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Free V-Ray for Sketchup Training Course

v-ray for sketchup free training

Trimble has created a free in-depth training course for V-Ray for Sketchup with a total of 26 lessons. It teaches you the best way to set up your model (a modern cabin exterior), and the proper settings in V-Ray to get amazing results.

V-Ray for Sketchup Course

Create beautiful renderings with simplified settings

V-Ray is a powerful rendering engine that connects directly to your SketchUp model. Learn the best way to set up your model, and then the right settings in V-Ray for amazing render results.

You need to sign up to get the training, but enrollment is free.

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Course Curriculum

  • Downloads
    • V-Ray for SketchUp: Exercise Files
  • Introduction and Quick Start
    • 1. Quick Introduction
    • 2. Introduction_Cont
  • Exterior Cabin Workflow
    • 1. Cabin: Getting Started and Model Overview
    • 2. Camera: Scene Setup
    • 3. Initial Test Render
  • Materials
    • 1. Adding Ground Plane
    • 2. Applying V-Ray Materials
    • 3. Adding Material Maps & Layers
  • Environmental Lighting
    • 1. Materials Override
    • 2. Dome Light and HDRI
    • 3. Artificial Supplemental Lighting
    • 4. Volumetric Environment (Fog)
  • Geometries
    • 1. V-Ray Fur (Grass)
    • 2. Proxy Objects: (High Poly-Assets)
  • Output
    • 1. Finishing Touches
    • 2. Final Render & Export
  • From Day to Dusk
    • 1. Dusk: Environmental Lighting
    • 2. Dusk: Artificial Lighting
    • 3. Dusk: Final Render
  • V-Ray 5: Update & New Features
    • 1. Overview
    • 2. Cosmos
    • 3. LightGen
    • 4. Frame Buffer Improvements
    • 5. Vision Real Time Rendering
    • 6. Vision Animation

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Chaos V-Ray

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V-Ray works seamlessly with 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal. This allows you to transform 3D scenes into works of art from your favorite application.

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Trimble SketchUp Pro Subscription

SketchUp Pro is a full-featured desktop modeler, built to make anything your imagination can create

A great mix of our classic desktop software, web-based modeler, and our shiny new SketchUp for iPad app – perfect for working on the go. Plus a robust feature set that includes the ability to share and save projects to the cloud, customize your workflow with third-party extensions, and create detailed 2D and 3D construction documentation. Work seamlessly and efficiently throughout every phase of design.

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