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Mac CAD and 3D News: Luxion is being used by one of the world’s top auto photographers for Ford and Graphisoft is hosting a series of BIM Webinars.


Ford Relies on Luxion’s KeyShot

Internationally renowned photographer David Burgess has used Luxion’s new KeyShot technology to create the press images for the new 2012 Ford Focus. This car is still a few years away but Ford’s advanced, forward-looking cars need to be presented and communicated to the market.

2012 Ford Focus design communicated using Luxion's KeyShot 3D rendering technology.

The 2012 Ford Focus made its worldwide debut at the 2012 North American Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Since 2006 critically acclaimed car photographer David Burgess has repeatedly used Luxion’s technology to deliver photographic masterpieces of many vehicles, right from his studio, hotel room or wherever he may be.

Luxion’s KeyShot is an interactive raytracing and global illumination rendering program for both Mac and Windows and breaks down the complicated process of creating stunning photo-realistic images into simple steps. You can bring in data from multiple popular file formats such as: SolidWorks, Rhino, SketchUp, OBJ, IGES and STEP. To learn more visit them here: or

BIM Webinars – ArchiCAD 13

Anyone considering BIM should know their options. Upcoming BIM Webinars by ARCHVISTA (Graphisoft West) and by Graphisoft in the US will be focused on discussing and introducing Building Information Modeling (BIM). The events have varied focus related to BIM, are free, and take place online (webinar). Upcoming events include:

You can also see Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 13 at the upcoming Residential Design & Construction show hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, April 14-15, 2010, at booth #563.

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