AccuRender nXt

advanced rendering for AutoCAD

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 certainly have some missing features.

******

Some highlights:

Standalone renderer which accepts input from Rhino, Sketchup, Obj and FBX.

Plugins for AutoCAD and other CAD applications.

Online material and plant libs.

Single advanced engine with fewer compromises and biases.  Similar to current hybrid engine but noisier.

*******

AccuRender Studio is 64 bit only and will not run on 32 bit machines.
On older machines, the installation may require updating .net versions which can be a lengthy process. Windows 10 is recommended (but not required.)

The AutoCAD plugin can be run with or without a recent version of nXtRender loaded.
If you run the plugin without nXtRender, you will get only AutoCAD information in the ArScene file. If nXtRender is loaded some conversion of nXt information will occur.

Instructions:

1. Download and install AccuRender Studio.
2. Open an AutoCAD session.
3. Load the correct .net AccuRender Studio plugin for your version of AutoCAD by typing           netload at the command prompt (not appload!) and navigating to

    c:\program files\AccuRender Studio.  The plugin versions are:

    ArStudioAcadPluginR19.dll (AutoCAD 2013-2014)

    ArStudioAcadPluginR20.dll (AutoCAD 2015-2016)
    ArStudioAcadPluginR21.dll (AutoCAD 2017)
    ArStudioAcadPluginR22.dll (AutoCAD 2018)


    You should only have to do this step once. The file will be demand loaded after that.

4. Optionally load nXtRender (by typing nxt at the command line, for example).
5. Type arstudio at the command line to run the command. It will inform you if the correct         version of nXtRender was found. If not, an update from RenderPlus may be required.

Views: 1775

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Yes the standalone runs - I don't have many scenes to open in it, but the file Material.ArScene seems to open OK.

I ran a vanilla version of 2018 Mechanical, just to see if it was different, and Arstudio runs OK. So... presumably there is something loading or a setting causing the problem in my day-to-day Acad set-up!

I loaded my custom routines into the vanilla version, but that didn't make it fall over - any thoughts?

I'm really interested in this-- if you're willing to help.  I'll need to send you a version that writes a log file to see where it fails, and whether I can do anything about it.

RSS

Search

Translate

Latest Activity

Rich Hart replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Bricscad
"Unfortunately, we don't have a version that works with BricsCAD now, and that older trial version cannot be reinstated."
Jun 19
Alfons Akamp replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Bricscad
"Ich habe hier auch eine nxtrender Version für Bricscad 15. Die sieht anders aus, als die von Acad. Leider ist auch bei mir der Testzeitraum schon lange abgelaufen. Gibt es die Möglichkeit mir eine Testlizenz dafür zuzuschicken??…"
Jun 19
George Ioannidis commented on Chris Fox's photo
Thumbnail

Bedroom

"Another good rendering. Those two photoshopped reading lights are not looking good though. They don't follow the perspective, the left one is higher than the right one. Also, they are supposed to be turned on (judging from the light on wall…"
Jun 15
George Ioannidis commented on Chris Fox's photo
Thumbnail

Single Family Home

"Great image as always. I would just blur the tree shadow on the lawn to match soft shadows on the building. Nice blending of cut-out greenery. Excellent job."
Jun 15
George Ioannidis commented on Chris Fox's photo
Thumbnail

Railroad kitchen

"Very nice rendering Chris! The only thing that distracts me is the fruit bowl. It's too evidently pasted in PS.  Another thing (nothing to do with rendering) is the microwave above the stove. I would rather expect a cooker hood there."
Jun 15
akinlolu olugboji posted a discussion

trim and extension command

On AutoCad 2021.The trim and extension command works funny. I initiate the command then click the cutting edge (press entre) then click the lines I need to trim or extend.Now I initiate the command and as soon as I click the object selected trims or extend.  How can I correct this, it is really affecting my work?See More
Jun 14
Chris Fox posted photos
Jun 12
ebenezer attah koomson posted photos
Jun 3

© 2020   Header image courtesy Peter Milner   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service