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Artlantis Third-Party Support
AFR: That sounds great. Artlantis now supports a plugin for Revit, is that correct?
CS: Yes. Autodesk Revit is now supported with a dedicated plugin. This is a plugin you install in Revit and then you can export your Revit models directly out into Artlantis format. We also have plugins for ArchiCAD, SketchUp and Vectorworks.
AFR: Does Artlantis support objects from third-parties like Google Warehouse and others?
CS: Yes, you can open Google Warehouse SketchUp SKP files directly into Artlantis without a plugin. The same native file support is available for DWG, DXF, DWF, OBJ, FBX and 3DS formats. We offer a myriad of objects from various vendors like Dosch Design, for example, because Artlantis supports so many file formats. Even if you are working in a high-end 3D package like Cinema 4D or Rhino, you can bring in complex models you can’t build in typical CAD or BIM packages and easily render them in Artlantis.
Final Details – Signing Up for the Road Show
AFR: What is your personal favorite feature in Artlantis 3?
CS: I think the postcard feature is wonderful. A postcard is an enhanced JPEG file, created from a scene you have completed and would like to use for future reference. The postcard stores information about the materials used in that scene. When working in a different scene or even a completely different project, you can open a saved postcard, click on any material visible in the postcard, and drag and drop it onto any visible surface in the preview window of the active project. It is a very efficient way to store and re-use a library of materials on a project basis.
This is an example animation third-party walking people are employed. You can see how much an animation may come to life with moving people.
AFR: When does the Road Show Start and how do people sign up?
CS: The Road Show kicks off in Boston on May 23rd. Both the free Artlantis demonstration events and the training events play out in each major city we hit on the road. The demonstration events are about an hour long and you will see some wonderful things. The hands-on trainings will last about 4 hours. We are starting in Boston, hitting San Francisco, Vancouver, Washington DC, Baltimore and other locations. You can learn more by visiting the schedule page.
AFR: Chris thanks for talking to us about the Artlantis Road Show Event.
CS: You are very welcome.