IRender nXt (nXtRender for SketchUp) seamless SketchUp integration, lighting and material settings makes it easy to render photorealistic images.
IRender nXt - nXtRender for SketchUp
Quick and Easy to use
IRender nXt is a delicate balance of exceptional image realism, easy setup, and quick results for designers that don't have time to be rendering geeks.
Exceptional realism is key to clear communication of your designs from concept through to the details.
IRender nXt's new technology brings a new level of realism to your design presentations and marketing materials.
See for yourself. Browse the gallery of user generated images.
You don't need to be a rendering geek to generate impressive images with IRender nXt.
IRender nXt includes everything you need to get started quickly; lighting scenarios, an extensive material library, and plant library.
We do a have few buttons for the more advanced users, but we recommend that you shouldn't touch them unless you are a very serious rendering geek.
There are two measures of speed, how long did it takes you and how long did it takes the computer. Since your computer doesn't care about what time it is, spending time with kids or grandkids, getting out to the beach or ski slopes, or maybe even drinking beer, our primary focus is on saving you time.
IRender nXt gives you an early image very quickly, so you can decide immediately if you need to make a change to the view, lighting or a material.
Once you are happy with the setup, then you get to decide how long you want the computer to spend refining the image. Often that is only a few minutes but in some cases you might want to let the computer work over night just to see if you can tell much difference in the morning.
You can even hand the processing off to the nXt render farm on other computers while you use your computer for other things.
Download and install IRender nXt: Downloads
Load "IRender nXt" from the plugins menu to open the IRender nXt tool bar and press the Render icon.
Within a few seconds you will see the image, but nXt continues to refine the image until you ask it to stop. After a minute or two, stop and try some of the different materials and light setups. Have fun!
IRender nXt is fully integrated into SketchUp 7 and SketchUp 8 for Windows.
The SketchUp model that you see on your screen is what will be rendered - with the same view, colors, materials, etc. You can render at the SketchUp image size, or at any other image size desired.
IRender nXt runs inside of SketchUp and uses SketchUp’s geometry, material, textures and sun-position to produce a photo-realistic image. In addition, you can add other rendering features - such as reflection, glow, plants and trees to make spectacular images.
The final, rendered image can be saved as a JPEG or PNG file. You can also use IRender nXt to produce high quality animations.
IRender nXt adds additional features for even better renderings - 500 fractal plants, 5,000 high quality materials, advanced material settings, and more.
IRender nXt includes a large number of features which can be used to fine tune rendering for special situations.
- See: IRender nXt Features - All features included in IRender nXt
- See: IRender Feature Comparison Comparison of ArielVision and IRender nXt features.
The tutorials are a good place to start. Learn how to use the basics of Ray Trace rendering - lights and reflections.
Then learn how to use more advanced features.
Downloads and Installation
There is a 30 day Trial Version for RPS products. This is a fully functional version, with watermarks or other text added to indicate that it is a trial version.
Follow the links on the Downloads Page to download the latest version.
Documentation, Help and Forums
Check out this Webinar for tips on how to use IRender nXt
|Introduction to IRender nXt|
Rendering with SketchUp
IRender nXt Videos
Other SketchUp products
AccuRender nXt for Revit
IRender Tutorials - click to see other Tutorials
IRender reference guides
- Reflection Reference - mirrors and shiny surfaces
- Reflection Guidelines - Set reflection higher for textured surfaces
- Sun Settings - intensity and color
- Create Plant - create plant
Forum Support For additional support, visit the IRender nXt Forum
If you have any questions, post them on the Forum, or just visit to see what others have to say.
Purchase and Other Choices
To purchase IRender, visit: IRender Purchase
IRender nXt is the perfect solution for high quality rendering, and all the advanced features you need at an affordable price.
If you are looking for a lower cost, easier to use product - with fewer features, but which can still produce high quality renderings - check out ArielVision
IRender nXt is included in the Render Plus Combo Pack
- See Purchase FAQ if you have problems ordering or authorizing the software.
See: Image Gallery for samples of user renderings with IRender.