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Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:30 pm

Is there no way in Archicad to manually subdivide the geometry of the walls?
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:08 pm

There is no subdivision tool in Archicad, but there is a nice Sketchup exporter in the last version. If displacement is needed, I would export the walls to be displaced in Sketchup , subdivide in Sketchup and export the walls subdivided to Studio.

Or, as my current workflow, export from Archicad to Sketch'up and render with T4SU !
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Thu May 03, 2018 8:17 am

Hi antares333, nice renderings! :shock:
that impressed me.
but you took 11 hrs to cook that image??? :wtf:
could you please share your setting on A0 I wish to learn from you. :) :thumbup:

To me A0 is a shortcut of Presto MC which could easily saved up 40% of my MC render time.
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Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm

He put them in one earlier post. It was AO; distance 3m, intensity 0.75
The rest really depends on what kind of materials you have. If you have glass or translucent materials bump the depth and transparency depth. Make test render with region render to make quick tests shots and compare them.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:33 pm

In theory you could "subdivide" your wall, but that would be a nightmare - project file wise.
You would have to draw say 5 walls of 50 cm height and 50 cm length and then copy that vertical "group" along the full length of the wall.
I haven't touched archicad for a long time, so my last version used was ..12. There is maybe a new tool that could help with the displacement. I am not sure whether an ill defined curtain wall could do this. Essentially you have to have a square grid (mesh) on the wall.

Would Archicad plugin be nice to have? :angel:
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:14 am

Hello Tomasz,

Archicad is not bad for modelling, except that part for subdivision. I think a good archicad exporter plugin would be awesome (directly to thea). Archicad 3D engine is for my sense, not enough powerfull to make very high detailled projects renders.

But the idea is good :-)
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