Interiors rendering with Sketchup y V-Ray

A course by Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza , 3D Artist

3D Artist. Galena, Ecuador.
Joined February 2020

Discover the secrets of interior lighting. Learn natural and secondary methods with IES lighting, textures and quality sofware.

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 396 students

Discover the secrets of interior lighting. Learn natural and secondary methods with IES lighting, textures and quality sofware.

Join Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza, a 3D artist specialized in architectural visualization. Her passion lies in creating detailed interior environments with highly precise objects, vegetation and furniture. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with clients in Latin America, the Middle East and the United States on projects ranging from residences to hotels and public works.

In this online course, you will immerse yourself in the exciting world of architectural visualization, or ArchViz. You will learn how to use powerful V-Ray and Sketchup tools to build convincing and realistic three-dimensional interior environments. As a final project, you will bring a shared space to life through the art of rendering.

During this journey, you will analyze the brief and explore the search for references. You will discover how to create both main and secondary lighting, as well as directed lights to achieve captivating atmospheres. You'll see how to generate materials with the Physically Based Rendering (PBR) approach and use the displacement tool to add depth to your creations. You'll bring wood and flooring objects to life, explore texture mapping, and learn how to import everything into a Sketchup scene with 3DMax and Transmut. Finally, you will perfect your projects in Photoshop.

By completing this course, you will have acquired the necessary skills to build attractive and realistic spaces, promoting your own ideas or those of your clients.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 22 downloads

Main lighting
7 minutes, 56 seconds
Secondary lighting
7 minutes, 35 seconds
Creating PBR Materials
11 minutes, 51 seconds
Materials with displacement
6 minutes, 33 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 396 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 3m)
  • 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

What is this course's project?

You will carry out an exciting project: creating a 3D visual representation of a shared space. This practical project will allow you to apply the skills and techniques you will learn throughout the course, resulting in a captivating and realistic visual representation.

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in improving their architectural visualization workflow. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced designer, Gabriel's expert guidance will help you hone your skills in ArchViz.

Requirements and materials

To get the most out of this course, prior knowledge of all of the programs mentioned is required, including V-Ray, Sketchup, 3DMax, Transmut, and Photoshop. Gather your creative spirit and explore the fascinating world of architectural visualization with us.


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Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza

Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza is an experienced 3D artist specialized in architectural visualization, with extensive experience in creating detailed and realistic interior environments. His collaboration with clients from various parts of the world, including Latin America, the Middle East and the United States, has given him a global perspective and the ability to adapt to different styles and design needs.

His meticulous approach relies on the combination of tools like V-Ray and Sketchup, allowing him to create hyper-realistic three-dimensional images that are virtually indistinguishable from photographs. Gabriel excels at transforming ideas into visual representations that offer a wealth of information and elements to understand and visualize architectural spaces.

Throughout his career, Gabriel has worked on a wide range of projects, from residences and hotels to public works, giving him a deep understanding of architectural visualization.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Scene preparation

    • Scene analysis and configuration
    • Main lighting
    • Secondary lighting
    • Creation of other types of lighting
  • U3

    Materials and mapping

    • Creating PBR Materials
    • Materials with displacement
    • Wood and floors
    • Texture mapping
  • U4

    Conversions and setting

    • Conversions with 3ds Max and V-Ray
    • Conversions with Transmutr
    • "V-Ray Fur" tool
    • Skater
  • U5


    • Final touches
    • Scene conversion in V-Ray and proxies
    • Post-production in Frame Buffer and Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Interior render with Sketchup and V-Ray

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Interiors rendering with Sketchup y V-Ray. 3D, Animation, Architecture, and Spaces course by Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza

Interiors rendering with Sketchup y V-Ray

A course by Gabriel Cuenca Espinoza
3D Artist. Galena, Ecuador.
Joined February 2020
  • 396 students