New features – V-Ray for SketchUp


WHAT’S NEW IN V-RAY NEXT FOR SKETCHUP

Now compatible with SketchUp 2019

Powerful asset management

Streamline your workflow with these new features for asset management and creation.

ASSET LIBRARY MANAGEMENT

Manage assets of any type in an intuitive customizable folder structure. Quickly search through huge number of assets in either the built-in library or in any other library location.

ASSET OUTLINER

List and manage materials, lights, geometries, render elements and textures in a unified way and visualize shader hierarchies.

MULTI-SELECTION

Select multiple scene or library assets as well as multiple toolbar filters.

TEXTURE INSTANCING

Map multiple material parameters with the same source texture to simplify the shader structure and management.

UI DISPLAY LEVELS

Use either the Basic set of asset parameters or activate the Advanced mode to list all options.

INTUITIVE ASSET CREATION

Quickly create new assets in the Asset Editor from the footer create menu, outliner filter icons or form the library Create section.

UNIVERSAL ASSET PREVIEW

View preview of 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.

MATERIAL ID & MULTIMATTE RENDER ELEMENTS

Render 2D masks of 3D objects for quick fixes in Photoshop and other image editors.

Deep SketchUp connection

Enjoy a natural, streamlined design workflow that leaves more room for creativity.

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.

CUSTOMIZABLE VIEWPORT STYLES

Easily customize the way V-Ray items are displayed in the SketchUp viewport and hide them at will.

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.

NEW TOOLBAR

Provides new access to top tools and simplified UI controls that will make it easier to set up cameras, adjust render settings and manage scenes.

IMPROVED BATCH RENDERING

Use the Cloud Batch Render function to render a SketchUp Scene batch on the V-Ray Cloud.

Efficient render controls

Click less, render more with new and improved UI controls.

INTUITIVE CAMERA UI

Redesigned layout for the camera controls letting you manipulate the quick and advanced parameters at the same time

REDESIGNED RENDER SETTINGS UI

Better organization for the advanced render settings with new functionality added.

CUSTOM OUTPUT RESOLUTION

Specify custom pixel resolutions without bothering with the aspect ratio.

Scene Intelligence

Learns about your scene and helps you choose the right settings automatically.

AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE AND WHITE BALANCE

Once a scene loads, Auto exposure and white balance return the right settings, making the entire process point-and-shoot simple.

Learn more about Automatic Camera Exposure >

ADAPTIVE DOME LIGHT

Removes the need for setting up skylight portals, significantly speeding up your workflow when setting up interior scenes.

Learn more about Adaptive Dome Light >

NEW LIGHTING ANALYSIS TOOLS

Now easier to visualize a scene’s real-world illumination values in lux or footcandles.

Faster Rendering with V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Render 2x faster.

RENDER SPEED

V-Ray now renders twice as fast on average thanks to a large number of performance optimizations.

TWICE AS FAST V-RAY GPU

New rendering architecture renders twice as fast across GPUs with support for more of V-Ray’s high-end production features and bucket rendering mode.

MODERNIZED SHADERS

The internal shader structure used in V-Ray for SketchUp is updated and modernized.This improves the render speed, GPU Engine feature support and V-Ray Cloud compatibility.

Previous News in V-Ray for SketchUp 3.6

Viewport Rendering

With new Viewport rendering, you can easily select and render multiple regions at once, and quickly blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model using +/- hotkeys to control opacity.

Powerful GPU Rendering

Faster, more powerful GPU rendering with added support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.

Hybrid GPU + CPU Rendering

V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA can take full advantage of all available hardware, including CPUs and GPUs.

Adaptive Lights

For scenes with lots of lights, Adaptive Lights mode can cut render times by up to 700%.

Smart UI

The entire V-Ray for SketchUp interface is now cleaner and simpler, with better support for 4K monitors.

 

Asset Manager

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.

 

V-Ray Color Picker

A new color picker that’s simple and powerful. Select color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.

 

V-Ray Scene Import

Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications such as 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit.

Sunlight Studies

Create sunlight & shadow studies with SketchUp sun animation.

Fog

Give your scenes depth with new realistic 3D fog and light scattering effects.

New Texture Maps

Fine-tune the look of your scene with new gradient, color temperature and procedural noise texture maps.

 

2D Displacement

Quickly add surface detail without extra modeling with optimized 2D displacement — perfect for architectural materials like brick and stone.

Animated Proxy Objects

Easily add pre-animated 3D objects like walking people and trees blowing in the wind with animated V-Ray proxies.

 

Proxy Previews

Control the look of V-Ray proxies in the SketchUp viewport. Select from Whole mesh, Bounding box, Point (Origin), and the new low poly Proxy preview mode.

Better Viewport Materials

Get a more accurate preview of your V-Ray materials in the SketchUp viewport.

 

Better Denoising

The V-Ray Denoiser is easier to set up, and you can change settings after you render.