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Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 5:12:28 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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So I'm using Revit 2009 on my personal laptop... I did one rendering just to see how things looked in my project yesterday and it took about 2.5 hours... should I be doing this on a different computer or is it just that slow always? Also, once I save the rendering, is like a regular picture file or is there something else I would need to do to, say, open it in Photoshop to add some stuff? Thanks!!!

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Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 6:42:24 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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Hi sg1282, about render times it depends on the quality settings, higher quality means a longer render time, but also depends on some system requirements (RAM, processor and so on), and if your model has i.e. lighting fixtures, etc, you don't specify anything of this.

"Once I save the rendering, is like a regular picture file...", of course, because it is a still image, so it's up to you if you want to use another program to add some other stuff....Good luck....


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Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 4:08:41 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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just so that you are clear on what erlan73 is saying, yes rendering in Revit is a time consuming affair. since you said laptop i assume that you are a student. you want to make sure you figure this time into your project due date schedule. especially if you don't have access to other computers to render while you work. rendering in the background while you work can be problamatic sometimes. but i would only attempt on a laptop if you have multi-core processor, 64 Bit OS and minimum 4Gb Ram

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Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:55:59 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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So, in other words, if I have access to a better computer I should use it for doing my renderings? Thank you all so much!

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Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 7:36:44 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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sg1282, we don't know anything about your computer, but take a look at the specifications for Revit:

System Requirements
  • Windows® XP Home, Professional and TabletPC (SP1 or SP2), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition,Windows Vista® 32 bit (Business, Premium and Ultimate), Windows Vista 64 bit (Business, Premium and Ultimate)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP1 or later
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1280 x 1024  monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color
  • 3 GB free disk space
  • MS-Mouse compliant
  • Download and Installation from DVD
System Recommended:
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 or later, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP1 or later
  • Intel™ Core® 2 Duo 2.40GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1280 x 1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color.
  • Dedicated video card with hardware support for OpenGL spec 1.3 or later
  • 5 GB free disk space
  • MS-Mouse compliant

 


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Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 6:47:12 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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well i tried rendering once and all i saw was black.i probably need to upgrade my graphic card or i did something stupid. i didn't have time to play with it more at the time.  i'd like to figure it out now.


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Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 6:57:24 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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If it was an interior rendering, your lights were probably not on or they were hidden by the ceiling.  Any can type lights must cut the ceiling.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:03:16 PM | NEWBIE QUESTION... RENDERING??

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ok thanks i'll play with it in the next week or so.

i recall that i turn the light on and there were windows so it's kinda odd that even if i had the ceiling issue it shouldn't be all black right?

anyway, i will for sure like to get it to work just so that i don't feel like an idiot lol

thanks again Smile


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