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FREE V-Ray Beginner Video Tutorials

Interested in learning V-Ray for SketchUp?

Learn valuable tips and tricks to speed up your V-Ray for SketchUp workflow.
Step by step tutorials with downloadable assets and scenes.


Thе video will walk you through V-Ray’s user interface and how to get started with a basic project. It covers the Asset Editor and how to manage your Materials, Lights, Geometry, Render Elements and Textures. 
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In this video, we will discuss how to set up an exterior lighting for a daylight scenario. You will see how to tweak different light settings of the Sunlight and Domelight features to achieve the desired lighting for the scene. 
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This video will walk you through the process of setting up a nighttime exterior render for an Archviz workflow using V-Ray for SketchUp. It shows how to use a variety of V-Ray Lights for night renders.
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This video covers lighting interiors in two parts using V-Ray. It builds on concepts from the exterior lighting videos. By the end, you will gain an understanding of the general lighting workflow for interiors in SketchUp.
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The video will walk you through how to set up your interior project for night time lighting. It shows you some examples on how to simulate light shining in from the moon and adjust the lights and colors for maximum realism.
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This video covers the basics of materials in V-Ray for SketchUp. It demonstrates how to use the Material Library to create, edit and apply various realistic materials, as well as how to edit preset materials and create new materials from scratch. 
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How to create the best natural lighting with Light Gen

Learn how easy it is to generate lighting variations and find your scene’s best lighting. Use V-Ray’s Sun & Sky system or employ HDRIs for image-based lighting. Set the number of variants, save light sets and reuse them in other projects.

How to render multiple views quickly with Chaos Cloud

Learn how to quickly and easily create renders in bulk for projects big and small. Plus, you’ll learn a neat trick to create low-cost preview renders by controlling your credit limit on Chaos Cloud.

How to import and manage Chaos Cosmos 3D models

Learn how easy it is to stage your scene with Chaos Cosmos assets. Render them as they are or customize their materials to suit your project. You’ll also learn tips about the optimal way to share Cosmos-rich scenes with your colleagues.

How to explore your scenes in real-time with V-Ray Vision

Find out how to make the most of V-Ray’s lightweight viewer in your everyday work. Navigate your scenes like a game. Set up exposure and temporal anti-aliasing for best visual fidelity. Visualise Chaos Cosmos assets without overloading your hardware. Quickly and easily export animations, flythroughs, simulations and more.

How to use custom HDRI libraries in Light Gen.

Use your collected HDRIs to light your scenes with Light Gen. Pick your favorite skies and light up your designs in seconds. Creating different lighting scenarios has never been easier.

Getting started with Chaos Vantage

Take your design to the next level with Chaos Vantage. The new live link takes even your most complex scenes to pure ray-traced real-time with zero setup. Navigate and interact with your model’s true lighting and materials, and create animations, flythroughs, simulations and more, with ease.

Applying Chaos Cosmos materials in your scene

Chaos’ curated collection of render-ready V-Ray content adds a new category — materials. Make use of an extensive range of tiles, wooden floors, brick walls, and more. Use the Cosmos materials out-of-the-box or customize their color, bump, gloss, and more.

How to build realistic terrain with Scatter

Use the new scattering tool to quickly and easily add extensive entourage. Add hundreds, thousands, or even millions of Chaos Cosmos models and objects to any surface without encumbering SketchUp or Vision. Control their density, size and orientation and create realistic terrain for your exterior scenes.

How to work with V-Ray Decal

With V-Ray Decal you can add realistic detail to any surface material. Stack them upon one another, project them over multiple scene objects, and invest time in creativity, not additional UVW work.

The new live link takes even your most complex scenes to pure ray-traced real-time with zero setup. Navigate and interact with your model’s true lighting and materials, and create animations and images with ease.  MORE INFO

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