Chapter 5 – Rendering in SketchUp

This chapter introduces methods to create photorealistic renderings of SketchUp models and use them for highly polished presentation images. It covers setting up a rendering work flow, giving an overview of rendering methods, and present techniques for setting up the rendering environment, lights, and materials.

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SketchUp models in this chapter:

(The model viewer requires a WebGL-capable browser like Chrome, Firefox or Safari)

The sample room model - You can also download the SketchUp file

The backdrop room model - You can also download the SketchUp file

More SketchUp models are on the 3DWarehouse page.

Talk about your work:

You can discuss rendering with SketchUp on this site in the following group:

Rendering group

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5 responses to Chapter 5 – Rendering in SketchUp

  1. I noticed that our rendering programs was not on your list!

    New release Raylectron version 3, Sketchup Rendering program.
    Raylectron v3 Intro:
    Tutorial site:


  2. The Kerkythea site is occasionally down. If that happens, check out their forum:

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