AccuRender nXt

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Roy Hirshkowitz
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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 traian m Nov 16.

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.

nXt Studio (Build 007)

Fixes a few material related problems + some others.  Build 006 is about to expire.  Working on material-based light sources.  A partial implementation is available-- but currently all material…Continue

Started Jan 29, 2013

 

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Albert D Hart's discussion RPCs in the Render Farm
"RPCs do not work in render farm animations nor are there any current plans to add this functionality.  It would be a non-trivial change since it would require RPC software and licensing to be located on farm nodes. I believe (but I'm not…"
Nov 30
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Exposure lock
"I'll take that approach then.  It will require checking a box and typing in two numbers for the exposure settings for each ArImage, which you can get from your reference drawing by using Image->Info in the menu."
Nov 29
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Exposure lock
"I'm assuming your workflow goes something like this-- 1.  Open a drawing 2. Submit it to the farm by pressing the farm doodad in walkabout 3. Use the image editor to convert form .arimage to a standard format like .png. Does that seem…"
Nov 28
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Exposure lock
"I'll take a look today."
Nov 28
traian m replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"great Roy may the Force be w you"
Nov 16
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Yep.  In a variety of development forms.  I'll be showing some previews of new stuff soon."
Nov 15
traian m replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"is NXT still alive?"
Nov 15
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Cesar Montero's discussion USING THE TRIAL VERSION BUT CRASHES WHEN I OPEN MORE THAN TWO DRAWINGS
"Ah-- so if what you're doing is opening multiple instances of AutoCAD and trying to run nXt in more than one of them, it's possible you may run into problems.  I would have to check to see if we're actually supporting this.…"
Sep 27
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Cesar Montero's discussion USING THE TRIAL VERSION BUT CRASHES WHEN I OPEN MORE THAN TWO DRAWINGS
"I haven't heard of this before, but the trial versions and the full product are essentially identical, so any problems that you're currently having are likely to persist.   Does it happen consistently or is it intermittent?  Does…"
Sep 26
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"I've looked pretty closely and haven't been able to find anything wrong with the drawings or the algorithms.  It's definitely having trouble with the lighting in this model-- I did the following: Changed the beam angle on the…"
Sep 20
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"It's not a units issue, they're ok. I'll let you know soon what I've found."
Sep 16
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"No, this is not a common problem or behavior.  Normally, reducing the the output of all of the lights does not change the picture at all. If you've tried the steps above and still can't figure it out, send the drawing.  I'll…"
Sep 15
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Render Farm RAM
"OK-- for now we'll call it an AutoCAD problem.  If something like this resurfaces, let me know, and we'll take a closer look."
Sep 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Render Farm RAM
"Thanks-- it it easy to describe which objects caused the problem?  If you can I would appreciate it when you get a change. That will permit me to attempt to process those objects in isolation.  I'm much more likely to find the problem…"
Sep 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Render Farm RAM
"Got it-- I'll take a look in a couple of days unless you need me to boost the urgency.  Again, I'm not sure if I can solve this one here."
Sep 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Render Farm RAM
"I'm happy to give it a try here-- but I'm not too optimistic. I don't have anything with enough horsepower to debug this."
Sep 9

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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, D' Oliveira said…

ONDE VC FAZ OS DESENHOS? QUAL O PROGRAMA?

 
 
 

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Sampdoria replied to Sampdoria's discussion Reflections on Glazing
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"Thank you for taking time out for this. Please find attached CAD File. Ive removed the surrounding buildings to reduce the file size. Ive also set the Lighting to original settings. regards"
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