V-Ray for SketchUp

Powerful rendering for architects and designers

V-Ray for SketchUp is an integral rendering solution for SketchUp, enabling designers to experience their designs in real-time as they model and take them to photorealism without leaving SketchUp. Preferred by many 3D artists, it is used by 95% of the top AEC firms worldwide and in countless films.

Unlike competitive products, V-Ray can use models from any source (like third party model companies), manage enormous complexity, illuminate with accuracy, and take users images to the highest quality. In addition V-Ray provides Academy Award winning quality and finishing tools that save from needing to use an additional post-processing program.

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.


Bringing designs to life

V-Ray for SketchUp offers a complete spectrum of visualization with varying degrees of realism to meet different users needs - from instant real-time to pixel-perfect photorealism.

Real-time visualization

With V-Ray Vision, users can visualize their designs in real-time while working in SketchUp. And when they’re ready for photo quality renders, V-Ray is ready to go.

Photoreal rendering

With true-to-life lights, cameras, and materials, rendering with V-Ray is as real as it gets. For any project, you can see exactly how it will look.

Tools beyond rendering

Users can adjust light in their scenes after they have finished rendering. They fine-tune and finish images without needing a separate app.

Tight integration

A familiar environment closely integrated with SketchUp to ensure users never have to leave the program to set scenes, apply materials or tweak lighting conditions on the fly.

Easy to get started

V-Ray comes with hundreds of ready - to-render materials and tools like the Light Gen that automatically generates lighting for the user’s scene, making it easy for users to visualize their designs.

Handles the toughest scenes

V-Ray is built to handle the biggest projects and scenes with massive geometry and thousands of lights. Users can render anything and everything with V-Ray.

Powerful rendering

Supports CPU, GPU or hybrid rendering, so you can make use of the full power of your hardware. You can also even distribute renders across multiple networked machines with V-Ray Swarm.

Lighting and illumination

V-Ray helps users create the highest quality renders possible. It analyzes а design according to its actual lighting and the true reflections and refractions of its materials. Users can choose from a variety of lighting tools.

Cameras and optical effects

V-Ray supports any commonly used camera type options. V-Ray also has additional advanced controls for camera effects.

Virtual reality

Render VR-ready content for popular headsets.

Physical materials

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


V-Ray supports a versatile selection of materials to achieve different looks — from simulating simple surface properties like plastics and metals to complex uses such as translucent objects, subsurface materials like skin and light-emitting objects.

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.


There are different ways V-Ray can create and modify geometry objects in a scene, including primitives and procedural geometry, modifiers, proxy objects, particle instancing, volume grids, etc.

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 5 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


V-Ray 5 for SketchUp Workstation


Monthly rental

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp Monthly

€55 per month

Render Nodes

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Upgrade from V-Ray Next for SketchUp to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp


Annual rental

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp Annual

€315 per year


Prices do not include tax.

V-Ray for SketchUp system requirements