IRender nXt - Getting Started

IRender nXt is an easy to learn plugin for creating photorealistic renderings of your SketchUp models.

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Download IRender nXt

The IRender nXt installation program should be downloaded to your computer. If the download failed, please Let us know!, and Try Again.

Install IRender nXt

Once the download finishes, you are ready to install IRender nXt. Please follow these instructions:

  1. If the SketchUp program is running, please save your model and close SketchUp.
  2. Browse to your Downloads folder
  3. Start the installation by Right-Clicking the downloaded Install_IRender_[version] exe file
  4. Select “Run as Administrator” and follow the instructions.
  5. When the IRender nXt installation is finished, start SketchUp

Having problems installing IRender nXt?

  • If you can't find the downloaded file, Read This
  • If the IRender nXt Toolbar does not display when you start SketchUp - Please Read This

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IRender nXt Telephone Support

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Video Tutorials

Interactive Tutorials

This video will guide you through your first rendering - and setting reflections on SketchUp materials to create even better rendering - in a interactive mode - showing you just which buttons to click and waiting for you to click them - in the video, in SketchUp, or both.

Getting Started Tutorials


Additional Tutorials

Written Tutorials

Purchase Your IRender nXt License

It is not necessary to wait until your trial is over, you can purchase your IRender nXt license as soon as you are ready. Multi-seat, Network, and Educational licenses are also available. Contact if you have questions.

IRender nXt Toolbar

  • SketchUp Version - During installation, make sure that you select the correct SketchUp version.
  • IRender nXt Toolbar - If the IRender nXt toolbar does not appear on the SketchUp toolbar
  1. If SketchUp is running, please save your model and close the program.
  2. Using File Explorer, find your way to this folder: This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Render Plus Systems > IRender_nXt > redist
  3. In the redist folder you will find 5 files: vcredist_2005_x64.exe ; vcredist_2005_x86.exe ; vcredist_2008_x86.exe ; vcredist_2010_x64.exe ; vcredist_2010_x86.exe. DOUBLE-CLICK each of these files. In one or more cases you may be presented with a "Repair" option. Always select "Repair".
  4. Start SketchUp
  5. On the SketchUp Menu Bar, CLICK Window -> Preferences
  6. On the System Preferences Menu CLICK Extensions
  7. CHECK RPS IRender nXt
  8. If RPS IRender nXt is not listed, please restart your computer, and return to step 4.

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Can't find the downloaded file?

You are looking for a file name that starts with "IRender_" and ends with ".exe".

  • If you are using Windows 8.1 or newer, downloaded files are typically placed in your user directory in a folder called "Downloads". Start File Explorer and browse to your "Downloads" folder.
  • Still not sure where the downloaded file went? If you are using Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer, press Ctrl+j to learn the browser's download location.

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