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Thu, May 8, 2008 at 4:33:37 AM | Rendering and more




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We are running a render on one floor of an office building. The view that we rendered is one we have done before using Revit building 2008. It took about 45mins using this program and was an adequate render. 

A medium setting on the current version 2009 went for 36hrs before we stopped it, it was 17% after 20 hrs. We blitzed everything not in the view which was about a half hour operation in itself. We set the render going again and this time it completed on a medium setting in 36hrs. We set the quality to high and it took 52hrs. We are not happy with the image as it is not as good as our previous version of Revit. We are now rolling backwards trying to a) find a way to reduce render time. b) improve the quality of the image to at least of the 2008 version. c) get the lights to display while the sun is also switched on. d) Have the windows not blackout when only interior lights are on. e) Have the render not blast the model with far too much light or far too little. (have adjusted individual lights to real settings (100watt bulb or whatever the manufacturer specifies). have tried knocking the sun settings back with time of year. Our interior is largely very interior but has windows in the outer edge of the image. We seem to be spending excessive amounts of time getting no-where. We are not happy with this version of this program. Is anybody else having problems with it or could you offer solutions to any of the above problems



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Thu, May 8, 2008 at 4:42:27 AM | Rendering and more



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hardware issues i'm thinking....

having used many versions of revit, accurender, mental ray in 3ds max, mental ray in adt, and now mental ray in Revit... I can honestly say that there is no comparison to 08 renders and 09. Mental Ray hands down whoops the crap out of the accurender platform (minus the trees and stuff.... i kinda liked the accurender trees). Do yourself a favor and download the trial version of 3ds max design 2009 and it will give you a true lesson in the power of mental ray and the ease of use of the revit FBX export. go ahead and email me if you want to discuss your issues further.

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