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


Page Contents



The Water texture map can be used to generate a procedural water texture. It can be used along with Vector Displacement (other types of displacement will not work) in order to simulate waves on the surface of water.  







Height Multiplier – Specifies a scale multiplier for the whole texture.

Resolution (pixels) – Specifies the amount of detail in the generated map.

Patch Size – Specifies the real world size of one Water texture patch, outside of which the surface is perfectly periodic.

Seed – Specifies an integer to set the starting point for the random generator. Different values produce different waves randomly. 




Wind Direction – Specifies the wind direction and thus the direction of the waves.

Wind Direction Mult – Specifies a multiplier for the importance of the wind direction. Smaller values will produce more variation in the direction of the waves.

Wind Magnitude – Specifies the strength of the wind creating the waves. Higher values produce larger waves.

Choppy Mult – Specifies a multiplier for the choppiness of the waves. Higher values will produce sharper looking waves.

Movement Rate – Speeds up or slows down the movement of the waves. This value has an effect only if an animation is set up.

Use 3D Mapping – Enables or disables 3D mapping for the procedural texture. Note that his mode is not supported yet by the Hybrid (CUDA) engine. 



Texture Placement


Type – Controls how the texture will be positioned on the geometry. 

2D (UV Channel) – The texture will use the object UV coordinates. 
– This mode is applicable if the map is connected to an Environment slot or a Dome light. 


2D (UV Channel)

UV Channel/Set – Specifies the index of the mapping channel data to use. A value of -1 will take the first available channel. 

Repeat U/V – Determines how many times the texture will be repeated in the 0 to 1 UV square.

Offset U/V – Controls the texture offset in the U and V direction. 

Rotate – Rotates the texture (in degrees). 

Tile U/V – Tiles the texture in the U and V direction. If the option is disabled, the Default texture color will be used outside the 0 to 1 UV square. 

Mirror U/V  – Mirrors the texture in the U and V direction separately. The option will cut the texture in the half flipping one side vertically or horizontally. This can be used to avoid seams in-between non-tileable repeated textures. 

Double-sided – Enables both sides of the object to be affected by the UVW data. 



Mapping – Specifies the type and shape of the texture. 

Mirror Ball

Rotate H – Specifies the amount to adjust the texture's horizontal rotation. 

Flip H – Flips the environment sphere horizontally.  

Rotate V – Specifies the amount to adjust the texture's horizontal or vertical rotation.  

Flip V – Flips the environment sphere vertically. This option is active only in Spherical Mapping. 

Ground – Enables ground projection of the texture.  

Position X/Y/Z – Offsets the ground projection along the X/Y/Z axis. 

Raduis – Specifies a projection radius. Can be used to control the scale of the projection.  

2d Transformation – see 2D (UV channel) parameters.