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Vray Next + Sketchup 2019: Creating a Kitchen for Beginners

Learn to model and render a photorealistic Kitchen with this Archgyan Course.
Manish Paul Simon
4,471 students enrolled
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Understand how to use Sketchup to create Interior Scenes
Utilize Sketchup to model Fast & Efficiently
Learn the Right Way to Model & Render with Sketchup & Vray

In this course, you will learn how to model and render a photorealistic Kitchen in sketchup from scratch. We break it down step by step and help you model the right way. This course is divided into two sections, where the first section will be about modeling the right way in Sketchup. In the second section, we introduce you to Vray and show you the right steps to be followed to get a photorealistic render. We also have a bonus video, where we cover how to do a 360° panoramic render which you can use for Virtual Reality.

Towards the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup and you will be well on your way to create stunning renders & images with Sketchup & Vray.



Welcome to the Archgyan Sketchup + Vray course!

We will learn how to model a Kitchen from scratch and do a photo-realistic render on Vray Next. We will also learn how to render 360° panoramic images for virtual reality.

By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Sketchup & Vray. This course is taught by an Architect with over 5+ years experience in the field. He shares great tips & tricks which won't be found anywhere else on the internet. So stay tuned till the end.

Towards the end of the course, we will be sharing our library & resources which contains a lot of useful Sketchup+Vray content.

Installing Sketchup & Vray

In this brief video, we will learn how to download and install sketchup & vray. Please click on the links below, to download them accordingly:



Introduction to Sketchup

Import CAD into Sketchup

In this video, we will learn how to import CAD into sketchup the right way. You can create your own Kitchen on CAD & import it into sketchup or you can use the file linked to this video.

Create Walls & Openings

In this video, we will learn how to create walls and openings with our basic sketchup tools. And also learn how to assign shortcuts.

Create Doors & Windows

In this video, we will learn to create doors and windows in our openings. The more knowledge of construction methods and techniques, the better and faster you can model in Kitchen. This is the main reason why being an Architect and understanding the thickness of various materials really helps.

Create Kitchen Placeholders

In this lesson, we will learn how to create Kitchen placeholders the right ways, which of course is with groups. You can implement the same technique to model other interior elements too like wardrobes and furniture.

Assign Colors & Materials

Assigning Colors & Materials the right way is important when it comes to modeling & rendering in Sketchup. In this module, we teach just that.

Placing Models from 3D Warehouse

Most tutorials online don't teach you to place models and rename materials the right way. In this video, we learn to download and import materials from 3D warehouse and rename them accordingly.

Introduction to Vray

Assigning Vray Materials

This is our introduction to Vray where we jump right in and start applying Vray materials. We discuss the parameters that vray has to offer and how if used effectively, can render beautiful results.

We discuss positioning cameras to get the right frame, importance of having an enclosed space, creating and applying glass materials, creating Metal, Chrome, Wood materials and more.

Add Vray Lights & Emissive Materials

In this lesson, we go step by step in adding lights to our scene. We start with the ceiling downlights and then add lights to our Wall Cabinets & Skirting Light. We then check the settings of the lights in the vray interactive mode and check to see if it is illuminating the scene the right way. Towards, the end of this video, you will learn how to add and create a beautifully lit scene for your kitchen.

Create a Day Scene

In this lesson, we learn how to create a Day Render with vray for sketchup. We learn to set up the model according to north direction, check shadows and understand lighting better.

Create Filler Lights & Final Render

When you get a passport size photo done in India, you will have the camera set up with it's right settings, studio lights, and more. This is similar to when a professional Interior Photographer shoots a space. The same logic is followed by Vray where we setup the right filler lights, check camera settings, and then do the final render.

Create a Studio

This is a crucial lesson if you're concerned about maintaining vray libraries and model libraries (with vray materials applied). Archgyan is building a custom Model library with high definition materials, which we will be sharing soon.

Create a Night Scene

In this lesson, we learn how to render a night scene with sketchup & vray. And also the importance of loading HDRIs in sketchup.

Create a 360° Panoramic Render for Virtual Reality

In this lesson, we learn how to render a 360° Panoramic Image with Sketchup & Vray. We then proceed to upload this image into Youtube and get a virtual tour of our space.


Thanks for watching till the end. To keep the learning going, I've attached a lot of materials and resources available in the "External Resources" links.

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