Wednesday, September 9, 2015

RPCs for SketchUp Announcement

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ArchVision and Render Plus are pleased to announce new products supporting RPC in your SketchUp workflow.
ArchVision recently released an RPC Plug-in for SketchUp that makes placing RPCs directly in your SketchUp model a snap. After installing the plug-in, simply click on the RPC Selection button in SketchUp and browse from thousands of RPCs available with an RPC Subscription license.
ArchVision RPC subscription licenses provide access to thousands of render-ready photorealistic People, Trees & Plants, Automobiles and other Objects for as little as $249 per year. RPC is supported natively or via plug-in in the world's leading design visualization solutions including Autocad, Revit, 3ds Max, Microstation, FormZ, Rhino, Modo, and now SketchUp!
The RPC Plug-in provides you with the ability to switch from "Model" to "Preview" mode for image-based RPCs (2D, 2.5D, 3D & 3.5D) displaying a single, camera-facing RPC directly in the SketchUp model. When you're ready to take your renderings to another level add one of Render Plus' external renderers to the mix for full RPC rendering support.
Render Plus has updated the full line of SketchUp renderers (3D Design Studio, IRender nXt, and ArielVision) to fully support RPC rendering including 3D+ RPCs such as automobiles. As you can see from the image above, the ease of adding photorealistic RPC architectural entourage and rendering with a Render Plus renderer can bring new life to your SketchUp renderings.
For a limited time, Render Plus has a special offer for RPC users. Customers can purchase an ArielVision subscription to render RPCs for half price - just $6.00 per month, (or get a $6.00 per month discount on other Render Plus rendering products, 3D Design Studio and IRender nXt) if purchased before September 30, 3015.
Everything you need to get started with RPC in SketchUp can be found here. To learn more about using RPCs with ArielVision and IRender nXt click here .

Monday, August 24, 2015

Water Features in SketchUp

Water Features can be used to give your material (with or without textures) a look and feel which emulates water.This short 10 second video demonstrates the advantages of using Water Features.

Short sample of Water Feature effects

Water Features Overview

This longer 90 second video shows how to define Water Effects in your SketchUp model.

Water Features Tutorial

See also: Water Features

Friday, July 24, 2015

Rendering of the Month - July 2015

cave13 by Ivo vVordavov


We liked this rendering because of the application of textures, reflections, and natural lighting make this a memorable rendering.

Notice, for example, that every modeled surface has an applied material and these materials are properly scaled, are textured appropriately, and the reflection on the floor is particularly convincing.

And the lighting from sunlight entering through the arched door is especially effective.


More Renderings of the  month...

Add Reflections to SketchUp Models

During this webinar you will learn to assign reflections to Sketchup models to enhance rendering realism. You will see examples of reflection options to learn how to create renderings of materials that appear more realistic, enhancing your presentation images.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gallery Images

Russell has selected some great, new renderings submitted by our users for inclusion in our image gallery. Take a look.

Image Gallery

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

nXtRender for BricsCAD

If you have been using BricsCAD 3D features and want to create PhotoRealistic Renderings, check out nXtRender for BricsCAD. We have ported our powerful, nXt engine to BricsCAD.

Assembly Modeling

To download a 30-day free trial, visit: Download nXtRender for BricsCAD

For Purchase Information, visit: Purchase

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Special ArielVision pricing for Mozaik Kitchen Software users

If you use Mozaik Software for your kitchen design, then you can use ArielVision for you renderings for less than 1/2 price. 

Mozaik Software is offering a one-time opportunity for Mozaik Customers to purchase the ArielVision for Sketchup plugin for a special price.  This is not a monthly subscription, it’s a onetime plugin fee. 
Click the Mozaik Gallery on their website to see the quality of renderings you can create using this very simple plugin.  If you are interested, your order must be received by 6/4/2015 to receive the discount.  The order form will be uploaded to the Mozaik Forum  or you can send a request to