5SRW Full Course for SketchUp – Contents


Learn the 5SRW method to use V-Ray in a photographic way, from the lighting to the post production


  • Video – 15′ in average (full of information, straight to the point, easy to follow)
  • Bullet points to resume the video lesson
  • 3D Files to download and practice
  • 3D files to download including V-Ray settings and Materials
  • Videos in English / Español

LESSONS designed by Ciro Sannino
INSTRUCTOR Esteban Arce Villareal, SketchUp & 5SRW Specialist

  • Book Author, 5SRW Founder and V-Ray Licensed Trainer – More info
  • Progressive lessons, from the Basics to Advanced


  • V-Ray for SketchUp 3.4
  • SketchUp 2015  (minimum)

  Introduction to V-Ray for SketchUp | English | Español 10’32”
 Lesson#5Create a studio light hierarchy  | English | Español 11’36”
Photography applied to V-Ray for SketchUp
Lesson#1: Introduction to V-Ray for SketchUp 10’32”
Lesson#2: Render setup – Two ways 10’11”
Lesson#3: V-Ray Sun and V-Ray Physical Camera 11’51”
Lesson#4: How V-Ray Light works 17’06”
Lesson#5: Create a studio light hierarchy 11’36”
Lesson#6: Fix overexposurers with V-Ray Frame Buffer 4’34”
Lesson#7: How V-Ray IES works 05’03”
Lesson#8: Start creating V-Ray Materials 13’42”
Lesson#9: How to light with HDRls 07’56”
Lesson#10: Understand Color Mapping 04’35”
Lesson#11: First Light Balance and exposure settings 11’01”
Lesson#12: Shiny and opaque reflections / Fresnel concept 12’10”
Lesson#13: How to master DOF – Depht of field 07’55”
Lesson#14: Photoshop techniques for vintage effects 05’09”
Lesson#15: Place objetcs randomly with RayFire 03’53”
Lesson#16: Use HDRI to create nice reflections on small objects 07’51”
Lesson#17: Photoshop filters to create amazing bump maps 05’11”
Lesson#18: SpotLights and VRaylights for complex light balance 15′ 24″
Lesson#19: How to create/model a photorealistic floor 05’21”
Lesson#20: Create materials for Carpets and Curtains 06’17”
Lesson#21: The ‘Sandwich’ technique to control overexposures in Photoshop 04′ 27”
Lesson#22: How to create an interior light hiearchy mixing IES and VRayLights on 8 Mar
Lesson#23: VRayLight material, Wood and Pool material on 8 Mar
Lesson#24: How to composite using two layers of Ambient Occlusion, with flare effects on 8 Mar
Lesson#25: Create a light balance for exterios, using V-Ray Real Time (RT) on 22 Mar
Lesson#26: Handle Fresnel IOR to create photorealistic glass / exterios on 22 Mar
Lesson#27: Use the Render Elements VRayLightSelect / VRayExtratex (sky replacement) on 22 Mar
Lesson#28: Realistic natural light on 5 Apr
Lesson#29: Traslucency: VRay2Sided Materials and VRay SSS2 on 5 Apr
Lesson#30: Have the full control of DOF with f number parameter on 5 Apr
Lesson#31: Use VRay Reflections, night effect on 5 Apr
Lesson#32: Photographic composition and night balance (exterior) on 19 Apr
Lesson#33: How to use VRaycompTex to improve texture details on 19 Apr
Lesson#34: VRayFur to easily create amazing grass on 19 Apr
Lesson#35: IBL, how to use HDRI maps with a VRay Dome on 4 May
Lesson#36: Unwrap modifier to map different surfaces on 4 May
Lesson#37: Fad, Proglow and Vignetting techniques with Photoshop on 4 May
Lesson#38: Studio lighting setup for lowkey scenes on 17 May
Lesson#39: Complex materials using reflection/Glossy maps on 17 May
Lesson#40: How to use VRayLens controls to create Bloom & Glare on 17 May
Lesson#41: DNA – Lights and spaces for lighintg schemes on 27 May
Lesson#42: Daylight Loft, VRayportal for natural light on 27 May
Lesson#43: Red Bathroom with candles simulation on 27 May
Lesson#44: Exterior, Winter Villa on 27 May
Lesson#45: Use VRayLens to get the magic into ‘Magic Room’ on 27 May
Lesson#46: How a simple VRayDome + VRaySKy can create the magic ‘Lake House’ on 27 May
Lesson#47: VRaySun + Portal + IES + VRayLight in Black&White interior on 27 May
Lesson#48: VraySphere Light and IES in Art Room on 27 May
Lesson#49: Use VRaySun multiplier for Caravaggio Style on 27 May
Lesson#50: Natural and bright light in Bonilla Lighting on 27 May

[ 1 ] – Direct email Support with V-Ray Licensed Instructors [ + ]
[ 2 ] – Access to the official ‘5SRW Certification for V-Ray’ (it’s universal, for any V-Ray platform) [ + ]
[ 3 ] – Access to our exclusive 5SRW Group, on Facebook [ + ]


SCREENSHOTS from the LESSONS / in production


Different scenarios, each one explained with the 5SRW Method, using the photographic approach


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