In the cineware documentation on Ambient Occlusion (Global effect) the "Evaluate Transparency"- checkbox is described. However I can't find it in the program. I need that setting to be able to render transparent materials correctly. The evaluate transparency setting is only present if you use AO as an effect in the surface material itself. Is there a reason for this or has the checkbox been lost when moving from Cinema4D to Archicad?
Thanks for your post! You have caught a bug in our documentation.
As you have discovered, the „Evaluate Transparency” setting is currently available only with the AO Shader effect in a surface channel. It is not available in Photorendering settings. (It was there in a previous version, but was since removed.)
We plan to reintroduce this setting in Photorendering Settings in an upcoming version of Archicad. Meanwhile, I hope you can get adequate results by using AO in the surface channel.