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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 Roy Hirshkowitz Mar 12.

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 geoff herguth's discussion object selection
"I'm pretty sure the ability to render a selection set doesn't exist anymore. Tools like layer or visibility manipulation will work."
Wednesday
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to kingjin's discussion Mapping problem
"Should be (rotated)"
May 16
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Sun settings
"In this case, yes, it's subtle.  It's only readily apparent in the reflection of the window in the upper right quadrant of the sphere (as expected) where a small, bright, reflection of the solar disk can be seen.  I'm…"
Apr 27
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Sun settings
"Looks like there's some code to handle this in both the path tracer and hybrid engines.  A little unclear in the packet tracer."
Apr 26
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Sun settings
"I'll have to look to see which engines respect that switch, I can't remember off-hand.  It controls whether glossy reflections get a contribution from the direct sun component.  The easiest way to see it would be to create a…"
Apr 26
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
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Mar 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Actually just looked at the Corona stuff-- should be pretty comparable, although we'll still stay out of the 3ds space."
Mar 12
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"1024 x 768.  I don't know the exact specs of the 8 core machine-- it's Azure's A4 if you want to look it up.  The machine bills at .72 / hr.   The new engine is probably more comparable to Maxwell (although mine is no…"
Mar 12
mike makki replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"I started on version 3,then 3.1 then 4"
Mar 12
mike makki replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Yes Ido remember the z buffer"
Mar 12
George Ioannidis replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Same here, Mike. Accurender v.1 was my first real (ray tracer renderer) love ;) By the way, does anyone still remember the first inside-AutoCAD-renderer called ARE-24? Or its stand-alone sibling RenderStar from Modern Medium Inc.? It was very fast…"
Mar 12
mike makki replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"roy still way behind other softwares, producing rendered images now is more or less instant....2 render hours and still lots of noise with a modest resolution as George mentioned......just doesn't cut it....corona faster for max…"
Mar 12
George Ioannidis replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Nice. 2 hours on 64 cores of what characteristics Roy? And what was the full resolution of the rendered image? I suppose you scale down it, as the time for 1024X768 image we see is quite long I think. And has a lot of fireflies on dark areas as well."
Mar 11
Roy Hirshkowitz posted a discussion

Cloud rendering

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 $11.00.See More
Mar 11
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to MES's discussion rendering size units don't work
"I don't have Photoshop here so I can't give you a detailed answer, but the way you used to do this was to change the document size in the Image Size DB to what you want.  Not sure why you're getting a square image when your image…"
Feb 18
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to George Ioannidis's discussion Any chance to reverse OBJ insertion process?
"Yep, AutoCAD (unless they've changed something very recently) does not handle UV texture coordinates on vertices very well.  It's the reason our obj importer uses a custom object.  Obj only has UV texture coordinates.…"
Feb 4

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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?

At 1:27pm on March 28, 2012, D' Oliveira said…

Oi, pode me tirar um duvida?

Qual é o renderizador q vc usa ora fazer as imagem, tu cria no auto cad, e faz as rederizações qual programa? obrigado

 
 
 

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to geoff herguth's discussion object selection
"I'm pretty sure the ability to render a selection set doesn't exist anymore. Tools like layer or visibility manipulation will work."
Wednesday
geoff herguth replied to geoff herguth's discussion object selection
"I'm not talking about a walk thru. If I have a number of objects in the AutoCAD model but, only want to select one object to render, AR3 gave you the option to select a portion of the model with a window. That option no longer…"
Wednesday
Kevin Lockwood replied to geoff herguth's discussion object selection
"Render Region in the walkabout window. It dosen't work the same as it did back in the AR3 days. Used to be, if you needed to  fix something after a render, you could and just redo a portion and overlay it in photoshop. With the way…"
Wednesday
geoff herguth posted a discussion

object selection

Way back in the old days I remember having the option to select the objects to be rendered with a window. Does that feature still exist and where do I find it?See More
Tuesday
Glenn Massey replied to Glenn Massey's discussion size of image
"I am still having issues with the size of the image created. still comes out grainy when I try to do anything with the image"
Tuesday
George Ioannidis replied to George Ioannidis's discussion Interior - rest corner
"Thanks Birdman :)"
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Sampdoria replied to George Ioannidis's discussion Old project - new render - long render time
"Hi George, all well buddy. Sure, I will dig up some renders done in the last couple of years. Take care! :)"
Sunday
George Ioannidis replied to George Ioannidis's discussion Old project - new render - long render time
"Hi Birdman, it's been a while not seeing you here! Any new (stunning as always) work to show? Make our jaws to drop again! ;)"
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