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Monday, June 14, 2010

Review of "Remarkable Renderworks


“Remarkable Renderworks” by Daniel Jansenson

Review by John Helm, Architect
www.hm-architects.com

Renderworks is the rendering program that runs within the Vectorworks CAD program which is available for both the pc and mac operating environments. I have been using Vectorworks and Renderworks on a pc for something around 15 years and I have done some pretty decent rendering with it. So I feel fairly qualified in the program and not so much in need of a book aimed primarily at the new user of the program. But, having said that, I found myself reading it page by page, going through the examples one at a time and along the way learning a few new tricks and about some features of the newer version of the program that I had not already picked up.

Jansenson has done a great job of breaking down the program into its components and taking the student of the program step by step through all the basic features. He provides examples already drawn on a disk included with the book and refers to them so that one does not have to draw and then try but can simply open a file and fallow his list of steps. He also passes along realistic tips on such things as how to keep a rendering manageable time wise. It’s great to have a program that can do highly realistic rendering which this program can do, but in the real world most of us don’t have the computing power nor the time to wait hours and hours for our rendering to appear on the screen.

I can easily recommend this book to anyone looking to move beyond the 2D and basic 3D to produce beautiful rendered CAD drawings. Of course it only works with Vectorworks which by the way I feel is one of the best CAD/BIM programs on the market. I also feel it is a good reference for those of us already familiar with the program who may need a refresher once in a while.


The book can be purchased online at:
www.nemetschek.net/training/guides.php

Vectorworks websites:
www.vectorworks.net

Daniel Jansenson can be found at:

www.family-architect.com

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