IRender nXt

IRender nXt provides seamless SketchUp integration, lighting and material settings makes it easy to render photorealistic images.

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IRender nXt for SketchUp

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Quick and Easy to use
Whether designing for work or fun, IRender nXt's seamless integration into SketchUp makes it quick and easy to create photo-realistic SketchUp Renderings that show your designs at their best.

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Time-Saving Features
IRender nXt optimizes your design-time by saving your settings together with the 3D model and allowing post-render processing. Update your design and recreate your SketchUp Rendering, without starting over again.

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Great Results
With IRender nXt you can create great results. Save time with an efficient workflow that makes changes easy. Create stunning images that wow your client and help you win business.

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IRender nXt
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 experts.

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Exceptional realism is key to clear communication of your designs from concept through to the details.

IRender nXt delivers a high level of realism to your design presentations and marketing materials.

See for yourself. Browse the gallery of user generated images.

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Easy to use
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.

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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.

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Try it out
Download and install IRender nXt

Load "IRender nXt" from the plugins menu to open the IRender nXt tool bar and press the Render icon. Render24.PNG

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!


Integrated into SketchUp
IRender nXt is fully integrated into SketchUp for Windows (works with all versions from 7 through 2021).

The SketchUp model that you see on your screen is what will be rendered - with the same view, colors, materials, etc. You can create your SketchUp rendering 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.

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IRender Overview Created by Render nXt , IRender uses the nXtRender rendering engine - a fast rendering engine which produces professional results with a minimum of effort.

ArielVision contains all the features you need for photorealistic renderings from you SketchUp model - lights, reflections, materials and more.

IRender nXt adds additional features for even better renderings - 500 fractal plants, 5,000 high quality materials, advanced material settings, and more.

IRender Features

IRender nXt includes a large number of features which can be used to fine tune rendering for special situations.


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

We offer a free 30-day trial for any of our products. These are fully functional versions, with no watermarks added to indicate that it is a trial version.

Follow the links on the Downloads Page to download the latest version.

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 3D Design Studio

  • See Purchase FAQ if you have problems ordering or authorizing the software.

Image Gallery

See: Image Gallery for samples of user renderings with IRender.

Case Studies

See: Case Studies to see how users are using our software.


Over the years I've found that Render Plus customer service has always been exceptional. John, CA, USA

I really like the realism from IRender. Paul, USA

"Very impressed with the software (IRender nXt), thanks! Dave, Stockport, UK

IRender nXt provides me with the ability to provide quality renderings that help me convey my designs and win business. Lori, CA, USA

(IRender nXt) Cloud rendering has made the design process far more agile and time efficient. In the past when I was rendering and designing simultaneously it slowed down some of the features in SketchUp; with the cloud rendering that problem has been solved. Alice, Cape Town, South Africa


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