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User Interface

SketchUp Toolbar#

Many interactions between SketchUp and Rayscaper happen via the Rayscaper toolbar in SketchUp.

Rayscaper SketchUp Toolbar

The below table describes the item from left to right on the Rayscaper toolbar:

Item Description
Render View Opens the Rayscaper render view, i.e. the main Rayscaper window.
Sphere Light Activates the sphere light creation tool.
Spot Light Activates the spotlight creation tool.
Directional Light Activates the directional light creation tool.
Lock Camera 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.
Match Viewport 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.
License Dialog Launches the SketchUcation licensing dialog.
Rayscaper Help 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:

How to restore Rayscaper SketchUp toolbar

Rayscaper Render View#

The below image shows the Rayscaper main render view.

Rayscaper user interface

Annotation Name Description
1 Toolbar The Rayscaper render toolbar
2 Viewport Shows the render output, and updates in real-time.
3 Status Bar Displays the status of the current render.
4 Asset Manager Shows the assets, You can directly drag and drop assets in the viewport or the material editor.
5 Scene Editor Here, you configure all render settings (e.g. materials, camera, etc). for the scene.