Abvent

Architectural software

Unique real-time previsualization

Very high photo-realism quality

Runs on Windows and MacOS

Cutting edge rendering performance

Overview

Since 1985, the Abvent Group has offered innovative image and design solutions for CAD professionals in the fields of architecture and design (Artlantis), and photography.

Abvent develops and publishes Artlantis, a family of unique software applications developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high quality 3D renderings (Artlantis Render) and iVisit 3D Panoramas, iVisit 3D Objects and animations (Artlantis Studio). 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. In addition to Artlantis, Abvent also develops and publishes Render[in], a fully-integrated, real-time global-illumination engine developed for SketchUp Free and Pro users.

REDsdk enabled the solution

REDsdk provided very flexible features that enabled the Abvent R&D team to continue to offer their unique real-time pre-visualization mode to their customers. For photo-realistic renderings, REDsdk reached the same speed as the in-house solution previously developed at Abvent while improving the quality significantly.

To offer real-time and photo-realistic functions from a single API, both on Windows and MacOS, proved to be a significant advantage for Abvent in terms of ease of engineering and costs savings.

Abvent speaks out

“Abvent has a long experience in terms of photo-realistic rendering and a unique expertise about real-time pre-visualization. The company developed its own ray-tracer at its beginning and then integrated third parties solutions, either in a native way or through export plugins, like Maxwell Render. To switch to another solution, we needed to find a rendering engine which could be faster, more realistic and cost effective, while keeping our differentiators for the architectural market”, said Xavier Soule, CEO of Abvent.

“All our users rely on our software real-time pre-visualization to be more efficient. We wanted to keep what all our customers assimilate to the DNA of Artlantis and even improve it in terms of visual feedback”, commented Stéphane Desmulie, Product Designer for Artlantis.

“It is very hard to remove a feature from a product, as you always find customers who built specific workflows on top of your software options. When you have been developing a software for decades, you have tons of specific users’ habits and it was key for us that REDsdk was flexible enough to enable us to implement our own rendering expertise and visualization modes”, added Guillaume Boulet-Gercourt, CTO of Abvent.

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“All our users rely on our software real-time pre-visualization to be more efficient. We wanted to keep what all our customers assimilate to the DNA of Artlantis and even improve it in terms of visual feedback”, commented Stéphane Desmulie, Product Designer for Artlantis.


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