SketchUp and V-Ray
SketchUp and V-Ray based tutorials (sometimes additional software depending on tutorial). Learn how to perfect your modeling with new post-processing skills, techniques and easy to follow step by step instructions provided by highly talented professional contributors.
Making of 3 Storey House Exterior by Myren June
Architectural designer Myren June shows us his workflow and settings in this exterior render using SketchUp, V-Ray and Photoshop.
Car Paint and Studio Setup – SketchUp and V-Ray by Majid Yeganegi
This tutorial is focused on ‘How create a car paint’ and a ‘Studio set up’ for car rendering using V-Ray for SketchUp.
Interior Design of a Living Room by Mario Goleš
Mario Goleš is a very talented interior designer and 3D architectural visualizer, currently working and based in Zagreb, Croatia. He shares this detailed workflow in the production of an interior living room design. There is a lot of good solid information here with many tips to suit all levels of experience. This tutorial can only be described as the ‘How and Why’ of good rendering. Some working knowledge of SketchUp and V-Ray is needed to follow and understand this tutorial.
Making of Old Town by Zernan Suarez
3D Vizualiser and Graphic designer Zernan Suarez has produced this tutorial for us, covering scene set-up, materials, both day and night renders and NPR. Software used includes SketchUp, V-Ray for SketchUp, Photoshop and the freeware filter software FotoSketcher. Included in this comprehensive tutorial are downloads to help you follow along if you wish.
Making of Balcony Pool – day and night by Ricardo Cossoli
This tutorial is based on an outdoor day render (natural lighting) and a night time render (artificial lighting). The challenge I set myself was to assemble both different lighting scenes in the same model and configure all materials so they respond well in both cases (both day and night). I hope I’ve succeeded.
Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 3 by Nomer Adona
This tutorial is Nomer Adona’s third in his unique tutorial series, ‘Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp’. This tutorial focuses on ‘Studio Lighting’. In this tutorial you will learn how to set up a simple studio scene, how a professional photographers set up their studio lighting and how to simulate this lighting using V-Ray rectangular and omni lights.
Glass Reflection Effect – SketchUp and V-Ray by Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas
Let’s get that reflection onto your glass, for added realism. Architectural 2D to 3D visualizer and graphic artist Jonathan Pagaduan Ignas shows you how in this great little tutorial he has contributed to us here at SketchUpArtists.
Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 2by Nomer Adona
Part 2 of the definitive guide to lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp by Nomer Adona. Part 1 in this series can be found here. Nomer Adona continues his great collection of lighting tutorials to help you get to grips with and simplify this often complex process, with some easy solutions to this often frustrating and confusing aspect to rendering. In this guide Nomer checks out Emissve materials to help light your SketchUp models.
Lighting with V-Ray for SketchUp – definitive guide part 1by Nomer Adona
Nomer Adona shows you how, with the basics, to create a realistic lampshade material and how to position the rectangular lights to achieve the right effect for your shade, using up to date releases of V-Ray for SketchUp. Its a must for those struggling with lighting and those who want to know how the experts do it. There will be more to come in this mini series of lighting tutorials.
V-Ray for SketchUp – super crash course by Steven Man
This tutorial is a quick overview on Steven’s settings used in the render of a SketchUp model of an indoor swimming pool. Its not about modeling or materials but more about what Steven has learned from his experience with V-Ray for SketchUp.
Basic IES Light Tutorial using V-Ray for SketchUp by Nomer Adona
Nomer produces another IES lighting tutorial showing the basic steps in using V-Ray for SketchUp 1.48.90 and future releases. Previously he had used 1.48.66 in his first IES tutorial, IES Light Tutorial using V-Ray for SketchUp. In this tutorial Nomer keeps it simple and gets you into the whole concept of using IES lighting quickly and effectively with the latest release of this SketchUp plug-in.
Using HDRI in V-Ray for SketchUp by Nomer Adona
HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging. It is a technique that allows a larger span or range of luminance between the light and dark areas of an image. You can use image editing software to create HDRI images. In this tutorial I will not talk about how to create them but rather how to use them in V-Ray for SketchUp.
IES Light Tutorial using V-Ray for SketchUp by Nomer Adona
The latest version of V-ray for SketchUp (ver. 1.48.66) has the new added feature of IES Lights and Spotlights. V-Ray works within the SketchUp environment allowing users to be able to efficiently incorporate the task of rendering within their current workflow. In this simple tutorial we are going to set up three basic pin lights.
Making of a Classic Room by Ricardo Cossoli
The ‘Classic Room’ scene was fully modeled in Google SketchUp with the help of some free available plug-ins. It is a classic style room with details of moldings, illuminated with natural light from the scene and only the light support in the middle of the room is a resolved V-Ray emitting material.
A Quick and Simple Render Technique by ‘Mr Wip’
While trying to evolve in the cruel world of virtual rendering, you may have seen many tutorials, all presenting super advanced master techniques, but you can’t stop feeling that their starting point is always a bit above your current skills, and their goal far away from your current needs.
Making of Beauty Salon by Do Phu Hoang Nguyen – Phunguyen
In this V-Ray for SketchUp tutorial Do Phu Hoang Nguyen covers the use of materials and light to create this interior lighted Beauty Salon image.
The Making of Bahamas by Nguyen Tran Huy Vu
In this tutorial we are featuring “The making of the Bahamas Villa”. A competition work by an architectural student from Vietnam, Nguyen Tran Huy Vu. In his tutorial he demonstrates the basics of SketchUp to 3DS Max & V-Ray workflow.