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What happened to the 3D Styles settings between AC27 Technology Preview and AC27 Version?

KingaW
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Hi Community!

 

I have been testing the technology preview with some of my files and I opened these files today in the actual release.

The 3D window settings are awfully off. Can somebody help me to understand why this is happening?

And if there is a global setting to create at least some 3D styles with the old look?

Please see the screenshots:

 

1. Left is AC27, right is the technology preview. Exact same file, exact same 3D style settings.

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Stained window transparency off, contours off, although settings say they are on. Super dark and pixelated, like 3D antialiasing is not on (it is). And the shadow casting on the patio...

 

2. Surfaces are displaying wrong: (left is final release)

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How can the black fridge and the white cabinet fronts have almost the same color? No overrides are applied, and I checked for missing surfaces.

 

3. It is even worse when I apply the White Model setting:

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Still no contours and there are textures applied, just greyed out on a white model?

 

Since I opened the same file in the new release and the technology preview, I didn't try to export/import settings, they are identical.

 

Where am I missing something?

 

Thank you!

 

Kinga

 

BIM Manager, AC13- , now on AC26/27 USA
Dell i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 GB
Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Florida
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mthd
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Hi, have you tried going to “Work Environment” then “More Options” then “Experimental Features” and turn on PBR or “Physically Based Rendering” to see if that will help ?

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Hi!

 

Thanks for the fast response!

That actually helped to get back my original surfaces and brightness. I had to switch off PBR.

However, the contour lines are still very pixelated and the shadow casting is still off.

Do you think something was overwritten in programming and let's say if PBR is off, antialiasing in 3D will not work the same way and won't be as smooth as before?

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Thank you!

Kinga

 

BIM Manager, AC13- , now on AC26/27 USA
Dell i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 GB
Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Florida

Is the contour line pixelation to do with the 3D anti-aliasing setting in the WE?

 

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Barry.

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Hi Barry,

 

Unfortunately no. It's  been on in both files.

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The left is still in AC27 release, the right is in the technology preview. Same file, same WE, same settings for 3D window.

 

Thank you!

Kinga

BIM Manager, AC13- , now on AC26/27 USA
Dell i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 GB
Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Florida

I have the same problem (I compare AC27 to AC26). 3D looks horrible (pixelated, bad antialiasing) and slow performance.

Hope there's a quick solution for this problem. 

Hello Architect Spaltman,

 

try going to Options -> Work Environment -> User Preferences, and under Experimental Features toggle off Physically Based Rendering in 3D.

This helped me getting back original light, shadow casting and surfaces. I still find the contours more pixelated than in AC26 with 3D Antialiasing on, but at least it is presentable straight out of Archicad. See screenshot below.

 

Let me know if it helped.

 

Kinga

 

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BIM Manager, AC13- , now on AC26/27 USA
Dell i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 32 GB
Windows 10 Pro, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
Florida

Hello Kinga, it worked! It looks so much better now.

Thanks a lot for giving this info, very helpful!

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