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Realism for the Rest of UsVisualizer for SketchUp is the premiere tool for real-time design in SketchUp. Visualizer allows designers to directly see their ideas explored in a natural-looking and naturally-lit environment so that expressions of form, light, and material can take shape in the most realistic way possible, interactively as you design. And as of January 28, 2015, Visualizer 1.3 is available to anyone: free of charge.

"Homeowners need help imagining their construction project. I use Visualizer to make that realism come alive."

Duane Mackey, Construction Plan Specialist, Clinton Ohio

Free? you may well ask, where's the catch? Why would you give away great software that so many people have said that they loved?

The catch is only this: as part of Imagination Technologies ongoing efforts in developing interactive raytracing, the development team is moving from Visualizer to other ray-tracing projects. Visualizer for SketchUp 1.3 — our most capable version to date — is the final version on our roadmap. We have no plan for changing Visualizer for SketchUp per se — the team will shift focus to future products that we feel will extend the reach of our technology into everyday uses even farther — beyond what we've already achieved, and that's thanks to you, our customers. Visualizer is just the start!

If you already have purchased a previous versionThank You. You've shown us deep truths about how to use this technology, and it's you who've guided us this far. We're offering this final edition in thanks, and hope that you find more uses for it than ever, now that it's free to use and to share with colleagues, clients, contractors, students... really anyone who uses SketchUp.

Your existing software will continue to work, so if you want to continue using your previously-licensed copy, it will still continue to function as long as SketchUp and your operating system support it. If you install 1.3 and for some reason desire to use 1.2 instead, it's also possible to simply re-install version 1.2. We'll be making both editions available here on the web site (see links below).

If you are new to Visualizer Thanks for visiting, we think you're in for a treat! Feel free to join the ranks of Visualizer fans. Visualizer for SketchUp will work with SketchUp versions 2013, 2014, and 2015. We think you'll love the tool, the pictures it can make, and the no-learning-curve approach to picture-making that it provides.


Visualizer for SketchUp can be downloaded via the buttons below. Visualizer is compatible with SketchUp 2013, 2014, and 2015, on both Mac OS X and 64-bit Windows operating systems. See our FAQ for details about system requirements.

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Official End-of-Product Announcement

Imagination Technologies announces the end of development and end of sale of Visualizer for SketchUp, effective January 28, 2015. No further development will be done on the product and no purchases will be accepted. All existing Visualizer customers will continue to be able to use Visualizer freely, their licenses will remain valid.

FAQ and Blog Entries

We have archived and posted “read only” versions of selections from the Visualizer FAQ and blog to assist customers who may have questions about operation of Visualizer.


Visualizer for SketchUp Version 1.3 requires no license key. If you are a licensed customer and wish to continue using the old version(s), you are advised to copy and permanently save your license key(s). You should have already received an email with the key. If you have misplaced your license key, then please contact and provide us with the email address you used to purchase your license(s).