Designing Architectural Mock-ups with SketchUp and V-Ray

A course by Ana de Santos Díaz
Interior Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2017
, Interior Designer

Create your own 3D mock-ups to present your products with attractive, realistic, and colorful renders

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 71% positive reviews (17)
  • 593 students

Create your own 3D mock-ups to present your products with attractive, realistic, and colorful renders

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 71% positive reviews (17)
  • 593 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 52m)
  • 22 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

The world of 3D design allows you to make your mock-ups a reality in record time without any budget limitations. Ana de Santos, interior designer specialized in 3D modeling, stands by this statement as she teaches you how to create architectural mock-ups to present your artistic projects professionally using 3D design techniques in SketchUp and V-Ray.

Learn to design 3D mock-ups of spaces such as homes, businesses, or galleries that burst with life, energy, and your own personal style. Apply Ana’s techniques to carefully craft every detail, from the preliminary sketch of your idea to the final render.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. We started
  • U3
    U3. Our project takes shape
  • U4
    U4. Settings and details
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Ana de Santos as she tells you about her professional career in the world of interior design, shows you her most representative work, and discusses her influences and sources of inspiration when tackling a project.

Next, learn what a mock-up is and how it’s used by taking a look at some examples and analyzing the various types. Get to work on your final project by preparing your first sketch and, once you have a firm grasp of all the details, develop a 3D model via an imported AutoCAD file.

Continue working on your final project by further refining your mock-up. Learn how to add materials, furniture, or decorative pieces and position the camera with full control over the perspective and angle.

Once your mock-up is ready, start the most important part of the entire process by adding your product to the scene. Learn to model right within SketchUp or import a file from another 3D modeling software. Last, fine-tune the lighting and follow Ana’s guidance to make adjustments and finalize your render.

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to create a mock-up, starting with an initial sketch and working your way up to a visually attractive and realistic render.

What is this course's project?

Create a mock-up of any space using SketchUp and V-Ray to present and sell your products professionally.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in creating their own architectural mock-ups to present their artistic projects.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need basic knowledge of SketchUp and V-Ray as well as a computer with these programs installed. AutoCAD is recommended but not required.


593 Students
17 Reviews
71% Positive ratings
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Ana de Santos Díaz

A course by Ana de Santos Díaz

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Interior Designer

Ana de Santos is an interior designer from Madrid, Spain with more than seven years of experience in the field. Her career in the world of 3D design was born from her constant search for solutions as she strove to present projects to her clients exactly as she envisioned them. Over the years, 3D design has become her specialty and one of her work’s defining characteristics.

Passionate about art in general, she creates designs full of colors and shapes suitable for any setting. She currently works for various international brands as a set designer and art director, using 3D modeling to present a wide variety of products.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    We started

    • To learn more: My Basic Sketchup Tools
    • Build our space
    • Sketch and references
    • What is a mock-up
  • U3

    Our project takes shape

    • To learn more: Create your own materials
    • Camera and scenes
    • Materials
    • Add objects
  • U4

    Settings and details

    • Add our product 1
    • Add our product 2
    • illumination
    • Final render 1
    • Final render 2
    • Reels in Photoshop
    • To learn more: Tip to make a realistic render
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural mockup design with SketchUp and V-Ray

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Designing Architectural Mock-ups with SketchUp and V-Ray

A course by Ana de Santos Díaz
Interior Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2017
  • 71% positive reviews (17)
  • 593 students