Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model

Artlantis Webinar

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.

Using the free and simple Vectorworks plugin for Artlantis, you can convert a Vectorworks file into one that is readable by Artlantis, and ready for rendering.

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!

Artlantis is the perfect software for Vectorworks users, allowing them to present their projects with 3D photorealistic renderings.

Free Webinar: Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model

Artlantis Webinar

Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model
Thursday, 25th June 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST

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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.

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Opening Times and Christmas Deals

Christmas Deals

It’s been another strong year for 3D modeling and rendering. We’ve seen major releases in Vectorworks 2020 demonstrating considerable performance boosts, KeyShot 9 adding GPU rendering and RealCloth, a Maxwell 5 engine re-write built for speed, and so much more than we can list here.

As always, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our customers and partners for making this another great year, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. With both the year and decade drawing to a close, it’s time to send off 2019 in style.

CAD Software Direct Opening Times

Our offices are open as normal on December 23rd, so any orders placed before then will be processed as usual. We will do everything we can to get late orders back to you before the break, and there will be limited order processing between Christmas and the New Year. Otherwise we’ll be back to work and sending out orders first thing on January 2nd.

Christmas and New Year Offers – Up to 50% OFF RRP

Vectorworks

25% OFF All Purchases
Offer until December 31st

Vectorworks Offer

Excludes Service Select renewals, Dongles, Shipping, Reinstatements, and Prorated cost of adding to the service select contract.


Maxwell Render

20% OFF A New Licence
Offer until January 6th

Maxwell Render Offer


Realflow

50% OFF New Licences, 30% OFF Plugin versions
Offer until January 6th

RealFlow Offer


Rhino 6

15% OFF RRP on Rhino 6 Licences and Upgrades
Offer until January 2nd

Rhino Offer


15% OFF the V-Ray + Rhino Bundle
Comes with FREE Affinity Photo
Offer until January 2nd

V-Ray Rhino Bundle Offer


£50 OFF A New ZBrush Licence
Offer until January 2nd

ZBrush Offer


£50 OFF A New Artlantis Licence
Offer until January 2nd

Artlantis Offer


If you have any questions or would like further information, give us a call on 01206 804984 or send an email to contact@cadsoftwaredirect.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from all of us at CAD Software Direct!

Artlantis 2020 is Out Now

Artlantis 2020

The latest version of Artlantis is available, and with it comes a host of new features.

Buy Artlantis 2020

What’s New?

RAL Colours – Artlantis 2020 offers 243 codified colours and tints from the RAL Effect, RAL Design and RAL Classic colour charts, which are the defining paint standards in the world of architecture and building construction.

Denoiser Tool – Decrease or even cancel the noise from your renderings, typically produced by the reflection from shaders. Want a little noise in your image? Decide for yourself to activate this option or not. The Denoiser tool analyses the image’s pixels and reduces the noise.

3D Grass – The integrated Media catalog offers 4 new grass types and 6 updated types of 3D grass enhanced with new settings to adjust the colour of the grass tufts and apply density variations.

Portals Tool – A new optimisation setting for managing light in Artlantis. When using low settings for a fast calculation of your renders, this option improves the lighting of your indoor scenes and removes the noise from the image.

Got an Older Version of Artlantis?

If you’re using a version of Artlantis older than the 2019 release, you can take advantage of an offer to upgrade at a discount before the 31st December 2019.

Upgrade Artlantis

SketchUp 2019 Plugin for Artlantis Available Now

Artlantis SketchUp Plugin

There’s great news for SketchUp users!  Abvent has released the SketchUp 2019 plug-in for Artlantis 6.5, Artlantis 7 and Artlantis 2019.

Download the Plugin

To ensure that current and potential users are up to speed, Abvent are hosting two Artlantis 2019 webinars on Wednesday, May 8th. The webinars are free, but space is limited.

Don’t miss your chance to learn how to get the most out of Artlantis!

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Artlantis 2019 Available Now

Artlantis 2019

Artlantis 2019 is available now, and the latest 2.17649 update offers a number of improvements and updates, including the connectivity of Artlantis plug-ins.

Released last December, Artlantis 2019 combines the power of Artlantis Render and Studio, introducing efficient features for creating photo-realistic architectural renderings.

Updated ARCHICAD 19,20,21,22 export plug-in to Artlantis 2019

The updated ARCHICAD 19, 20, 21, 22 plug-in to Artlantis supports the new format of Atlantis 2019. Artlantis 2019 users can now use a reference file from ARCHICAD.

Updated Vectorworks export plug-in to Artlantis 6.5, 7, 2019

With the new Vectorworks export plugin, Artlantis 2019 users have options to choose the compatible Artlantis 2019 format under the export option. Users can now use the “Update Existing File” option in Vectorworks.

Novelties

  • Added the option to clip or not the Lights and Cameras in 2D View.
  • Added the Insertion Views in Batch Render Dialog.

Improvements

  • The Autosave function for .atla files, which generated strange folder names has been fixed.
  • Removed grey screen when starting Artlantis with a drag & drop of the file on the Application icon.
  • The License Manager can now run on HD 3840 x 2160 px screen with a display scale different than 100%.
  • It’s possible now to export an .Atla document in .SKP, .OBJ, or .DWF format several times in a row.
  • Animated characters now keep their posture when duplicated.
  • Fixed Missing frames in Animation.
  • Fixed 3D grass when using Architect Camera.
  • 3D plants can now be hidden when changing their layers.

Artlantis 2019 is available now at CAD Software Direct .com. Contact us, or give us a call on +44(0)1206 804984

Vectorworks 2019 Plugin for Artlantis Available Now

Artlantis Vectorworks

Abvent have developed a variety of export plugins so you can avoid using a standard exchange file format between your modeler and Artlantis, as well as the risk of losing information that method involves. The latest plugin for Vectorworks is ready to download and use right now.

Download Plugin

Artlantis allows you to use models designed with almost all of the 3D applications on the market, without losing any information! As stand-alone rendering software, Artlantis can import many commonly used 3D formats including .DXF, .DWG, .OBJ and .3DS.

Artlantis is compatible with many other 3D packages including SketchUp Pro, Rhino, and more. Click here to view Artlantis plugins.

Webinar: Artlantis 7 Release

Abvent R&D have been hard at work in recent months updating Artlantis and are pleased to announce that Artlantis 7 has been released!

Artlantis 7  boasts a number of new features maximising calculation speed and rendering accuracy. In addition, this latest version introduces Twinlinker, an application allowing users to create and share virtual visits of their Artlantis and Twinmotion projects online instantly and easily. Join a live webinar led by Ildikó Szabó of Abvent who will walk you through a workflow demo of Artlantis 7, highlighting all the fantastic features this latest version has to offer.

New Features:

  • Improved artificial lights: The artificial light sampling method, which is more precise, improves the energy diffusion of the light sources in the 3D scene and reinforces the reflection of the satin materials with a brighter gloss.
  • Adaptative anti-aliasing: Smarter anti-aliasing makes it possible to detect the areas to be treated, optimising calculation and reducing rendering times as a result, with no alteration of the quality of the image.
  • Twinlinker, the virtual visits app: Developed by Abvent R&D, Twinlinker allows you to create and share virtual visits of your projects online instantly and easily. Just export your images, panoramas and videos created in Artlantis 7 to Twinlinker, then link them to create virtual visits to share widely by email (a simple link) or make available on your website.

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Wednesday 16th May

8AM – 9AM BST
4PM – 5PM BST

Wednesday 6th June

8AM – 9AM BST
4PM – 5PM BST

Webinar: Artlantis LIVE!

Abvent will host two, free webinars  to help you get up to speed on the fantastic features found in Artlantis 6.5.

Do you have questions about Artlantis? 
Feel free to post them in the chat panel during the webinar!  All questions will be answered either live or within a very short period of time following the event.

The webinars are free, but space is limited!


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Wednesday 7th March
8am – 9am & 4pm – 5pm