Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Announcing Archon Tech Strategies

 
Archon Tech Strategies, an Indianapolis-based technology solution that assists its customers with communication, acceleration, and productivity, announced today it will add 31 new employees to its rapidly growing company.

Announced today, Archon Tech Strategies, a technology solution company that assists its customers with communication, acceleration, and productivity, will be hiring 31 new employees to join its existing team of employees. Between Archon Tech Strategies and its sister company, ArchonSafe, 51 new jobs will be created. Combined, the two companies will invest up to $1.1M in support of the hirings as part of Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation’s EDGE tax credits.
Archon’s technology solutions provide its customers with new ways to interact within their industry with their suppliers, within their organizations, and with their own customers. The Archon mobile platform allows a company with mobile app needs to rapidly create and scale custom software. The leadership and experience of Archon Tech has led to cutting-edge ideas and developments aimed at improving the communication and operating efficiencies of organizations through app development, as well as the creation of new businesses.

“We’re extremely pleased with the growth and success Archon Tech Strategies is experiencing not only for our own company, but for our customers” said Tony Unfried, Founder and CEO of Archon Tech Strategies. "We’re ready to further our mission by adding a significant number of full-time employees right here in Indiana. Our team is proud to call Indiana home and we are grateful to the IEDC for their support in helping us achieve our company goals."

“Indiana is seeing a strong trend of growth in the technology sector today, supported by homegrown companies like ArchonSafe and Archon Tech Strategies,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Hoosiers across our state, like the teams at these two innovative companies, are developing high-tech concepts and advancing the industry, which provides more than 77,000 Hoosier jobs in central Indiana alone. Technology jobs in Indianapolis area are growing three times faster than the national average, and that dramatic growth is a direct result of our Hoosier workforce and an Indiana business climate designed for success.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Archon Tech Strategies (in conjunction with its sister company, ArchonSafe) up to $385,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Archon Tech Strategies is hiring for multiple positions across the business. Interested applicants should apply at: http://www.archontech.com/.

Archon Tech Strategies:

Indianapolis-based Archon Tech Strategies was founded in 2010 and provides technology solutions that are flexible and customizable to meet customer’s needs by bridging communication, acceleration, and productivity. By integrating and deploying platforms, the company seamlessly connects consulting and training to businesses. For more information: http://www.archontech.com/

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rendering Tip - Select IES Patterns

Many rendering packages provide easy access to 30 standard IES Patterns which you can apply to lights.

Here are samples of 6 of them.
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You can easily select one of these patterns and render your model using it.
IES light files are created by many major lighting manufacturers and can be downloaded freely from their sites.
IRender nXt also provides 30 standard IES Light profiles which can be used to create many standard lighting shapes.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Case Study - Using SketchUp and Rendering in a Middle School

James Laub – Technology Teacher at Washington Middle School in Long Beach Unified School District uses SketchUp and Rendering for classes and put information about his experiences on the SketchUpRendering.com Case studies page.

Take a look:  Using SketchUp and Rendering in a Middle School

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Create More Realistic Renderings with IES Profiles


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IES Light Profiles are illumination standards developed by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, the recognized authority on illumination. The profiles enhance IRender nXt renderings with light distribution that is more accurate. IRender nXt includes 30 IES Presets and many lighting manufacturers provide IES profiles for their fixtures.
Download the latest version of IRender nXt or 3D Design Studio to try the IES LIghts
Images of our IES Presets and a more comprehensive description is available: IES_Lights

Sunday, February 28, 2016

IRender nXt Videos

We have a new page with all of our videos organized into categories - e.g getting started, advanced techniques, etc.

Check it out to see if there are any you have missed. Videos

http://www.renderplus.com/php/videos.php


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rendering Tip - Use Layers to Reduce Rendering Times

In this rendering tip I want to help you reduce rendering times for your SketchUp models by using layers to group light fixtures. When any of the lights in your model do not illuminate the scene your rendering, turn the layers off and you'll be rewarded by a significant reduction in rendering time. 


 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SketchUp Rendering Case Study, RSD / Total Controls

Tyrone Tucker from RSD / Total Controls recently shared his experience with ArielVision, a Render Plus rendering extension for SketchUp. Tyrone incorporates completed renderings into a browser enabled interface for his customers.

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In Tyrone’s own words: I work for RSD / Total Controls. We provide parts and smarts for the HVAC and Refrigeration industry. In the Total Control division we build 508 UL listed industrial control panels and provide control systems for Building Automation. 
This includes controls for operating:
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Fan Coils
  • VAV’s
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Pumps
  • Built Up Systems, and others

The information is networked back to a head end device called a Supervisory Controller. The end user can access the system locally or remotely over the Internet with any web browser. The interface enables a view of the graphic images that I rendered. For example, below is a stacked view of a building in Los Angeles, CA. I created the model with SketchUp and renderings with ArielVision.