PARIS, France, Apr 9, 2015 – Abvent S.A., developer of Artlantis, has announced the launch of Artlantis 6, the latest version of its stand-alone rendering application developed especially for architects and designers. A brand-new physical engine, new lighting options, and other exciting features make Artlantis a clear choice for more than 85,000 architects and designers in over 80 countries worldwide.
To create stunning images, Artlantis 6 now includes its own built-in physical engine, emphasizing physical rendering quality, precision, material accuracy, and energy conservation. Real-time preview – Artlantis’s founding concept – gives users continuous control of each change in the scene. Artlantis stands out as the only rendering software able to provide a quality / calculation time ratio as relevant in the preview as in the final calculation. Simply put – all Artlantis developments share the same goal: ease of use, quality and speed.
Lighting and Neon lighting
Artlantis 6 introduces a standard lighting measurement system – the power units are measured in lumens. By default, Artlantis offers 8 IES pre-set profiles. Artlantis 6 now allows you to import downloaded IES profiles from manufacturers’ websites. These files are used to simulate realistic illumination of your projects. In addition, neon lights have been completely updated for this version with considerable gains in terms of quality and calculation speed.
When using the site insertion feature, Artlantis 6 offers a new and simple projection process with more accurate calculations. After aligning the XYZ axis in the 2D view and in the preview window, the model is easily positioned on the background image. A revolutionary integrated tool allows you to add transparency to a foreground image directly in Artlantis to enhance the quality of your projects.
With a simple click in the preview window on the reference plane, you can define the position and the orientation of a laser beam. A red line appears in the scene that can be used to automatically and accurately snap objects or textures into the project.
This new option in Artlantis 6 allows users to display a global ambient occlusion to create virtual shadows in small areas where natural light doesn’t go. It brings more depth and relief to both interior and exterior scenes.
White balance allows you to adjust the dominant color of a scene to the ambient lighting. Simply set this new parameter to automatic color mode or select a reference color, which will be recognized as white in the 3D scene.
To learn more about Artlantis 6, register for the free webinar on May 6!
Artlantis is a family of stand-alone rendering applications developed especially for architects and designers by Abvent. Artlantis Render is designed for those seeking high-resolution image renderings, while Artlantis Studio is ideal for quickly and easily creating high-resolution image renderings, as well as animations, iVisit 3D panoramas and iVisit 3D VR Objects. Available in 11 languages, Artlantis interfaces directly with ArchiCAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Vectorworks, and Arc+. DWF, OBJ and FBX import formats as well as DXF, DWG and 3DS plug-ins ensure seamless interaction with all the leading CAD software. Themed collections of materials, parametric textures, and objects known as Artlantis Media enable users to simulate life-like scenes in a realistic environment. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.