V-Ray for SketchUp
Photorealistic Rendering for Architects and Designers
V-Ray for SketchUp

V-Ray for SketchUp provides designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes. This designer-friendly rendering solution for SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow (V-Ray RT®), image based lighting quality (V-Ray Dome Light), and a designer’s ability to quickly manage complex scenes with highly detailed models (V-Ray Proxy).

V-Ray for SketchUp has a rich set of features, making high quality visualization fast and easy. Here are some of the key features:

V-Ray RT CPU & GPU - This revolutionary rendering engine streamlines scene setup and provides instant visual feedback directly in SketchUp for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions. It’s fast and seamless to transition between V-Ray RT and production rendering.

Dome Light - Creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using importance sampling of HDR images. This technique greatly optimizes light tracing and global illumination precision.

V-Ray Proxy - Manages scene memory and efficiently renders large amounts of geometry to increase detail and complexity in scenes. V-Ray Proxy objects are dynamically loaded and unloaded at render time, which saves vital RAM resources.

Check out the full list of features here:http://www.chaosgroup.com/en/2/vray_sketchup_features.html


I cannot get the Vray for sketchup demo to work at all. The installer just keeps prompting me to install the demo, but the demo never appears on my hard drive.

Is there a way around this?

Hello, Christina,
In order to help with your issue, please send us an email with detailed description to support@chaosgroup.com

Kind regards,
Peter Chaushev, QA

Hola! cómo puedo descargar el demo?
Hey" how can I download the demo version?

Francesco Tomassini's picture

Hi, for 2017 version?

Guy E's picture

please can i get the price?

Chaos Group's picture

Hello Guy E,

You can get pricing information and find your local reseller from our website at https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/sketchup#pricing.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards.

Ben C's picture

I've downloaded the beta installer, ran it, and nothing happens. Where do i find/use the extension?

Hello, Ben,
Please send us an email with detailed description of your issue to support@chaosgroup.com
We would require info such as your Operating System, version of SketchUp, and whether you can find V-Ray among the extensions list in SketchUp itself.

Kind regards,
Peter Chaushev, QA

thanx for your

smrithi v's picture

hi will this support 2016 version..

no i dont think so.. cause i tried it many times but not working

Sudeep Singh's picture

yeah it also support SU 2016

david B's picture


V-Ray does not support materials on dynamic components, and blocks SketchUp.

Because of this error, our Plugin Click-kitchen, can not operate with the presence of V-Ray.

This is a problem that must absolutely solve !

Many users need these two popular plugins, so it would be damaging not find the cause of the problem.

Thank you in advance for your analysis.


David Barros

Hola, tengo problemas al usar la extension.
Me he descargado el demo y lo he instalado perfectamente. El problema es que no me aparecen los comandos en sketchup para realizar el render. Que puedo hacer, no consigo encontrar ningun tutorial.


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Eduardo G.'s picture

Buenas el presente es para solicitar informacion acerca de este error. Estoy cargando el vray para sketchup pro 2016 pero me sale esto

Error al cargar archivo vfs.rb
Error: #
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/vfs.rb:92:in `ensure in '
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/vfs.rb:92:in `'

Carlos M's picture

On the official site has a demo version compatible with SketchUp in 2015.
Use the make, free version without professional intent, but as self-taught learning in various 3D programs. Blender 2.74 is another that I know more. I found the facility to draw like in SketchUp. Very intuitive, easy.
If I am using Google translator, sorry errors. I did not the demo version is valid, or as the raylectron is limited.
I appreciate a brief answer.

Ana C's picture

hola. instale V-Ray en mi computadora y abro Sketch Up y no me permite modificar nada dice que no tiene licencia para manejarlo ya hice todo cuanto me ha dicho el manual.

Christhian F's picture

Hola, quiero preguntar si v-ray es compatible ahora con sketchup pro 2014?

Munawar B's picture

sí estimado que ni siquiera admite 2015.
buen día

Elizabeth M.'s picture


Munawar B's picture

hermosa vray :)

Richard W's picture

As pessoas tem a mania de baixar programas sem ao menos ler um pouco a descrição deste programa. Tanta gente perguntando/reclamando que o vray é imcopatível com o sketup 2014. Antes de baixarem leiam as informações do programa.

"SketchUp Compatibility:
SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013"

Jose S.'s picture

Hola en lo q aprendo bien a renderizar escenas desde mi animación quien me puede ayudar obvio con remuneración económica staffcasas@gmail.com saludos

Eugene J.'s picture

Cant install in Sketchup 2013 - “no plugin file found?'

Katherine S's picture

I am having the same trouble with Sketchup 2014.

Alyshaya2013®'s picture

Beautiful. But does anyone know where I can find a free rendering software that's about at this level? If not, I'll just try to enhance my bland sketchup renders on GIMP. EDIT: and no free version with watermarks or reduced quality, either. Those are IDIOTIC.

Trevor B's picture

Hi Alyshaya2013
Try Kerkythea, its free!

Pearl T's picture

Raylectron Render V3 works great, has a free version and is watermark free, but be sure to get V3 because V4 has a watermark.
Here's the link to download it. Good luck!

Lucia E's picture

Hola buanas!
Planteo una duda por si alguien pudiera contestarme:
Resulta que el vray para sketchup pro 2014 no me permite renderizar en una calidad alta, es decir, si yo por ejemplo quiero poner el tamaño 2048 x 1536 me renderiza siempre en el tamaño 533 x 400 cual puede ser el motivo?

Angel M's picture

Saludos Lucia, eso sucede cuando tienes la version de prueba.

Genesis C.'s picture

no es compatible con el sketchup 2014?

Yassir N.'s picture

when will it be available for sketchup 2014?? i noticed no one is responding to this question

José Armando P's picture

Como puedo conseguir el vray versión estudiantil para Mac....soy de Ecuador...y en la lista de países de chaos group, no consta Ecuador al momento de comprarlo...como puedo hacer....
Y me pueden indicar de que consta la versión estudiantil del vray para sketchup, espero me puedan responder. He enviado varios correos a varias empresas, incluso a chaos group y no me responden. Ojalá me puedan ayudar. Soy estudiante de Arquitectura de la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja.
Saludos desde Loja-Ecuador

Makus D's picture

not working on skup.2014

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Sam C.'s picture

do you need the pro version of sketchup to have this plugin?

Lady M's picture

Ayuda urgente!! Necesito instalar v-ray en SkethUp 2014-... Como lo hago? SOn incompatibles???

Emanuel F's picture

w0w....why upgrade if the new stuff doesn´t work?!!!

I've tried every single way to install v-ray 2.0 with SU 2014 unssucefuly ... I can see other people with same problem too, and anyone from the both softwares comes up with a solution, not even a "we are working on it".

Well I going to stick with both old versions, but I would love to see how RT could help setting up final renders.

Ismael's picture

existe alguma imcompatibilidade com o Sketchup 2014 ? eu instalo tudo normal mais ele não aparece no programa.

Jasmine L's picture

im using sketch up pro 2013.
after download but cannot install.(for mac file don’t have any plugins file)
me nid how to install ?(urgent)

Diego D's picture

the Vray is not compatible with SketchUp 2014 will???

Reiner P's picture


Wesley C.'s picture

o Vray não é compativel com SketchUp 2014 não?

the Vray is not compatible with SketchUp 2014 will not?

it is amazing

Arq. Silvia G's picture

hola soy de argentina, neuquen, me gustaria como puedo hacer para compar el producto de sketchup y virray juntos y la manera de pago. gracias. silvia.

Hunter x's picture

awesome, I like it


Lisbeth's picture

Tengo problemas, se instalo correctamente pero no puedo cambiar ninguno parametro aquellos que son para colocar digitos (numeros).
Ejemplo: Opciones- Environment- SettingsEnvironment- G.I. Color (0.0) , aqui no puedo aumentar de 0.0 a 1.0, no se? porque sucede en las opciones y en las opciones de los Materiales; no puedo modificar los valores. Uso Windows 8 x64 bits y Sketchup 2013 pro

NIKITA's picture

Quisiera saber dónde puedo comprar la versión completa del vray 1.6 para MAC (si es posible en español) y si necesito tener instalado el sketchup 2013 pro o si con el sketchup 8 Pro ya me sirve. También quisiera saber si luego puedo utilizar mi licencia para instalarlo en más veces o en otros ordenadores. Gracias.

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Chaos Group provides innovative rendering solutions for the media, entertainment, and design industries. For over a decade our flagship rendering software, V-Ray®, has set the standard for speed, quality, reliability and ease of use, and it has become the rendering engine of choice for renowned international studios. We proudly support the 3D community through our suite of software solutions: V-Ray® for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Maya®, V-Ray® for Autodesk® Softimage®, V-Ray® for Rhino®, V-Ray® for SketchUp®, Phoenix FD™ Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Phoenix FD™ for Autodesk® Maya®, and Pdplayer™.