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V-Ray for SketchUp


Overview

Please note:


V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp is licensed with a hardware key (dongle).

Users who purchased a new V-Ray for SketchUp license between April 15, 2013 and September 15, 2013 will be eligible for a free upgrade (does not include dongle & shipping).


Product Overview


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 2.0 for SketchUp is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp Make 2013 and SketchUp Pro 2013.


V-Ray for SketchUp Key Features


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 for SketchUp RT 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.
V-Ray for SketchUp Dome-LightDome 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 for SketchUp ProxyV-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.


Features

RENDERING ENGINES

V-Ray RT CPU and GPU - a revolutionary rendering engine providing instant feedback and streamlining scene setup. Because V-Ray RT is built upon the same robust core as V-Ray, it is seamless to transition between V-Ray RT and production rendering. For the everyday user this is a very powerful interactive rendering solution that allows them to simultaneously work and render inside of SketchUp. The instant visual feedback makes for quicker design, material, and lighting decisions.


LIGHTS

Dome Light - creates simple, artifact-free image-based lighting using the Dome Light. Its powerful importance sampling analyzes HDR images and optimizes light tracing and GI precision. This new feature will streamline your workflow when using image based lighting in your scenes. It will not only save you setup and rendering time but it will also increase the quality of the image based light and shadows.

Lights as Components - V-Ray lights can now be part of a SketchUp component, making the process of changing the design and settings of multiple lights at once much easier.


GEOMETRY

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.


MATERIALS

V-Ray Material - a new compact and optimized material that includes diffuse, reflection, and refraction parameters with the ability to change the BRDF.

Wrapper Material - can be used to specify additional properties per material. Most importantly you can now create true matte materials which show the background as opposed to the base material.

VRMats Library - a new library contains an extensive collection of ready to use and photo realistic V-Ray materials.


Check out the full list of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Features and Improvements.

Key features may vary depending on the product choice and respective version of V-Ray being use. Chaos Group maintains the right to make changes to feature lists and products without future notice.


Pricing

Pricing & Upgrade policy


Chaos Group products are licensed per machine and with one V-Ray for SketchUp license you can start and use V-Ray GUI and tools inside the platform, start one local render job, speed up rendering using distributed rendering on up to 10 render slaves.

To provide optimum security, reliability, and portability Chaos Group requires a hardware key to license its software. This hardware security key protects the V-Ray License from computer malfunctions, routine hardware maintenance, and equipment changes; and it allows users to use V-Ray on multiple machines.

It is important to note that the hardware key is not a node-locked device. The V-Ray License Server is a floating license system, allowing multiple users to check out a license up to the maximum concurrent number of licenses available.

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers will have the option to purchase a new hardware key or install the license on an existing one.

The official suggested end user price of a single new license of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp is:


Product USD EUR GBP
V-Ray for SketchUp ADV 800 580 500
Upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp ADV 320 230 200

Note: Prices do not include dongle/VAT/shipping.
* Users who purchased a new V-Ray for SketchUp license between April 15, 2013 and September 15, 2013 will be eligible for a free upgrade.


System Requirements

System Requirements


WINDOWS

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
  • 16 GB of total hard disk space
  • 300 MB of available disk space

MACOSX

  • 2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor. Power PC is not supported
  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2-3 GB or more recommended
  • 300 MB of available disk space

Supported platforms:

V-Ray for SketchUp runs only on:

SketchUp 8 or 2013

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and up

Virtualization systems such as VMWare and Parallels are not recommended.

The use of imaged machines is not recommended due to the fact that the licensing is hardware dependent.


V-RAY FOR SKETCHUP USERS MIGRATION POLICY TO CHAOS GROUP SERVICES

(Applicable to ASGVIS customers who purchased V-Ray for SketchUp before May 27, 2011)