Abvent announced the launch of Artlantis 5, the latest version of its 3D rendering application for architects and designers. New features include an entirely redesigned interface; a new Artlantis Media catalog and InApp store; and a free iVisit 3D option for panoramas and VR objects.
The interface has been redesigned to take advantage of wider screens. Artlantis 5 optimizes the project's display, and offers an even larger preview size. 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.
The new media catalog is organized into categories and subcategories. For better use of workspace, the catalog window can be moved independently onto a second screen if desired.
The new version 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.
The InApp Media Store offers more than 5,000 objects and shaders for purchase.
Users can create a realistic virtual tour inside the 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
For more information, visit Abvent.
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