HDRi Sky Tutorial
HDRi Skies will improve your SketchUp Rendering with realistic backgrounds and exterior illumination.
Exterior Scene with HDRi Sky
HDRi Skies and backgrounds provide a full, 360 degree, image used for the visual background, as well as lighting and reflections. See: HDRi Skies
Select a model
IRender nXt applies an automatic exposure control to set the brightness of the rendered image. If it is too bright, or too dark, use the brightness slider to adjust it.
Here I increased the brightness using the slider to make a brighter image.
Normally edge lines are off to save on rendering time.
Other Exterior Rendering Tutorials
If you want to try more things with Exterior check out these Tutorials: