Asuni is pleased to announce the Beta Release of Lands Design for Rhino 3d. The Beta release of Lands marks a milestone for the development of the software, implementing countless user suggestions gathered from the Work In Progress phase of development. Lands is now ready for your feedback! Download the latest release and let us know what you think.
Here are some of the features:
Intuitively create landscape designs in 3D and 2D
Design with 3D plant species, civil work elements, terrains and freeform modeling tools
Produce 2D documentation: setting out plans, plant schedules, watering systems, and zoning areas.
Use the powerful terrain modeling tools. Import GIS data in your model.
Extensive plant database with over 1800 species!
Full plant database with technical specifications and detailed characteristic.
Arrange trees, shrubs, and ground covers individually, in rows or in forests.
Customize and edit each vegetation species in 2D and in 3D.
Create stunning renders and virtual tours
Just insert plants and render! All Lands plant species have their own specific textures.
Create virtual tours with the walk mode and the animation tools.
The following video shows some of the beam object new features that will be available in the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version:
Beam intersections at ends will be calculated. This will happen when two beams have one of their end points in the same position. However, it will possible to break this connection if needed.
Beam cut planes
In addition to automatic beam joints, it will possible to define different solutions for beam cut planes at the start and end points. Vertical, Horizontal and Perpendicular will be the preset options, but it will be also possible to enter a custom cut plane.
VisualARQ 2.0 will come with plenty of enhancements regarding the Roof command.
In this sneak preview video you can see some of these new features:
New insert dialog
The roof object will have an insert dialog, like the rest of VisualARQ objects, from which you will be able to choose some insert parameters such as the roof type (hip, gable or shed), the cut edge type, or the slope angle.
Inserting it will be easy like drawing a rectangle (or like inserting slabs), including the option to pick 3 points from the command line. The roof ridge will be automatically aligned with the longest side.
The option to create roofs from boundary curves will be still available.
Multilayer roof styles
Roofs will be composed of slabs. This means that the roof styles will take one of the existing slab styles in the document and therefore they will be multilayer. It will be possible to create new roof styles by editing an existing slab style or creating new slab styles from a shortcut button.
When two roofs touch each other, the intersection between them will be automatically calculated. This interopearability will provide many new roof combinations and new designs that could not be done before.
Roofs from surfaces
Finally, it will be possible to create roofs from surfaces, no matter how complex they are. This operation will apply an offset to that surface according to the roof style thickness and will convert the resulting object into a roof.