must tell V-Ray where to look for the V-Ray license server. You can do this with the small external program setvrlserviceXX.exe, which can be accessed from the Start menu (Start menu > Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for SketchUp > Licensing > Administration > Change V-Ray client license settings). See the licensing section for more information on how to set up the license for render servers.

3. On each render server, start the file vrayspawnerXX.exe (where XX is 60 ). The V-Ray installer creates a shortcut to this file in the Start menu (Start menu > Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for SketchUp > Distributed rendering > Launch the Distributed Rendering spawner.

That concludes the installation of V-Ray DR on the render servers. You don't need to start the vrayspawnerXX.exe file on the client machine, since it automatically takes part in the distributed rendering.

See the Distributed Rendering section for more information.