ArchVision RPC Content: January Tree Additions

January_12_2012_thumbnail_new_templateThe ArchVision team has entered the new year with great excitement about new tools and content headed your way. In the coming months, we will be giving you a sneak peak at some of projects we are working on. January also brings with it brand new hi-res trees. Check out the January hi-res trees additions deciduous tree [20], deciduous tree [22], deciduous tree [27] and small Japanese Maple [3] just added to the content exchange.

These beautiful hi-res trees are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

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ArchVision RPC Content: December Plants Additions

December_5_thumbnailDecember brings with it four new flowering shrubs additions. This collection includes flowering shrub [4], a small yellow flowering shrub, flowering shrub [6], a dainty pink flowered shrub, flowering shrub [8], a tropical yellow flowered shrub and flowering shrub [10], a pastel blend of pinks and yellows. These beautiful hi-res flowering shrubs are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

Download the ArchVision Dashboard to try these now.

ArchVision RPC Content: November Trees (2) Additions

ArchVision proudly introduces four new hi-res RPC tree additions. This collection includes ginkgo [4], deciduous tree [15], deciduous tree [21] and deciduous tree [26]. These beautiful hi-res trees are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

Download the ArchVision Dashboard to try these now.

ArchVision RPC Content: October Trees Additions

ArchVision welcomes the arrival of Fall with the release four new hi-res deciduous trees. This collection includes deciduous tree [19], a tall bushy green deciduous tree, and it’s crimson counterparts deciduous tree [23], deciduous tree [24] and deciduous tree [25]. Each of these hi-res trees will add some vibrant color to your next rendering project.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

Download the ArchVision Dashboard and access these now.

ArchVision RPC Content: July Trees Additions

We are proud to announce the July 2012 Deciduous Tree Additions Collection featuring 4 distinct Deciduous Trees. These deciduous trees include the lofty Deciduous Tree [3], dense leafy Deciduous Tree [4], wide branched Deciduous Tree [5] and the vibrant maroon Royal Maple [5]. These trees are ready to plant their roots into your next 3D forest or landscape rendering project with just few mouse clicks.

ArchVision Software License (Both Node Lock and Floating License) customers now have access to these new hi-res RPCs and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the ArchVision Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

Top 30 airport in the world renovation renderings feature ArchVision RPC Content.

Over seven million people travel through Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) each year. As one of the busiest airports in the world, Cincinnati plans to update the ticketing, tunnel and passenger / gate areas. A few renderings are shown below which demonstrate the value of RPC Content use in scenes. For detailed information on planned updates and to view additional renderings visit the official CVG airport website.

Rendering of new ticketing area Cincinnati International Airport (CVG); image credit cvgairport.com

Rendering of updated passenger areas Cincinnati International Airport (CVG); image credit cvgairport.com

Things to know about RPC Content and Revit 2013

Revit 2013, image courtesy Autodesk, Inc.

While your overall day-to-day workflow won’t change with Revit 2013, you will find you are able to view RPC content with Realistic Visual Style Views using the new Material User Interface (MUI). The new MUI was recently profiled by Dan Stine in AECbytes and is definitely worth a read.

Things to know:

  • RPC content in realistic visual style views will not export to DWG. Use a non-realistic visual style when exporting RPC content to DWG.
  • RPC content will display both back and front of the intended image in the Realistic visual style if the Cast Reflections type parameter is turned on. Turn this parameter off to view properly.
  • RPC Content Drag & Drop is not enabled.*

    Want to try RPC in Revit 2013? Start a free trial of Revit through Autodesk and free trial of RPC with ArchVision Dashboard.

    *Unfortunately, Autodesk Revit 2013 did not enable RPC Content Drag & Drop. However, ArchVision’s development team is working on an alternative to enable Drag & Drop from ArchVision Dashboard into Revit scenes. This will behave similarly to the Drag & Drop behaviors available to 3ds Max and AutoCAD users. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this feature.

  • Easiest RPC Opacity Trick Ever

    Just when I think I know everything there is to know about RPCs, I learn something new. My latest nugget of knowledge came from long time user Steve Phong, of Overland Partners in San Antonio Texas. Steve taught me a super easy way to change the opacity of RPCs using Mental Ray. I had always thought that the only way to do this was via the material editor or via scripts available for the Scanline renderer.

    To change opacity in Mental Ray:

    1) Right click on an RPC and select Object Properties.

    2) Change Visibility to a value between 0 and 1. A value of one is completely opaque. A value of 0 is completely transparent.

    Thanks to Steve for this excellent tip. If you you have a tip or trick to share, please e-mail me at support@archvision.com.

    ArchVision RPC Content: April Cars Additions

    ArchVision proudly announces April parking lot car additions to the All Access Exchange. This all new collection features the classic Holden Commodore sedan, spacious wide-bodied Holden Caprice sedan, and the attractive compact Holden Barina (the Chevy Aveo’s Australian cousin). These parking lot cars are perfect for any still or animation.

    RPC All Access plan customers now have access to this new library of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) from ArchVision.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard. ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

    ArchVision RPCs Plug-ins released for Autodesk 2013 Applications

    ArchVision RPC Plug-ins and Content are available for immediate download for a series of Autodesk 2013 applications.

    Supported Autodesk Applications include:

  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture
  • ArchVision Dashboard RPC Plug-ins Tab

    ArchVision Dashboard RPC Plug-ins Tab

    How do I get my RPC Plug-in?
    Update or install ArchVision Dashboard. Need to install an ArchVision Dashboard? Visit: http://archvision.com/dashboard

    ArchVision Dashboard users please open and login into your Dashboard, run any updates and verify your version. To verify your version, click preferences at the top of the ArchVision Dashboard. Visit the RPC Plug-ins tab to select and install your required RPC Plug-ins.

    Have questions? Email support@archvision.com or visit our live chat http://archvision.com/

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