Abvent releases Artlantis 5 : Redesigned, Refined & Remarkable!
After a lengthy countdown with teaser videos over the summer, Abvent has finally released its highly anticipated update to its cross-platform architectural rendering software, Artlantis 5, touted as a “revolution in rendering and animation.” Along with a brand new logo and long list of new features, it continues to have the “best of both worlds” approach of possessing a powerful rendering engine ,while providing a simple and user-friendly experience.
The Artlantis 5 interface has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the benefits today’s wider screens offer. Resembling the professional dark interface of the Adobe Creative Suite, Artlantis 5 optimizes the project’s display, and offers an even larger preview size. Artlantis 5 makes it easier and more comfortable than ever to work on projects: standardized on Mac and Windows, Artlantis 5‘s interface is based on a single, clear window, adjustable and easy-to-use. With its inspectors grouped at the top of the screen, the working window is more readable – displaying the lists on the left and catalog at the bottom of the screen. As a result, the number of clicks needed to access the desired feature has been reduced considerably. To meet everyone’s own needs and work habits, Artlantis 5 offers a new option to filter the list to optimize the content.
There’s also great new feature in the new Perspectives controls, specifically the shift-lens “Architect” Camera, which will be familiar to architectural photographers, essentially shifting the perspective lines to keep the building lines nice and vertical.
New Media Catalog | InApp Store
Using the new media catalog is fast and efficient. Its organization into categories and subcategories makes choosing media very fast and easy. For better use of workspace, the catalog window can be moved independently onto a second screen if desired.
Artlantis 5 also includes new shaders. Some are optimized with additional parameters like relief mapping to better simulate the depths of surfaces. In addition, non-repetitive tiling shaders and multi-texture natural shaders simulate natural surfaces like ground, grass, and water.
InApp Media Store
The Artlantis 5 revolution would not be complete without the InApp Media Store offering more than 5,000 objects and shaders of all kinds for purchase. Users can enrich their Artlantis Media catalog at any time by logging in and downloading new Media that are automatically placed in the correct categories and subcategories. Artlantis 5 includes a Media converter application so that users can convert their own library or previously purchased Artlantis Media CDs into their new Artlantis 5 catalog.
Free iVisit 3D Option for Panoramas and VR Objects(Artlantis Studio only)
Create a realistic virtual tour inside your project with multi-node panoramas using iVisit 3D. Artlantis 5 automatically creates everything needed to view the panoramas. Based on Flash™ technology, the player is free of charge and viewable within most popular web browsers. An iVisit 3D Builder App also allows users to convert and share these panoramas on an iPad, iPhone or Android device. iVisit 3D is now available in a FREE download from Apple’s App Store or Google Play. In addition, iVisit 3D VR Object allows you to manipulate and move a scene in 360°. An automatic feature, simply select the number of images to calculate horizontally and vertically to ensure a smooth animation.
Get the full list of what’s new in Artlantis : http://www.artlantis.com/en/whatsnew
Also check out Architosh’s full review http://architosh.com/2013/09/abvent-announces-artlantis-5/