D5 Render 2.4 | New features with SketchUp

Hi SketchUp Community,

We are so glad to announce that D5 Render 2.4 is released. In the update of version 2.4, we have added and improved many features. And we have done a lot of work to better facilitate the workflow of Sketchup and D5 Render. Our aim is to create stories easily and more intuitively, become the smoothest rendering engine linked with SU, hoping to bring you a better rendering experience. So don’t hesitate to give it a try!

  • SketchUp 2023 supported

  • D5 GI

  • Improved material emissive effect

  • Subsurface scattering material

  • Z-depth channel

For more details, welcome to view our release notes:What’s new in D5 Render 2.4 - News - D5 RENDER FORUM

Free Download D5 Render and D5-SU live sync plugin, give it a try and you will like it. Download | D5 Render


Works like a charm!!! But for me still some things are missing; support for greyscale transparency and lightmaps, a solution for z-fighting, fur & transparent material. I hope this will be supported in 2.5!

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Thank you, we are working on some of features you mentioned~!

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Cool, do you know when a plugin for Sketchup 2023 will release?

The current plugin just works fine in 2023!

How do you install it? When I try to install the plug-in it gives me options for 2017-2022. No option to install for 2023?

Kind Regards

Rob Smith
The Woodpecker Carpentry
M: 07983 499220
E: rob@the-woodpecker.co.uk
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Hi Rob,

I just installed the D5 plugin form the D5 website, which is actually the same as I used in the SU 2022.

Good luck!

Kind regards.

Hi, you can download the latest version of D5 Converter for SketchUp here, which support SketchUp 2023:
Download | D5 Render

Also, D5 Render can open .skp files directly.

Have a nice day!

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