How Do I View SketchUp Files in Oculus?

Do you want to view your SketchUp files in Oculus? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of viewing your SketchUp files in Oculus, providing an immersive experience like never before.

What You’ll Need

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A computer with SketchUp installed
  • An Oculus VR headset
  • Oculus software installed on your computer

Step 1: Exporting Your SketchUp File

The first step is to export your SketchUp file in a format compatible with Oculus. Follow these steps:

  1. Open SketchUp
  2. If you don’t have it installed, download and install it from the official website.

  3. Open your project file
  4. Select the SketchUp file you want to view in Oculus and open it within the software.

  5. Navigate to “File” > “Export” > “3D Model”
  6. This will open the export settings dialog box.

  7. Select a compatible format
  8. In the export settings dialog box, choose a format supported by Oculus. The recommended format is FBX (Filmbox).

    • Note: If you are using an older version of SketchUp, FBX might not be available. In that case, try exporting as OBJ (Wavefront) or COLLADA (DAE).
  9. Adjust export options (if necessary)
  10. Depending on your requirements, you may need to adjust export options such as unit settings, texture settings, or other options provided by SketchUp.

  11. Click “Export”
  12. Choose a location on your computer to save the exported file and click “Export” to begin the export process.

Step 2: Importing Your SketchUp File into Oculus

Now that we have our exported file, let’s import it into Oculus:

  1. Open Oculus software
  2. If you haven’t installed Oculus software yet, download and install it from the official Oculus website. Once installed, open the software on your computer.

  3. Navigate to “Library”
  4. In the Oculus software, click on the “Library” button located in the lower-left corner of the application window.

  5. Select “Unknown Sources”
  6. In the library section, click on the drop-down menu labeled “All” and select “Unknown Sources”. This will show all the applications and files not directly downloaded from Oculus Store.

  7. Click on “+” (Add)
  8. In the top-right corner of the library section, click on the “+” button to add a new application or file.

  9. Browse for your exported SketchUp file
  10. A file explorer window will open. Navigate to the location where you saved your exported SketchUp file and select it.

Step 3: Enjoying Your SketchUp Model in Oculus

With your SketchUp file imported into Oculus, it’s time to put on your VR headset and enjoy the immersive experience:

  1. Put on your Oculus VR headset
  2. Make sure your headset is properly connected to your computer and put it on.

  3. Launch the SketchUp model
  4. In the Oculus software, locate your imported SketchUp file and click on it to launch the model.

  5. Explore and interact
  6. You can now explore and interact with your SketchUp model in virtual reality. Walk around, scale, rotate, or even teleport within the virtual environment for a truly immersive experience.

  7. Exit when you’re done
  8. To exit the SketchUp model in Oculus, simply remove your VR headset or close the Oculus software on your computer.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to view your SketchUp files in Oculus. Now you can showcase and experience your architectural or design projects like never before!


  • Optimize Your Model: Before exporting from SketchUp, make sure to optimize your model by reducing unnecessary geometry or textures. This will help enhance performance within Oculus.


In this tutorial, we covered the step-by-step process of viewing your SketchUp files in Oculus. We started by exporting our SketchUp file in a compatible format, then importing it into Oculus using the Oculus software.

Finally, we put on our VR headset and enjoyed exploring our SketchUp model in virtual reality. Remember to optimize your model for better performance. Now go ahead and impress your clients or colleagues with stunning virtual reality presentations of your SketchUp projects!