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AccuRender Studio
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Here's the latest version of the new stuff.  If you're interested, try it at your leisure and let me know what you find.  It's a work in progress, so please be kind.  We'll likely have some bugs and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Oct 9.

Cloud rendering
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In case you're interested in what I'm working on right now.  This is a new engine running on the Microsoft Azure cloud.  Took two hours using a total of 64 cores. (8 x 8-core machines).  Costs about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Oct 6.

Update
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Back at work full time now-- working on the Plant Editor.  In particular, trying to make the Complex plant type a little more intelligible.  Should have something in a couple of weeks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rey F. Rosario Berrios Aug 27, 2013.

Nxt Studio
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Build 008 --More complete material-based lighting.  Objects can become emitters using material properties.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alfons Akamp Nov 3, 2014.

 

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Large rendering on the farm
"I downloaded it and was able to reproduce the error.  I have some time tomorrow or perhaps later today to take a closer look."
Sep 13
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Large rendering on the farm
"I'll need a download link for something that big-- something high speed if possible.  You can send the link by private message here or use roy@mcneel.com."
Sep 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Large rendering on the farm
"Not really.  I may need to take a look at one of the sections."
Sep 11
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Paula Suarez's discussion INDIRECT LIGHT - LED
"You should be able to just draw the cylinder and tag it as an "omnidirectional" light.  "
Sep 4
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to David Leigh's discussion Image does not render correctly in nxt but does in autocad render
"Thanks-- I took a quick look at this.  We had some special code in to handle AutoPlant (they were doing something incorrectly) but nothing for CADPIPE.  At the moment, until we get a chance to investigate further, all I can offer is…"
Jul 26
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to David Leigh's discussion Image does not render correctly in nxt but does in autocad render
"Looks like something to do with layers.  Not sure what's up exactly, and I can't find anything wrong with the props in AutoCAD.  If you change the layer of the objects that aren't displayed it does work.  I (or Rich)…"
Jul 25
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to David Leigh's discussion Image does not render correctly in nxt but does in autocad render
"We have had issues with a pipe package before-- what's the name of the package?"
Jul 25
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Thorsten Hedrich's discussion Computer restarts
"You can experiment with this setting if you want- sometimes 99% works  fine and slightly improves performance.  Or you can leave it alone-- these heat shutdowns are not really very good for a computer."
Jul 18
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Thorsten Hedrich's discussion Computer restarts
"Turn CPU max down-- usually something like 95% will take care of it."
Jul 15
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Thorsten Hedrich's discussion Computer restarts
"An automatic computer restart crash is usually hardware, typically heat related or video card.   For the heat problem some systems allow you to set CPU maximum usage in the Control Panel settings. If it exists, it's typically under the…"
Jul 13
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion obj files
"Hmmm... I'll take a look at this in nXt for AutoCAD when I get a chance.. it should work. I doubt if the specular maps will work-- I don't think the textured meshes use standard materials.  You are reminding me of why I need to…"
Jun 21
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion obj files
"I was able to get to this today.   I've attached two files-- one is a reduced res version of the texture-- I recommend this for sanity's sake.  The other in an obj mtl material lib file containing a single material.  You can…"
Jun 20
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion obj files
"I'll get to this tomorrow morning.  I'll let you know how to edit the obj file using a text editor and how to create the mtl file."
Jun 20
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to John Prentice's discussion AUTOCAD 2018 XREFS
"https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-architecture-forum/autocad-architecture-2018-xref-d-aec-object-wrong-color/td-p/7007455/page/2 This may or may not be related-- not sure.  Like I said, it's very unlikely that we changed the code for…"
Jun 15
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to John Prentice's discussion AUTOCAD 2018 XREFS
"I doubt if any of the nXt code changed.  A quick search reveals a setting called XREFOVERRIDE-- I would try that one to start."
Jun 15
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion obj files
"Ah-- got it now.  The texture itself is not present in the obj-- however in the tex folder there is a very large (64 MPixel) texture which should map correctly to the mesh.  You may want to reduce the texture's resolution in photoshop…"
Jun 14

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At 10:23am on June 30, 2016, FRANCIS SIAW said…

MR ROY PLEASE DO WE HAVE 3D WEAR HOUSE FOR NXT RENDER?

At 3:36am on January 26, 2015, traian m said…

Al hart /span>al.hart@renderplus.com>

6/18/13
to meRichard
traian,

Your Revit order in November 2011 was for license RVLD4037L. What is not working in Revit for you?

Your AutoCAD License is XAMC04487K.

You can download the latest version of nXtRender for AutoCAD from:
this was a mail from al hart about my non working revit licence.
when I asked for an upgrade, they told me I had to pay for the new version.
This is not fun, the old one never worked. And I'm not sure if the new one works. You see, there is no support, they do not answer in the forum, and instead it was you. 
The other issue, the ADT materials, if there is not possible to seamless integrate NXT in ADT (ACA) then it is a must to have updated step by step tutorials, otherwise we are obliged to build averything by hand in plain acad 3d entities, and it's cumbersome to update everything
with best regards
tm
At 2:24am on January 23, 2015, traian m said…

well, I was happy with the autocad version of accurender, so I decided to buy even a revit licence, because our office is migrating to revit. It never worked, soI talked to them about that release . Nothing happened. then they came with a new release but I was supposed to pay for an upgrade ( which I'm quite unsure if it works) . Look silly if I have to pay for somthing that does not work, then pay again wout having any clue if the new one will work. that about revit. Generally is quite confusing right now about who's who and where the border goes between the acad and revit opperation. the people on the revit side you are pointing at, write at times even on the acacd forum. 

about acad ACA/ADT materials , I'll try the trick , but somehow it 's cumbersome if I have to go outside NXT in order to assign NXT materials to entities.

thank you for your mail anyhow. I greatly appreciate your work.

best regards

At 12:34am on January 22, 2015, traian m said…

I bought nxt for revit and it never worked

a shame

moreover, I'm trying to get an answer about how to assigt nxt materials to autocad ADT entities, like windows, walls and the like. there are several poats about this issue here and there but I never managed to solve this enigma. So i'm left with two alternatives-to render in native revit, or to construct everithing with plain autocad entities and render with nxt, wich is time consuming.

At 9:16am on January 15, 2015, Aguinaldo Marinho said…
How do I buy NXT to REVIT 2015?
I already have NXT to AutoCad.
I'm upgrading to REVIT and wish the NXT as surrender!
At 3:12am on April 4, 2014, hoai hai bui said…

Hi Roy

I want to ask the following issues:
when I put the image in bitmap format bump material is skewed image after rendering. Guide me how to fix it.

Thank you very much!!!

At 11:12am on June 24, 2012, Aguinaldo Marinho said…

In AR3 was how to render fonts in Windows ... You typed the letters of any Windows font, and apply the material and everything went right .... I could not do the same NXT .... Create letters I had to manually ... how to render the letters typed by AUTOCAD??

At 9:06pm on June 23, 2012, alberto reyes said…

not not at all. yes the fore ground is what i was worry about i pasted from a image weak and i think it lost a detail i do that i gona change it. and reposted again later and thanks that is what i want a honest true thank again i upload after i refinish 

thank roy

At 5:30pm on June 22, 2012, alberto reyes said…

roy i really apreciate your comment about my latest work thanks, is part of a proyect for arquitectural contest in dominican republic  let me know about the images.

ar.

At 5:42am on March 29, 2012, Marcos Oliveira said…

ONDE VC FAZ OS DESENHOS? QUAL O PROGRAMA?

 
 
 

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Rich Hart posted a discussion

New install posted with Support folder included.

It turned out that the Support folder had been left out in the latest 64 bit nXtRender install, so the nXt material Editor was not showing the sample rendered image correctly.We posted a new install with th Support folder included again. The new install file name ends with QF23c.Here is the direct link to it: http://www.renderplus.com/downloads/nXtRender/arnxt64_0358-QF23c.exeor you can download…See More
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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Thanks-- try this one.   I'll fix the entry above as well."
Oct 9
franz plötzl replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"the download link seem not work."
Oct 9
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"You're definitely not doing anything wrong.  Make a note of any problems and we'll deal with each of them individually .  There is a new material model and new rendering engine so there may be some differences that will be…"
Oct 6
Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Great, thank you! I've got the export working now. I was hoping it would export more of what I'd already set up in nXt. It converted most of my materials to Studio equivalents, which aren't as sophisticated (metals are more…"
Oct 6
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Type "netload"-- navigate to Program Files / AccuRender Studio -- and grab the appropriate plugin version-- ArStudioAcadPlugin## for your version of AutoCAD. Type "arscene" to create the scene file and load AccuRender Studio.…"
Oct 6
Brandon Eckhart replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"I'm definitely interested in getting this working on my end. We've invested a lot of time into this software and I really don't want to transition to something like REVIT/3ds just for cloud rendering as I consider your software…"
Oct 6

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