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Vray Academic for SketchUp - 1 year extension

This is an educational version of Vray for SketchUp which is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


V-Ray for SketchUp Key Features

SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D Modeling software on the market today. With V-Ray for SketchUp, users now have one of the most powerful rendering tools available to visualize their models with the utmost quality and realism. V-Ray works within the SketchUp environment allowing users to be able to efficiently incorporate the task of rendering within their current workflows. V-Ray for SketchUp works in Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS. V-Ray for Sketchup supports SU8 or earlier.

     • NEW! More shader types (great for metal textures!)
     • NEW! More than 10 new procedural textures, including dirt (for more realistic renderings!)
     • NEW! Lights now have the ability to add IES profiles (for light accuracy)
     • NEW! Material can now be layered better
     • NEW! Faster scene processing times
     • NEW! Support for SketchUp transparency and alpha transparency
     • True reflections and refractions
     • Glossy reflections and refractions
     • Global Illumination allows for photorealistic lighting
     • Soft shadows support
     • True HDRI support
     • Fully multithreaded raytracing engine
     • Native SketchUp materials supported and integrated into V-Ray materials
     • Material editor with material preview
     • Sun and sky system
     • Physical camera
     • Depth-of-field camera effects.
     • Distributed rendering allowing a single image to be processed over up to ten machines
     • Per material GI, background, reflection, and refraction
     • V-Ray two-sided material for easy creation of thin translucency
     • Animation support

Educational Policy

Chaos Group Educational Policy is designed to meet the various educational needs of both the institutions and students at a preferable price. An educational institution, or a student/staff member at the institution, may use our Educational licenses for educational purposes only and not for commercial for- profit work, transfer, or resale.

Student/Teacher Educational license

A "Student/Teacher" is a person who can confirm enrollment/employment at a degree-granting educational institution. Students and staff must present current student ID or current proof of employment at the educational institution to purchase a license. Students and staff may purchase up to 1 (one) license from the option below:

Note: Students need to provide evidence of their present academic status.

Universities/Educational Institutions licenses

"Universities/Educational institutions" are defined as those dedicated to education, including a public or private, school or a two-year or four-year college or university or career school that is accredited by a state or other appropriate governmental agency or organization. An educational institution is not a government or nonprofit agency, a commercial customer, a corporate training environment, or other training program or center that serves commercial or professional customers. Universities/Educational institutions must purchase software with documentation issued by the institution. The following products are available to Educational institutions under our Educational Policy:  

System Requirements

The current version is 01.49.01.

     • Pentium, Celeron, or higher processor. Mac version is Intel only.
     • 200 MB disk space.
     • 512 MB RAM minimum. 2-3 GB or more recommended.

Supported platforms:

V-Ray for SketchUp runs only on:
     • Windows 2000 including server
     • Windows XP Pro
     • Windows XP Home
     • Windows Vista*
     • Windows 7*
     • OS 10.4.11 or higher*

V-Ray for SketchUp will NOT run on:
     • SketchUp 6 or lower
     • Windows NT
     • Windows 95
     • Windows 98
     • Windows ME
     • MAC OS 9 or lower

V-Ray for SketchUp does run as a 32-bit application on 64bit machines and OS's.
Virtualization systems such as VMWare and Parallels are not recommended.
The use of imaged machines is not recommended due to the fact that the licensing is hardware dependent.

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