V-Ray for SketchUp

Powerful rendering for architects and designers

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is a brand new rendering experience, redesigned from the ground up. The new clean and simple user interface has quick presets and streamlined controls so you can focus on being creative, without worrying about the technical stuff. Now, it's faster and easier than ever to create great looking renders right in SketchUp.

V-Ray 3 is the smartest and fastest rendering solution for SketchUp. Its twin-engine rendering architecture is built to take full advantage of the latest CPU and GPU computing technology. With a full suite of creative tools, V-Ray lets you render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.

Easy to use

Easy to learn, easy to use. V-Ray for SketchUp is designed to get you up and running in no time.


V-Ray lets you create the highest quality renders possible – directly in SketchUp.


V-Ray gives you the power to render anything and everything – from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.


Render fast, design faster. V-Ray for SketchUp lets you spend more time being creative and less time waiting.

Creative control

Focus on design, with a full suite of creative tools for lighting, shading and rendering.

The industry standard

92 of the top 100 architecture firms in the world render with V-Ray every day.

Key features

CPU & GPU rendering modes

V-Ray includes two powerful renderers in one. With CPU or GPU acceleration, you can choose the best engine for your project and hardware.

Interactive rendering

Render interactively while you design. Fine-tune lights and materials and see the results right away.

V-Ray Denoiser

Automatically remove noise and cut render times by up to 50%. You can even denoise after rendering.

Global illumination

Render photorealistic rooms and interiors with V-Ray’s powerful and fast global illumination.

VRscans materials

Compatible with real-world scanned materials from VRscans, a subscription service that provides access to a library of over 500 photorealistic, drag-and-drop materials.

Accurate lights

Render any type of natural or artificial lighting with a wide range of built-in light types.

Environment lighting

Light your scenes with a single HDR (high-dynamic-range) image of the environment.

Physical sun and sky

Simulate realistic daylight for any time and any location. Supports SketchUp sun animation.

Fog and aerial perspective

Quickly add realistic atmospheric depth and haze. Add true 3D fog with realistic light scattering.

Real-world cameras

Work like a photographer, with controls for exposure, white balance, depth of field and more.

Virtual reality

Render VR-ready content for popular headsets.

Physical materials

Create great looking materials that look exactly like the real thing.

Material library

Select from over 500 drag and drop materials to speed up your next project.

Advanced textures

Create realistic and unique materials using any texture map or one of V-Ray's many built-in procedural textures.

Frame buffer

Track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, and more directly in V-Ray's frame buffer.

Render elements

Render your scene as separate passes for more artistic control in your image-editing software.

V-Ray Swarm

Introducing a powerful, scalable distributed rendering system that's simple and fast. Get an extra speed boost with V-Ray Render nodes.

Proxy objects

Add more detail to your project with memory-efficient proxy models of complex objects like grass, trees, cars and more. Now supporting animated proxy objects.


Create realistic grass, fabrics, and carpet with V-Ray Fur.

Section cuts

Easily create quick cutaways and section renders with V-Ray Clipper, with support for Intersection mode.

V-Ray Scene support

Export complete scenes from V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp and render with other V-Ray 3.4 (or higher) applications. And you can import and render V-Ray Scene (.vrscene) files from 3ds Max, Rhino and Revit.

Pricing options

A Workstation license includes 1 Graphic User Interface (GUI) and 1 V-Ray Render Node

New license

V-Ray Next for SketchUp Workstation


Monthly rental

V-Ray Next for SketchUp Workstation

€40 per month

Render Nodes

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V-Ray Next for SketchUp Workstation


Annual rental

V-Ray Next for SketchUp Workstation

€250 per license



Prices do not include tax.

V-Ray for SketchUp system requirements