Powered by MAXON’s Cinema 4D render engine, Renderworks is an add-on available with any Vectorworks product that makes it simple to produce high-quality renderings directly inside your Vectorworks design file. With full-screen previews, as well as auto-start and quick-cancel features, Renderworks streamlines the production of clear and accurate renderings and allows you to create striking photorealistic and stylized, or non-photorealistic visualizations and dynamic animations no matter what kind of projects you design. Manipulate the depth of field, apply vibrant back lighting, alter exposure, and generate panoramic images. Present your ideas more clearly with Renderworks.


Vectorworks Integration

Renderworks offers you a seamless method to add high-definition rendering that works right from within the familiar Vectorworks interface. Having the Renderworks module means that all rendering happens in an easy-to-set-up file that saves time because there is no repetitive transfer between your CAD and rendering applications. Since Renderworks works from inside Vectorworks, the initial learning curve is reduced, and you'll be more efficient as you modify the model and render without interruption.

Cinema 4D Render Engine

For added power, Vectorworks software exports directly into the standalone version of the Cinema 4D application through a simple “Send to Cinema4D” command. The Vectorworks file is imported into Cinema 4D with the high-level organization of your project’s structure that works with all the additional features of Cinema 4D. When you add the Cinema 4D application, you'll experience the incomparable world of broadcast quality animation, as well as the available Sketch & Toon module.

Breathtaking Realism

Renderworks comes with hundreds of material textures, entourage images, image backgrounds, and HDRI scenes. This makes it easy to sweeten renderings with easy-to-use, realistic materials that give clients remarkable images to inform their understanding of your design intent. Plus, these styles are infinitely customizable, so you can make and repeat your special effects and environments — from image to image and from project to project — and aim for the ultimate in photorealism using predefined styles.

Better Communication

Convey your ideas through enticing renderings that help clients buy into your ideas for a project. Whether your personal style is photorealistic and stylized or non-photorealistic, sketchy, and artistic, Renderworks helps to provide a clear, non-technical image of your design concept. Make compelling collateral for the marketing and sales teams much earlier in the process, and use Renderworks to sell to stakeholders better. 

Dimensional Design

Vectorworks software's stock OpenGL rendering options offer highly optimized, full-color, shaded images and animations in plan, 3D isometric, and full perspective. Now, add the delineation of materials to your presentation and show your customers their project in its surrounding environment, with expressive skies and unlimited lighting. You can also add shadows, 3D hatching, and atmospheric haze for dramatic effects.

Advanced Effects

Use the power of Renderworks to adjust a model with realistic materials made with images of the actual project surfaces. In Renderworks, materials are enhanced with accurate reflectivity, transparency, and bumps, using advanced displacement mapping that even calculates the shadows of the surface roughness, which aren't in the model. Plus, dial-up a texture with powerful procedural shaders that don't need any external resources. Caustic capabilities refract light through translucent surfaces like crystal and water while a grass shader makes it simple to render realist scenes with grass, carpeting, or hair.