nXtRender for AutoCAD is the rendering engine that allows you to easily create stunning, life-like images from your 3D models inside AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture.
Create photorealistic, still, panorama, and animation image files from 3D models using raytracing and radiosity technologies. It’s fast and easy to generate high quality results – nXtRender is a great renderer at an affordable price, and works seamlessly within AutoCAD.
Quick and Easy to use - Whether designing for work or fun, nXtRender’s seamless integration into AutoCAD makes it quick and easy to create photo-realistic renderings that show your designs at their best.
Time-Saving Features - nXtRender optimizes your design-time by saving your settings together with the 3D model and allowing post-render processing. Update your design and update your render, without starting over again.
Great Results - With the nXtRender Engine you can create great results. Save time with an efficient workflow that makes changes easy. Create stunning images that wow your client and help you win business.
Physically-based luminance calculation
Choice of Packet Tracer or Path Tracer engines
Progressive refinement algorithm
64-bit version for massive data sets
Parallel algorithms efficiently use all available cores
Near-linear performance increase WRT number of cores
Vector-based calculation using SSE
Analytical sky and sun
HDRi image-based lighting
Up to eight Lighting Channels
IES file support
Luminance values available for all surfaces
Refractive and reflective caustics
Automatic daylight portals for efficient interior daylight simulations
Efficient displacement mapping with low memory overhead
Normal and bump mapping
Texture set support
Procedural textures and bumps
Blurry transparency and glossy reflection
Fully assignable to ACA components
3D plant editor and library
Textured mesh object support (OBJ and 3DS format)
Accurate depth of field
Image Editor and Output
Lighting channel manipulation
Post-process fx like real-time depth of field, haze, and veiling glare.
HDR and EXR high dynamic range output
Mask, material, and distance channels
Easy to use 3D slide show animation
In order to work properly, your copy of nXtRender for AutoCAD requires:
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