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Autodesk VIZ 2008
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Autodesk VIZ 2008

Autodesk VIZ 2008 
Autodesk VIZ software is the ideal 3D visualization companion tool for Autodesk customers. Based on the power of Autodesk 3ds Max software, VIZ enables architects and designers to create photorealistic 3D renderings and animated 3D imagery. Powerful DWG™ import capabilities enable Inventor™, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and Revit software users to transform imaginative designs into breathtaking visualizations. The newly integrated mental ray 3.5 rendering engine includes radically simplified setup and a physically accurate sun/sky system for faster, more realistic renders. Dramatic performance improvements, integrated video and new learning tools make it easier than ever to pick up and communicate your vision.


Additional Information:

Autodesk VIZ 2008 System Requirements
Autodesk VIZ 2008 Frequently Asked Questions
Autodesk VIZ 2008 Introduction
Autodesk VIZ 2008 What's New
Autodesk VIZ 2008 Overview Brochure [pdf - 705 Kb]
Autodesk VIZ 2008 3D Vision Brochure [pdf - 530 Kb]
Autodesk VIZ 2008 Industry Brochure [pdf - 1.5 Mb]


Autodesk VIZ Frequently Asked Questions

What is Autodesk VIZ?
Autodesk® VIZ 3D modeling, rendering, and presentation software application provides state-of-the-art image creation technologies for communicating and sharing your design intent. With Autodesk VIZ you can:

Create: Model forms and import data from other design applications. At the beginning of a project, you can develop your ideas in real time and prepare design studies for more precise development.

Manage: Efficiently manage design data. As designs evolve, experiment with materials and lighting to test designs under development for compliance with specific performance criteria.
Share: Communicate with clients and team members through high-fidelity images, descriptive animation sequences and interactive views. Present finished or in-progess designs using the Autodesk DWF format.

What are the benefits of using Autodesk VIZ?
Design professionals use Autodesk VIZ throughout the design process to develop and explore concepts and alternatives; communicate design intent to clients, colleagues, and consultants; and validate designs to help ensure that they are error-free. Autodesk VIZ software accommodates whatever level of visual representation you require–from real-time studies to photorealistic virtual prototypes to compelling multimedia presentations.

Is Autodesk VIZ interoperable with AutoCAD software-based applications?
Yes. Autodesk VIZ is interoperable with all AutoCAD® software-based applications via File Link and DWG import. Both File Link and DWG import support AutoCAD 2005, 2006 and 2007 formats along with special material support for Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2005, 2006, and 2007 files.

Introduced in Autodesk VIZ 2005, the LandXML import capability streamlines interoperability with Autodesk® Land Desktop and Autodesk® Civil 3D® software.

Is Autodesk VIZ compatible with Autodesk Revit Building and Autodesk Revit Structure software?
Yes, Autodesk VIZ is compatible with Autodesk® Revit® Building and Revit® Structure software. For creating photorealistic visualizations of your Revit files, you can now import or link a Revit model via the DWG format and have scene objects correspond directly to individual Revit objects. File Link Reload is fully supported, enabling you to continue to update your design in Revit Building or Structure while maintaining the link in VIZ.

Is Autodesk VIZ compatible with Autodesk Inventor?
Yes, the Autodesk Inventor® file format is now one of the default file type options in the Import tool with the ability to import both IPT files and IAM files. The Autodesk Inventor import feature now supports materials and texture maps from Autodesk Inventor software.

What is the relationship between Autodesk VIZ and Autodesk 3ds Max?
Autodesk VIZ derives much of its new feature set from Autodesk 3ds Max software. As a result, VIZ is directly compatible with 3ds Max 9. You can open any Autodesk VIZ file in 3ds Max 9 with no loss of data. Likewise, you can open any 3ds Max 9 file in Autodesk VIZ, although some data related to functionality unique to 3ds Max may not be available (for example, particles, real-world physics, sub-object animation, and character animation).


Autodesk VIZ 2008 System Requirements

Autodesk® VIZ software requires one of the following 32-bit operating systems:

Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Windows® XP Professional (SP 2 or higher) (recommended), or Windows® 2000 Professional (SP 4)

Autodesk® VIZ software is supported, but not compiled, on the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista x64

Autodesk VIZ software requires the following browser:
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6 or higher

Autodesk VIZ software requires the following supplemental software:
DirectX® 9.0c (required), OpenGL® (optional)

At a minimum, Autodesk VIZ 2008 32-bit software requires a system with:

  • Intel® Pentium® IV or AMD Athlon® XP or higher processor (dual processor machine recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 500 MB swap space (2 GB recommended)
  • Hardware-accelerated OpenGL® and Direct3D supported
  • Microsoft® Windows® compliant pointing device (optimized for Microsoft IntelliMouse®)
  • DVD-ROM drive

*Note: Autodesk VIZ 2008 32-bit software also runs on 64-bit hardware.


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