2003-11-24 05:41 PM
2003-11-25 02:01 PM
2003-11-25 04:24 PM
2003-11-25 04:25 PM
2003-11-25 05:40 PM
Andydob wrote:AFAIK it includes AccuRender, which is an independent product? Last version I checked (5) does not have much more connection to the discreet (no, not the same company, except it is also bought by Autodesk as Revit is) products than ArchiCAD. Then again, I might be wrong? I tend not to read the marketing texts too much ...
Good point, the only problem is that AutoDesk Revit has a competetive advantage over ArchiCAD in that the same company also owns 3DS Max
2003-11-25 05:44 PM
Andydob wrote:Depends on what the people have to do.
I am still happy using ArchiCAD and Max together, an I dont think its that hard to do (in fact using archicad as a modeller to produce AutoCAD 2D drawings is better than the AutoDesk equivalent), but graphisoft may have trouble convincing people.
2003-11-25 07:03 PM
2003-11-26 02:24 PM
rgarand wrote:Architectural Desktop 2004 includes a decent rendering solution VIZ Render (which is enough for most people). You still need VIZ or max for better animation and modelling and more material-control, but VIZ Render is capable.
Remember too that AutoCAD (Arch. Desktop2004) is a CAD package ($4195 USD) and 3D Studio VIZ is a Modeling rendering package ($1895 USD). That is $6090 USD. ArchiCAD was $3160 USD when we bought 8.0. So for about half the price you get a pretty good rendering/modeling program.
rgarand wrote:A single program that can produce a great rendering? You mean a CAD-program?
I have been 3D modeling and rendering for over 10 years now and I have not found a single program that can produce a great rendering. I typically use a minimum of 3 programs for rendering: a modeling program, a rendering program and a post production program. Right now we are moving from Vectorworks/Cinema 4D/Photoshop to ArchiCAD/Cinema 4D/Photoshop.
Just my 2 cents.
2004-01-11 02:29 AM
2004-01-11 07:03 PM
I have had continuing problems with ArchiCAD 8's rendering engine, actually one in particular, that basically makes it useless for any kind of photorendering./quote]
Switch the shadows on and try again.