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This page provides information on installing V-Ray for SketchUp.



This guide is to serve as a reference for the installation of V-Ray for SketchUp. 


A complete installation of V-Ray for SketchUp consists of:

  • V-Ray

  • V-Ray Online License Server

  • V-Ray Swarm
  • Chaos Cloud Client

If you are a trial user, please refer to the Trial installation, as the process differs from the one showed on this page.


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Installation Steps

To start the installation, double-click the installation file.

1. Please take a moment to read the license agreement first. Click I Agree to continue.




2. In this screen you can select for which SketchUp version to install V-Ray. Selecting more than one version at once is also available.

Click the Install button to proceed with standard installation. If you need to customize your V-Ray installation, use the Advanced option. The Advanced installation lets you choose whether to install the License Server, V-Ray Swarm, and Chaos Cloud client and allows you to specify the License server machine.



Click here to see the Advanced installation options...

Additional Components

In this step, you can opt to install the License Server and V-Ray Swarm. Click the Continue button to proceed with the installation.



Information on How to run the MacOS installer safely on macOS Catalina and later can be found on the Installation of Chaos Cloud Rendering Client App page or in Apple's How to open an app that hasn’t been notarized or is from an unidentified developer article.



In this step, you can specify whether the V-Ray license server runs locally or on another machine.

If you select the Remote option, you have to fill in the IP address of your V-Ray license server in the field Primary License Server. Please leave port 30304 unchanged. An Alternate License Server is used when the primary one does not respond.



3. The installer first checks for running applications and prompts you to stop them, if there are such. Then it automatically uninstalls all old versions. 



4. Your installation is completed. On the last screen resides the usage statistics collection option. For more information on statistics data collection, visit the Chaos Telemetry page. Also, you can check the Open the release notes file option to open the release notes file after the installation.



Check Your License

Once the installation of the License Server is done, you are directed to the License Server localhost ( in order to sign in and activate it.

The License Server will skip its installation process for two reasons:

  • If it detects a previous installation of the Online License Server on your machine.
  • If you choose the option Remote V-Ray license server on the network.

For full information on the License Server options and settings, see the Licensing section of the documentation.



 1. –  The Chaos Cloud option is inactive in the installer if the same or newer version is already installed.