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Creating and Using V-Ray Proxies Overview

This tutorial will teach you how to use the new feature in V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp, V-Ray Proxy.

V-Ray meshes are saved to your hard drive and they’re dynamically loaded during the rendering process. This is how the SketchUp file size stays compact and your computers RAM usage is optimized.

Starting with V-Ray Proxy


1. Open the Modern Villa scene from our exterior tutorial. (download here, size 19 MB).

2. Select one of the bushes you see lining the fence.

3. Press “Export Proxy” icon to create your V-Ray proxy. 

4. Assign a name and save the .vrmesh file where ever you like.

5.You will notice that the geometry of the original bush has changed within SketchUp, this is normal. These triangles represent simplified versions of the V-Ray proxies used in this scene.

6. Remove the other bushes from the scene.

7. Using copy and paste, replace the bushes with your new proxy object. It may be easier to place the pasted object then move it to your desired location using the move tool.

8. Press Render: