Archilime Academy Courses

Access into V-Ray for SketchUp

SKU: Access into V-Ray

£550.00 (excl. VAT)

How do I convert my Sketchup models into photorealistic renders using V-Ray for SketchUp to my workflow?

The team of V-Ray for SketchUp specialists at Archilime Visualisations have poured their collective expertise into this three-day course which will get you started in the world of visualisation.

Learn how to create realistic materials, resolve your lighting and populate your scenes with render-ready assets – this course is designed to make you comfortable with the initial stages of rendering. 

This 12-hour V-Ray for SketchUp course is split over three days and runs over Zoom. All sessions are screen recorded and shared with you after the course to continue your development at your own pace. 

Any resident outside of the UK does not need to pay VAT on any course purchase. VAT will be added (if applicable) on the checkout screen for UK residents. Please contact us if you require a direct invoice.

Please note; start times are typically specified as 13:00 (UK local time) unless stated otherwise. Please get in touch with us using the chat box or email us at for more information on start times in other time zones or for private group sessions. We require a minimum of 4x delegates for the course to take place. If this is not met, we reserve the right to move the booking to the next course. You can spread the payments using PayPal’s Pay in 3 (if based in the UK) or Pay in 4 (if based in the USA).

Product Description


What is V-Ray for SketchUp?

V-Ray for Sketchup is a 3D rendering tool that works within SketchUp to interactively render your model and create photorealistic CGIs. From beginner to pro, our V-Ray for SketchUp training has all the tools you need to visualise your projects from start to finish. V-Ray is used comprehensively by architects, landscape designers, exhibition & event designers, product & industrial designers and many more.


“Our Access into V-Ray for SketchUp courses provide delegates with an understanding of the fundamental principles of rendering using Chaos’s V-Ray for SketchUp.”

As industry leaders in the visualisation industry ourselves; Archilime Visualisation‘s very own Head of Operations demonstrates and coaches the most productive methods used to truly master the workspace and add realistic rendering techniques to your still images… just like us. We show you how to set up a scene, use and build basic materials and balance your lighting & much more. By the end of the three-day course, you will have the tools to present complex, furnished, detailed and lit CGIs.

To really make the most of this course, we assume a basic level of understanding of how to navigate and model within SketchUp. If delegates require some assistance getting to grips with SketchUp – we encourage aspiring 3D artists to undertake our Access into SketchUp course before moving on to V-Ray!

The training taps into the wealth of knowledge amassed over a combined total of 50 years of experience using V-Ray. Delegates will be introduced to the render engine layout, camera settings, texturing, the optimisation approach, basic lighting techniques and much more.




Topics Covered
  • Intro to the V-Ray for SketchUp User Interface | Welcome to V-Ray. Here we go over the user interface and drop-downs of the engine
  • Fundamentals of Virtual Textures | Understanding how textures are broken down into different maps.
  • Realism & Application | Exploring material creation and how to wrap these on faces within our SketchUp model.
Lighting Breakdown
  • Light Sources | Understanding the different types of V-Ray Lights that we can add to our work.
  • Lighting Hierarchy | Using observations, how do we structure our lighting in a realistic way?
  • Three-Point Lighting Technique | How to create realistic and balanced lighting setups using V-Ray for SketchUp.
  • Render Engine | Considering the symbiosis of software and hardware, how do we achieve the ‘best’ result?
  • V-Ray Camera | Using a photographic approach, we delve into V-Ray’s virtual camera
  • Final Product & Scene Composition | How to compose and export beautiful, high quality CGIs.



Key Takeaways
  • Screen recordings from each session, included within the cost of the course.
  • A highly-practical training guide for V-Ray for SketchUp.
  • 30-days aftercare. We encourage every delegate to get in touch with questions that arise immediately after the course to give you as much confidence as possible moving forwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of V-Ray for SketchUp training.

Access into V-Ray - Light Mix

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Additional Information

Course Date

16th – 18th May 2023, 1st – 3rd Feb 2023, 22nd – 24th Feb 2023, 23rd – 25th May 2023, 25th – 27th Apr 2023, 25th – 27th July 2023, 27th – 29th Jun 2023, 29th – 31st Mar 2023

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