CloudRender Version 1.1 Release: High and Low Priority Pricing

High and Low Priority Pricing

Today we are releasing an update to our CloudRender ™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture® 2011, an add-in that off-loads rendering to cloud computers and enables architects to continuing working in Revit. Version 1.1 introduces a new pricing feature: high and low priority pricing. (If you have received quotes from us, this system is familiar to you.) At checkout, you will see these two options.

  • The high priority system is ideal for tight deadlines and utilizes a large amount of computing power to quickly deliver Revit renders.  The price reflects the computing power required. 
  • If you choose the low priority option, your render will run on fewer computers and result in a lower price. Select this option if you have a longer timescale. The low priority system will render your scene faster than a local Revit system but slower than our high priority.

The low and high priority systems are ideal to meet both a wide variety of deadlines and budgets with the added benefit of freeing up local workstations and continuing to model in Revit Architecture. CloudRender™ Version 1.1 can be downloaded here.

Questions or comments? Call us at 877.663.3797.

LCI’s CloudRender: Render on the Cloud Directly from Revit Architecture 2011

Today I am pleased to announce the release of our newest add-in: CloudRender™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011. The CloudRender add-in enables users to render faster directly from Revit using the power of cloud computing while continuing to model in Revit. Instead of tying up your local computer, CloudRender off-loads intensive rendering to our high performance systems. There is no loss of quality because Revit scenes render with mental ray® (the same photorealistic rendering engine found in Revit). CloudRender maintains the same camera view, entourage, custom materials and families, lighting, sun, sky, and transparency options (only faster!)

So how does it work?

1. Download and install add-in
2. Select render settings
3. Preview, checkout, and submit to cloud
4. Continue to work in Revit

This is a cloud service. All previews, done quickly on the cloud without tying up Revit, are free and unlimited. Pricing for final renders is upfront and automatically calculated based on the detail of your model and the size of the final image.

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New Year, New Website

We are starting 2011 with a newly designed website.  If you have not visited lately, check it out.

Now you can:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 877.663.3797.

The Era of Infinite Computing (or Limitless Computing): Jeff Kowalksi, CTO of Autodesk, talks Rendering on the Cloud at Autodesk University 2010

The theme of “Infinite Computing” was introduced by Jeff Kowalski, CTO of Autodesk, during the general session keynote last week at Autodesk University 2010. Infinite computing, or limitless possibilities where computing power is no longer treated as a limited resource, is an emerging tool for architects and the industry.  How will architects utilize this new limitless computing resource? Kowalski highlighted rendering as an ideal application of cloud computing because it is a computer intensive process that ties up workstations. To make full use of this powerful new infinite computing toolkit, Kowalski called for a change in mindset.  Cloud computing, Kowalski said, has two primary benefits for rendering:

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We are Presenting! AIA New Technologies | Alliances | Practices: Multi-venue Conference

We are pleased to announce our lead cloud computing specialist, Mr. Jeffrey Franklin, will be presenting on the Benefits and Limits of Cloud Computing to architects at the AIA NTAP Conference: Technology in Project Design, Delivery and Facility Management. Held on November 12 at nine venues across the country and also available over the web, Jeffrey will be presenting a rapid-fire Pecha Kucha presentation of 20 slides of 20 seconds each. His talk will be included in a technology section of the conference focusing on BIM in architecture and the preliminary schedule is available. If you are interested in cloud computing or BIM on the cloud, this conference is for you.

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