AccuRender nXt

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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 George Ioannidis Aug 2.

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 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.…"
6 hours ago
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…"
yesterday
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
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Check the scale of the model-- use the _DDUNITS command.  Make sure the insertion scale matches the actual units in your model. I'll check on the batch stuff when I get a chance-- working on something else right now."
Aug 30
George Ioannidis replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Some really cool stuff there Ashraf! Well done!"
Aug 2
Ashraf replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion Cloud rendering
"Attachment rendered via RenderStar2. This was my winning Cadalyst Magazine annual award entry back then, of which I won a free Accurender2. Accurender2 was my favorite renderer (http://afi_cgap.tripod.com/) until it lost its best feature: Speed.…"
Aug 1
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to geoff herguth's discussion checkerboard screen
"Check the zoom on the image.  Send a screen shot if you still can't figure it out."
Jul 21
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion Systemfehler im Autocad beim Öffnen von Accurender NXT
"Again, I need to isolate the problem before I can help.  I need your comments to be very specific. Do you mean "with the sphere drawing loaded I open the Batch dialog from WalkAbout and that produces a crash" -OR- do you mean…"
Jul 20
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion Systemfehler im Autocad beim Öffnen von Accurender NXT
"I need you to only answer the questions I'm asking.  Please do not send more screen shots, they aren't helpful.  Do not provide any additional information when I ask you a question-- it isn't helpful either. Do the following…"
Jul 19
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Animation
"It may be a week or so until I can get Render Plus to build a new version for you to test."
Jul 19

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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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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.…"
6 hours ago
Cesar Montero replied to Cesar Montero's discussion USING THE TRIAL VERSION BUT CRASHES WHEN I OPEN MORE THAN TWO DRAWINGS
"Thank you for the reply. I'm actually trying to figure out if it is an nxt problem or an AutoCAD problem.  It happens if I'm running nxt in an AutoCAD session and then try to open another AutoCAD session (not necessarily using…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
Rich Hart replied to Peter Milner's discussion Product Key
"Rich (Team), Aug 11, 08:48 MDT I don't have a record of your render farm key, but McNeel is no longer charging for using the render farm. Here is a Key that you can use to unlock all of your machines on the render farm: CD-key:…"
yesterday
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Product Key

Could you tell me where I can find the product key for my renderfarm?I need to add a new computer onto the system.See More
yesterday
Cesar Montero posted a discussion

USING THE TRIAL VERSION BUT CRASHES WHEN I OPEN MORE THAN TWO DRAWINGS

Hello,I've been using the trial version at work but it crashes when I have more than 2 drawings opened in Auto cad while running a rendering. Is anybody having the same issue? I'd like to know if it is a nxt issue before buying the original.Thanks,CesarSee More
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Judith Klein replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Hi Roy, is it possibel to send me the file in Version 2007? Best regards, Judith."
Sep 21
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

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