Introducing the next generation of rendering.
With significant workflow optimizations & faster rendering, V-Ray Next is smarter, faster and more powerful than ever.
V-Ray for SketchUp, update 2
SketchUp 2020 support, better user experience, NVIDIA RTX support and more!
What’s new in V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 2
The latest update introduces RTX support, an enhanced Color Picker, a new color theme and a number of useful improvements for easier geometry and material workflows. Plus, it runs smoothly in SketchUp 2020.
What’s new in V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1
V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1 features an improved user experience for some of your favorite V-Ray tools, faster interactive rendering and powerful new functionality to make it much easier to manage your scenes.
Supporting the latest & greatest
V-Ray now fully supports SketchUp 2020, the latest version of Trimble’s software. In addition, you can further speed up your GPU production rendering with NVIDIA RTX support.
The latest update makes it easier to manage proxy asset materials. What’s more, you can now precisely select a color with the right hue and saturation with the new Color Assistant.
Better user experience
Thanks to its UX improvements, update 2 is a pleasure to use. Enjoy a better installer and a new, brighter color theme to change the appearance of your V-Ray user interface.
V-Ray for SketchUp is easy to use and delivers great results. You can use it to make anything – from 3D diagrams to high quality images – the possibilities are up to you.
David Santos, Lead, LAB Visualización
CPU, GPU & Hybrid Rendering
V-Ray comes with two powerful rendering engines. You can choose between super fast GPU and CPU or Hybrid rendering to best suit your project needs and requirements.
Remove noise and dramatically cut the render times. With V-Ray Denoiser, you can denoise each render element in post-production. And with the NVIDIA AI Denoiser, V-Ray delivers instant feedback with less noise, while you design interactively.
Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away. View the render result directly in the SketchUp viewport.
Choose from many unique beauty, utility and matte passes to give you more control over your rendered images in compositing.
Powerful and scalable distributed rendering system that’s simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.
Rendering on the Cloud is just one click away.
Automatically analyzes your scene to optimize rendering so you get the best quality in less time.
This is an overlay on top of SketchUp’s viewport. It is rendered interactively and if scene changes are made, updates the rendered result.
CRYPTOMATTE RENDER ELEMENT
Аutomatically generates and stores object- or material-based masks. It’s perfect when you need to accurately select objects in post-production.
SMART ASSET EDITOR
Create, edit and manage all of your assets including lights, materials, textures, geometry and render elements all in one place. All assets are structured in an intuitive folder structure.
Manage all of your scene files in one place. Set file paths, create scene archives, and keep track of assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.
SCENE INTERACTION TOOL
Get direct access to any level of the SketchUp hierarchy, so you can interactively adjust materials and light properties whenever an object is selected.
V-Ray Color Picker
A powerful color picker, which provides RGB color values and a corresponding Kelvin temperature slider allowing you to save and modify temperature values for every color slot.
Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more, directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.
UNIVERSAL ASSET PREVIEW
Preview your materials, lights, textures and render elements in a single viewer. Observe how parameter changes affect the appearance of the asset in a specific isolated setting.
Select multiple scene or library assets as well as multiple toolbar filters to speed up your workflow.
Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.
For scenes with lots of lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can help you speed up render times by up to 7x.
Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with powerful and fast global illumination.
Render any type of natural or artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.
Sun & Sky
Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. SketchUp sun animation is supported.
Emit light from any scene object to simulate real world custom light shapes.
ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT
Render faster, cleaner and more accurate image-based lighting that’s up to 7x faster. The new Adaptive Dome Light also removes the need to set up Portal lights for interiors.
LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOL
The new Lighting Analysis render element makes it easy to visualize the real-world illumination (Lux) values of any scene.
Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.
Render VR-ready content for popular virtual reality headsets with the help of the VR Camera types in Stereo mode.
Interactive lens effect
Instantly add GPU-accelerated glare, bloom and procedurally generated dust and scratches for added photorealism. Fine-tune lens effects interactively while you render.
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE & WHITE BALANCE
Capture the perfect exposure every time. The new Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance camera controls make rendering as simple as point and shoot.
Create great looking materials or select from 500+ readily available ones in the asset library.
Material viewport display
Get an accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.
Create realistic and unique shaders using any texture map or one of V-Ray’s many built-in procedural textures – Gradient, Temperature, Tri-Planar, etc.
1000+ scanned materials. Import and render directly in V-Ray.
Atmospheric & volumetric effects
Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze and use true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.
Simulate natural looking skies with realistic atmospheric depth.
Realistic material light scattering and translucency.
V-RAY SCENE IMPORTER
Import any .vrscene file directly as a SketchUp model with correctly sized and positioned objects, proper texture placement, lights and proxy references.
Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) as references from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.
Bring more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars and more or use animated proxy objects for walking people or trees blowing in the wind.
Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling with the optimized V-Ray displacement. The 2d Displacement mode is perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.
Create realistic grass, fabrics, and carpet with V-Ray Fur.
Section Cuts & Clipper
Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper. Convert any scene object to a clipper.