BIMx & BIMx Pro
A pioneer in architectural visualization and compatible with all the 3D modeling software on the market, Artlantis is the easiest and fastest solution for creating photorealistic renderings and animations.
Artlantis 2021 enters the world of Open BIM! Known and recognized for its almost universal accounting, Artlantis 21 now imports the IFC format. This new performance, concerning the model’s geometry only, allows the Artlantis user to receive any model from an interlocutor using a modeler other than their own and, if necessary, to modify the design directly in their own working tool.
Artlantis 2021 integrates LUTs, filters for modifying colorimetry and contrast in order to create a particular atmosphere or correct images in the preview and the final rendering.Artlantis 2021 offers a range of these filters by default. Should users wish to use any custom filter, they can import their preferred LUTs, which are available on various websites as free or licensed .CUBE files.
With Artlantis 2021, you can choose the interface: the one offered by default or the new Easy interface. More refined in terms of settings, it has many predefined values and allows you to modify the settings by level such as “high, medium or low”, for example. This approach makes it easier to understand settings, simplifies and speeds up scene-setting. Advanced users or beginners, all can use it according to their habits, their technical knowledge or their preferences.
With Artlantis 2021, Abvent launches a brand new MediaStore. Completely redesigned both in terms of search engine and ergonomics, its benefits are obvious:
Clearer and more readable interface
Faster and simpler media search (tag system)
Direct access via the internet using an AbventID account
Available for versions 5, 6, 7, 2019 and 2020 of Artlantis…. and ready for future versions!
Intuitiveness & Simplicity
Designed with an obvious and ergonomic interface, Artlantis is both easy and comfortable to learn and use. At all times, the necessary tools are at hand near the real-time preview window, which allows you to see each adjustment’s results.
Today the user can choose between the classic interface and the easy interface according to his knowledge and working habits.
Easy to learn
You don’t have to be skilled in computer graphics — learning and using Artlantis is easy and very fast. Artlantis is used by experts, advanced users and beginners alike to simulate, present and communicate their projects, by producing both high quality still images and animations with striking photo-realism in record time!
Preview & Speed
Real time preview
The reputation and success of Artlantis are based primarily on its founding concept: a preview of the scene allowing users continuous control of each change. Right from opening a 3D scene, navigating, changing shaders and objects, lights or 3D environment — all are immediately visible in the preview window.
The speed of displaying the scene, navigating, space positioning or light dispersion – in the preview and in the final rendering – is exceptional. While the Global Illumination, which assures the realism of scenes, is known to take a lot of calculation time, Artlantis is the only rendering software on the market to provide an efficient quality / time ratio. A “draft” mode allows a fast display of the preview during the preparation phases.
In addition to the 3D preview, Artlantis has a 2D window for positioning cameras or sequences, making it easy to set up a panorama path to explore the project.
Define and save as many views as you want: in perspective, in parallel view, in insertion or panorama, each with its own light settings.
Depth of field
Just as a photographer chooses an aperture, in Artlantis, you can set the depth of field, the ISO and the shutter speed for as many views as you want. Whether you focus on an object, on a specific point in space or infinity, you can easily set the blur with the help of a slider.
Parallel views (projections and cuts) can be set in the dedicated inspector, based on the type of projection (elevation, axonometry, top view), camera positioning, view width, or the definition of the cutting planes … A control bar allows you to edit the main settings of the project in its environment.
Perspectives and verticals
Each point of view has its own infinite ground, level, materials and background or foreground images easy to manipulate, resize or even adjust the edges in the preview. Artlantis has a vertical function that makes a perspective mode particularly interesting for high-rise projects.
Global Illumination & Lights
With Artlantis, you can easily and quickly study the light effects according to the geometries, the energy sources, geographical location, date or materials. By integrating cache irradiance calculations, Artlantis evaluates very accurately the light energy exchanges for global illumination simulation, which further enhances the realism of the calculated images.
Artlantis has different types of light sources (spot, bulb, directional light, heliodon, sky) as well as effects (atmospheres, turbulence, diffraction, halo, depth of field) and manages transparent materials like the effects of light on curtains. Soft shadows and blurs are easy to set with an interactive cursor. You can edit a specific object contour, image or scene, and thus manipulate the light rays and soften the general ambiance of scenes and animations.
– Artificial lights with limitless positioning, orientation, color, intensity or quantity.
– 8 native IES profiles, each with custom light intensity and radiosity. You also can import your own profiles as well as those from the manufacturers’ catalogs.
– Heliodons: these natural light sources can be customized depending on the time of year, day, hour and place (longitude and latitude). You can define as many ambiance and natural atmospheres as you want.
– Neon shaders: unlike point light sources, this emissive material should be applied on surfaces; you can set its power and color. It completes the artificial lights delivered with Artlantis and contributes to more realistic lighting.
Portals: an optimization setting for managing light in Artlantis. When using low settings for a fast calculation of your renders, this option improves the lighting of your indoor scenes and removes the noise from the image.
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