Renga Making Its Architectural Software Even More Colorful
St. Petersburg, Russia: November 15, 2016 – Renga Software is pleased to announce the late-autumn release of its Renga Architecture software, the first update from the newly-formed Renga Software company. The new release adds user-defined colors to 3D models.
Earlier this year with the spring release, Renga made its customers happy by adding a new visual style, Color mode. Until then, 3D models in Renga Architecture were displayed in shades of gray. The new color mode, however, used a set of default colors determined by programmers. With this new release, however, users can specify any color they want for any object in the building project. Colors are set by material in the Settings dialog box; when the materials are applied to columns, walls, and other objects, the model takes on those colors.
The coloring applies to multilayer materials as well, so that walls can have different colors inside and out. This new feature provides a way to present a preliminary visual representation, allowing architect and client to begin discussions about facade color schemes.
Using Color As Signals
Sometimes during the design stage designers need to mark sections, rooms, and other areas that require revision at a later point. Now in Renga Architecture they can mark them with red (or another color) that signals that changes are still needed. For example, when the placement of a stair is undecided because the upper levels are still under development, users can now mark them with a signal color.
In this way the stairs won't be missed needing adjustment once the plan for the upper levels is finalized. When the decision is confirmed with management or the client, the color can be removed or changed to indicate another status. The same color coding can be applied to beams, walls, and columns. Important details no longer stay unnoticed!
Color signals are useful in other areas as well. Imagine a previously-completed building project, and now an annex is being designed. Or a building is being renovated through the addition of several levels. In all these and other cases, new elements and building parts can be visually separated from existing portions.
Figure 5. Marking of the additional levels on the design stage
The signal color need not be a bright color, such as red. Renga Architecture lets users choose any shade of existing colors. This keeps the adjusted color in a range that marks out the parts of the building that need noticing.
At some point during the design project, the building needs to be presented to the client. For this, a photorealistic rendering is best. All of the colors of materials applied to objects in the model are bundled by Renga and transmitted to the visualization system. Architects no longer need to choose colors again in the rendering system in those cases where textures are not needed.
About Renga Software
Renga software is new joint venture company formed by ASCON Group and 1C company. For more information about it, visit http://rengacad.com/en.
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