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

This page introduces V-Ray User Interface topics and generally how to access them. Please click on the appropriate topic(s) below for the full documentation and proper usage information.


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V-Ray is a rendering plug-in for Sketchup. It includes the following:

V-Ray Toolbar – Includes three toolbars with easy shortcuts to some of the most commonly used V-Ray components.
V-Ray Frame Buffer | VFB – V-Ray allows you to render to a V-Ray specific frame buffer and includes additional rendering tools.
V-Ray Progress Window – Provides detailed log information about the current render. 
V-Ray Asset Editor – Manages V-Ray materials, lights, geometry, and render settings.
V-Ray Color Picker – A color manager that allows numeric color value selection.
V-Ray File Path Editor – The File Path Editor is a scene assets' managing tool. 


V-Ray Toolbar

The V-Ray Toolbars for V-Ray Lights, V-Ray Objects and V-Ray Rendering and Options provide easy shortcuts for commonly used V-Ray components. For additional information, see the V-Ray Toolbar page.




They can be added to the Sketch-Up toolbar by right clicking on the toolbar and checking those V-Ray toolbars that are required. 




V-Ray Frame Buffer

The V-Ray Frame Buffer is a V-Ray specific renderer. It contains a variety of additional tools, and an additional Lens Effects dialogue can be expanded from its bottom toolbar. For additional information, see the V-Ray Frame Buffer | VFB page and Lens Effects page.



The VFB can be launched from the V-Ray Toolbar or from Extensions > V-Ray > Frame Buffer.




V-Ray Progress Window

The V-Ray Progress Window provides detailed log about the current render. It shows some useful information such as texture or material issues, the number of raycasts, etc. 



The nested progress bar at the bottom of the VFB gives real-time updates about the status of the render process. The full progress log can still be accessed in the V-Ray Progress window which is opened through the small square button at the bottom-right corner of the VFB.



V-Ray Asset Editor

The V-Ray Asset Editor allows for convenient management of V-Ray related assets and V-Ray render settings. For more information, see the V-Ray Asset Editor page.




It can be launched from the V-Ray Toolbar or from Extensions > V-Ray > Asset Editor.





V-Ray Color Picker

The V-Ray Color Picker is a color manager that allows numeric color value selection in Screen (sRGB) and Rendering (RGB) Color spaces. It provides the option to set the RGB values in two scales - 0.0 to 1.0 or 0 to 255. The V-Ray Color Picker has swatch slots to keep your favorite colors. 




V-Ray File Path Editor

The V-Ray File Path Editor is a file managing tool that lets you set file paths, create scene archives and keep track of different assets.