December 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Join us tomorrow December 12, 2013, 2:00 pm EST for a live webinar – Rendering RPCs in RaaS. We’ll show just how easy it is! View it here: http://archvision.com/live #A360 #AU2013 topics.
November 12, 2013 2 Comments
Since the release of Autodesk 360 Cloud-based Rendering, the demand to render RPC Content in the cloud has been constant. Initially, only the in-application RPC entourage rendered in the cloud. After much collaboration between ArchVision and Autodesk, RPC rendering support is now available for all ArchVision Dashboard RPC Content objects. Please keep in mind that this is early in the release cycle; user feedback is critical. Let us know how your experience goes!
How do I enable support?
To enable support for rendering RPCs in Autodesk 360 download the Autodesk Revit 2014 Update Release 2 from the Autodesk Revit Services & Support page.
How do I place RPC Content into my Revit Project?
To take advantage of this feature simply Drag & Drop RPC objects from ArchVision Dashboard into your Revit project and then click on Render in Cloud under View. For instructions on using RPCs in Revit, please click here.
Which RPC Content is supported?
Every RPC that is featured in ArchVision Dashboard will render. Custom created RPC Content support is coming soon! ArchVision Dashboard provides the platform for a series of new features, including RPC Drag & Drop into Revit and will also enable support for RPC Custom Content in the future. We are seeking beta testers now. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Things to Know
To ensure correct rendering results, please use a camera view. At present, orthographic views are presenting unpredictable results. This is a known issue and is being addressed. Some users are reporting ‘Unknown Errors’ with job submissions. This is also being investigated. If you experience other issues, please report them to Autodesk 360 and to our email@example.com channel.
Watch for updates here at blog.archvision.com.
October 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Watermarking RPC Entourage allows users to test out content before they buy. If you plan on using RPC Content with Revit 2014 you will need to purchase an ArchVision Software License to remove watermarks. However, there are some common configuration errors that can often result in licensed users still getting watermarks. To prevent and eliminate these issues, our support team has created a document of these common issues for Revit users.
Discover the keys to a successful deployment with Revit here:
ArchVision Software Licenses can be purchased here.
September 23, 2013 3 Comments
Team ArchVision has been working to make RPCs easier to use than ever before. We’ve moved the licensing to the cloud and put path configuration right at your fingertips.
I have created two easy-to-follow videos that show you how to configure paths in ArchVision Dashboard and configure RPC Plug-ins to connect to it.
First, lets start with path configuration.
Next, let me show you how to configure the RPC Plug-in to connect to the Dashboard
Piece of cake. So what are you waiting for? Get your ArchVision Dashboard here.
September 17, 2013 Leave a comment
SketchUp is one of the most widely used and easy to learn 3D modeling software applications on the market. And, V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp only improves the experience! This artist-friendly rendering solution for SketchUp features dramatic improvements to visualization workflow (V-Ray RT®), image-based lighting quality (V-Ray Dome Light), and a designer’s ability to quickly manage complex scenes with highly detailed models (V-Ray Proxy).
V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup can be purchased here. ($799 USD)
Existing V-Ray for SketchUp users can upgrade here. ($320 USD)
Click here to view the new V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp product at ArchVision and view the PDF for new features.
Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2013 Leave a comment
Check out all of the V-Ray products currently available at ArchVision here. Visit this blog often for more news on the development of V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max.
August 29, 2013 1 Comment
When you see a great blog post, you have to share it! Everyone enjoys learning Tips & Tricks to improve their workflow and they become more valuable when they improve your presentation. Daniel Hughes, of Bradley BIM, storyboards architect Steven Shell’s tips to show you how to make your Revit presentations “POP” for consultants, contractors and facility owners — without using Revit rendering or Adobe Photoshop. Hughes summarizes the 5 basic tips:
1) Turn On Ambient Shadows in Hidden Line View
2) Add Background Image to Hidden Line View
3) Apply Graphic Override to Individual Element
4) Apply Graphic Override to Category
5) Switch Hidden Line View to Realistic View
See Hughes’ complete storyboard that starts with a standard, Revit hidden-line Camera View and goes to a Revit Realistic View: Revit Presentation Tips.
Like Daniel Hughes, we highly recommend you sign up for Steven Shell’s class at Autodesk University 2013. Registration opens September 12, 2013.
August 6, 2013 3 Comments
ArchVision Dashboard just got better! This is a free update for all ArchVision users and is now available for download. Newly added features will improve your workflow. Check out the new features and improved user interface:
How do you get ArchVision Dashboard on your desktop?
Users will receive an update notification or you may opt to download the installer here.
Who needs ArchVision Dashboard?
ArchVision Software License and All Access License holders definitely need it! There are a few users out there who are still using legacy versions of 3d software applications who should keep their existing ACM to allow support for older plug-ins. Not sure what to do? Please contact email@example.com.
Special thanks to our beta testers who worked with our team to get the kinks worked out earlier this year. Because of their commitment to improving the ArchVision experience, this version of ArchVision Dashboard lays the ground work to enable us to develop several new features, including cloud rendering support, content creation and new admin tools.
If you have any issues that come up during the install process, please contact us so we can help you quickly resolve.
July 5, 2013 Leave a comment
What better place to showcase new Revit features? ArchVision is looking forward to participating in RTC North America, July 10-13. Attendees have a chance to learn best practices and get some incredible tips and tricks from the industry’s top Revit experts. The Revit-centric meeting is managed by users for users and is a perfect opportunity to catch up with users and engage them about some new ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] features and technology trends.
ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] provides an immediate improvement to Revit users with support for RPC Drag & Drop into Revit 2013 and 2014, RPC Content and Plug-in management tools and a variety of other features.
ArchVision will demo new content conversion tools and organizational tools:
Stop by and check it out!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.