Sketchup with V-ray

V-ray for Sketchup


Learn how to take a single scene with interior/exterior elements and add lights, move cameras, and enhance objects with translucent and reflective surfaces. Use SketchUp with V-Ray, a powerful add-on to SketchUp that provides professional lighting and rendering tools.


  1. Getting Ready to Render with V-Ray
    • Obtain V-Ray
    • Locating V-Ray tools and features in Sketchup
  2. Lighting the Place Up
    • Creating natural daylight with the V-Ray Sun and Sky
    • Using the Omni Light
    • Exploring the Rectangle Light
    • Exploring the Spotlight
    • Exploring the IES light type
    • Setting up image-based lighting
  3. Bouncing Our Light Around
    • Working with irradiance mapping
    • Creating a light cache solution
    • Using the DMC engine
  4. Working with the Physical Camera
    • Overview of the physical cameras
    • Understanding the Exposure controls
    • Handling perspective correction
    • Setting up for a depth-of-field effect
  5. It’s a Material World
    • Introduction to V-Ray-specific materials
    • Creating diffuse surfaces
    • Creating reflective surfaces
    • Creating refractive surfaces
    • Creating translucent surfaces
  6. The Quality Control Department
    • Using fixed-rate sampling
    • Working with the Adaptive DMC engine
    • Controlling the Adaptive Subdivision sampler
    • Exploring subdivs and the DMC sampler controls
    • Manipulating color mapping
  7. Adding Some Pizzazz to the Rendered Output
    • Adding displacement to materials
    • Using caustic lighting effects
    • Creating occlusion effects
    • Creating a non-photorealistic render (NPR) with the Toon material
  8. Course Summary


Students need to bring their own laptops with SketchUp & V-ray installed for training.

You can download V-ray for Sketchup from

We do not provide any software.