Saving Rendertargets to an ArchiCAD View

By default, a camera/view is assigned to the “default rendertarget”.

You can save a copy of the rendertarget in the “Settings” tab of the plugin to an ArchiCAD View. To do this, doubleclick the view in the View Map (it MUST be under the “3D Views” item). Then select “Save Rendertarget to View” in the Additional Options popup in the Settings tab of the plugin.

Now a copy of the rendertarget is saved as that view name. Note the rendertarget pin name has changed below. Any changes made to this rendertarget will be separate from the “default rendertarget” or any other rendertargets. If you doubleclick on another view the View Map which does NOT have a rendertarget saved to it, the “default rendertarget” will be loaded. If you doubleclick on another view the View Map which DOES have a rendertarget saved to it, that saved rendertarget will be loaded. NOTE: MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics. are not saved to the rendertarget. You can also change views in the View Map whilst rendering and the rendertarget will change.


When Photorendering, you can select the rendertarget you wish to use from the Photorender Setting window. Any view which has a rendertarget saved for it should appear in the “View Rendertarget” box.

You can set the rendertarget for a photorender, and then save to the View Settings to always photorender that view when the view is selected from the View Map. This feature can be used to create a batch render of a number of views with different rendertarget settings.