How Do I Install VRay Materials Library in Sketchup?

Do you want to enhance your Sketchup renderings with realistic materials? Look no further than VRay Materials Library!

This extensive library of materials can take your designs to the next level. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing VRay Materials Library in Sketchup. Get ready to create stunning and lifelike visualizations!

Step 1: Download VRay Materials Library

The first step is to download the VRay Materials Library from the official Chaos Group website. You will need an active license for VRay in order to access and use this library. Once you have obtained the necessary license, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the Chaos Group website: Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the official Chaos Group website.
  2. Log in to your account: If you already have a Chaos Group account, log in using your credentials. Otherwise, create a new account by clicking on “Sign Up” and providing the required information.
  3. Access the downloads section: Once logged in, go to the downloads section of your account. Here, you will find a list of available downloads for various VRay products.
  4. Select VRay Materials Library: Locate the VRay Materials Library from the list of available downloads and click on it to initiate the download.

Step 2: Install VRay Materials Library Plugin

Once you have downloaded the VRay Materials Library, it’s time to install it as a plugin in Sketchup:

  1. Open Sketchup: Launch Sketchup on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Extension Manager: In Sketchup, go to “Window” in the main menu and select “Extension Manager. “
  3. Click on “Install Extension”: In the Extension Manager window, click on the “Install Extension” button.
  4. Locate and select the VRay Materials Library file: A file explorer window will open.

    Navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded VRay Materials Library file and select it.

  5. Confirm installation: After selecting the file, click on “Open” to confirm the installation. Sketchup will now install the VRay Materials Library plugin.
  6. Restart Sketchup: Once the installation is complete, close and restart Sketchup for the changes to take effect.

Step 3: Accessing VRay Materials Library

Now that you have successfully installed VRay Materials Library as a plugin, let’s explore how to access it within Sketchup:

  1. Open Materials Browser: In Sketchup, go to “Window” in the main menu and select “Materials. “
  2. Materials Browser

  3. Select VRay Material Type: In the Materials Browser window, click on the drop-down menu at the top and select “VRay.

  4. VRay Material Type

  5. Browse and Apply Materials: You can now browse through various categories of materials available in VRay Materials Library. To apply a material to your model, simply double-click on it.
  6. Apply Material


Congratulations! You have successfully installed VRay Materials Library in Sketchup.

By following these simple steps, you can now access a wide range of high-quality materials to make your renderings more realistic and visually appealing. Experiment with different materials, textures, and finishes to bring your designs to life!

Note: The availability and organization of materials may vary depending on the version of VRay you are using.

Now it’s time to unleash your creativity and take your Sketchup projects to new heights with VRay Materials Library. Happy rendering!