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AccuRender Studio with Denoiser
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I've just implemented Intel's denoising library in AccuRender Studio. I think the results are very exciting.  Most models seem to be something like 4-10 times faster(!).  I'm pretty darn sure this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S. Jaisimha Apr 17.

AccuRender Studio for AutoCAD
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We're up to Build 0082.  This new major release of the AccuRender and nXt product line now includes a plugin that works entirely within AutoCAD just like previous versions. It's got a ton of new…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Oct 5.

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 Feb 7, 2018.

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, 2017.

 

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to MES's discussion Animation using WalkAbout in CAD.
"Sorry you're not getting a better response here-- our animation stuff is pretty rudimentary.  Hoping someone will still chime in though.  I haven't looked at this stuff for such a long time, my guess is that the software I used…"
Nov 8
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Enrico Gheno's discussion Perspective between 3D model and background image on NXT autocad 2015
"There are a couple of ways to do this-- In nXt the WalkAbout window allows you to insert and manipulate background images and your viewpoint independently.  You can either allow nXt to composite the image for you, or save the thing with a…"
Nov 4
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio for AutoCAD
"1-  On the Rendering Tab there is a popdown called Destination.  The option is called something like "Local Out of Process".  2-  No, installation will require admin access."
Oct 5
Mark Brinkman replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio for AutoCAD
"I am an old Accurender user. I now need to try and re-create some old images from old models. (about 20 years old) I have now downloaded Accurender Studio, and now work with AutoCAD 2016 and 2017 I have 2 questions related to Accurender Studio: 1)…"
Oct 4
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion AR Studio ground plane
"Yep-- the groundplane in ArStudio should be turned on in that case-- but you will get a rectangle which may need to be sized.  If it's not turning on, that's probably a bug."
Sep 26
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion AR Studio ground plane
"Sorry-- just got back into town last night.  Infinite objects aren't supported in ArStudio-- so yes-- the ground plane has to be represented by a finite object, in this case a rectangle.  You don't have to use mine, you can use…"
Sep 25
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Reflected background brightness
"Almost certainly.  A fix may be difficult at this point.  The code has not been touched in years."
Aug 21
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to chegs's discussion help with thumbnails
"This is from searching "Material Thumbnails".  Normally the installer takes care of all of this, occasionally we get some hiccups,  It's a little complicated, so let me know if you get stuck. Try the following: Make sure…"
Jun 13
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to S. Jaisimha's discussion Advanced Material Editor preview background
"Interesting issue-- I don't have 2019 to test here but we haven't heard of this yet from other users.  I'll have Rich take a closer look when he gets back on Tuesday. Do the other material editor types (not Advanced, e.g. Solid…"
Jun 7
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Marko Stout's discussion renderfarm
"Yes."
May 22
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Advanced textures
"I'm assuming you're asking for nXtRender.  It's been a long time since I've looked at this stuff-- here's what I can remember: Displacement mapping changes the underlying geometry using a texture.  It's an…"
May 10
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Marko Stout's discussion renderfarm
"We've been phasing out most 32 bit products.  There isn't a lot of demand for them and they're becoming increasingly difficult to support.  I should probably remove the link."
May 4
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to akinlolu olugboji's discussion No Open and Saveas Dialogue Boxes in AutoCad 2015
"Nope."
Apr 30
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to akinlolu olugboji's discussion No Open and Saveas Dialogue Boxes in AutoCad 2015
Apr 22
S. Jaisimha replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio with Denoiser
"Ok will do this tomorrow."
Apr 17
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio with Denoiser
"I changed the software to better handle native AutoCAD materials including some texture mapping.  To try it out-- in the Start Menu under AccuRender Studio Extras there's an app called Update Manager.  Open it and install build…"
Apr 17

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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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Upgrading a couple of machines and also switch a user profile. I need our current license code to update. Thanks,See More
18 hours ago
Kevin Lockwood replied to MES's discussion Animation using WalkAbout in CAD.
"Its been years for me too.  I think Daniel spent some time getting CoMotion running again.  http://www.accustudio.com/marketplace/comotion As to stitching frames, the tool I used to use wasn't working last time I tried, but I did…"
Saturday
Rich Rosemann replied to MES's discussion Animation using WalkAbout in CAD.
"Is CoMotion no longer being updated?"
Nov 11
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to MES's discussion Animation using WalkAbout in CAD.
"Sorry you're not getting a better response here-- our animation stuff is pretty rudimentary.  Hoping someone will still chime in though.  I haven't looked at this stuff for such a long time, my guess is that the software I used…"
Nov 8
MES posted a discussion

Animation using WalkAbout in CAD.

Hi,I want to create a "fly thru" or "walk thru" animation using Nxt in CAD 2015.  Anyone has experience with this and would like to share how to use it? Any important tips?Thank you!See More
Nov 7
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Enrico Gheno's discussion Perspective between 3D model and background image on NXT autocad 2015
"There are a couple of ways to do this-- In nXt the WalkAbout window allows you to insert and manipulate background images and your viewpoint independently.  You can either allow nXt to composite the image for you, or save the thing with a…"
Nov 4
Enrico Gheno posted a discussion

Perspective between 3D model and background image on NXT autocad 2015

Hi, I would like to insert my 3D model on an image in background, obviously with the correct position, size and perspective lines.Is there a method to move the 3D model to adapt it at the image in background?At the moment i can only try to setting the position of my 3D model with the Autocad camera and launch the render to control if the position is correct, but it's impossible to find it. I must render my 3D model and put it in my image with Photoshop. Not a great result.Look down here, the…See More
Nov 3
Peter Milner replied to Peter Milner's discussion RenderFarm passes and tasks
"Hi Rich, That could be the answer. We have a new designer working at one of our other sites and she may have started a drawing from scratch instead of using a template. Therefore it would be set to use the standard rendering engine. Thank you for…"
Oct 22

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