Chaos Releases V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp

Chaos Releases V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp
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LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, Nov 16, 2017 – Chaos Group announces the release of V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, the latest update to their professional rendering plug-in. Built on Chaos Group’s industry-leading technology, V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp simplifies the design process for architects and designers, offering photorealistic visuals and easy-to-use controls from concept to construction. This latest update brings a streamlined interface, enhanced GPU rendering and support for SketchUp 2018.




What’s new in V-Ray 3.6 for Sketchup:

Powerful GPU & new hybrid rendering: V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp includes faster, more powerful GPU rendering capabilities, with added support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more. In addition, V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA can take full advantage of all available hardware, including CPUs and GPUs.

Viewport rendering: View your V-Ray renders without ever leaving the SketchUp viewport. Choose which parts of the image you want to render, so you can check that lamp on the table looks just right. Plus, you can blend between your V-Ray render and SketchUp model with the + and – keys.

Smarter UI: We’ve made V-Ray for SketchUp’s interface cleaner and more simple. If you’re lucky enough to own a 4K monitor, you’ll find better support for high resolutions.

Asset manager: It’s easy to lose track of your textures, IES files, and proxy files. Our new all-in-one asset manager gives you an overview of everything in the scene, and allows you to set file paths and create scene archives.

New V-Ray color picker: A new color picker which is simple and powerful. Select color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.

Adaptive lights: This timesaver analyzes the lights in your scene, and prioritizes the most important ones. On certain scenes, it’ll cut your render times by up to 700%.

VRscans compatibility: Add incredible levels of realism to your projects with Chaos Group’s library of over 600 photorealistic materials captured with our accurate scanning technology.

Learn more at the V-Ray for SketchUp product page.

Pricing and Availability

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp is a free update for all V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp customers. Login at to download. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp is available for Windows & Mac OS, and is compatible with SketchUp versions 8–2018. A  free 30-day trial version of V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp is also available for Download .

About Chaos Group

Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photorealistic imagery and animation for design, television and feature films. Chaos Group specializes in physically-based rendering and simulation software used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company’s research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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