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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An important update for Artlantis Render and Artlantis Studio is now available for downloading! Check out the improvements offered in Artlantis
  • Matte Shadow shader is fixed
  • Postcards are now sharp in all situations
  • Postcards are displayed in all situations
  • Postcards materials are now always applied
  • Parallel views: the plane of the target point masks the geometry in the background
  • OpenGL preview is now displayed when requested
  • 4 seasons trees switch according to seasons
  • “Perpendicular to surface” feature now works with parallel views
  • No longer crashes when deleting an animation key frame
  • “Save As” dialog is now localized
  • Automatic update URL has been fixed

    Download HERE.


    Artlantis 7.0 Update Available, New Features:

    Artlantis 7.0 Update Available:

    Purchase new or upgrade license here: CAD Garage Artlantis Store.

    Artlantis 7.0 New Features:

    Twinlinker Connect
  • Developed by Abvent R&D, Twinlinker allows you to create and share virtual visits of your projects online instantly and easily. Just export your images, panoramas and videos created in Artlantis 7 to Twinlinker, then link them to create virtual visits to share widely by email (a simple link) or make available on your website. Find out more

    Improved artificial lights
  • The artificial light sampling method, which is more precise, improves the energy diffusion of the light sources in the 3D scene and reinforces the reflection of the satin materials with a brighter gloss.

    Adaptative anti-aliasing
  • Smarter anti-aliasing makes it possible to detect the areas to be treated, optimizing calculation and reducing rendering times as a result, with no alteration of the quality of the image.

    Render Manager
  • Artlantis optimizes the rendering calculation time with the new Render Manager. On your own computer, you use it like the “batch rendering” feature to launch the calculation of images, panoramas and animations locally. Thanks to an application installed on the other Mac or PC computers connected to your local network, the Render Manager scatters the renderings among all the network computers, dramatically reducing the calculation time as a result.

    White Balance
  • White Balance allows you to adjust the dominant color of a scene to the ambient lighting. Simply set this new parameter to automatic color mode or select a reference color, which will be recognized as white in the 3D scene.

    Ambient Occlusion
  • This new option in Artlantis allows users to display a global ambient occlusion to create virtual shadows in small areas where natural light doesn’t go. It brings more depth and relief to both interior and exterior scenes.

    White Model
  • During calculation, white model rendering changes all surfaces to white except for those that are transparent. Lights maintain their color for sophisticated environments.

  • Choose among many pre-set modes (indoor, outdoor, low light) and different definitions (speed, medium, quality), to quickly set the best results!

  • Artlantis offers two illumination methods: Automatic Light Adjustment and ISO/Shutter. By choosing the Automatic Light Adjustment setting, the lights and neon power used in the scene are automatically adjusted to the sky and sun illumination.

  • Artlantis is fully compatible with HDRi files for backgrounds and for global illumination. The “enhanced sky” function in the engine settings increases the photo-realism of the images.

    IES Lights
  • By default, Artlantis offers 8 IES pre-set profiles. Artlantis allows you to import downloaded IES profiles from manufacturers’ websites. These files are used to simulate realistic illumination of your projects. For even greater flexibility, Artlantis 6 allows you to easily edit the brightness, color, direction and opening angle.

    Neon Shader
  • In addition, neon lights have been completely updated for this version with considerable gains in terms of quality and calculation speed.

    Laser Tool
  • With a simple click on the reference plane in the preview window, you set the position and orientation of the projection of the laser. A red line projected 360 in the model allows you to automatically position the objects or textures.

    Site Insertion
  • When using the site insertion feature, Artlantis offers a new and simple projection process with more accurate calculations. After aligning the XYZ axis in the 2D view and in the preview window, the model is easily positioned on the background image. A revolutionary integrated tool allows you to add transparency to a foreground image directly in Artlantis to enhance the quality of your projects.

    Alpha Mask Editor
  • This revolutionary tool allows you to add transparency to a foreground image directly in Artlantis to enhance the quality of your projects.

    Smart Tools

    Objects Creation
  • When creating an object, it is now easy to define its orientation.

  • A new vignetting effect is now available in post-process.

    Display Filter
  • With the display filter, you can now quickly find one object’s materials, the objects in a view, the project’s shaders…

  • For even greater productivity, search fields have been added to the lists of each inspector.

  • On Mac, Artlantis is now compatible with Retina screens for high quality display. Artlantis Features

  • A long-awaited change: Artlantis now makes it possible to AutoSave a file.

    KeyServer The KeyServer protection allows you to automatically start Artlantis on Macintosh, and as a service on Windows.

    Download the update here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    Artlantis Render & Studio 6.5 Update Available

    Artlantis 6.5 installers and updates are now online. What's New:
  • Render Manager.
  • Preview in Draft Mode.
  • Twin Motion export.
  • Physical Sky.
  • SketchUp Pro 2017 to Artlantis 6.5 plug-in.

    Download the update here:

    Please follow the "Read Me" instructions for installation.


    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

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  • 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.