IRender nXt - New Version

New Version of IRender nXt

Next Version (still in development)


  • Fix Shadows settings for animation, when they are not saved with a scene, use last...or next settings saved.
  • Start a new mesh when Casts Shadows changes
  • Synchronize SketchUp Animation settings, especially transition time
  • do something to fix model origins that are way off in France, see emails from
  • Check for auto_daylight when assigning transparent materials with glow
  • Improve Groundcover interface, remember last saved ground cover,
  • Add Magnify factor for Farm display
  • Add Brightness filter for Background Image to Filter dialog
  • Is there a way to render quickly to just get lighting settings?
  • Add Crop Image (not in current version yet)
  • Fixed bug when rendering trees which had been scaled in the Tree Editor. (Al needs to check this)
  • Added feature to convert layer names into materials for DWG files. See: Create Materials from Layer Names
  • Fix Mosaic Tile ArMaterial - we don't get the "Blend" size and our materials are incorrect - we probably don't want to use UV coords here

In process

--- RICH --- move any of these up which are done already ---

New Version:

  • Read and process the Active Section Plane properly for SketchUp 2014 and later versions.
  • Added SketchUp Version to IRenderBatch stats:
Appl: IRender nXt
Version: OF29nxt
SketchUp Version: 14.1.1282
Resolution: 600 x 484
  • Added button to Batch Settings to open the batch folder in Windows.
  • Added a right click edit for plant components to save a .ArPlant file. See: Save .ArPlant
  • Added an overall brightness control to the Lighting Channels dialog, and allowed lighting channels to lighten or darken the rendered image, overriding the Automatic Luminance feature.

New version posted - PB03 - February 3, 2016

In this version we:

  • Fixed a regression where Animation Settings could not be set and saved.
  • Fixed the Edit light logic to use the current light settings for all lights placed, even lights using only Material Illuminance.
  • Fixed the Edit/Query lights dialog to use the new Edit lights logic and display the current light color for applicable light types.
  • Added the words "Biased" and "Unbiased" to the 3 rendering engine options choices.
  • Fixed lights based on Material Illuminance to render with the same intensity as other lamps, using the Light Balancer settings.
  • Changed references to "Tone Operator" to now say "Adjustments and Filters".

New version posted - PA07 - January 7, 2016

In this version we:

  • Added more information to the Progress dialog while extracting data, so that the process would not appear to be hung.
  • Added a warning if too many light sources were found before starting the rendering process.
  • Fixed a bug where the Material Light channel could not be set without using the value box arrows
  • Fixed the Custom Light choice on the Named Colors menu to work. It was always setting the color to black
  • Added the Named Colors menu to the Lamp edit dialogs
  • Added more checks to never allow a light color to be Black

New version posted - OL23 - December 23, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed Edge lines to render in the SketchUp Edge Line Color
  • Added Cast Shadows as an option for Edge Lines.
  • Fixed AutoSave, which wasn't working when the Options dialog was pinned.
  • Removed duplicate Ground Plane check box from the Sky tab, and fixed the enable control logic.
  • Changed the appearance of the tack when the dialog is not pinned.

New version posted - OL09 - December 9, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed the Special Options tab to appear again.
  • Fixed an error being thrown when All Edge lines was selected.

New version posted - OL07 - December 7, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a bug that was keeping materials from being edited from the render window.

New version posted - OL01 - December 1, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed ruby file for SketchUp 2016 to automatically check extension to appear.
  • Introduced new collapsible Options dialog.
  • Added a pin to the Options dialog so that it could stay active in SketchUp after starting a rendering.
  • Added a Search box to the Options dialog.

New version posted - OI24 - September 24, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a bug for Rob, ProjectMatrix, to save walls in AppData instead of Program Files.

New version posted - OI17 - September 17, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a regression where lights were not working due to a change in the light color attribute.
  • Fixed RPCs to render with a watermark if the ArchVision dashboard was not licensed.

New version posted - OH31 - August 31, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed the ArchVision DashBoard check to run before the extract starts, so batch files don't get left open.
  • Check for bad HDRi downloads on the disk, and moved the MediaFire HDRi download paths to our FTP site.

New version posted - OH21 - August 21, 2015

In this version we:

  • Added a check to ask the user to load the ArchVision DashBoard if the ArchVision is not currently licensed.

New version posted - OH11 - August 11, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a problem with saving a new license number and authcode, when validated from the Trial Version dialog.

New version posted - OG24 - July 24, 2015

In this version we:

  • Changed our RPC logic to work correctly with the latest posted ArchVision RPC Plugin.
  • Added logic to ignore the word Trial in the authcode field during validation.
  • Started using the Active Section plane for SketchUp 2014 and 2015

New version posted - OG06 - July 2, 2015

In this version we:

  • Made the automatic creation of the .rpcs file for RPCs an option, and put the routine that does that in a try/catch loop, in case it causes any problems for users.

New version posted - OG02 - July 2, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a regression for RPC components, where the RPC DLLs were being omitted from the install

New version posted - OG01 - July 1, 2015

In this version we:

  • Added support for the new ArchVison plugin RPC components
  • Added ways to save ArPlants more easliy, as a right-click choice and as a button on the Edit Plant dialog.
  • Started having the SketchUp version appear in the rendering statistics.

New version posted - OF12 - June 12, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a problem a 'soft edges' error reported on certain surfaces.

New version posted - OD22 - April 22, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed a problem with Materials which used Texture Displacement, suck as grass textures. (toolkit 0354 - distrubuted and toolkit 0353)
  • Fixed text position on the Section Plane option section
  • Move Image Size limit to the IRender2 tab

New version posted - OC20 - March 30, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed the Edit function on the Select Material dialog

New version posted - OC13 - March 13, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed Spot lights and Beam lights, whish were throwing errors
  • implemented 352 toolkit

New version posted - OC09 - March 9, 2015

In this version we:

  • Improved rendering time, implemented 0351 nXt toolkit
  • Fixed RPCs to display as monocolor images in SketchUp, per request from ArchVision.
  • Made Presets the first Option Dialog tab again

New version posted - OB19 - February 19, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed some problems with RPC objects and 3D PDF files
  • Removed a RPC licensing message that would interrupt batch rendering

New version posted - OB17 - February 17, 2015

In this version we:

  • Added new Plants Option tab for RpTReeMaker plants.
  • Internal: Fixed a problem occurring when both ArielVision and IRender nXt were loaded at the same tine. Now using NOSAVE_EXTERN_NO_RESET for certain globals

New version posted - OB03 - February 3, 2015

In this version we:

  • Added new Option tab, Render2, to display other advanced rendering settings.
  • Added a feature to set all or some TreeMaker plants to render as simple 2D Images. All plants may be set using a new button on the new Render2 tab. Individual plants can be set using the right click edit, Edit Plant.
  • Fixed a regression where transparent images, like 2D tree images, where not rendering correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where where very large batch files, over 2GB, could not be read

New version posted - OA28 - January 28, 2015

In this version we:

  • Fixed the Save ArPlant choice under Edit Plant.

New version posted - OA27 - January 27, 2015

In this version we:

  • Added the Option/Styles tab and the new Auto Reflection dialog

Older versions