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Archicad + Cinerender - Is Cinerender obsolete?


Hi all and Happy New Year.

Some of you know me from my Archicad Youtube channel - asmtechbase - and some through courses they have signed up too.

I can see that a lot of Archicad users still use Cinerender, because there are a lot of people downloading the free texture pack that is on offer through my website.

Now, even so I think with a direct Link to Twinmotion or Enscape, you don't really need Cinerender anymore. But, there are plenty of users that are quite happy to stay "inside" Archicad for all their 3D render work. I totally understand this as it seems easier and the user is familiar with their working environment.
Because Archicad's Cinerender is using now Redshift as a render engine it is a bit faster too. Not comparable to Twinmotions or Enscape speed but faster never than less.

The question that is coming up now, do I invest and spend time on a new Cinerender course? The current Cinerender course I have is based on creating outdoor/exterior images. This course even today is still very much up to date. What I do contemplate is producing an INTERIOR Cinerender course for interiors only, what are your thoughts on this?

It would be great to hear your thoughts and if you are too busy you can always do a quick v
ote in the poll re your interest in an interior Cinerender course. Link to click here.



AC 3 to 26 -Windows 7 - 24GB - 8core 4.4Ghz

Hi thanks for your input appreciated. Yes I can see it is extremely useful for initial stages and quick conceptual images. Being familiar with the interface of the renderer, especially if you have used Archicad for a while, it is always useful.


AC 3 to 26 -Windows 7 - 24GB - 8core 4.4Ghz


Hi all, Thanks for all that did fill out the pool about if Cinerender is obsolete. It was interesting and I can tell you that around 30% still would be happy to see a Cinerender course.

So I have been looking into this while at the same time finishing my new Twinmotion course. If you are interested here is an article I wrote on LinkedIn. I do know quite a bit about Cinerender and rendering in general. After a couple of hours working in Cinerender to get an interior image "going" I had to tell myself: Who would still use this outdated Software? The frustration pretty much started with the first test render. Even so I was on very low settings the render took forever and please don't ask about the look.

Now people that know me and know what I do, being a 3D Digital artist, the difference of working in Cinerender compared to a realtime Software like Twinmotion, Lumion or Enscape, is probably, how to I put this, 100 times enhanced for me. It is really like apple and oranges.

Now for people who only ever have used Cinerender, that is probably not the case which I do understand, as they know no better. So they keep going with what they know which is fair enough if they happy with their results.

The conclusion that I will not invest time in creating a Cinerender course for Interior images.

Cheers Carsten


AC 3 to 26 -Windows 7 - 24GB - 8core 4.4Ghz

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