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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:04:43 AM | Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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Is it worth exporting a revit model to Photoshop for better modeling images? If so, How do you find a tutorial for such a process? Any suggestions. The REAL Sceneario: This will be my first attempt in rendering with REVIT. Finally, I have a client willing to pay the extra. Therefore, I am preparing my strategy for compeletion. It will be a 1620 s.f. two story House. I have a 3.4 ghz laptop Pentium 4 Processor and 1 gig of Ram and 17" screen. Will this be enough power for one outstanding rendering? I read many horror stories about how long it takes to render. Please advise. Thanks Post edited on 2005-05-18 19:05:32

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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:33:47 AM | RE: Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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You really can't export the Revit Model to Photoshop per say. Photoshop only understands 2D pixels, but you can export the rendered image for some post-processing. Many of the rendering horor stories that you hear are from people who really don't understand the rendering process which is half technical and half art. We employ the use of RPC content from www.archvision.com and also make use of their Composer software to post process the images and add more RPC content outside of Revit. Once we have set up a scene (took me all day for one today) then the actual rendering processing time for us is around 20 minutes, then into Composer/Photoshop. Most people get fixated on the dpi of the rendering and don't pay attention to the overall size and what the final desired result is. Your machine should be fine. HTH Tom

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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:47:45 AM | RE: Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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Great. I understand. I have been to the Archvison site the other day. Randall Stevens sent this response the other day. Hello Dionne, Yes. Revit 8 has shipped and has built-in functionality for RPC (similar to Revit 7 if you had experience using RPCs there). If you have any technical questions or problems with using RPC in Revit 8 you can contact our technical support department at support@archvision.com. They’ll be happy to help. Thanks and let us know if you have any further questions. Regards, Randall ____________________________ Okay, I will just jump into it. I love design and art. It should be fun. The revit 8 tutorials seem pretty clear. I will let you see the final product when I am done. I will need REVIT Moral Support by then. Thanks. Smile

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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:52:21 AM | RE: Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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One more question? DPI The image will be used for a marketing brouchure. Do you have a suggestion on the dpi to begin with or size? Or is there a DPI "Rule of Thumb"? Maybe this is a better question. Smile Are you saying not to worry about the dpi until you complete your rendering? Post edited on 2005-05-18 19:56:42

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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 2:06:33 AM | RE: Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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The thing to remember is that there are two parts to the pixel equation. In Revit I have seen many people render an image at 300dpi, but the view size in Revit was 2"x1.5". In this example you only get 600 pixels in width then they try to print at 17" wide and wonder why it doesn't work. I set my Revit view size to about 75% of the size I intend to print it at and generally render it at 200 dpi for final. So my 12" wide view x 200 dpi gives me 2400 pixels to print at 17" wide. My Photoshop book recommends the following resolutions: Full Color image for magazine or publication: Ideal=300:Acceptable=225 Color Laser: Ideal=180: Acceptable=120 Multi-media and Web: 72 A proper rendering will take a some time to set up. You still need to pay attention to camera placement, material selection, lighting etc. A professional photographer can probably take better photos with my $300 camera than I could with their $5000 camera which is why I say rendering is not all about the technical side of things. Tom

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Thu, May 19, 2005 at 4:50:04 AM | RE: Exporting REVIT 8 Model to Photoshop7

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Thank you. I completely concur with your overall answer. I really believe that rendering is more than technical application rather it is on paper or chip. Therefore, I believe the greatness of the journey will be incorporating the best available balance of light, texture ,material and the camera placement as stated. I appreciate your response on this matter. Smile Stay tuned for the unveiling. Smile -Dionne

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