How to Use Archvision RPC Plugins for 3D Rendering
Archvision RPC Plugins are software tools that allow you to place, edit, create, and render realistic 3D models of people, trees, cars, and other objects in your design visualization projects. RPC stands for Rich Photorealistic Content, and it is a patented technology that bundles complex geometry, physically based materials, and lights into a single asset that can be easily integrated into various applications[^4^].
In this article, we will show you how to use Archvision RPC Plugins for 3D rendering in some of the most popular applications, such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Rhino, SketchUp, and Unreal Engine. We will also explain how to access the RPC library, which contains over 2,500+ RPC assets that you can use in your projects[^4^].
Step 1: Download and Install Archvision Dashboard and RPC Plugins
The first step is to download and install Archvision Dashboard, which is a free application that allows you to manage your RPC content and plugins. You can download it from app.getavail.com. After installing Archvision Dashboard, you need to create an account and log in with your credentials.
Next, you need to download and install the RPC plugins for the applications that you want to use. You can access the plugins from the RPC | Installers channel in Archvision Dashboard. The plugins are available for Autodesk Revit 2017-2021, AutoCAD/Civil3D 2017-2021, 3ds Max 2017-2021, Rhino 6 and 7 WIP (Windows only), SketchUp 2018-2020 (Windows only), and Unreal Engine 4.22-4.24[^5^]. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the plugins.
Step 2: Browse and Drag-and-Drop RPC Content into Your Projects
Once you have installed the plugins, you can browse and drag-and-drop RPC content into your projects using Archvision Dashboard. You can access the RPC library from the RPC | Prime and RPC | Legacy channels in Archvision Dashboard. The RPC | Prime channel contains over 260 intelligent and responsive RPCs that can be adapted and upgraded according to your needs. The RPC | Legacy channel contains over 2,500+ RPCs that are compatible with older versions of applications[^4^]. You can also search for specific content using keywords or filters.
To use an RPC asset in your project, simply drag-and-drop it from Archvision Dashboard into your application window. The asset will be automatically placed and scaled according to your scene settings. You can also edit the asset properties using the plugin interface in your application. For example, you can change the car paint color of some of the new RPC cars with just two clicks[^4^].
Step 3: Render Your Scenes with RPC Content
The final step is to render your scenes with RPC content using your preferred rendering engine. The RPC plugins support various rendering engines depending on the application. For example, in Autodesk Revit, you can use Autodesk Raytracer or V-Ray; in AutoCAD/Civil3D, you can use Autodesk Raytracer or nXtRender; in 3ds Max, you can use Scanline Renderer or V-Ray; in Rhino, you can use Rhino Render or V-Ray; in SketchUp, you can use SketchUp Renderer or V-Ray; and in Unreal Engine, you can use Unreal Engine Renderer[^5^]. The RPC assets will be automatically converted into high-quality geometry and materials during rendering.
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