Section Contents

 Page Contents

 

Overview


V-Ray is a rendering plug-in for SketchUp. In addition to supporting most standard SketchUp features, V-Ray supports many third-party plug-ins. V-Ray for SketchUp includes two renderers, V-Ray and V-Ray Interactive.

V-Ray Production, which utilizes all V-Ray's features. Intended to be used to create a clean production ready render.

V-Ray Interactive, a fast active renderer. V-Ray Interactive can update the rendering as you make changes to the scene. V-Ray Interactive is intended to be used to both assist setting up the scene and produce Production renderings as well.

 

Enable V-Ray


In order to use V-Ray, the render package must be enabled.

 

SketchUp 2017:  Window > Extension Manager > Enable V-Ray for SketchUp extension

 

 

 

 SketchUp 2016 and older UI Path:  Window > Preferences >  Extensions > V-Ray For Sketchup


 

 

Rendering with V-Ray


After you choose V-Ray as the renderer for your scene, you can use various methods to start a V-Ray rendering. For example, the Render button in the Render Setup window will initialize a V-Ray render.

V-Ray renderings display in the V-Ray Virtual Frame Buffer (VFB), which has a multitude of V-Ray specific tools for saving and comparing renderings, adding lens effects, and viewing render elements.

For tools to adjust rendering quality and speed with V-Ray, see the Render Settings page.