Category Archives: Presenting

Nils Holger Moormann – Planning with Design Classics

Nils Holger Moormann – Planning with Design Classics Moormann configuration

We create software for furniture – especially for furniture that’s this beautiful! Today we’d like to introduce one of the most innovative furniture designers in Germany, Nils Holger Moormann. The best part: one of the brand’s design classics is now available for download and further planning online in all its endless variations. But let’s start from the top…

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Quick Pick: Narrative Cameras in pCon.planner

Quick Pick: Narrative Cameras in pCon.planner

We’ve spoken before about the importance of cameras in pCon.planner. After all, why put so much effort into a plan, if you’re not able to capture the perfect glimpse of what you’ve created? Whether predefined perspectives or your own custom angles, pCon.planner makes it pretty simple to set cameras within your plans. But hey, why stop there? The latest version of the room planner takes this ease one step further!

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Background Images: The Best View for your Plan

Background Images: The Best View for your Plan rendering OSPRay Background

How will my building look when it’s standing where it should? Once the interior of your plan is complete, this is a question you may be confronted with. Sometimes a skyline fits best in the background, other times a beach. In some cases a view of the actual location is in order. In any case and until now, the answer to the above question may have required several renderings before the before backdrop was found. With pCon.planner 7.4, things have changed!

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Create Professional Concept Layouts with pCon.planner 7.4

Layout created with pCon.planner PRO

We all know the feeling – a quick glance at the clock, only to realize that several hours have passed as you tweaked this and that in your design. You’d like to think that the extra attention to detail and late-night coffee breaks make all the difference when it comes to the success of a design. And don’t get me wrong, they most certainly do! But the truth is, more than anything, it’s how you present the design to your customer that can really make or break the sale.

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Virtual Reality – Showroom 2.0

VR opens up completely new experiences
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Virtual Reality – VR for short – is definitely one of the big hypes of the year. Our opinion: rightly so! Virtual Reality makes people curious, active and enthusiastic! And the reaction from Orgatec confirmed this assessment. But what makes the world of virtual reality so appealing and what does any of it have to do with planning and sales? We’ve put together a few arguments.

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The Power of OSPRay: Realistic Renderings from Actiu

The Power of OSPRay: Realistic Renderings from Actiu rendering pCon.planner OSPRay

The latest version of pCon.planner most certainly packs a powerful render engine, and recent rendering examples from Actiu can speak to that!

The Spanish office furniture manufacturer continues to explore and utilize the full potential of pCon.planner, taking advantage of the customization possibilities of OSPRay to create the ideal lighting atmosphere for each rendering.

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Skewed Renderings? Try the “Architect” Camera Type

Skewed Renderings? Give the Architect Camera Type a Try YafaRay render settings pCon.planner

We’re all familiar with it: that feeling when you look at a picture and it’s not bad, but somehow… hmm… something just isn’t right. There could, of course, be many different reasons for such an occurrence, but one in particular could be slanted or “skewed” lines.

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Summer Right Outside your Door: Balcony and Terrace Ideas

Summer is here and the sunshine await you! So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to head out the door and take a step into the fresh air. And what could be better than your own private balcony! If yours is looking a little drab and your hoping for some design ideas for your little oasis, then we’ve got you covered. We took it upon ourselves to search the web for a little inspiration and we’ve put together a few ideas for you — from an urban garden paradise to a relaxing lounge area, there’s something for everyone.

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Images, Simple yet Better – Rendering in pCon.planner 7.3

Cleaned up and upgraded — that’s exactly what we’ve done with the rendering interface in the new version of pCon.planner. Finally there’s a tutorial on “new rendering” basics!

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A Little More Background on Backgrounds

Foreground – background, background – foreground. What about it? It’s all about the planning, of course! In one of our previous blogs, we encouraged you to look beyond the walls, into the background. Now, to provide you a little more background into backgrounds, so to speak, we want to show you a new way you can give your plan that extra something.
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