Twinmotion is an easy-to-use visualization tool for architects, urban planners, and landscape architects that transforms CAD data into stunning visualizations so you can share ideas and communicate designs quickly and easily.
Twinmotion is designed to be simple, easy to use, and easy to learn. Get started quickly and be productive straight from the box by using one-click workflows, drag-and-drop assets, all under and icon driven interface.
Achieve a realistic look in no time, thanks to over 600 physically accurate materials that react to your environment, and smart features that allow you to visualise vegetation across seasons, study the impact of the sun’s position, and much more.
Easily create amazing scenes without all the hard work by using the library of thousands of static and smart assets. The library is always growing and includes furniture, ambient sounds, lights, animated vehicles, animals, dynamic plants, and much more.
Twinmotion offers one-click synchronisation with SketchUp Pro, Revit and Rhino so you can keep your existing workflow. As well as direct compatiblity, Twinmotion supports 21 other CAD formats including FBX, SKY, C4D, and OBJ.
Summer is here, and what better time to have a discount on all Maxwell Render licenses!
From now until July 15th 2020, we will have 30% OFF new licences and 20% off upgrades.
Susbtance Painter Assistant
Multi-GPU Maxwell now allows you to use all the graphics cards on your computer to calculate the render.
Cloud rendering service Maxwell Cloud gives you easy access to a virtually unlimited amount of high-end rendering machines ready to speed up your work for less pressure on deadlines.
Multilight Multilight removes the need to re-render an image when light changes are required. You can tweak the lighting set-up over and over, saving as many images of the same scene as you like – all from just a single render.
If you missed our free webinar on how to use a Vectorworks model in Atlantis, you can catch up by watching the recording below.
Ildikó Szabo, Abvent Product Specialist, shows how Artlantis, Abvent’s stand-alone rendering application for architects and designers, can take a model produced in Vectorworks, and use it to produce stunning, photo-realistic renders.
The latest version of V-Ray has been released for the 3ds Max platform. With V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, experience new features including Layered Compositor, Material Library and Browser, Light Mix, Material presets and previews, and much more, to streamline your entire workflow.
To find out more about V-Ray 5, join Chaos Group presenters Vlado Koylazov, Lon Grohs and Peter Matanov for a tour of the new features, followed by a live Q&A session.
V-Ray 5 Webinar Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 6pm BST / 8pm EEST
Light Mixing Using LightMix with the new V-Ray Frame Buffer lets you experiment with lighting changes after rendering to explore lighting possibilities interactively and in real-time.
Layered Compositing Fine-tune and finish your images directly within V-Ray Frame Buffer, eliminating the need for a separate post-processing app.
Material Manager Efficiently browse from a library of over 500 render-ready materials including metals, glass, wood and more.
Material Presets Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass and more.
Material Previews New rendered material swatches show you exactly what your materials will look like.
Coat Layer Add reflective coatings directly in the updated V-Ray Material, saving you both material creation and rendering time vs. using Blend material.
Sheen Layer Create soft microfibre fabrics like velvet, satin and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material.
Texture Randomisation Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
Stochastic Texture Tiling Automatically remove texture tiling artifacts with the new Stochastic tiling option on the VRayUVWRandomizer.
Extended V-Ray Dirt Weathered streaks and dirt in crevices are now easy with the enhanced V-Ray Dirt, which now employs both ambient and inner occlusion.
New Sun & Sky Model Reproduce the subtleties of twilight when the sun is below the horizon with the new Sun and Sky model.
Existing V-Ray Users
If you’re already using V-Ray Next, you’ll be able to take advantage of upgrade pricing to get going with V-Ray 5. If you’re on V-Ray 3, contact us and we will help explore your options.
V-Ray Collection is the ultimate 3D rendering and simulation toolset. One license gives artists and designers access to 15 Chaos products all with that single license — and total creative freedom and flexibility. With the V-Ray Collection, users can work freely between 3D applications, applying their own mix of photorealistic rendering, fluid simulation and real-time scene exploration to any project.
Join us on Thursday 25th June as Ildikó Szabo, Abvent Product Specialist, shows how Artlantis, Abvent’s stand-alone rendering application for architects and designers, can take a model produced in Vectorworks, and use it to produce stunning, photo-realistic renders.
Artlantis is the perfect software for Vectorworks users, allowing them to present their projects with 3D photorealistic renderings.
Learn about high resolution shaders, 3D objects and textures which give your presentations the look you want, and help you accomplish even the most ambitious projects.
Equipped with an intuitive interface and great tools, Artlantis 2020 boasts a number of new features elevating your architectural visualisations to new heights!
There will be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar, and a recording of the webinar will be available at a later date.
Did you know that it’s easy to create technical illustrations and product line art directly within KeyShot? Dynamic product drawings and exploded views are quick and convenient to create by using the same model you used for production visuals. All you need is the Toon material.
Using the KeyShot Toon Material
Using just one 3D model, you can go from photo-realistic render, to technical line drawing or exploded an view for assembly instructions in just a few steps.
Apply The Toon Material
Select either your whole model, or just the part you want to work with, and apply the Toon material. There are 25 Toon presets already available in the KeyShot Material Library, or you can double-click your selection to view the Material Properties windows to select Toon from here.
If you’re using KeyShot Pro, you can change all parts to Toon by going to the Scene tab and expand the Model Set pane. Add a new Model Set keeping Link Materials unchecked. Back in the Material Library, drag and drop a Toon material on the top-level item to see all items in that group change to the Toon material. You’ll see results instantly, and can adjust contours by double-clicking the item with Toon applied.
Adjust the Toon Settings
You can add depth to your design by opening the material’s Advanced Settings and switching Environment Shadows on. These can be further adjusted under the Environment tab.
Increasing the transparency on selected components can help make different parts of the design stand out more than others. To achieve this, adjust the Transparency slider found under the Material properties.
You can also highlight selected parts by changing the base colour. Again, under the Material properties, click the Colour swatch to choose one you like.
Learn More About Toon
The tips above will help you produce great illustrations, but there are many more ways to customise Toon to really make your designs stand out. For the full guide, check out Toon in the KeyShot Manual.