EN | Today I started learning about all of the millions of materials settings that are possible with Lightworks. When you change the settings for a material in Archicad, you can preview the changes in the internal engine or in Lightworks. One thing I did not realize prior to my tutorials is that if you change all the settings in Lightworks to what you want, they are not automatically update in in the internal engine preview – you must ‘match with internal settings’. This could be outdated information, as the tutorials reference Archicad 10 and I am using 12. However, I will need to check on it.
Here at Emu Architects, we use Archicad as our BIM drafting software. While the Lightworks rendering engine in Archicad is excellent, we are hoping to use it in combination with Artlantis to speed up efficiency of rendering time. Since there are only two of us in the office, creating beautiful presentations in a minimal amount of time is very important. We have found that Artlantis has a much more simple interface and can render images in a much smaller amount of time. That being said, I need to spend some time exploring all of the possibilities of both softwares in order to understand how best to mix and match our uses of them.