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how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby Nilsvdc » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:46 pm

Hi guys!

I recently downloaded a package of interesting .VISMAT material files tu use for Vray for sketchup. I tried to figure out how to use them, but i really don't know how????

Can somebody help me?

Thanks!
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby EarthMover » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:05 pm

In sketchup, assign a material/color to face and name the material. Open the Vray material editor and find the material you want to replace with the .vismat. Right click on it and choose import material. Browse to and select the .vismat. That's it. Quick and simple once you get the hang of it.
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby Nilsvdc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 pm

Allright, it works... thanks a lot for the help!
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby RUSSELL.CALL » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:38 pm

Hey there. I just downloaded the materials pack and followed the steps above. The material is displayed in the preview fine and changes in the sketchup model but when I go to render I get an error message. The error heading is "ASGvis" and the message reads, "We have encountered errors while trying to render. Please check the error log for more details."
I know this is a vague message but any help would be greatly appreciated.
It might be helpful to note that I don't have sketchup 8 pro and am currently running the trial of vray but I've had no problems with rendering before this.
Thanks!
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby junior_architect » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 pm

RUSSELL.CALL wrote:Hey there. I just downloaded the materials pack and followed the steps above. The material is displayed in the preview fine and changes in the sketchup model but when I go to render I get an error message. The error heading is "ASGvis" and the message reads, "We have encountered errors while trying to render. Please check the error log for more details."
I know this is a vague message but any help would be greatly appreciated.
It might be helpful to note that I don't have sketchup 8 pro and am currently running the trial of vray but I've had no problems with rendering before this.
Thanks!



Hi there i am having the same problem as RUSSELL.CALL please let me know if this issue has been resolved. Thanks.
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby valerostudio » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:09 pm

What kind of material is it? Could be an issue using a new material with the old V-ray. I do believe you will need the latest plugin to use some of the newer cooler materials.
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby junior_architect » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:58 pm

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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby Scostumatu » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:45 am

Hi all

it may be because the vismat is calling for a bitmap material associated with the vismat.
From memory, those vismats provided do NOT have the bitmaps included.

You can review the exact error here:
C:\ProgramData\ASGVIS\VfS\vfs_stderr.txt

If you cannot open it (due to the program using it), then make a copy of this file and review it that way!

Hope this helps
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby junior_architect » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Thanks will check up on those bitmaps...also i think the problem was in some components downloaded from the sketch up warehouse. Once i deleted these, sketch up was rendering perfectly...(well a little slow but rendering nevertheless).
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby theverylastofart » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:21 pm

junior_architect wrote:Thanks will check up on those bitmaps...also i think the problem was in some components downloaded from the sketch up warehouse. Once i deleted these, sketch up was rendering perfectly...(well a little slow but rendering nevertheless).


Hey, just had the same problem with the import of the VISMAT material collection.

when you encounter an error log, just go to - plugins - vray - render - clear the list of materials. and start your process again. sometimes i just search the warehouse for materials added to some furniture and extract it and use it th "colors in model" panel of the materials. safe and works without crashing because the information is always saved in the material editor of vray.

hope it helps
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby junior_architect » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks for all your help.
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby Gaieus » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:00 am

Tino, you cannot insert or link to a file on your computer. You need to upload it as an attachment - see the attachment tab under the post text area you are writing your post.
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby 10103e » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Hi all, I just tried to use vismat in rendering, although I can now see the new material in rendering, but in the model , it is still the older material lol
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Re: how to use .VISMAT files for Vray for Sketchup

Postby TedVitale_CG » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:21 pm

Sorry guys, vray.com is not a Chaos Group website. It is a reseller that we are not directly associated with, and they still have a lot of old (bad) materials available on the site. If you are looking for the V-Ray Material collection you can log in and download it from the materials section of www.chaosgroup.com. You may also be interested in the website www.sketchuptexture.com, they are also not associated with Chaos Group, but it is a very handy resource.

I hope this helps!
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