Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD professionals in the fields of architecture and design, and photography. For over 20 years, Abvent's cutting edge approach to digital imagery has resulted in products and services that are innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use.
Abvent announces Artlantis 4, featuring iVisit 3D!
PARIS, October 17, 2011 -- Abvent has announced the launch of Artlantis 4, the latest version of the fastest, stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers. Combining the most advanced and efficient tools for rendering photo-realistic 3D projects, Artlantis interfaces directly with many leading architectural CAD and BIM software titles, such as ArchiCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Vectorworks, and Arc+. Native support for many popular file formats, such as DXF, DWG, 3DS, DWF, OBJ, and FBX, allows Artlantis to seamlessly interact with nearly all leading 3D CAD and BIM software on the market today.
New features in Artlantis 4.0
- iVisit 3D Panoramas (Artlantis Studio only)
Create a realistic virtual tour inside your project with multi-node panoramas. Artlantis 4 automatically creates everything needed to view the panoramas. Based on Flash technology, the player is free of charge and viewable within most popular web browsers. A special tool also allows users to view and share these panoramas on an iPad or iPhone.
- Quality Improvements
As in photography, color is an essential consideration in rendering. The new radiosity engine improves images for better perception of colors, textures, and materials. Tone correction is a new post-process tool that allows users to lighten dark images or vice versa. A new Fresnel shader has been added to the library, which is particularly suitable for metallic car bodies. Transparent surfaces and a variety of other edits are now managed more easily in this new version, thanks to an improved method for selecting and handling multiple objects.
- Performance improvements
Artlantis 4 is faster than ever. The average rendering time is two times faster, and up to seven times faster if the project uses several Neon shaders. In order to better handle large projects, Artlantis is now optimized for Windows environments.
- Productivity Improvements
A new Horizontal material projection method simplifies working with complex roof surfaces, automatically orienting the direction of all roof textures to line up with all soffit edges in one simple step. Batch rendering work can now be reorganized and filtered before the renderings are generated. In the 2D view, a series of duplicated objects can be automatically positioned on the underlying ground surface using gravity.
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