Artlantis and Rhinoceros 5

Design a project in Rhino, export your work to Artlantis. Back in Rhino, modify the geometry of the project, export a new Artlantis file while automatically allocating your work previously done in Artlantis.

The Artlantis export plugin works directly in Rhino. During the export of the file specific data will be broken down in order to be compatible.

- The Artlantis file format (.atl) is cross-platform; it can be read on Macintosh and Windows.
- The following data can be used in Artlantis:
- The geometry of the project and the geometry of the linked files.
- The viewpoints
- The focal length
- The textures taking into account the UV maps.
- Transparent materials
- The “Rendered” color of Rhino
- The names of objects as defined in Properties.
- The names of the layers (depending on export options).
- The smooth curved surfaces
- Lamps
- The geographic location, and position of the sun according to the date and time.

Step 1: Project modeling in Rhino

Modelizing in Rhino. Some tips to model:

Artlantis uses either the name of the materials, layers or objects.
For more information please refer to Read_Me_First.pdf file included in the archive of the plugin.

Step 2: Export the model to Artlantis

File / Save As... to save an entire Rhino scene, or File / Export Selected... then select the geometry of the scene you want to export.

In both cases the registration dialog allows you to name the file; in the drop down menu select Artlantis 5 (* atl), then activate Options... clicking Save generates the Artlantis. atl.

Export options:
Everything depends on how you modeled your project in Rhino. Distinguish the rendering materials, layers, object, objects names in Properties. For more information please refer to Read_Me_First.pdf file included in the archive of the plugin.

Step 3: Dress the model in Artlantis

Start Artlantis and open your file. Upon opening, the geometry created in Rhino is displayed. Add Shader, lighting, environment, objects to your scene ... and save.

Step 4: Update the project in Rhino.

If you have any changes to the geometry in Rhino, know that you will not lose any settings done in Artlantis. Open Rhino and make changes to your previous file. In this example we turned the coffee maked, moved the logo and shortened the left pipe. Once completed, save a new Artlantis file following the same procedure as in step 2.

Step 5: Update the project in Artlantis

Open the new file in Artlantis File > Use reference file menu... A new dialog appears. Find the old file located on the hard drive and select the data you want to retrieve.

Lamps, Sun, Objects, Viewpoints, Parallel views, Panoramas, VR Objects, Animations.

This option allows you to configure and select the items to be recovered: then click OK. The file is updated to the new version of the project.

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