Ancient city comes to life in 3D using ArchiCAD, Artlantis, and iVisit 3D

BERGAMA, TURKEY, July 18, 2013 – Bilkom has launched a project called “History comes to life in 3D” using 3D modeling software and mobile technology from GRAPHISOFT and Abvent.  As a result, the ancient city in Bergama can be explored in 3D, making it possible for visitors to experience a virtual tour of the historic area for the first time.

iVisit Anatolia, a 3D viewing application for tablets and smart phones developed for Artlantis by Abvent, enables users who visit Zeus Altar, the Temple of Athena, the Red Basilica, and Asclepion, the four ancient sites in Bergama, to explore these historic sites in a 360 virtual tour as they looked originally.  Universities, architecture students, municipalities, and Bilkom worked together to launch the project in a mere 2 months.

Under the leadership of architect Ender Ayd?n, Bilkom’s Digital Life Coach, 12 architecture students from the universities of Dokuz Eylül, Gedik and Ya?ar and a research fellow met twice in Bergama with the coordination of Bergama Municipality Development and Planning Department UNESCO World Heritage and Area Management during weekend workshops. The 2D drawings of the ancient sites were exported to ArchiCAD and rendered in Artlantis, while the unique panoramas were created using iVisit 3D, Artlantis’s 3D presentation tool.

Stating that they were proud to develop iVisit Anatolia, a software opening the doors of the ancient wonders of Anatolia to both foreign and local tourists, Abvent professionals thanked Bilkom for the “great idea” that built upon a similar cultural contribution they developed for Versailles Palace in 2012.

Moreover, GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, stated its contentment to learn that the 3D modeling of the historic sites in Bergama came to life via its award-winning ArchiCAD software.  The next stage of the project, which started with Bergama will be shaped according to the demands from municipalities and universities.

To download photos from the event, please click here.

About Bilkom Bili?im Hizmetleri A.?
Having launched its activities in the IT sector in 1984, Bilkom is the distributor of pioneer brands like Apple, Adobe, and GRAPHISOFT in Turkey with the slogan of “your digital life coach”. With its brands and technologies that shape digital life, Bilkom, together with its business partners, directs all sales and support services across Turkey.

About Abvent
Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD professionals in the fields of architecture and design.  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 (Artlantis Render) and iVisit 3D Panoramas, QuickTime® VR Objects and animations (Artlantis Studio). Themed collections of materials, parametric textures, and objects available on CD-ROMs and online round out the innovative product line (Artlantis Media). 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.

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and EcoDesigner STAR™, enabling architects to use ArchiCAD's building information model (BIM) directly as a building energy model (BEM).  GRAPHISOFT’s innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.


Tags :  ArchiCAD   Artlantis 4   artlantis studio   Bilkom   BIM   ivisit 3d   iVisit Anatolia  


Join the Artlantis 5 Revolution!

If you haven't purchased Artlantis 4 yet, now's definitely the time!  Why?  Because Abvent has announced free upgrades to Artlantis 5 on all Artlantis 4 licenses purchased after July 1, 2013!

This offer includes Artlantis 4 first and additional full licenses as well as upgrades.

New customers and long-time Artlantis users alike will benefit from this extraordinary offer!

Contact your local Artlantis distributor for details on how to join the Artlantis 5 revolution when you purchase Artlantis 4 today!

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Fast Render launches Artlantis Render Farm

PARIS, March 12, 2013 -- Fast Render, a subsidiary of Abvent S.A. and ND 3D Image and Film, has announced the launch of Artlantis Render Farm, offering powerful rendering calculation services to Artlantis users around the world.

Artlantis Render Farm offers the Artlantis user community more than 300 CPU's to produce photo-realistic still images or complex, high-definition animations with the high quality settings that clients demand, at a fraction of the average rendering times.

Artlantis Render Farm currently supports Artlantis Render and Artlantis Studio versions 3 and 4. In the future, the current version and the immediately previous version will be supported.  Users have the option to ask for either an Artlantis engine calculation or a Maxwell Render engine calculation.

"We are pleased to be working with the Artlantis power users at ND 3D on this project," said Xavier Soule, CEO of Abvent. "Artlantis Render Farm's speed, strength, and affordability will allow Artlantis users around the world to produce the highest quality images and animations possible," he added.

Visit Artlantis Render Farm for more information.

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, QuickTime® 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.

About ND 3D Image & Film
ND 3D Image & Film has been offering high quality 3D image and film services to the real estate market since 1998. ND 3D Image & Film has succeeded in providing 3D services to the real estate sector, as well as in architecture, engineering, and construction. Supplying 3D image and film services, their clients have been able to experience the best there is in virtual communication support tools, designed specifically for the real estate market. With 3D images and films produced for projects all around the world, ND 3D Image & Film's high quality services have been widely recognized by the top market players.


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Sock away the savings!

The holidays are always full of surprises. Sometimes, it's a sparkling gemstone or shiny new gadget. Other times, it's another darned pair of neutral-colored socks from Aunt Millie. We can't control what other people give us during the holidays, but this year, we can control what we get from our rendering software.

If you're tired of getting the same old stuff from your rendering software every year, why not get more with Artlantis 4? Now through December 31, 2012, we're giving you the opportunity to sock away the savings with 20% off Artlantis Render & Studio first-seat licenses and 10% off selected Artlantis Media volumes.

Whether you like Artlantis for its world-famous speed and ease of use, or you delight in the world-class quality of the optional Maxwell Render engine, there's no question that with Artlantis, your workflow and renderings will benefit year after year. Download the free Artlantis demo today and see what a difference 30-days can make.

We hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday season this year!

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Good news for ARC+ users

Our good friends at CADez in The Netherlands are proud of the beautiful work users of both ARC+ and Artlantis have produced over the years -- and rightly so.

Users of ARC+ will be pleased to know that this well-known modeling software now supports Artlantis 3, 4, and 4.1 directly.

Check out this gallery of work here and here to see just some of the beautiful work that has been produced with these two powerful architectural modeling and rendering tools.

Download the latest version of ARC+ here.

Download a 30-day demo version of Artlantis here.


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Abvent's 3D rendering technology opens Palace doors to millions

Google's World Wonders Project allows visitors to explore many ancient and modern World Heritage sites thanks to Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies. As of June 14, visitors can now explore the Palace of Versailles, the gardens, the King and Queen's State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors in Street View. Modeled in SketchUp Pro and rendered in Abvent's Artlantis and iVisit 3D, the 3D models of Versailles on Google Earth offer nearly 200 hectares of views.

To mark the opening of the Palace history gallery, the Palace of Versailles and the Cultural Institute chose Google's SketchUp Pro and Abvent's Artlantis to create a trip back in time using alternative presentations of the collections, physical models and 3D reconstructions.

"We are pleased and proud to participate in such a monumental project," said Xavier Soule, CEO of Abvent. "The Versailles 3D Projects have opened the Palace doors to millions of people in ways that only 3D rendering technology could have made possible," he added.

Thanks to SketchUp Pro and Artlantis, visitors to the site can now learn about the Palace of Versailles in a fun and educational way. For example, the Versailles 3D Project videos transport visitors to the Palace 'From Louis XIII to the French Revolution', 'After the French Revolution', and 'From gardens to Trianon palaces'.

Visitors will also appreciate the interactive aspect of the site using Abvent's iVisit 3D Panoramas. These 360
° panoramas display the Palace and gardens at different stages of development from 1624 to 2012.

Coming soon: 3D scale models for mobiles
Versailles and Google will soon make it possible for visitors to the Palace to immerse themselves in its history using their mobile phones and tablets. Developed in partnership with Abvent, this application will be available through the Google Play Store and the iTunes store. In addition, tablets will be provided to tour guides who wish to illustrate their group tours.

Visitors will be able to view the Palace in the period of their choice by facing the Royal Courtyard, the Chapel or the gardens with their mobile phone or tablet. The phone/tablet opens a window on the past by superimposing on the Palace of today the construction from the reign of Louis XIV.

For more information about the exciting Versailles 3D Projects, click here!


Tags :  Animations   Artlantis 4   ivisit 3d   Panoramas   SketchUp  


iVisit 3D for Artlantis 4 brings middle school designs to life!

The year 12 Graphics students at King's Christian College in Australia have been busy designing new middle school classrooms as part of a proposed refurbishment.

The students developed the plans using ArchiCAD and Artlantis, and then produced virtual tours of the proposed spaces using iVisit 3D. Visitors were able to view the spaces that are due to be refurbished in 2013.

Thanks to the 'wonders of modern technology', you, too, can see the new classrooms designed by the students. Click here!

If you haven't tried iVisit 3d yet, why wait? iVisit 3D was developed especially for architects and designers to allow Artlantis 4 users to view and share panorama renderings on the web, iPad, or iPhone. Click here to download iVisit 3D!


Tags :  ArchiCAD   Artlantis 4   ivisit 3d   Panoramas  

Artlantis is a powerful, easy-to-use 3D rendering application 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.




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