Abvent Launches iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD Public Beta
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Abvent Launches iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD Public Beta

PARIS, October 31, 2013 -- Based on the success of its earlier launch of iVisit 3D for Artlantis Studio, Abvent has announced the release of iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD Public Beta.  Available in English and French, this extension installed in ArchiCAD allows users to insert panoramic cameras into ArchiCAD projects, link them together, and generate iVisit 3D panoramas viewable on a website and on mobile devices.  The players that can read these interactive panoramas are available in Flash, Android and iOS, and are free to download and royalty free.

Create panoramas and nodes

iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD is a simple palette added to ArchiCAD, accessible from the ArchiCAD menu: Design > Design Extras > iVisit 3D> Show Palette. These tools allow users to create, delete and link the nodes, graphically, in the ArchiCAD project and, finally, to generate an iVisit 3D Panorama.  Each node is a panoramic camera, which calculates the six necessary images for a cubic panorama giving a 360° view.  The different nodes are then linked together for smooth navigation inside the project.

iVisit 3D panorama calculation

As when using ArchiCAD's rendering tool, setup the rendering engine that will be used with iVisit 3D. When it's done, launch the panorama calculation with one click. ArchiCAD calculates all the images necessary for the selected panorama and calculates a plan view of the project at the same time that will be used to navigate in the project.

On a website or on mobile devices

The result is an HTML folder, which includes a webpage, the Flash player and a folder including all the images. Upload the contents to the server to view it online. To view the panorama on a mobile device, use the free iVisit 3D Builder to create a PNO file, the file format used by both Android and iOS players. Transfer the PNO file to your mobile device using iTunes, Dropbox or Box.com accounts.  The iVisit 3D player is available in a free download from the Apple and Google websites.

Download iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD here!
Watch the iVisit 3D video here!
Check out examples of iVisit 3D for ArchiCAD here!
Join iVisit 3D on Facebook!

About iVisit 3D
iVisit 3D is an innovative and easy way to present panoramas of your projects online or on an iPad/iPhone or Android device. iVisit 3D uses only still images and not a real 3D model or animation, making the calculations and navigation very fast. Developed especially for architects and designers, iVisit 3D allows users to view and share a project by navigating between viewpoints on the floor plan, in a palette of thumbnail preview images, or directly within the 3D views.

About Abvent
Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD professionals in the fields of architecture and design, and photography. For over 25 years, Abvent's cutting edge approach to digital imagery has resulted in products and services that are innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use.  Abvent develops and publishes Artlantis, a family of stand-alone 3D rendering applications developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high-resolution 3D renderings, iVisit 3D Panoramas, iVisit 3D VR 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.  With headquarters in Paris, Abvent also has offices in Switzerland, USA, Hungary, and Luxembourg.

For more information, please contact:
Julianna Gulden,
International communications manager
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