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Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:10:54 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Hey guys anyone have a good weatherboard cladding they can share and also how to apply it? Thanks heaps.


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Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:50:41 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Assuming you mean for rendering? (a simple horizontal line fill pattern set in the 'graphics' tab of the material will do the job for drafting and basic 3D views).

Here's a white weatherboard image file which you can substitute in the 'Appearance' settings of the wall material (although I would make the weatherboard a seperate material from the actual wall, and then 'paint' it onto the surfaces you want to be weatherboard).

Hope that helps.

 

 



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Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:42:13 PM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Thanks heaps mate. I think your idea for painting would be better as if I edit the wall even the internal walls will change to weatherboard. Next problem is how do I add your jpeg as a material I looked in help and all I found was something about the identity tab in materials but didnt help. Thanks again for your help much appreciated. 


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Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:59:40 PM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Like "Aspect" said, "you can substitute in the 'Appearance' settings of the wall material", duplicate a new material and in "Appearance" you can import that jpg



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Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:21:21 PM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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I got to that stage but couldnt add it as a new material...wouldnt let me rename it or anything

 

http://screencast.com/t/7cJbIcPSEJ

 

 



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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:41:33 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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painting will get you in trouble, in time.  Early work-arounds backfire.  You can duplicate the material that your interior and exterior walls share, apply this new material to just your exterior walls, and voila!  The problem with using paint is that if you ever want to CHANGE the paint, you'll have to repaint every surface you've touched--there's no way to "unpaint all."

 

I learned this the hard way with a revit trainee in the office.  He spent a late night painting approximately 200 surfaces in the model, every nook and cranny of the model... but since it looked correct, I didn't notice the extend of the work he'd done until recovering from a backup was impossible.  The depainting of surfaces lasted for over a week.

 

It's better to get really comfortable with wall types, and the material manager.  Just my two cents worth! 


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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:08:19 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Yeah thats what I have done although when I duplicate the view and then put Horizontal 150mm as surface pattern but then it doesnt show once rendered

 

http://screencast.com/t/pKBaSqcgUJ

 

I'm guessing I need to add the material in there ( jepg ) not sure if thats right or how to do it

 

http://screencast.com/t/HsDGC3AGj

no option here to add it

 

Thanks for you help I difinatly wont want to make revit harder to for than it is haha


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Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 1:59:05 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Surface patterns don't render -- they're just for unrendered views.  They're also used as a reference for the direction of your render material.  You can rotate a hatch, and it'll rotate the render material, for example. 

 

You DO need to load in a JPG.  You can have two, for your materials.  One, the material, and the second being a Bump file.  The bump could be lines, if you want, or you could just have one jpg with your cladding, lines and all, for simplicity.  Typhoon's pic is pretty clear on how to replace the image path for a material.   Check through the existing materials for siding though.  You can also resize the scale at which materials tile. 



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Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 4:16:57 PM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Jamie,

what I typically do is open the folder where materials are stored (autodesk/common files/ shared.../materials 2012/mat 3....this may not be the exact path but it should help)  and find the jpeg I want to use.

Then I open that file in photoshop and give it a color that I want, then save that new jpeg in MY materials library - not the autodesk one.

Back in Revit, manage>materials>duplicate a similar material>rename  then change the appearance by picking the jpeg and replacing with the one you just made from your library.

I have had very little luck with assigning color to a jpeg for rendering purposes.  it works much better to do it in photoshop.  This seems like a pain the first few times, but does get easier.  Also, when rendering I usually make the material darker (especially painted items) because the color tends to wash out a lot in Revit renderings.  It will really help if you have a color card/wheel with you.

hope this helps.

ps,  I only use the paint tool when I split a surface (like for different tile patterns in a floor / backsplash/wall).


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Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 2:06:41 AM | Weatherboard Wall Cladding

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Thanks heaps for your help guys when I duplicate it in typhoons pic its simple to add a image... although mine look like this

 

http://screencast.com/t/K9LELQixczr

 


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