Renga Architecture Adds Artisan Rendering

St. Petersburg, Russia: December 17, 2015 — ASCON Group, the developer and integrator of high-performance CAD/AEC/PLM software systems, is pleased to announce the addition Artisan Rendering to its Renga Architecture AEC software. Artisan creates photorealistic images of buildings designed in the ground-breaking 3D CAD program. With the help of Artisan, architects apply materials, lighting, and backgrounds in only few clicks to gain fabulous presentations of their projects.

Artisan Rendering was developed for ASCON Group by British company PICTOREX Ltd with the help of Renga's open API.

Now that Renga Architecture has a renderer of its own, users no longer need to export and import 3D models in other formats to access an external renderer. Even better, the addition of Artisan has no effect on the workflow. Once Artisan starts working on a rendering, users return to the Renga window and continue editing their projects. Any changes made in Renga are synchronized with Artisan.

Button in Renga's user interface accessing Artisan rendering

Artisan prepares the model automatically based on the user's choices. Suppose architects want a certain “glass” material applied to all windows of a multi-story model. They select one window of the model in Renga, apply the material, and all windows in the building take on the same glass material. This time-saving technique is thanks to a new function that automatically groups objects by materials, which saves users from what otherwise is tedious work.

Applying a variety of materials to a Renga building project

Renga and Artisan's visualization process memorizes previously-used textures. Say architects place textures that they like on the model, and then make renderings to show the client. The client wants a different roof line. Even though the architects need to redesign the roof, they don't need to reassign textures. The application memorizes former textures and restores them to the model, immediately applying the old textures to the new roof.

Changes in Renga are coordinated with Artisan

For greater efficiency, Artisan runs with Renga in two windows, such as each window in a separate monitor. As Renga is working on the 3D model in one window, Artisan is rendering the model in another window. This allows users to look at models from different angles, start the rendering process in Artisan, and then continue working in Renga.

Running Artisan in one monitor, and Renga in a second monitor

Fully functional demo versions Renga Architecture and Artisan for Renga are available from our website at rengacad.com/en/.

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