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3D Basecamp: the best of SketchUp and more!

August 10, 2017

Great news for every SketchUpper in the Benelux: the popular 3D Basecamp is coming to Eindhoven (NL) on November 24, 2017!

The best of SketchUp and more...!

At 3D Basecamp you will find the best of SketchUp Pro and more! You can follow informative Keynote sessions about several SketchUp Pro workflows and learn more about additional possibilities, like rendering, Virtual Reality, 3D printing and more! Plus, you could attend several SketchUp Pro workshops, bringing your SketchUp Pro skills to the next level.

Place to be: Evoluon - Eindhoven (NL)

Put a red marker in your calendar: on November 24, 2017, 3D Basecamp comes to the Evoluon in Eindhoven (NL). The Evoluon is one of the most iconic buildings in the Netherlands. The 'concrete ufo' was built by Philips in the '60's as a permanent exhibition space and has become a multifunctional venue for events, congresses and meetings in the years after. Frits Philips's (Philips president from 1961 to 1971 and initiator of the Evoluon) goal with Evoluon fits the idea of the 3D Basecamp: "It would be great if the Evoluon became a place where people share and exchange their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and inspiration in a way that pays off on multiple fronts."

Stay up to date!

We’re already lining up some amazing presenters and we plan to unveil the full program as soon as possible. Please fill the form below to stay up-to-date with the developments in the program and to get noticed about the ticket sales!

See you November 24, 2017!

 

KeyShot 7 officially released

August 2, 2017

Design8 is excited to announce the newest release of KeyShot, KeyShot version 7!

KeyShot 7 Features

KeyShot 7 includes the following new features and enhancements:
  • New Material Types
    • A new Cloudy Plastic material for simulating materials as Polycarbonate and ABS;
    • Measured Material type for loading predefined material files in .axf or .xml format.
  • Material Enhancements
    • Better looking refractive materials;
    • Scientifically accurate presets with the Metal material;
    • More options when using the Metallic Paint;
    • More accurate translucency settings resulting in more realistic skin material;
    • More options to achieve better sketch-like effects when using the Toon material.
  • Multi-Material (Pro only!)
    Apply multiple materials to the same object, making it easy to switch between different material combinations.
  • Video Map Textures (Pro only!)
    Use video files in order to create animated textures.
  • Panoramic Camera
    With the new Panoramic Lens Settings, you can now render spherical- and cube-maps for VR. It’s also possible to use these Spherical maps as HDR-environments inside KeyShot.
  • VR Headset Support
    Create renders that can be viewed using VR-Headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
  • Configurator (Pro only!)
    The brand new KeyShot Configurator is a great and innovative tool for interactive and real-time product presentations.
  • Many more new features and updates...
    Click here to see the complete list of new features and updates.

Try & Buy

Click here to go to the KeyShot download section and give the new version of KeyShot a try! Convinced of the possibilities? Buy your (upgrade) license in our webshop today and you will be rendering with KeyShot 7 as soon as possible!

Click here for the most recent prices of KeyShot 7.

Happy Rendering!

 

New: Twinmotion 2018 with Unreal Engine

July 31, 2017

Design8 bv is pleased to announce you the newest version of Twinmotion, Twinmotion 2018!

New Features and Enhancements

Now on Mac!
Thanks to a new rendering engine, Twinmotion is now fully compatible with Mac!*
* Do pay attention to the considerable hardware specifications

Unreal Render Engine*

  • Better quality and faster performance
  • Beautiful materials
  • Beautiful objects
  • Beautiful effects

* Please note: Twinmotion 2018 will not open projects from earlier versions

Object Animation
Make your doors, windows and fences turn or slide open for you.

Sounds
Hear footsteps and conversations of people in the scene, the whistling of birds, rain, alarms, street musicians and more. Even your own footsteps can be heard and can vary, depending on the surface you are walking on.

Create the Weather
Weather effects such as snow and rain have become increasingly realistic. Rain and snow are particles and interact with the scene, rain causes splashes where they land.

Bring in any map and create a 3D city
The maps-functionality is back and even offers the option to import 3D buildings to form a context. The buildings show up as white masses in your presentation so as to emphasize your design!

Compatible with the latest VR-goggles
Such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Make 360 degree panoramas and videos
View a recorded 360 degree movie interactively.

Decals
Stick decals on your design, for example manholes, lane-stripes, zebra paths or graffiti.

Realtime Synchronization with ArchiCAD & Revit

Free Upgrade?

Everyone who bought Twinmotion after June 6, 2017, is entitled for a free upgrade to Twinmotion 2018. If you qualify for this free upgrade, please contact your reseller and you will be up-to-date as soon as possible!

Try & Buy

Click here to download a 20-day trial of Twinmotion 2018 and be amazed by the possibilities! Convinced? Click here to see a map of resellers that can perfectly be at your service and you will be creating the most incredible visualizations tomorrow!

Happy Animating!

 

V-Ray 3.5 for Revit is here!

July 12, 2017

V-Ray 3.5 for Revit is officially available for download now. The update for this high-end render plugin for Autodesk's Revit contains the following improvements:

  • Revit 2018 support
  • Adaptive Lights - Fast new lighting algorithm that can cut rendering time by up to 7X in scenes with many lights.
  • Material Library - Over 500 fully customizable, photorealistic materials.
  • Aerial Perspective in V-Ray GPU - Interactively render atmospheric depth and haze to distant objects and buildings.
  • Material IDs - Easily render object masks and speed up post-production in your favorite image editing application.
  • V-Ray Swarm - Use any networked computers as render nodes, including Mac and Linux machines.

Availability

If you are new to V-Ray for Revit, you can request a demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for Revit, you can go to your login page at ChaosGroup's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for Revit.

Happy Rendering!

 
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