Looking for mental ray in 3ds Max 2018?

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, 3ds Max, mental ray, Rendering, Construction, 2018, lighting analysis 2 Comments

3ds Max 2018 includes the Arnold 5.0 rendering engine, along with the Advanced Ray Trace (ART) renderer, and no longer includes the legacy mental ray renderer that so many people have been using for…

Visualization - Still Renderings (Part 2 in a Series)

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, 3ds Max, Rendering, Revit, Construction, Visualization Leave a comment

The most basic of all visualization mediums is a simple rendering. While you can certainly generate very powerful and compelling still images in Revit with no additional software necessary, bringing…

Visualization - What is it?

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Animation, Rendering, Virtual Reality, Construction, Augmented Reality, Visualization Leave a comment

The word "Visualization" gets used a lot these days, but what does it really mean? It's actually a fairly nebulous term, and can include all kinds of graphic communication tools and methods, from a…

Revit Cloud Rendering - Samples and Webinar Date

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Rendering, Revit, Webinar, Construction, Cloud, Visualization Leave a comment

On February 7 - at 12:30 PM Eastern Time, I will be conducting a 45-60 minute webinar on Cloud Rendering with Autodesk Revit. Here are some sample images from the webinar. To register (it's FREE), go…

Understanding Appearance Assets in the Revit Material Editor

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, materials, Rendering, Revit, Construction, Assets, Visualization Leave a comment

Appearance assets are the component of a Revit material that tells it what it looks like when it's rendered. However what many users don't realize is that the appearance asset is actually not a part…

Creating/Editing and Managing Materials in Autodesk Revit

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, materials, Rendering, Revit, Construction Leave a comment

There's a lot more to the Revit Material Browser/Editor than a lot of people realize. This video will walk you through its interface, and also the process for creating new custom materials and…

Stung by Stingray?

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Rendering, Stingray, Construction, Visualization Leave a comment

Autodesk Stingray is a relatively new addition to the Autodesk visualization toolset. Essentially it is a game engine, and what makes it especially compelling for building visualization is that it…

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