This video tutorial covers several basic workflows that are common to all rendering software (materials, lighting, environment) using the excellent Twilight rendering software as an example. Use it as an introduction to rendering in SketchUp and feel free to explore the many options that are available to you these days.
This is a free sample instructional video from the second edition of my book “Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting” (2nd Edition). I discuss this topic more in detail in that book’s Chapter 5.
Want more of these videos? If you own the book, use the password from the inside cover to gain access to all of my remaining videos on Wiley’s website: http://www.wiley.com/go/schreyer2e. If you don’t yet have your own copy, follow the links in the sidebar to get one. It is a great reference for SketchUp!