A Renderer as a computer program, (and/or video board firmware) which creates a 3D image from a 3D model.



SketchUp uses an OpenGL renderer. OpenGL is included in the operating system for Windows and is also performed by most modern video boards.

You can specify whether SketchUp should use the software OpenGL renderer, or the video board renderer. See: Use hardware acceleration

Rendering Features

SketchUp Renderers

  • IRender nXt is an integrated SketchUp add-on for Ray Trace rendering.

See Also