Nemetschek Vectorworks (formerly Nemetschek North America) has announced that PanzerCAD has released CameraMatch 2011 for the Vectorworks 2011 product line. CameraMatch is a Vectorworks plug-in that extends functionality with the popular Mac and Windows CAD software.
The CameraMatch 2011 plug-in allows a user to easily align a 3D model view to a photograph. With this plug-in, a user can also superimpose the rendered model into the photograph, saving time by eliminating the need to spend hours creating models of a project’s surroundings.
“We’re really excited about CameraMatch 2011,” says Matt Panzer, owner of PanzerCAD. “A lot of work went into this version, and it shows. Creating a composite rendering in an existing photo is even more accurate than before, and the new ‘image editing’ abilities can give you great finished renderings without even leaving Vectorworks.”
Key new features in CameraMatch 2011 include:
- Completely rewritten View Calculation Engine
- New Shadow Object – allows shadows and shading to be placed over the rendered image
- Reduced File Size – new efficient use of image resources greatly reduces file sizes.
CameraMatch 2011 plug-in can be purchased from www.panzercad.com for 100.USD. For CameraMatch 2010 users the upgrade fee is 40.USD. CameraMatch 2011 is free for students and teachers using the 2011 educational version of Vectorworks software. CameraMatch is currently available in English and German and the Italian version is planned for later this year.