Link: iVisit3d Now Works with Autodesk360 & ArchiCAD Panoramic Renderings

If you're a Revit or ArchiCAD user, here is some good news for you. Abvent, the makers of Artlantis, have added the capability for turning your panoramic renderings from those programs into immersive iVisit3d projects that can be navigated on a website, on iPads, iPhones and Android devices via their new applications. This is good news because you can link your panoramic nodes together with their software to create mulit-node immersive environments, and put the steering wheel in the hands of your clients...

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The Next Version of Artlantis Will Be Powered By Maxwell Render

Wow, this is huge news! The main two rendering engines I have been using are combining forces in what looks to be a great partnership. I'm not sure how this will play out because Artlantis is very fast, while Maxwell is really accurate but we all know the tradeoffs are eachother's weaknesses. Artlantis is not hyper-realistic while Maxwell is slow. Of course I'm willing to live with each of these weaknesses because the strengths are why I use them in the first place. I always choose the best tool for the job at hand. 

Hopefully this will mean we users get the best of both worlds combined into one super-power rendering application.

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✱ New Aquatic Center Article on


I recently wrote an article about a project I've been working on where I used Sketchup, Bonzai3d, Revit and Artlantis in my 3d design workflow. The article was written for Abvent, the makers of Artlantis. Originally they posted it to their blog and Facebook page, and today they put on the front page of their website. I am truly honored.

Check it out here and let me know what you think.