The Perfect Combination for Studio Work: SketchUp and V-Ray

V-Ray's robust engines let you turn your 3D design into real-world products by adding global illumination, internal and exterior lighting, line rendering, real-life materials and textures, atmospheric effects, reflective coatings, and more. V-Ray Vision adds the benefit of rendering in real-time. You can tweak your designs in SketchUp without leaving the program.

V-Ray Benefits

It is now possible to create both realistic and photorealistic renderings in V-Ray 5. Architectural, engineering, and construction professionals can use this package to visualize their projects.

Rendering's core strength is its ability to tell a story visually. It facilitates clear communication between stakeholders within your project by removing ambiguities about your intentions, materials, and aesthetics. Concept placement and materials are part of your knowledge, and you know how the piece will look when bathed in sunlight or obscured by fog.

You can use V-Ray to create renders suitable for different stages of your project, from conceptual and interactive renders to real-time renderings to evaluate design choices to photorealistic renders to get your stakeholders excited. V-Ray is flexible enough to help you achieve your goals.

How to access it

SketchUp Studio is only available for Windows. V-Ray Vision, Chaos Cosmos, and V-Ray for SketchUp are unlimited. You can begin using V-Ray immediately by downloading the installer under My Products in the Account Management Portal.

Additionally, Chaos Cloud makes it possible for you to render your 3D models straight in the cloud, freeing your computer up to work on other tasks. Because V-Ray runs on the cloud, you don't have to buy expensive hardware to use it.

Rendering in Real Time

You can always count on V-Ray Vision. Discover SketchUp models inside a gaming environment that allows instant rendering and alternate views using a live link to SketchUp. Use SketchUp's V-Ray Vision window to rotate, adjust lighting, and color-correct your models in seconds.

The real-time rendering feature allows you to rapidly present ideas to clients, make on-the-fly changes, and remotely collaborate with your team, significantly decreasing project timelines. Using two clicks, you can capture screenshots, export animations, and create spherical panoramas for creation in virtual reality.

Readymade Content Library of Render

The Chaos Cosmos library, part of V-Ray's robust, web-based content library, is full of smart, high-quality 3D content that can download directly into your designs, such as people, vegetation, furniture, accessories, and lighting.

In SketchUp, render-ready components can be seen as low-resolution polygons to improve model performance. In V-Ray Vision, they are rasterized objects, and in V-Ray, they are high-resolution ray-traced objects. V-Ray has a curated library that you can search, download, and edit directly from the toolbar. All content can be downloaded using your Trimble ID credentials.

Who should use it

The simple to use interface makes it easy to learn for beginners and is extremely powerful for experts. Nevertheless, it has the greatest value for architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) professionals whose work will benefit from high-quality renderings.

The V-Ray Design Story feature helps you tell a better design story, gain client and stakeholder acceptance, and make more informed design decisions. Your workflow is an important part of your business.

Four specific use cases outline to help spur workflow inspiration.

Interior Designing

Your client is interested in exactly the look and feels of a space before it reveals. The V-Ray rendering software lets you show how natural and artificial light sources transform the space by adding daylight and interior lighting.

In addition, you can customize fixtures, fittings, and furniture, as well as the materials and textures. A final image of the space will look like your design.

Exterior Designing

Adding materials, textures, lighting, atmospheric effects, and volumetric effects will make your models communicate your real intent and get buy-in. Real-time renderings are useful for quickly representing ideas. Photorealistic renderings finish things off. SketchUp models, both large and small, enhance with V-Ray rendering.

Retail Space Designing

Construction of a retail space can be expensive since factors like visual display such as lighting, circulation, and layout leave little room for error. Visualizing, refining, and finalizing your concepts before building them can be accomplished through rendering. You can instantly make changes to your model with V-Ray Vision when you have high-quality renders.

VR & Animation Developing

You can communicate your narrative at any stage of design using animations and fly through. Whenever you host bids or competitions, you can give amazing animations to your potential clients.

Promote commercial properties during the final design phase to garner interest and excitement. Provide 360-degree photorealistic exports for virtual reality viewing that enable stakeholders to engage fully with the design process.

The Perfect Combination for Studio Work: SketchUp and V-Ray