Nemetschek Vectorworks has just published an updated training guide for users of Vectorworks software. Remarkable Renderworks: An Introduction to the Basics, Second Edition helps readers not only achieve high-quality renderings of their computer-modeled designs, but it also enables them gain proficiency in the Renderworks application.
Powered by the CINEMA 4D render engine, Renderworks is the essential rendering plug-in for Vectorworks software. The tutorial's author is respected architect and experienced Vectorworks user Daniel Jansenson, who also wrote the book's successful first edition.
Through an exercised-based format, Remarkable Renderworks readers will learn how easy it is to create renderings simply by setting lighting controls and adding map textures and backgrounds--all from within one single application. By reading the chapters and then experimenting with the included files, readers will quickly become familiar with the tools and achieve productivity in a short amount of time.
The manual is intended for the Renderworks user who already has some experience with the fundamentals of Vectorworks programs.
Jansenson comments that the new tutorial describes a three-step workflow that, "if followed systematically, can use Renderworks' powerful, photorealistic capabilities to create beautiful, even artistic images easily and consistently." The new book also describes the methods for using the light reflecting from the sky to illuminate a scene, supplemented by the new Heliodon tool that replicates the sun's light.
"The latest version of Renderworks has greatly increased the quality and realism of renderings, in a way that is easily accessible to the average user," says Jansenson. "The important thing to remember is that a step-by-step approach can often quickly yield highly pleasing images, especially when the lighting and rendering tools are carefully adjusted, all of which is now more easily possible than ever before."
Remarkable Renderworks, Second Edition is part of Nemetschek Vectorworks' self-paced training options. The guide retails for $75, and is designed for people who like to learn on their own and at their own pace.
For more information or to purchase the tutorial, read more about it at the Vectorworks website, via www.nemetschek.net/training/guides.php.
About Author Daniel Jansenson
Daniel Jansenson is an architect in private practice in Santa Monica, California. A longtime Vectorworks user, he teaches seminars in the use of Vectorworks and Renderworks software, presentation graphics and small-office project management.
As the author of the Renderworks Recipe Book, Jansenson uses Vectorworks software daily in his residential and small commercial practice. His focus is on the daily joys of designing homes, having as much fun as humanly possible both in the design of buildings and in the creation of rendered presentations.
About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985.
The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies.
For more information on Vectorworks, visit www.vectorworks.net.