ARCHICAD 20 brings project visualization to the next level by updating the CineRender Engine and enabling more accurate handling of “free-form” (Non‐Uniform Rational Basis Splines) shapes.

CineRender

ARCHICAD 20 runs the latest CineRender version, based on the Cinema 4D R16 engine. The result is a major enhancement concerning surface settings.

This ensures even more realistic surfaces, while rendering improvements reduce render times and enable highly realistic contact shadows.

A new Reflectance Channel allows multiple reflection layers and control over blurriness and distance dim. Perfect for architectural materials like metals. A “turbo boost” to render times is possible thanks to the Irradiance Cache and the Physical Renderer, which features a new ray-tracing solution and faster grass calculation.


Two-Point Perspective

In 3D perspective view, users can switch to a two‐point perspective in any camera position, maintaining the original position and viewing angle. As a result, all 3D vertical edges become vertical in perspective projection.

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Non-uniform splines (NURBS)

Complex geometry models created in Rhino can now be imported to ARCHICAD as native objects using their “native” NURBS definitions.

ARCHICAD users can better control the representation of each individual imported object, depending on its purpose in the model.

Thinking about upgrading from an earlier version of ARCHICAD?

Our ARCHICADselect members and ARCHICAD LIVE Subscribers get ARCHICAD upgrades for free. Other customers can contact Debbie to find the costs of purchasing or upgrading to ARCHICAD 20.