With V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, Chaos Group has dramatically expanded the capabilities of rendering software - so you can do more without leaving SketchUp. With real-time visualization, smart lighting features and post-processing, it’s never been quicker or easier to get straight to your best renders.


Photorealistic rendering and real-time visualisation - all in one - all in SketchUp.
What's new in V-Ray for Sketchup Version 5.0

 V-Ray 5 lets you explore your designs in real-time, make interactive changes and quick design decisions. Try hundreds of lighting variations on your scene and apply finishing touches on your renders directly in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, V-Ray 5 has all the tools you need to visualise your SketchUp projects.

Visualise designs in real-time.
Now with V-Ray Vision, you can visualise your designs in real-time while you work in SketchUp. Move around your model, apply materials, set up lights and cameras – all in a live real-time view of your scene. And when you’re ready for photo quality renders, V-Ray is ready to go.
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Lighting made easy.

Adjust the lights in your scene during or after rendering. With the new Light Mix render element in V-Ray 5.0 you can interactively adjust the color and brightness of any light in your scene – without having to render it again.

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Add randomness for realism.

To create more realistic materials, we’ve added new tools that randomise textures and colors. The VRayUVWRandomiser lets you randomise texture coordinates and automatically fixes repeating textures. 

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Improved Sun and Sky model.

Render your scene at the perfect light of magic hour. The Improved Sun & Sky model is more accurate, with a better looking sunrise and sunset, even as the sun dips below the horizon.

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See your designs in their best light.

Light Gen is a new V-Ray tool that automatically generates preview images of your SketchUp scene in a number of different lighting enviroment scenarios. Choose your favorite look and you’re ready to render.

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New software architecture.

With V-Ray 5.0 the core code has been rewritten with a focus on speed & perfomance.  This is our fastest and best rendering experience yet. Scenes now load and export much faster thanks to the newly refactored V-Ray backend.

Dirt and weathering.

Give your SketchUp models a weathered look with the improved V-Ray Dirt texture. Add dirt and streaks anywhere – in corners or across entire surfaces.

New layered V-Ray material.

The V-Ray Material now includes built-in Coat and Sheen layers. Coat makes it easy to create materials with reflective coatings like varnished wood, while Sheen can be used for fabrics like silk, satin, and velvet.

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Post-process your renders right in V-Ray.

V-Ray 5 features a new V-Ray Frame Buffer. With built-in compositing, you can make color corrections, combine render elements and save them as presets to be used in future – all without needing a separate app like Nuke/Photoshop.