V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 For SketchUp 2016-2020 Win
V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp 2016-2020 Win: What's New and How to Install
V-Ray Next is a powerful rendering software that integrates seamlessly with SketchUp, a popular 3D modeling and design application. V-Ray Next allows you to create photorealistic images and animations with ease and speed. Whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, or hobbyist, V-Ray Next can help you bring your ideas to life.
In this article, we will introduce the latest update of V-Ray Next for SketchUp, which is Build 4.20.01. This update supports SketchUp versions from 2016 to 2020 on Windows operating systems. We will also show you how to install V-Ray Next for SketchUp on your computer.
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What's New in V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp
V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp comes with several new features and improvements that make rendering your SketchUp creations easier than ever. Here are some of the highlights:
RTX support: You can now boost your V-Ray GPU performance with NVIDIA RTX technology, which utilizes the ray tracing capabilities of the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. This means faster and more accurate rendering results with less noise.
Proxies with materials: You can now import or create a proxy mesh asset and V-Ray will automatically generate a set of material slots, making it easier to manage materials. A proxy mesh is a simplified representation of a complex object that reduces the memory usage and render time of your scene.
Color assistant: You can now choose the exact color you need with the right hue, saturation and value variation with the Color Assistant, V-Ray Color Picker's new extension. This tool helps you create harmonious color schemes and avoid color clashes.
Improved materials: The underlying shading structure of all scene materials has been optimized, so advanced attributes can now be added or removed without cluttering the material properties. You can also use the new VRscans material, which includes a triplanar texture projection mode, removing the need for UV mapping of objects that use the material. VRscans are realistic scanned materials that offer unmatched realism and quality.
Unified installer: You can now enjoy a smooth, single-step installation of all the components included in the V-Ray package. You don't have to worry about installing separate modules or plugins anymore.
Color themes: You can now choose between two color themes for the V-Ray user interface: Dark or Bright. The Bright theme is a new option that offers a lighter and more contrasted look.
Partial scene export: You can now export only the current selection as a .vrscene file containing its applied materials, lights and other V-Ray special objects. This feature is useful for transferring parts of your scene to another application or rendering service.
How to Install V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp
To install V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp, you need to follow these steps:
Download the V-Ray for SketchUp installer from the "My Products" page in your Account Management Portal. You need to have a valid license or subscription to access this page.
After the download completes, locate the installer and double-click to launch it.
Please review the license agreement and click Next for your installation options.
When prompted, select the version of SketchUp you are using.
Select Install to use the default installation options. Select Advanced to specify if you want to install Chaos Swarm and licensing options. V-Ray for SketchUp requires the Local option for licensing.
After installation, you'll see options to open the release notes file or share anonymous data with Chaos Group. Click Done to close the installer.
Launch SketchUp. A V-Ray for SketchUp Studio page will appear. Click Sign in with Trimble and enter your Trimble ID and password.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp on your computer. You can now start rendering your amazing projects with V-Ray Next.
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How to Use V-Ray Next Build 4.20.01 for SketchUp
Now that you have installed V-Ray Next for SketchUp, you might be wondering how to use it to render your projects. In this section, we will give you a brief overview of the main features and tools of V-Ray Next for SketchUp and how to access them.
The V-Ray Toolbar is a set of buttons that provide quick access to common features and settings. You can find it on the top or left side of the SketchUp window, depending on your preference. You can also customize the toolbar by right-clicking on it and choosing Customize Toolbar. The V-Ray Toolbar contains the following buttons:
Asset Editor: This button opens the Asset Editor, which is the main control panel for managing and editing your materials, lights, geometries, render elements, and settings.
V-Ray Frame Buffer: This button opens the V-Ray Frame Buffer, which is a window that displays the rendered image and allows you to adjust its color, exposure, and other post-processing effects.
Render with V-Ray: This button starts the rendering process using the current settings and displays the result in the V-Ray Frame Buffer.
Render with V-Ray Interactive: This button starts an interactive rendering session, which updates the rendered image in real-time as you make changes to your scene or settings.
Start/Stop Batch Render: This button allows you to render multiple scenes in a row without having to manually start each one. You can add scenes to the batch render list by clicking on the plus icon next to the button.
VRay Cloud: This button allows you to upload your scene to VRay Cloud, a cloud rendering service that lets you render your projects faster and easier using Chaos Group's servers.
V-Ray Swarm: This button allows you to enable or disable V-Ray Swarm, a distributed rendering system that uses multiple computers to render your scene faster.
V-Ray Scene Export: This button allows you to export your scene as a .vrscene file, which can be used by other V-Ray applications or rendering services.
Help: This button opens the online help documentation for V-Ray Next for SketchUp.
The Asset Editor is divided into five tabs: Materials, Lights, Geometry, Render Elements, and Settings. Each tab contains a list of assets that you can create, edit, delete, or apply to your scene. You can also search for assets by name or type using the filter field at the top of each tab. Here is a brief description of each tab:
Materials: This tab contains all the materials that are available in your scene. You can create new materials from scratch or use presets from the library. You can also edit the properties of each material using the parameters panel on the right side of the Asset Editor.
Lights: This tab contains all the lights that are available in your scene. You can create new lights from scratch or use presets from the library. You can also edit the properties of each light using the parameters panel on the right side of the Asset Editor.
Geometry: This tab contains all the geometries that are available in your scene. You can create new geometries from scratch or use presets from the library. You can also edit the properties of each geometry using the parameters panel on the right side of the Asset Editor.
Render Elements: This tab contains all the render elements that are available in your scene. Render elements are separate images that show different aspects of your rendered image, such as lighting, reflections, shadows, etc. You can use render elements to enhance or modify your final image in post-production software. You can create new render elements from scratch or use presets from the library. You can also edit the properties of each render element using the parameters panel on the right side of the Asset Editor.
Settings: This tab contains all the settings that affect your rendering process and output. You can adjust various parameters such as resolution, quality, camera, environment, etc. using the parameters panel on the right side of the Asset Editor.
V-Ray Frame Buffer
The V-Ray Frame Buffer is a window that displays your rendered image and allows you to fine-tune its appearance using various tools and options. You can access it by clicking on the V-Ray Frame Buffer button on the V-Ray Toolbar or by pressing F10 on your keyboard. The V-Ray Frame Buffer has the following features:
Toolbar: The toolbar at the top of the V-Ray Frame Buffer contains buttons that let you perform various actions such as saving, loading, comparing, zooming, panning, cropping, etc.
History: The history panel on the left side of the V-Ray Frame Buffer shows a list of thumbnails of your previous renders. You can click on any thumbnail to view it in the main window. You can also compare two renders by selecting them and clicking on the A/B button.