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Artlantis is a standalone rendering engine (materials, texturing, lighting, shadowing and animation) designed from the ground up to meet the needs of architects, urban planners, landscapers, interior designers and exhibitors. Artlantis comes in two packages; Artlantis Render and Artlantis Studio, apart from the fact that Artlantis Studio supports Animation and VR rendering (yes, virtual reality is supported!) most of the features are the same in the two packages.

Learning Artlantis is extremely useful for architects, urban planners and landscapers specially in the coming years as it’s one of the very first rendering engines specialized in architecture rendering that supports VR and VR will play a very important role in architecture design conceptualization and realization in the very near future.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Artlantis, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Artlantis) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Artlantis Online from Scratch

Artlantis Website

Artlantis Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Artlantis through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training. It’s worth noting that these tutorials are created using Abvent the current developers of Artlantis.

Structure: The training is divided into 11 sections, each section is divided into lesson, each video lesson covers certain techniques and tools in Artlantis.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click  on the lesson you’re interested in and a new window will pop-up with the video lesson, it’s worth noting that you need flash to play the videos.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.
  3. The training covers most of the aspects of the software even VR.

Cons

  1. There is hardly any drawback about this outlet.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Artlantis through video tutorials.

Artlantis 3D

Artlantis 3D is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Artlantis through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 36 video lessons, each video lesson covers certain topics in Artlantis, the lessons are created by various illustrators and covers various releases of the software.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the lesson resides.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training has a large collection of video lessons.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of the software.
  2. The training isn’t created by the same instructor.
  3. The training doesn’t cover as many tools and techniques as the first outlet.

Verdict: This isn’t the best outlet for beginners to start learning Artlantis online from scratch, it might be suitable for more advanced users, the first outlet is a better overall source for users of any level.

ArchiCAD Monkey Vimeo Channel

ArchiCAD Monkey Vimeo Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Artlantis through video lessons.

Structure: The training is divided into 6 video lessons that covers the tools and techniques available in Artlantis.

Interface: Standard Vimeo interface.

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Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of the software.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Artlantis through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Artlantis:

  1. Artlantis Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Artlantis through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Artlantis.