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Discover answers to frequently asked questions about our products and services, providing you with the information you need.

  • What is rendering?
    Rendering is the process of creating a visual representation of something - a building, character, scene or object. There are many different styles of rendering, such as by using photorealistic techniques that mimic the appearance of reality, or by using stylised techniques that emphasise artistic expression. Architectural renderings involve many steps such as 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, scene composition and post-processing In this course, you will learn how to use V-Ray for SketchUp, one of the most popular and powerful rendering software in the market, to produce realistic and impactful renderings of your 3D models.
  • What are the learning objectives of the course?
    This complete guide will teach you how to use V-Ray for SketchUp to create stunning CGI of your 3D models. This includes how to apply realistic materials and textures, how to set up natural and artificial lighting, how to optimise your render quality and speed, and how to use the new features of V-Ray for SketchUp.
  • What are the most important skills that I will learn from this course?
    Importance is a subjective term in this case. However, from our experience, the key skills on the course that will level up your visualisations are: Master lighting techniques to create dynamic and immersive environments. Create materials that have depth and imperfections as seen in the real world. Learn scene and image composition from professional CGI artists. Where to find the highest quality assets to use in your projects.
  • What is the level of difficulty of the course?
    This course was written with all rendering levels in mind. The early lessons will get you used to navigating the V-Ray interface whilst the latter stages discuss complex topics like scene composition, depth of field and lens effects. As comprehensive a guide to V-Ray for SketchUp you will find; there are lessons to be learned for all levels.
  • What are the prerequisites for this course?
    Please note that the course does assume a working understanding of SketchUp; the host 3D modelling software. For more information on SketchUp training, please reach out to us directly with your requirements.
  • What is the duration & format of the course?
    There are 45+ lessons which add up to 7+ hours of online learning material in video format. There is no time limit to finish the course, so you are free to stop and start to suit your schedule. Our online dashboard keeps track of your progress so that you can jump back on whenever you want.
  • What is the difference between the self-paced and in-person courses?
    The difference between the self-paced and live, in-person courses is mainly in the way that you learn and the level of interaction with your trainer (and other learners). In the self-paced course, you can access the course materials and videos at any time and complete them at your own pace. You don’t have to follow a fixed schedule or attend live sessions. You can learn whenever and wherever it suits you. In the live, in-person course, you will join live sessions with your lead trainer (and other learners in group sessions) at scheduled times. You will be able to interact with them, ask questions, get feedback, and participate in group activities. Check out our Top-Up courses if you would like to know more. Both courses cover the same content and learning objectives, but they offer different learning experiences depending on your preferences, availability, and learning style.
  • I already have some experience with V-Ray - is this the course for me?
    It is worth noting that most of our community has already tried V-Ray for SketchUp in some capacity before they seek training and development with us. As everyone’s needs are different, we recommend that you review the course breakdown to determine what areas require more attention. Feel free to reach out to us using the live chat feature for any specific needs, and we will be happy to give you clear and unbiased advice on the best approach for your development.
  • Can I get some feedback on my work?
    Absolutely! Members of the Archilime Academy community have the option to post their work on the forum and request feedback. We encourage everyone to engage with one another in this open community to collectively improve the quality of our output. For any specific comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to send us your thoughts via the live chat feature - we read every comment!
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