Many interactions between SketchUp and Rayscaper happen via the Rayscaper toolbar in SketchUp.
The below table describes the item from left to right on the Rayscaper toolbar:
|Opens the Rayscaper render view, i.e. the main Rayscaper window.
|Activates the sphere light creation tool.
|Activates the spotlight creation tool.
|Activates the directional light creation tool.
|Prevents camera updates from going to Rayscaper, even when making camera changes in SketchUp. Locking the camera is handy when you want to move around in the scene but still want to keep the original camera in Rayscaper.
|Matches the Rayscaper viewport to the SketchUp viewport. This feature matches the Rayscaper camera configuration with SketchUp and updates the Rayscaper render resolution to have the same aspect ratio as the SketchUp viewport.
|Clear Rayscaper Data
|Rayscaper stores the configuration for the scene as part of the original SketchUp (
.skp file). Clearing the data means removing all Rayscaper-specific data from the
.skp file. This means that all your saved settings for Rayscaper are lost.
|Launches the SketchUcation licensing dialog.
|Launches the default browser and loads the Rayscaper documentation website.
I lost my toolbar#
When you correctly installed Rayscaper but don't see the toolbar, you can make it visible again via
Menu > View > Toolbars:
Rayscaper Render View#
The below image shows the Rayscaper main render view.
|The Rayscaper render toolbar
|Shows the render output, and updates in real-time.
|Displays the status of the current render.
|Shows the assets, You can directly drag and drop assets in the viewport or the material editor.
|Here, you configure all render settings (e.g. materials, camera, etc). for the scene.