V-Ray for SketchUp

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp: End of Support

From February 5, Chaos Group will no longer provide technical help and updates for V-Ray 2.0.

Here’s everything you need to know — including what to do Next.
We’re writing to let you know that Chaos Group’s support for V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp will cease on February 5, 2019. While your 2.0 license will continue to work, after that date you will:not have on-demand access to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp builds no longer have assisted technical support from Chaos Groupreceive no software updatesnot be eligible for upgrade to V-Ray Next for SketchUp 

So what’s Next?
Now is the perfect time to upgrade. In a couple of weeks, Chaos Group will release V-Ray Next for SketchUp, a feature-packed  brand new version of your favorite SketchUp renderer.

Choose one of the options below and you’ll continue to get Chaos Group’s
first-class technical and operations support, access to future updates andupgrades — and a shiny new version of V-Ray.

Switch to an Annual License
Our subscription model is packed with benefits, including:- Cost-effectiveness and simplified scalability
Low initial cost, which is great for freelancers, small and medium businesses.
Free minor updates and major upgrades released during the license validity period
Free technical and operations support

Upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp before February 5th 
If the perpetual licensing model suits your needs, it may be wise to upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp before February 5. With this option, you’ll keep your access to Chaos Group’s technical support and you can purchase an upgrade to V-Ray Next for SketchUp when needed.


Upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp and become eligible for upgrade to V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Purchase Annual Rent license V-Ray 3.0 for SketchUp and be eligible for free upgrade to V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Please contact us for additional information.



Chaos Group V-Ray 3.6 for Sketchup is Now Available – Compatible with SketchUp 2018

V-Ray 3.6 for Sketchup is now fully compatible with Sketchup 2018, adds new viewport rendering, more powerful GPU rendering, new adaptive lights and much more. Free update for V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp customers.

V-Ray for SketchUp comes with all the lighting, shading and rendering tools you need to create professional photoreal imagery and animations.

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.

What’s new in V-Ray 3.6 for Sketchup?

  • 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.
  • File 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.

Free update for V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp customers.

For a full list of new features and improvements, see the release notes.