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The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design

Become an Expert in Modelling, Rendering and Post-Production with Sketchup, Vray Next and Photoshop in under 7 hours
Manish Paul Simon
7,504 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Learn the core Sketchup skills required to model faster & more efficiently.
Learn how to use certain Sketchup Plugins to take your modeling skills to the next level.
Understand Vray lighting, materials, settings, render elements & more to create amazing Photorealistic Renders
Learn from a Real-Life Apartment Project as we model & render a Contemporary Bedroom, Contemporary Furniture, Modular Kitchen & more Interior spaces, STEP-BY-STEP.
Understand certain Interior Design standards and styles required to design a space functionally and efficiently.
Learn to Leverage Sketchup Plugins to create blankets, pillows, curtains & more.

You’ve just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup & Vray course for Interior Design. With over 9,000 students enrolled and hundreds of 5 star reviews to date, these comprehensive Sketchup & Vray tutorials cover everything you’ll ever need.

>>> Updated at the end of May 2020 <<<

Shruti says, “Yes, I absolutely love this course and have gained so much knowledge ever since I started these lessons. Would definitely recommend this to my friends who would like to brush up on their basics as well as learn the fine details in designing on a software like Sketch up.”

Aparna says, “Just Wonderful! Before this course, I only know how to click interactive render without even adding any lights or settings. Now I know, whats Interactive and Main rendering is, lights, materials, plugins, settings etc. Loved learning this course and also instant clarification of doubts.”

Jhoe says, “Excellent SketchUp course! The instructor utilizes the power of SketchUp and Vray with Post-Production…and very easy to follow. Highly recommended!

This course is designed to jumpstart your Sketchup,Vray & Interior Design Journey, wherein we take you Step by Step with a Real-Life Apartment Project and get you up & running to design your favorite Interior Design space efficiently, quickly and in the right way.

Why this Course?

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essentials tools to design a bedroom, modular kitchen & more – Learn not only how every tool works but also how to apply it in the right way in your Sketchup workflow.

  • Downloadable Resources – Exercise files like Sketchup Models for every lecture & section so you can follow along step by step.

  • Learn from an Expert – I’ve been using Sketchup for over 10 years and I will be sharing all my skills and secrets which has helped me model faster, efficiently and most importantly, amaze my clients.

  • Monthly Updates – This course will be updated on a monthly basis with new high quality tutorials and resources and you will get an in-depth understanding of how to design a modern contemporary bedroom, modular kitchen & more.

  • Taught by an Architect & Interior Designer – We not only learn about modelling & rendering in Sketchup, but you will also learn useful interior design tips, standards, and secrets along the way from the instructor who has over 6+ years experience in the Industry.

  • Access to Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library – All our students will get exclusive access to our Sketchup Library for every Interior Design space worth over 150$. These models can be imported directly into your scene and rendered since it comes preloaded with Vray materials.

Who is this Course For?

  • Interior Designers

  • Architects

  • Students of Architecture & Interior Design

  • Hobbyists

  • Construction Professionals

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Modelling in Sketchup

  • Anyone with an interest in 3D Rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup

(note that this course will be taught on the windows version but the same techniques can be applied in Mac as well)

What you will Learn?

It is crucial that when you learn Sketchup, you start with the right fundamentals (which is also easy to pickup). Once you’ve picked up on the fundamentals of 3D Modelling, we jump into more advanced topics using specific Sketchup plugins, to take your modelling to the Next Level.

This course is divided into Six Sections

Prior to Section 01, we will have the introduction and how to install Sketchup, Vray & all the essential plugins

Section 01 – Introduction to Sketchup

In Section 01, we will start with the fundamentals

  • Introduction to Sketchup Interface

  • Introduction to Sketchup Tools.

  • Introduction to Sketchup Default Tray

Section 02 – Sketchup (Modeling a Contemporary Bedroom)

In Section 02, we will start with the fundamentals

  • We will learn to import images & CAD into Sketchup

  • How to model our walls, floors, ceilings, doors & windows.

  • How to model our Bedroom Placeholders

  • How to model our Wardrobes, Study Tables, & TV Units.

    We then learn some Advanced Sketchup Modelling Taught in this Course

  • Learn to model Beds using the  Artisan Tools & SubD

  • Learn to model Curtains using Clothworks

  • Learn to model Blankets & Pillows using the Clothworks tool.

  • Create a Studio and import from 3D Warehouse the Right Way!

  • Create a Bean Bag in the Studio

Section 03 – Introduction to Vray Next for Sketchup

In Section 03, we jump into the world of photorealistic rendering with Vray Next for Sketchup.

  • We will be introduced to the Vray Interface & the Vray Asset Editor

  • We will learn how to set-up Vray Lights in our Bedroom and use an important lighting system. (Photographic Approach with the Archgyan Lighting System)

  • We will learn to create Vray materials like metal, cloth, wood, glass, glossy, matte laminate sheets.

  • We will also learn to use Vray-Fur to create rugs & carpets, Vray-Infinite plane, Render elements, ands loads more.

  • Finally we learn how to render our final image using vray settings and also learn post production techniques using Photoshop.

Section 04 – Model & Render a Swing Wardrobe with Sketchup & Vray Next (Added in March 2020)

In this bonus section, we will learn how to create a Swing Wardrobe in Sketchup as per interior design standards. We will learn the importance of composition and how to render the swing wardrobe in a Studio setting using Vray Next.

Section 05 – Design & Render a Modular Kitchen with Sketchup 2020 & Vray Next (Added in April 2020)

In this section, we will learn to model and render a Modular Kitchen. We will learn about the various standards, vray materials, lights and more to create an amazing looking Night Render of our Kitchen. We will also learn how to change material colours on Photoshop instead of re-rendering them on Sketchup.

Section 06 – Design & Render a Contemporary Bathroom (Added in May 2020)

Here’s what you will learn in this section

  1. Create a Vray Library in the Vray Asset Editor
    This will help you create your best Vray Library which you can reuse for all future work, modeling & rendering. Plus, I will be sharing the Exclusive Archgyan Vray Library with you.

  2. Creating Multiple Options in the Same View
    You will learn to create multiple options for the same views by leveraging Tags (Layers) & Scenes. This is going to be super useful for all those Interior Designers out there.

  3. Create New Materials
    We will learn about various new maps like the falloff maps, edges maps and more. We will learn to create bathroom wall tiles using in-built Vray Maps and much more.

  4. Add Vray Lights in a New Way
    We will learn how to add lights in a new way and help you easily change the direction, cone angles & the penumbra angle of spotlights.

  5. Leveraging VFB History

    We will learn to render a photorealistic bathroom plus we will learn to leverage VFB History to check out before & after of Renders.

Section 07 – Advanced Modeling in Sketchup

In this section will learn to use plugins to create beanbags, tufted headboards, parametric shapes and a whole lot more.

Section 08 – Student Q/A Videos

We help enhance your renders and point out areas of improvement which benefits other students as well.

This is not a create and forget course. We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to future section on a monthly basis. We will be updating our course description here as and when we release new tutorials and downloadable resources.

Special Features Provided

  • Downloadable Scenes, complete with all V-Ray Settings

  • Exclusive Student Group on Facebook

  • Exclusive Sketchup & Vray Library for Interior Design

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray Next, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.

First Things First : How to Get Support Fast!
Installing Sketchup & Vray Next

Please us the link below to gain access to all the links mentioned in the video:


Installing Sketchup Plugins

Please us the link below to gain access to all the links mentioned in the video:


Before you click the button above to move to the first section, I want to share one final thing :

  1. Join the Archgyan Sketchup Student Center, which is a private Facebook Group just for students and alumni of this course. Click on the External Sources link and hit the "join now" button, and I or someone on my team will accept the request for you within 24 hours. It's not required, but highly recommended so that you can communicate with other students and even have some of your questions answered along the way. I'll be in there at times to help, too! Come on in, and you'll see a pinned post at the top of the Facebook Group to welcome you there.

Free Downloadable Resources | Exercise Files
Introduction to Sketchup Interface
Introduction to Sketchup Tools
Introduction to Sketchup Default Tray


Import an Image or CAD into Sketchup

Learn to import a floor plan in your Sketchup model and scale it using the Tape Measure Tool.

We will also show you how to import an AutoCAD plan using the same workflow.

Create Walls, Floor Slabs & Ceiling in Sketchup

Learn the fundamentals in this video by creating Walls, Floor Slabs & Ceiling. We will learn about the

Line Tool - L
Rectangle Tool - R
Push/Pull Tool (for extrusions) - P

We will also learn about the importance of working with Groups and how to create Groups.

Create Doors and Windows in Sketchup

In this video, we will learn to create Doors & Windows. We will also learn to assign shortcuts which will benefit us a ton while modelling.

The Assigned Shortcuts are as follows :

F2 - Hide

F3 - Unhide Last

F4 - Unhide All

Y - X-ray Mode

J - Toggle Visibility

Create Bedroom Placeholders in Sketchup

Before we detail out the models in our scene, it is important to create Placeholders.
Placeholders are the blocks in your scene which represent the space occupied by any furniture or model.

We will create a placeholder for our Bed, Wardrobe, Study Table  & TV Unit.

Create Bed, Blankets & Pillows in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will use the SubD & Artisan tools plugins to create our Bed.

We will use the Clothworks plugin to create our Blankets & Pillows.

Clothworks is a plugin developed by Anton S which uses physics simulation to generate cloth materials.

Create Blankets with Clothworks Trial License in Sketchup
Create Curtains in Sketchup

We will learn to create Curtains using Pins & creating Cloth material with the Clothworks Plugin.

Create Wardrobe, Study Table & Dressing Unit in Sketchup

In this video, we will model our placeholders in detail and as per the Bedroom aesthetic.

Create Studio & Import from 3D Warehouse in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will learn the efficient way of downloading and importing 3D Warehouse models in to Sketchup.
We will also be briefly introduced to the Vray Asset Editor and we will learn to create a Studio which is essential in having a good workflow while producing high quality renders.

Create a Beanbag in Studio

This is an extension of the previous video, wherein we will learn to model a beanbag in the Studio using Clothworks plugin.

We will also learn how to "Archive & Repath" the bitmap images using the Vray File Path Editor.

It is important that your Bitmap Files & Sketchup Model exist in the same folder.

Vray Next

Add Vray Lights & Filler Lights to light our Sketchup Scene

We will jump into the world of photorealistic rendering by playing around Vray Lights

In this lesson,

  • Learn to switch on Shadows and set the right Sun Angle.

  • Learn which axis faces the north direction in Sketchup.

  • Introduced to the Vray Asset Editor

  • Learn about the Sunlight Settings & also the environmental settings in Vray

  • Learn to create & Set-up Rectangular Lights

  • Learn to set-up Dome light & a background scene using HDRI

  • Learn to work with Vray Interactive

Create Vray Ceiling Lights & Vray Emmissive Materials in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will learn

  • To create Ceiling Lights & the importance of Components

  • To create Emissive Materials

  • To add a Spot Light to our lights.

  • Check the lights using the Vray Interactive mode.

Creating & Assigning Vray Materials in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will

  • Learn to create Materials in the Vray Asset Editor

  • Learn to create wood using Bitmap Images.

  • Learn to add Bump, Reflection & Refraction.

  • Learn to create glossy & matte materials

  • Learn to create Glass material

Using the Vray Library in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will learn

  • To use the existing Vray Library to add materials to our scene.

  • To add materials to our Doors & Windows

Create Vray Cloth Materials for Blankets & Curtains in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will learn

  • To use the Two Sided material to create a Cloth material for our Curtains.

  • Adjust the scale and size of the curtain to bring in light to the scene.

Final Adjustments Part 1

In this lesson, we will make few changes to the scene. In the process, we will learn

  • To create a Rug or Carpet in Sketchup using Vray Fur

  • Add an Infinite Plane to bounce light off the ground.

  • Make changes to our model to make the Bedroom look better.

  • Create a Wall Photo Frame & Painting

Final Adjustments Part 2

We will learn to check the final settings and prepare our scene for render.

We will also add a Wallpaper to our accent wall and add additional 3D Warehouse models.

Vray settings & Day Render
Post Production in Photoshop
Transform your Render | Render Diagnosis of a Student's Work
Share your Render | Get Featured on our Website

Model & Render a Swing Wardrobe

Bonus lecture
Model a Wardrobe in Sketchup

In this lesson, we will learn how to model a simple Swing Wardrobe using Sketchup 2019. We use the out of the box tools that comes shipped with sketchup and we learn to model fast and efficiently. We also certain Interior Design details for Contemporary wardrobes like the Shutter, Carcass and more.

Add Vray Lights in Sketchup
Create a Floor Material with Vray in Sketchup
Create a Wooden Material with Vray in Sketchup
Create Remaining Materials with Vray in Sketchup
Create a Test Render with Vray in Sketchup
Import 3D Warehouse Models into Studio
Import 3D Models into our Scene in Sketchup
Final Render of the Scene with Vray in Sketchup
Share your Render | Get Featured on our Website | Assignment 2

Model & Render a Modular Kitchen

Introduction to Modeling & Rendering a Modular Kitchen
Model a Studio in Sketchup 2020
Create Kitchen Cabinets in Sketchup 2020
Rounding Off Corners in Sketchup 2020
Model a Window in Sketchup 2020
Add Vray Lights for Kitchen Scene in Sketchup 2020
Add 3D Warehouse Models into Studio
Create Vray Materials for Kitchen Scene in Sketchup 2020
Final Adjustments of Kitchen Scene in Sketchup 2020
Night Render of Kitchen Scene + Post Production
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