Geoff wrote:Again, another good point. However, it surprises me that we are still waiting for this ability! Geoff, most of my projects are upper bracket residential clients, and yes producing a solid set of CD's is very important to me. However, my clients are becoming increasingly aware of architects' abilities to produce "Photo Releastic" renderings, and they are assuming that we all can do it easily.
While VectorWorks has quite a few things worth copying and has become a decent boolean and now NURBS modeler, it's not in the same league as ArchiCAD in terms of Building Information Modeling. So if you want to model furniture, as I used to do in VectorWorks, it's great. But if you need to produce CDs for a high end residence you're better off with AutoCad, and much better off with ArchiCAD.
Good points Geoff!
......... Rather it's the fact that a moderately priced CAD package can have a better rendering engine than a high-end BIM application. They do because they simply bought it, just like formZ, Ashlar Cobalt, ProE...
archibaldo wrote:Archibaldo, I would appreciate some clarification to your post.
.... - is more honest to specify on archicad product description his MEDIUM quality renderings,
A such omission can disappoint all archicad users regarding
the graphisoft commercial style.
rm wrote:My reading:
A: Are you suggesting we as customers don't have the right to expect improvements in the software we use....I hope not.
B: Is the attached partial quote to be taken that you feel that the problem is the users' rendering ability as noted by YOUR grade of "MEDIUM", which would be an unforturnate choice of words. Or, rather are you suggesting that "MEDIUM" is the best that can be expected from the software?