The Making of Apartment Interior


Architect and designer, Virgo Oktaviano from Jakarta in Indonesia, shows how to layout and setup this interior apartment scene. He uses SketchUp and V-Ray for Sketchup with some final post processing in Photoshop to complete this stunning room.


Set Layout and Set The Camera




Set Camera


Wood Material

Choose the wood material in Diffuse and set the value of Reflection Layer.

  1. Hilight Glossiness set at 0.85
  2. Reflection Glossiness set at 0.85

Wood Settings


Mirror Material

This material has been modified from clear glass architectural.

To get real reflection in mirror, under Reflection choose TexFresnal and set IOR at 20.0


Mirror Settings


Carpet Material

To set carpet material check Displacement and set the value at 1.2. Click “M” and select Bitmap and choose to saturate bitmap as shown at side.


Carpet Settings


Floor Material


Material Settings


Render Setting

Global Switches


Global Switches


Render Setting



Camera Settings


Render Setting


In this case, the setting of GI color and BG color are the same. I use a HDR image for the lighting and the background.




Render Setting

Indirect Illumination


Indirect Illumination


Original Render


Original Render


Post Production

Just play with Exposure, Color Contrast, Spot Exposure, Ranged Saturation and Chromatic Aberration.


Post Production


Final Result


Final Image

This apartment design was one of my freelance projects. Still done with the same software, SketchUp Pro, V-Ray and Photoshop.

Thanks for reading

Virgo Oktaviano



12 Responses to “The Making of Apartment Interior”

  1. Prasad on December 8th, 2016 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much bro

  2. Prasad on December 8th, 2016 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much

  3. kailas kanchan on December 14th, 2016 11:28 am

    Thank u so much sir….please upload more render setting

  4. kailas kanchan on December 14th, 2016 11:46 am

    sir can u please tell me how to improve the quality of rendering

  5. Rafael on January 6th, 2017 6:24 pm

    Great Job!


    Is the model available for playing with?


  6. Melvin Yan on February 12th, 2017 6:05 am

    Thank you Sir for sharing your works and tutorials. Those are really helpful for me as the beginner in SU n V Ray. Keep it up!

  7. Sketchup Vray HCM on March 24th, 2017 6:32 am

    Thanks for a nice Tut

  8. hyein on April 3rd, 2017 2:43 am

    Thank you!!!!

  9. hamid on May 11th, 2017 9:39 am


  10. Rotanak on July 26th, 2017 4:15 am

    Can i get this model for testing?

  11. Harsha on March 23rd, 2018 10:40 am

    Can I please get the free model of this tutorial, it will really be very helpful for me to understand the parameters, commands and settings given to each material and lights. Please share the sketchup model on my email id as I am not able to find this particular model in download option.

    Thank you

  12. simmi on March 23rd, 2018 12:01 pm

    thank u so much for sharing! cud I please request if you cud discuss the lighting settings done! (what kind of lights you have used nad parameters for it)… beautiful interior!

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