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Producing imagery with ARCHICAD or 3rd party products; Surfaces; Lighting; Cameras; Artlantis/Cinema 4D/Maxwell etc.

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By scom570
#302070
Equipment Upgrades
I had to upgrade my videocard. Now have GeForce GTX 1070 ti.
I also had to upgrade my UPS because the draw of this card is enormous.

Impressions of Software
Very very strange interface - think Fusion 360 but with strange pictograms.
Takes some futzing around to get fast.
Stock library is very limiting. I am working through what to do now.
Stock backgrounds are not really what I need. Attempting to create my own.

Impression of Results
After 4 hours of working in it - WOW. Get a good video card and crank up the resolution - it is amazing.
Why are so many of the people talking on their cell phones when they should be watching out for cars. LOL
Very fast and useful for video. I can create a decent fly through and render it in 10 minutes.
The weather changes are very interesting. If your materials are accurate you can get a good sense of how the material behaves in different lighting conditions.

Problems
1
I have had some issues when TM is not running and then you try to link thru AC. Start TM before attempting a link to solve this - probably a memory issue. Syncing never takes more than 15 sec.

2
I have one model and sometimes when I sync, the TM file forgets the material substitutions. Still trying to figure this out. For an interior design project, you will need to create discreet materials for each different surface. Although you can substitute individual object materials, it is easier to do it globally.

3
I have a 360 camera that I use to take site context photos. I did find a way of dragging it into the context sphere that the model sits in but it is difficult to scale, position and just is wonky.

4
I cannot seem to scale the fire object so I can get it into a fireplace.