The Complete Vray for Sketchup Course

person icon Manish Simon

The Complete Vray for Sketchup Course

Become an Expert in Rendering and Post-Production with Vray 5 for Sketchup by rendering a Modern Kitchen Scene

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon SketchUp,Interior Design,3D Modeling,3D Rendering


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Course Description

You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Vray 5 for Sketchup Course for Kitchen Design. 

This course is designed to jumpstart your Vray 5 for Sketchup Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step in Rendering and Post Producing a modern contemporary Kitchen Scene in the fastest and most efficient way possible.

Why this Course?

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essentials features in Vray 5 for Sketchup to render a modern Kitchen scene - Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Vray for Sketchup workflow.

  • Exercise Files - Exercise files like Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step. 

  • Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library - All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Interior Design space. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials. 

  • Access to Student Community Group - you will get free access to our community groups wherein you can get help & support in your Vray 5 for Sketchup journey. 

  • Downloadable Resources -  Get free access to ready to render scenes loaded with high quality materials and the perfect lighting setup.

Who is this Course For?

  • Interior Designers

  • Kitchen Designers

  • Product Designers

  • Architects

  • Students of Architecture & Interior Design

  • Hobbyists

  • Construction Professionals 

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray 5 for Sketchup

(note that this course will be taught on the windows version but the same techniques can be applied in Mac as well)

What you will Learn?

Section 01 - Welcome

In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals

  • Sketchup Guru Shortcuts and how I use Sketchup

  • Installing Vray 5 for Sketchup

Section 02 - Render our Modern Contemporary Kitchen Scene

Here's what you will learn in this course

  1. Learn to setup Camera/Scenes in Sketchup and Vray.

  2. Use various lighting techniques to light up your Interior Scene

  3. Learn to use the latest features of Vray 5 (Lightmix) to further adjust your Lights in Vray.

  4. Create your own Custom Material Library in the Vray Asset Editor
    This will help you create your best Vray Library which you can reuse for all future work, modeling & rendering. Plus, I will be sharing the Exclusive Sketchup Guru Vray Library with you.

  5. Use Chaos Cosmos to add high quality models in your scene

  6. Learn to add PBR Materials in Sketchup the right way

  7. Create a Night Render Scene of your Kitchen

  8. Use Batch Render to create multiple renders 

  9. Leveraging VFB History

    We will learn to render a photorealistic bathroom plus we will learn to leverage VFB History to check out before & after of Renders.

  10. Create a Depth of Field shot which you can showoff on Instagram.

Special Features Provided

  • Downloadable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings

  • Exclusive Vray Material Library for Interior Design

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Vray 5 for Sketchup, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders.


What will you learn in this course:

Learn to leverage Vray 5 for Sketchup to create Photorealistic Renders that will leave your clients in awe!

Understand Vray lighting, materials, settings, render elements & more to create amazing Photorealistic Renders

Learn to use the latest features in Vray like the Vray Light Mix to further adjust your lights

Learn to add high quality models in your scene using Chaos Cosmos

Turn your Day Renders to Night in the fastest way possible

Create a Depth of Field Render which you can later share on Instagram and more


What are the prerequisites for this course?

A computer with either Windows or Mac to install all the software & sketchup plugins to model & render your favorite Interior Design space.

A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and plenty of excitement about the awesome new Vray rendering skills you will acquire in this Interior Design course.

A decent understanding of how to work with Sketchup & Sketchup basics

The Complete Vray for Sketchup Course


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Course Curriculum
27 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 01:52 01:52
  • play icon Before We Start 07:48 07:48
  • play icon Setting the Camera 05:43 05:43
  • play icon Lighting up your Kitchen 11:49 11:49
  • play icon Adding Interior Lights 02:41 02:41
  • play icon Using Lightmix (New Feature) in Vray for Sketchup 07:25 07:25
  • play icon Using the Domelight to light up your Kitchen Scene 08:26 08:26
  • play icon Using the Default Vray Library 07:51 07:51
  • play icon Create a Custom Vray Material Library 2 07:18 07:18
  • play icon Create a Marble Material 09:07 09:07
  • play icon Create a Wooden Material with PBR Textures 03:36 03:36
  • play icon Create a Metallic PBR Material 03:17 03:17
  • play icon Create a Lacquered Glass 06:34 06:34
  • play icon Create a Copper Material 04:38 04:38
  • play icon Using the Vray Edge Texture 05:14 05:14
  • play icon Using Chaos Cosmos to add Decor 08:39 08:39
  • play icon Adding Render Elements 07:25 07:25
  • play icon Final Render Setup 02:40 02:40
  • play icon Using the VFB Layers 02:52 02:52
  • play icon Create a Night Render Shot 01:43 01:43
  • play icon Post Production in Photoshop 05:28 05:28
  • play icon Changing Colors of Materials in Photoshop 02:05 02:05
  • play icon Adding Graffitti or Wallpapers on Walls in Photoshop 03:41 03:41
  • play icon Using Actions in Photoshop 02:54 02:54
  • play icon Adjusting Elements with Plugins in Sketchup 03:07 03:07
  • play icon Batch Render in Vray 04:04 04:04
  • play icon Create a Depth of Field Shot 04:43 04:43

Instructor Details

Manish Simon

Manish Simon

Manish is an accomplished Architect, 3D Artist, Author, and Architectural Consultant based in Berlin. With a successful track record on Udemy since 2019, he is the founder of Sketchup Guru, a leading platform offering comprehensive practical courses dedicated to 3D modeling and rendering in Sketchup, specializing in Architecture and Interior Design.

Having graduated from the prestigious School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada, Manish honed his skills by working alongside renowned architects across Southeast Asia for over 5+ years. Throughout his journey, he has assumed various roles, including Architect, 3D Artist, Interior Designer, and more recently, a BIM Consultant for a large multinational corporation. Accumulating a wealth of experience, he is now devoted to sharing his extensive knowledge with aspiring learners like you.

As an instructor, Manish strives to create meticulously crafted, step-by-step courses that delve not only into the software utilized by Architects but also into the underlying thought processes and guidelines that govern the design approach. His objective is to provide the kind of educational material that he wished he had when he was starting his own journey.

Passionate about teaching, Manish aims to nurture the innate "designer" within each student.

Join him on one of his courses and unlock your creative potential.

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