How Do I Rotate a Material in VRAY SketchUp?

Are you looking to give your VRAY SketchUp model a fresh perspective? One way to do this is by rotating the materials in your design.

By altering the direction of textures, you can create unique effects and add depth to your renderings. In this tutorial, we will explore how to rotate a material in VRAY SketchUp.

Step 1: Select the Object

The first step is to select the object that you want to apply the rotated material to. To do this, click on the “Select” tool in the toolbar at the top of your SketchUp window.

Then, click on the desired object. Once selected, it should be highlighted.

Step 2: Open the Material Editor

Next, we need to access the Material Editor in VRAY SketchUp. Go to the “Extensions” menu at the top of your window and click on “VRAY for SketchUp.”

A drop-down menu will appear. From this menu, select “Material Editor. “

Step 3: Apply a Material

In order to rotate a material, we first need to apply one. If you haven’t already done so, click on the “Create Material” button in the Material Editor window. This will open a new dialog box where you can customize your material’s properties.

3.1 Adjusting Basic Properties

In this dialog box, you can adjust various properties of your material such as color, reflectivity, and transparency. Feel free to experiment with these settings until you achieve your desired look.2 Accessing Advanced Settings

If you want more control over your material’s appearance or if you’re working with complex textures, click on the “Advanced Options” button at the bottom of the dialog box. This will reveal additional settings that you can modify.

Step 4: Enable Texture Rotation

Now that you have applied your material, it’s time to rotate it. In the Material Editor window, locate the “Texture” section. Here, you will find options for adjusting the texture’s rotation.

4.1 Adjusting Rotation Angle

To rotate the material, enter a value in the “Rotation Angle” field. Positive values rotate the material clockwise, while negative values rotate it counterclockwise. Start with a small angle and preview the changes in your model to ensure you achieve the desired effect.2 Controlling Rotation Center

You can also control the rotation center of your material by modifying the “Rotation Center” parameters. By default, SketchUp uses the center of your object as its rotation point. However, you can manually adjust this point by entering specific X, Y, and Z coordinates.

Step 5: Preview and Fine-Tune

Once you have adjusted the rotation settings to your liking, it’s time to preview how your material looks on your object. To do this, click on the “Preview” button in the Material Editor window. This will open a separate window where you can see a real-time rendering of your model with the rotated material applied.

5.1 Making Further Adjustments

If you’re not completely satisfied with how your rotated material looks, don’t worry! You can always go back to any previous step and make further adjustments until you achieve your desired result.


Rotating materials in VRAY SketchUp is an effective way to add visual interest and depth to your designs. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily apply and adjust rotated materials to enhance the overall aesthetics of your VRAY SketchUp models.

Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment with different rotation angles and settings to find the perfect look for your project. Have fun exploring this powerful feature and let your creativity shine!