Posts Tagged ‘rendering’

Automatic opening doors in animations

17 May 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

To have Cadimage Doors opening automatically in an animation go to the Door Settings > Model Display and check the Opening in Animation box, setting the Camera Proximity to suit. Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.


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Match (update) Surface Settings from other Engine

8 March 2017 Soto No Comments
Tip of the Day

If you are editing a Surface whether you are making the changes in CineRender or Internal Engine, you can easily resolve the display of both surface settings to display in a similar way by matching the properties. So click the Match Settings button:  


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Render Safe Frame

20 January 2017 Gareth Morgan No Comments
ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

As the rendered image size is set in the Render Settings it may not be obvious which part of your model will be rendered. Turn on the Render Safe Frame (Document > Creative Imaging > Render Safe Frame) This displays a frame that indicates which part of the model will be rendered.


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Creating Renderings that look like Water Color

25 November 2016 Scylla de Magalhaes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

– by b.trenga, Charleston, USA – Winning Techtip  b.trenga shared a very quick and simple method on ArchiCAD-Talk that allows to create renderings that have an impression very similar to a Water Color painting, in a quick and easy manner.   Here is a simple step-by-step guide to his method: Step 1: Modify CineRender Image Take

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Shadow colours using Spotlight lamp

6 July 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Tip of the Day

With the new Spotlight available in the General Light sources library parts that were released since ArchiCAD 18 you can play with the colour of the shadows projected if you change the spotlight colour The example below uses 3 spotlights with 3 different colours.


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Update surface from Internal Engine or CineRender

19 February 2016 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Tip of the Day, Tip of the Week

If you make a change in a surface either in CineRender or Internal Engine. It would be a good idea to match these settings so the surfaces look similar in your 3D view and your render image. If you wish to do it so, just click the Match Settings button in the CineRender engine view.

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Open doors in Fly-Through

3 February 2014 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 17, Tip of the Day

You now already from a previous post how to enable the ‘doors opening in animation’: http://blog.cadimage.com/2010/09/tip-of-the-day-18062008/ Remember to enable to ‘Rebuild the model for each frame’ of the rendering process.


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Add some light to your images

16 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 3 Comments
ArchiCAD, Support, Tip of the Day

When doing internal renderings, try to remember that sunlight travels in through windows and reflects off surfaces.  To emulate this effect simply place in some window lamps.  These objects can be found in the Lightworks folder in the Lamp default settings dialog box: Simply place the object to the inside face of the window with

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Emphasise what is important

14 August 2013 Tate Gibbes 5 Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

Generally when we are creating renderings what we are trying to create is the concept of the design.  And lets face it, most of our clients when presented with a design will make comments about the colour schemes or the type of furniture.  I have found that a good way of dealing with this is

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Artlantis Tutorial Videos

22 August 2011 James Service No Comments
Tip of the Day

The Atlantis Website has a number of Tutorial videos that cover everything from the basics of getting started with the Artlantis to detailed topics such as creating and animating objects.


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