Artlantis Updates & Object Demos!

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Artlantis is the fastest, stand-alone rendering application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, QuickTime VR Panoramas, Objects and animations. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.

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-------------------- Artlantis Render & Studio Update Available

Artlantis installers and updates are now online.
  • Fixed problems in animation path creation and modification.
  • Fixed bugs of animated clouds.
  • Corrected OBJ and EPX export.
  • Accurate rendering time indication.
  • Improved interface for final rendering settings.
  • Artlantis is compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

    Download the update here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    Artlantis Render & Studio Update Available

    Download the update here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    Artlantis Render & Studio 6.0 Has been released

    Click HERE for new, additional and upgrade licenses at the Artlantis store!


    New Revit 2015 export plug-in to Artlantis 6.0

    The export plug-in from Revit 2015 to Artlantis 6.0 is now available for downloading at

    Follow the instructions for installation.


    Artlantis Render & Studio Update Available

    Download the update here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    New ArchiCAD 16, 17 and 18 export plug-ins to Artlantis 4.1 and 5.1

    Add-on updates for ArchiCAD 16, 17 and 18 to Artlantis 4.1 and 5.1 are now available. Download the updates here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    New SketchUp 2015 export plug-in to Artlantis 5

    The export plug-in from SketchUp 2015 to Artlantis 5 is now online for Mac and Windows. For Windows, 32 and 64 bit versions are available.

    Follow the instructions for installation.


    ArchiCAD and Artlantis for small firms

    Here's a great blog post on how one firm uses these two powerful programs for modeling and visualization and giving them a bigger footprint: ArchiCAD and Artlantis for small firms.


    Artlantis and Plugin Updates!

    The latest version of Artlantis is sure you are using the latest version of Artlantis Render or Studio for best performance. Many of the plugins for export from ArchiCAD, Revit, Vectorworks and SketchUp Pro have been updated as well. They are all available for downloading at


    Artlantis 5 Media & Shader Credit Vouchers

    Need to get some credit vouchers for the Artlantis 5 InApp Media Store? Visit our Artlantis Credit Voucher page.


    New Artlantis 5 Released!

    The Artlantis 5 Revolution has begun-find out what's new on

    Ready to get a new license or upgrade? Visit our Artlantis section on www.CADgarage.


    New Revit 2014 export plug-in to Artlantis 4.1

    The export plug-in from Revit 2014 64-bit and 32-bit to Artlantis 4.1 is now available for downloading at

    Follow the instructions for installation.

    For more specific information about how the Revit plug-in works, read the tutorial HERE.


    Good news for SketchUp Pro 2013 users!

    SketchUp Pro 2013 users will be pleased to know that the export plug-in for Artlantis 4.1 is now available in a free download.

    Artlantis is the perfect software for SketchUp Pro users, allowing them to present their projects using 3D photo realistic renderings. Artlantis enables you to improve and bring realism to your SketchUp Pro models with 3D objects and textures. Texture your models with high-resolution shaders to obtain a very realistic effect, then set your scene with as many light sources as you'd like.

    These two programs will work for you in a complementary way, helping you to complete even the most ambitious projects, and giving your presentations the look you want.

    Learn how to use SketchUp Pro and Artlantis together HERE.

    Download the SketchUp Pro 2013 plug-in HERE.


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    Abvent announces release of Artlantis 4.1

    Abvent recently announced the 4.1 update. For information on new features click HERE.

    To download updates Visit upgrades here.

    To purchase your Artlantis 4.1 Render or Studio upgrade from v1, v2 or v3 Visit the CADgarage Artlantis page here.


  • New features in Artlantis 4.0

  • iVisit 3D Panoramas (Artlantis Studio only)
Create a realistic virtual tour inside your project with multi-node panoramas. Artlantis 4 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. A special tool also allows users to view and share these panoramas on an iPad or iPhone. iVisit 3D is available in two versions (Lite and Pro) from Apple’s App Store. iVisit 3D Lite is free, but is limited to one viewing per day. Click here for video.

  • Quality Improvements
As in photography, color is an essential consideration in rendering. The new radiosity engine improves images for better perception of colors, textures, and materials. Tone correction is a new post-process tool that allows users to lighten dark images or vice versa. A new Fresnel shader has been added to the library, which is particularly suitable for metallic car bodies. Transparent surfaces and a variety of other edits are now managed more easily in this new version, thanks to an improved method for selecting and handling multiple objects. Click here for video.

  • Performance improvements
Artlantis 4 is faster than ever. The average rendering time is two times faster, and up to seven times faster if the project uses several Neon shaders. In order to better handle large projects, Artlantis is now optimized for 64-bit Macintosh and Windows environments. Click here for video.

  • Productivity Improvements
A new Horizontal material projection method simplifies working with complex roof surfaces, automatically orienting the direction of all roof textures to line up with all soffit edges in one simple step. Batch rendering work can now be reorganized and filtered before the renderings are generated. In the 2D view, a series of duplicated objects can be automatically positioned on the underlying ground surface using gravity. Click here for video.

    Artlantis is a stand-alone rendering solution that is committed to interoperability. Abvent, developers of Artlantis, have worked hard on the exchange of data between Artlantis and the leading CAD applications such as ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, and Revit in order to make 3D models more accessible to you.

    As a result, Artlantis reads the latest versions of the most common file formats such as .dxf, .dwg, .dwf, .fbx or .obj. SketchUp files can be opened directly in Artlantis, which is a big step toward a direct data transfer between a modeler and an independent renderer.

    Click HERE to learn about each format and the data that can be recovered in Artlantis.

    Built-in plug-ins allow the many popular BIM and CAD software to export 3D models directly to the Artlantis file format:

    Artlantis Updates and Sample Objects

    Artlantis Video Tutorials

    View Artlantis Gallery

    Download FREE Demo of Artlantis

    Need to export from your favorite 3D modeler?
    Click here to download your FREE export plugins for ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, and Revit.


  • Video Tutorials

  • Plug Ins for ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, SketchUp Pro, and Revit

    Sample Objects:
    Click below on either MAC or PC to download a sample file!

    Bergamot MAC PC

    Business Woman MAC PC

    Blue Elder MAC PC

    Casual Man MAC PC

    Cherry Tree MAC PC

    Clinker Wall MAC PC

    Cobble MAC PC

    Clinker Wall MAC PC

    Fan Palm MAC PC

    Fern MAC PC

    Glass Mosaic MAC PC

    Industrial MAC PC

    Lime Tree MAC PC

    Limestone MAC PC

    Marble MAC PC

    Natural 7 MAC PC

    Natural 8 MAC PC

    Natural 15 MAC PC

    Natural MAC PC

    Palm MAC PC

    Reed MAC PC

    Sand MAC PC

    Sidewalk MAC PC

    Silhouette 1 MAC PC

    Silhouette 2 MAC PC

    Stone Floor MAC PC

    Steet MAC PC

    Wallpaper MAC PC

    Wall Tile MAC PC

    Woodboard MAC PC

    Wood 4 MAC PC

    Wood 11 MAC PC

    Wood 27 MAC PC

    Wood MAC PC

    About Abvent
    Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD professionals in the fields of architecture and design. For over 20 years, Abvent's cutting edge approach to digital imagery has resulted in products and services that are innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use.