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Top 9 Features in Vray for Sketchup

Features in Vray for Sketchup

Vray for Sketchup has been one of the most widely used rendering software in the last few years. With the 6th edition of vray coming out soon and with new features update with every new edition of the software, there are some major changes that the software is making which will only help the designers, take their virtual world to new heights of reality. Here are some of those top 9 features in Vray for Sketchup.

1. Adaptive Dome Light

With the Adaptive Dome Light, Skylight Portals are no longer needed. It automatically figures out which portions of the environment to sample and which ones to ignore. This makes it much easier to set up and much more efficient giving us more accurate light sampling. This also helps faster, cleaner and more accurate rendering in scenes containing many lights and image-based environment lighting.

2. Light Gen

Light Gen is a new V-Ray tool that automatically generates thumbnails of your SketchUp scene each one presenting a unique lighting scenario. Choose your favorite look and you’re ready to render.

3. Light Mix

Light Mix helps with adjusting the lights in your scene even after you render. With Light Mix, once your scene is rendered, you can interactively adjust the brightness and color of any light without having to render again.

4. Vray Vision

V-Ray Vision helps you move around your model, adjust lightings, apply materials, color-correct, and more. All of which are in a live, real-time view allowing for instant edits, quick iterations, and you can remotely collaborate with your team. It also lets you, capture screenshots, export animations, and spherical panoramic images for virtual reality by simply clicking a button.

The 4 Key features of V-Ray Vision are:

  • Explore your designs in real-time
  • Produce images from multiple camera angles
  • Create 360 panoramas
  • Render animations in real-time

5. Chaos Cosmos

Chaos Cosmos Content System delivers a 3D content library of high-quality 3D content selected from the rich V-Ray ecosystem. It allows V-Ray users, from their respective V-Ray products, to browse, place, and render 3D assets in their projects.

6. Vray Skatter

Skatter sends all the scattering information directly to the render engines, bypassing Sketchup. That way, you keep a lightweight and responsive file while still being able to render huge amounts of objects.

Scatter objects and Chaos Cosmos also assets to create detailed terrains in a memory-efficient way. Use essential randomization parameters like density, size, and orientation for maximum realism.

7. Vray Decal

Vray Decal provides an easy way to project one material on top of another regardless of the target UV set. The projected material is placed in an adjustable Vray Decal gizmo that controls its size, placement and projection limits in the Viewport. It also helps project unique materials onto objects of any shape and create effects like graffiti on a wall, markings on a road, or logos on a product.

8. Triplanar Projection

The Tri-Planar texture allows quick assignment of bitmap and other 2D textures on objects that don’t have suitable UV coordinates. The texture works by projecting one or more textures along the object-space axes depending on the surface of the shaded object. The texture works both for colors and bump maps.

9. Vray Frame Buffer Composite

This feature in vray for sketchup allows you to track render history and fine-tune color, exposure, render elements and more, directly in V-Ray’s frame buffer.

Bonus Features in Vray for Sketchup

10. Vray Fur

V-Ray Fur is a very simple procedural fur plugin. The fur is generated only during render time and is not actually present in the scene, thus making the viewport faster. V-Ray Fur is more commonly used for simulating grass cover or textile fibers.

11. Vray Cloud

V-Ray Cloud can turn a workstation into a supercomputer, unlocking the unlimited power of the cloud to help users hit deadlines and render faster than ever before.

12. Camera Clipping

Vray Clipper is a geometric primitive that can be used to clip away parts of the scene with a simple plane. It is a render-time effect and does not modify the actual scene geometry in any way. V- Ray Clipper also helps you easily create quick cutaways and section renders. Convert any scene object to a clipper.

(Information Source – Chaos, Vray for Sketchup)

Features in Vray for Sketchup
(Image Credit – Chaos Website)

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