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OPEN GL in V25

Tom Krowka
Contributor

Hello all.......Am running V25...just upgraded.   I noticed that in the 3D styles dialogue box (after opening a 3D window) I only have engine choices of vectorial engine and hardware acceleration.     Is open GL not available any more?  Is my graphics card outdated?    Have been running V24 and it still shows up on that version.  

Thanks Tom 

Tom Krowka Architect

Windows 10, AC Version 25

Thomas@wkarchwk.com

www.walshkrowka.com
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Archicad runs on both Windows and Mac, so I guess Graphisoft developers had two choices:

1. Keep calling it "OpenGL Engine" on Windows, and "Metal Engine" or something similar on Mac.

2. Come up with a naming that can be used on both platforms.

So they chose option 2., and renamed it to "Hardware Acceleration".

 

If you see textures in 3D, you are using OpenGL on Windows since the Vectorial Engine can not display textures.

CineRender was never available in the 3D Viewpoint.

In the Surfaces Dialog, you should have 3 options in Ac25 in the "Engine Settings" field:

  • Basic Engine
  • Cineware by MAXON
  • Hardware acceleration.

Is Cineware available in the "Engine" field of the PhotoRendering Settigns Palette?

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runxel
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It has been renamed, since on Mac there is no OpenGL any longer (which has been replaced by Metal). Thus a more general term has been used.

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Tom Krowka
Contributor

Am running Windows 10, not MAC.  What is Open GL renamed to?  And how can I determine if it's running in any of the 3D views.  Am also missing Cinerender engine both in the 3D views and surface textures dialogue box. 

 

Thanks Tom 

 

Tom Krowka Architect

Windows 10, AC Version 25

Thomas@wkarchwk.com

www.walshkrowka.com

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Archicad runs on both Windows and Mac, so I guess Graphisoft developers had two choices:

1. Keep calling it "OpenGL Engine" on Windows, and "Metal Engine" or something similar on Mac.

2. Come up with a naming that can be used on both platforms.

So they chose option 2., and renamed it to "Hardware Acceleration".

 

If you see textures in 3D, you are using OpenGL on Windows since the Vectorial Engine can not display textures.

CineRender was never available in the 3D Viewpoint.

In the Surfaces Dialog, you should have 3 options in Ac25 in the "Engine Settings" field:

  • Basic Engine
  • Cineware by MAXON
  • Hardware acceleration.

Is Cineware available in the "Engine" field of the PhotoRendering Settigns Palette?

....................................................................................................
Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

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Cineware does show up in Photorender settings.   Thanks for the info.   I thought I had missed something when loading up V25.  Tom 

Tom Krowka Architect

Windows 10, AC Version 25

Thomas@wkarchwk.com

www.walshkrowka.com

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