The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design (2022)

Why this course?


You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Sketchup &Vray course for Interior Design. With over 10,000+ students enrolled and hundreds of 5-star reviews to date, these comprehensive Sketchup &Vray tutorials cover everything you'll ever need.

>>> Updated at the start of December 2021 (Model &Render a Living Room Scene with Vray 5 and Sketchup 2021)<<<
>>> Updated at the end of November 2021 (Introduction to Sketchup 2021 for Absolute Beginners)<<<
>>> Updated at the end of July 2021 on how to create a Photorealistic Chic Bedroom)<<<


(Video) The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design | Sketchup | Vray for Sketchup

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 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!"

Varun says,"Wonderful experience. It helps me a lot to start my interior design firm. I was from an IT background after taking this course I mastered 3D design."

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

Why this Course?

  • Comprehensive coverage of the essential 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 of experience in the Industry.
  • Access to Exclusive Sketchup&Vray Library - All our students will get exclusive access to our SketchupLibrary 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 &InteriorDesign
  • Hobbyists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in 3DModelling in Sketchup
  • Anyone with an interest in 3DRendering 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?

(Video) The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design

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

This course is divided into Six Projects

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

Introduction to Sketchup for Absolute Beginners

In Project 01, we will start with the fundamentals

  • Introduction to Sketchup Interface
  • Introduction to Sketchup Tools.
  • Introduction to Sketchup Default Tray

Project 01 - Model &Render a Photorealistic Chic Bedroom with Vray 5 and Sketchup 2021 (Added ON July 2021)

In this project, we will learn to use the latest versions of both Vray and Sketchup, namely Vray 5 and Sketchup 2021 respectively, to model, render and post-produce a Contemporary Chic Bedroom. We will also showcase some additional plugins which come in really handy while designing interiors such as profile builder, floor generator and sketchuv. Towards the end of the project, we create an additional sectional perspective render that would definitely "wow" your clients.

Project 02 - Model &Render a Living Room Scene with Vray 5 and Sketchup 2021 (BRANDNEWPROJECT - ADDED ON DECEMBER 2021)

In this brand new project, you will learn to recreate a realistic Living Room render with all the new features of Vray 5.

(Video) The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design

Here's what you get to learn in this workshop:

  • We'll start off the Sketchup model and learn how to create our room from an imported DWG file.
  • We will learn to design our living room space using various 3D Warehouse Models and Chaos Cosmos models. (you'll get a deep-dive on how I design Interior spaces)
  • We will set up the camera using different compositional techniques in Sketchup
  • We will set up the lighting properly in the scene using some new techniques taught exclusively in this workshop.
  • We will leverage VFB layers to boost our render further within Vray.
  • We will create a fur material for our rugs using Vray Fur and learn its various parameters.
  • We will learn to change the colours of our materials within the VfB window without having to use photoshop.
  • We will learn additional post-production techniques in Photoshop and learn how to add a beach scene behind our windows.

Project 03 -Modeling a Contemporary Bedroom

In this project, we will start with the fundamentals

  • We will learn to import images &CADinto Sketchup
  • How to model our walls, floors, ceilings, doors &windows.
  • How to model our Bedroom Placeholders
  • How to model our Wardrobes, Study Tables, &TVUnits.
  • We then learn some Advanced SketchupModelling 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 3DWarehouse the Right Way!
  • Create a Bean Bag in the Studio

We then 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, and loads more.
  • Finally, we learn how to render our final image using vray settings and also learn post-production techniques using Photoshop.

Project 04 - Model &Render a Swing Wardrobe with Sketchup &Vray Next (Added in March 2020)
In this project, 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.

Project 05 - Design &Render a Modular Kitchen with Sketchup 2020 &Vray Next (Added in April 2020)
In this project, 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.

Project 06 - Design &Render a Contemporary Bathroom with Vray 4 and Sketchup 2020 (Added in May 2020)

Here's what you will learn in this project:

  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, modelling & 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 & 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.

Bonus Sections - Advanced Modeling inSketchup

(Video) Vray for Sketchup FREE Course - The Complete Vray 5 for Sketchup Course for Kitchen Design

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

Bonus Sections - Advanced Vray for Sketchup Techniques

In this section, we will learn to share the latest features in Vray, advanced techniques and more.

Bonus Sections - Student Q/A Videos

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

We will keep updating this course with new course content and add it to the future sections 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, and you will be well on your way to creating amazing renders for your clients.


Is SketchUp best for interior design? ›

SketchUp is a widely used piece of software in the interior design and architecture community and is great for bringing architectural or design plans to life. The software helps you take 2D drawings and turn these in to fully customised 3D models - complete with furniture, accessories and custom joinery.

Which v-Ray is best for SketchUp 2020? ›

Design8 is excited to introduce V-Ray 5 for SketchUp! With real-time visualization, smart exposure functions and direct post-processing V-Ray 5 for SketchUp ensures that you can actually create your best render immediately!

How can I work with interior designing like a pro free? ›

Second that you walk away with a firm understanding of the different interior design styles. So that

Is AutoCAD better than SketchUp? ›

AutoCAD is mainly for 2D drawing, while SketchUp was always designed to be a high-quality 3D modeling program. Because of this, AutoCAD has a student version, but SketchUp does not.

How many days it will take to learn SketchUp? ›

It depends on person to person…but an average student can learn SketchUp tools in 10 classes say 1class every 2days… so about 20days… And to become proficient, i don't think anyone can answer this question… It depends on person how much they skills of learning he have, and the passion to do thant.

How do I become an expert in SketchUp? ›

Courses to get you started
  1. Master SketchUp - A Definitive Guide From Infinite Skills. ...
  2. The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Interior Design. ...
  3. The Complete Sketchup & Vray Course for Architectural Design. ...
  4. Complete guide to SketchUp & Vray - Beginner to Advanced. ...
  5. Learn SketchUp Pro 2021 the Right Way!

Where can I learn SketchUp for free? ›

Free SketchUp Tutorial - Learn SketchUp from absolute Beginner to Advance level | Udemy.

Is V-Ray easy to learn? ›

V-Ray is easy for beginners and powerful for experts. It is designed to get you started rendering quickly. By using the default settings, you can create a stunning 3D visualization in just a few steps.

Which is better V-Ray or Lumion? ›

As for the timing, lumion is generally speaking faster than Vray, one render takes seconds to minutes while Vray take a bit longer in render if you want higher quality and this is due to the fact that the render in Lumion is by default, while the one with Vray is personalized according to the needs of users.

Is V-Ray free with SketchUp? ›

V-Ray for SketchUp Trial – Free Download | Chaos.

Can you learn interior design by yourself? ›

You can learn interior design at home through the many notable interior design home study courses available online. If you believe you are creative and have the business acumen, you can learn the technicalities of the profession of interior design sitting at home!

What are the steps to learn interior design? ›

How to Plan Home Interiors: A Step-by-Step Guide
  1. Step 1: Understand Space and Requirement. ...
  2. Step 2: Plan Your Interior Design Budget. ...
  3. Step 3: Design Development. ...
  4. Step 4: Plan Electrical and Plumbing Points. ...
  5. Step 5: Planning for False Ceiling Designs. ...
  6. Step 6: Flooring Designs and Material. ...
  7. Step 7: Woodwork and Furniture.
16 May 2021

How do you become a professional interior designer? ›

To become a licensed interior designer, you will need to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. This is a state-approved exam that you must qualify for with a combination of education and experience, typically a minimum of a bachelor's degree and two years of on-the-job training.

Do architects use AutoCAD or SketchUp? ›

AutoCAD is used by civil engineers, architects, town planning companies, graphic designers etc. Sketchup is used by architects, interior designers, film-makers, 3D modelers etc.

Is SketchUp used professionally? ›

SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) is a 3D modeling CAD software used by both professionals and amateurs alike. SketchUp allows the creation of a large number of 3D models, and is also suitable for large architectural projects (e.g., landscape design).

How difficult is it to learn SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is easy to learn, easy to use, and most of all, it's FUN! This interactive eBook includes full color illustrations, how-to videos, and sample SketchUp files to ensure an engaging, informational, and interactive learning experience.

How long does it take to master in SketchUp? ›

So, I'd say one year. But, if you practice daily and have a good teacher or training books or videos then you can feel productive in about a few weeks to a month. Just learn best practices like using components and groups. Is SketchUp still available?

Is Google SketchUp free? ›

Yes! SketchUp Free is a truly free product for personal projects (non-commercial applications). It works in any modern web browser (so... not IE), so you can now use SketchUp on Mac, Windows, Linux, and even Chromebooks!

Is SketchUp worth learning? ›

Yes, SketchUp is an excellent 3D modeling and planning software worth learning.

How do I become a freelancer in SketchUp? ›

What skills do I need to become a freelance SketchUp expert?
  1. Natural creativity. ...
  2. Experience creating 3D models. ...
  3. An ability to meet tight deadlines. ...
  4. Flexibility. ...
  5. An eye for detail. ...
  6. The ability to work under pressure. ...
  7. A capacity to work well in a team environment. ...
  8. An aptitude for anticipating and solving problems.

How do I start SketchUp? ›

SketchUp - Tutorial for Beginners in 10 MINUTES! [ COMPLETE ]

How do I learn Google SketchUp? ›

Google SketchUp Basics Tutorial - YouTube

What is SketchUp course? ›

This Online SketchUp Training includes 2 courses , 5 Projects with 17+ hours of video tutorials and Lifetime access. You will get to learn 3D modeling used in varied drawing applications such as architecture, interior designing, film, and video game designing amongst other fields.

How does Google SketchUp work? ›

SketchUp is an intuitive 3D modeling application that lets you create and edit 2D and 3D models with a patented “Push and Pull” method. The Push and Pull tool allows designers to extrude any flat surface into 3D shapes. All you have to do is click an object and then start pulling it until you like what you see.

How do I pan in SketchUp for free? ›

You can also select the Pan tool ( ) by selecting View > Pan. With the Pan tool active, click and drag the Pan cursor in any direction to pan around the document area.

How much time does it take to learn V-Ray? ›

If you are starting fresh, then it can take two weeks to 1 month to learn the basics. Learning V-Ray tools will not take you much time. But learning the techniques and rendering a complete photo-realistic image is something that will take you a long time to learn.

How do I make a SketchUp look realistic? ›

How to Render in SketchUp (Answers to the 3 Questions Everyone Asks)

Is Lumion good for interior rendering? ›

From living rooms to the workplace, Lumion makes it easy to render and show interiors with a realistic interplay of lighting and shadow, and lifelike materials with tactile textures.

Is Lumion difficult to learn? ›

Nothing difficult, no complicated settings to adjust and everything intuitively easy to find. It's as easy for a beginner as it is for an expert. These features in Lumion are like plug-and-play equipment. Nothing to worry about, just click and it happens.

Which V-Ray version is best? ›

GeForce RTX 3090 24GB - Our go-to recommendation for most GPU rendering customers, the RTX 3090 provides the best performance in V-Ray while also having a tremendous 24GB of memory.

Why is V-Ray so good? ›

V-Ray is the top choice for architectural visualization because it works seamlessly with Rhino, Revit, 3DS Max, Unreal, and especially SketchUp. Artists love its speed, and, of course, the immense material library. Most of all, though, architects love its realistic lighting and shadows.

Which rendering software is the best? ›

Top 10 3D Rendering Software
  • Unity.
  • Blender.
  • 3ds Max Design.
  • Maya.
  • KeyShot.
  • Cinema 4D.
  • Lumion.
  • Autodesk Arnold.

Is V-Ray included in SketchUp? ›

SketchUp Studio for commercial use includes V-Ray and Scan Essentials, and no longer includes Sefaira. SketchUp Studio for Higher Education includes Sefaira, but does not include V-Ray and Scan Essentials.

Does V-Ray work with SketchUp 2022? ›

Due to unforeseen circumstances, SketchUp 2022 is not compatible with V-Ray at the moment. We expect this issue to be fixed early next week. In the meantime, you can save your SketchUp file in the 2021 version and then render it in V-Ray separately. Another option is to reinstall SketchUp 2021.

Can you be an interior designer if you can't draw? ›

While the ability to draw comes in handy, it is by no means a requirement. As long as you are able to visually convey your ideas through sketches, you'd be fine. No one expects visually planning and sketches to be pretty!

Is interior design a good career? ›

Yes, interior design is a good career choice, especially for those who want to show off their creativity in the most basic of ways. It allows one to put their natural abilities to use while also providing excellent job satisfaction.

Can I become interior designer without degree? ›

So, to answer the question, yes, indeed, it is possible to become an interior designer without getting a degree in design. It is more about having the required skills and knowledge to land projects than simply having a degree.

What are the 7 principles of interior design? ›

Along with balance, rhythm, emphasis, scale and proportion, contrast, and detail, harmony and unity complete the seven principles of interior design—the fundamental elements that help create beautifully designed interiors. Think of them as an interior designer's guiding forces.

How long is interior design course? ›

The course is a 12 months course. On successfully completing this course, the students can position themselves as a Visualizer, Interior Designer, 3D Modeler, Set Designer, Interior Decorator, or Furniture Designer.

Can I do an interior design course online? ›

Q. Can I learn interior designing online? A. Yes, there are various design schools and online education platforms, which offer online interior designing courses to students.

Which room should I design first? ›

The first rooms you should decorate are your living room and kitchen. These rooms are in the highest traffic areas in your home, and therefore, should be done first. Afterward, decorating the master bedroom (and other used bedrooms), followed by bathrooms and guest bedrooms, is the best room order for home decorating.

Is studying interior design hard? ›

While many interior design concepts are difficult, by being enrolled in an accredited interior design degree program you can get help from your peers and professors as you work your way through the different areas of instruction that you will need to become a successful interior designer.

Why is SketchUp important in interior design? ›

The software helps you create precisely dimensioned drawings, that are referenced to your 3D model. This way you can make the required plans, interior elevations, and furniture details.

Which is better SketchUp or Revit? ›

Revit vs Sketchup: the differences

Overall, Revit is aimed at more complex projects of whole infrastructures. Sketchup would handle such a project too, but it's much better fitted for interior design thanks to 3D visualization tools.

Is SketchUp worth learning? ›

Yes, SketchUp is an excellent 3D modeling and planning software worth learning.

How do I use SketchUp for home design? ›

How to Model a House in SketchUp Free (10 EASY Steps) - YouTube

What should I learn after SketchUp? ›

LibreCAD. This 2D CAD program is a great way to learn and practice 2D modeling. It's completely free and open source, with a healthy user base to boot. LibreCAD is a good alternative to SketchUp if the 3D capability isn't required.

Do interior designers use CAD? ›

So what do interior designers use AutoCAD for? For most designers, AutoCAD will be used to create plans and mockups of room layouts for both commercial and residential buildings. Most will start with a 2D layout as they work with a client to design the overall placement of key pieces of furniture or fittings.

Can you design furniture in SketchUp? ›

Sketchup is a simple furniture design tool.

Can we do interiors in Revit? ›

Can you use Revit for interior design? Revit is used extensively for building design, but there is no reason it cannot be used for interior design (and indeed, it is). Revit is more flexible than AutoCAD and shows you details you think are resolved, but aren't.

Is SketchUp used professionally? ›

SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) is a 3D modeling CAD software used by both professionals and amateurs alike. SketchUp allows the creation of a large number of 3D models, and is also suitable for large architectural projects (e.g., landscape design).

Is Revit used for interior design? ›

Revit software is highly tuned for architects and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) and structural engineers, but "out of the box" it doesn't quite meet all of the needs and unique workflow requirements of some other disciplines, such as interior design.

How much time it will take to learn SketchUp? ›

How long does it take to master SketchUp? Most architectural or design software takes about 2 years to master. Although Sketchup has an unusually simple interface compared to something like Revit or 3DS Max. So, I'd say one year.

How difficult is it to learn SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is easy to learn, easy to use, and most of all, it's FUN! This interactive eBook includes full color illustrations, how-to videos, and sample SketchUp files to ensure an engaging, informational, and interactive learning experience.

How do I make an interior design plan? ›

10 easy steps for a great interior design
  1. Step 1: Take the measurements of your room. ...
  2. Step 2: Identify the best natural lighting. ...
  3. Step 3: Choose what to plan your design around. ...
  4. Step 4: Decide on colours. ...
  5. Step 5: Gather a colour patchwork. ...
  6. Step 6: Start with the walls. ...
  7. Step 7: Consider the floor.

How do I get SketchUp Pro for free? ›

To access SketchUp Free:
  1. Sign-up with a free Trimble account on the SketchUp Free webpage.
  2. Click the “Start Modeling” button. ...
  3. The web-based 3D modeling tool will appear in your browser and you're ready to begin!
2 Mar 2022

Is Google SketchUp free? ›

Yes! SketchUp Free is a truly free product for personal projects (non-commercial applications). It works in any modern web browser (so... not IE), so you can now use SketchUp on Mac, Windows, Linux, and even Chromebooks!


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