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Create Fast Visualizations with Archicad

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▶︎ Format: Self-paced online course
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 1 hour
▶︎ Certification Points: 10 points ★

Learn how to create fast visualizations in Archicad without much previous knowledge and with minimal effort. Here, you'll learn about different Rendering engines such as Sketch or Cineware by Maxon, how to quickly override model element surfaces and correctly adjust the lighting parameters for external and internal visualization scenes.

This course is purchasable as part of the BIM Author Program Subscription Plan. Please visit the program using the button below!



Learning Objectives 

This course covers the most important aspects of rendering in Archicad using preset modes to help you create impressive renders without much previous knowledge and with minimal effort. The course targets all Archicad users, but you need to have some basic skills in 3D and Archicad project navigation. Completing this course will take about an hour (depending on your computer capacities).

Target audience 

Users who would like to get familiar with the essential visualization workflow in Archicad.


Table of contents 

  • Visualization in General
  • Compositions
  • PhotoRendering Settings Palette
  • Exterior Sketch Visualization
  • Exterior Cineware Visualization
  • Visualization Options
  • Interior Daylight Visualization
  • Interior Night Visualization

Recommended Learning 

Users taking this course should have an overall understanding about the basics of navigation in Archicad

Recommended learning:

  • Getting Started courses

Software Requirements 

Videos in this course have been created using the International language version of Archicad which means that the work environment and some of the content may be different if you are using a different language version. 

To get the best training experience we recommend you to use latest Archicad version! Download Archicad here! 


Completing the course material, including the quiz with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you points towards achieving the Archicad BIM User Certification

Access Time Frame 

Enrolling in this course will grant you access to the courses for 180 days starting at the day of enrollment. After the 180 days has passed, you will be deactivated from accessing the course content. 

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Here is the course outline:

1. Welcome

In this module you will see the agenda and the table of contents of the course and learn how you will be able to use the exercise file(s) to follow the course.

2. Visualization in General

In this module you will learn the most important visualization factors and different Archicad rendering engines.

3. Compositions and PhotoRendering Settings Plaette

In this module you will learn how to choose, adjust, and save views for future renderings. Also, you will get familiar with the PhotoRendering Settings Palette.

4. External Visualization

In this module you will learn create exterior renders using different visualization techniques. Plus, you will learn how to quickly create different rendering variations.

5. Interior Visualization

In this module you will learn how to create interior daylight or night visualizations and quickly change model elements surfaces.

6. Conclusion

Thank you for completing this training! Please fill out the anonymous satisfaction survey so we can continue improving our training materials!

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