advanced rendering for AutoCAD
I have downloaded a 30 day trial of Accurender as I wish to get back in to it after a 'render break'. Is there a restriction on the 30 day trial as objects drawn in Architecture appear to have the materials mapped when in model space but only render in greyscale.
Other 3D objects such as 3D solids render. Is there a setting that I am missing or is this disabled in the trial version.
Thanks in anticipation of a response.
Make sure ENABLEPROGRESSIVEUPDATE is 0 (it should be).
The big one is to make sure you are assigning materials to ACA components. There used to be some nice documentation on this but it appears to be gone-- I'll see if I can drum something up. I'll check on the 30 day restriction as well but I don't think so.
Here's some of the original documentation:
Assigning Materials to ACA Components
nXtRender materials are just AutoCAD materials with some additional data attached to them. If you use AutoCAD
Architecture (ACA) you can attach an nXtRender material in the same way you would attach an AutoCAD native material. For example, using Style Manager, you can attach an nXtRender material to an AEC material using the following procedure:
Select your material under Multi-Purpose Objects->Material Definitions.
On the Display Poperties tab, click the Edit Display Properties button.
Use the Render Material popdown list to select your nXtRender material. The nXtRender materials will have a prefix of "AccuRender-" before the material name.