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Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 3:44:23 PM | Rendering Night Scene 2009




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I'm trying to render a night scene for a concept model that will show glowing cubes on the site. I've tried to render with sun only, artificial only with lights in the cubes, sun and artificial (which only renders with the sun for some reason), interior/exterior, different types of glass and transparencies, adding a luminosity to the cubes, etc. Nothing seems to be working, any ideas? Basically I think it would work if I could get the sun and artificial lights to work together. With sun only I set the time so the sun seems like it's dusk, but the cubes don't light up. With artificial only the cubes light up, but the site is too dark.   

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Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:49:53 PM | Rendering Night Scene 2009



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i dont usually use revit to render but you could ditch the sun idea and just add some area lights around the site to render to help lighten things up. Also if you export to a png file it removes the alpha map a.k.a. the mental ray sky, then you can just add in a background you like

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Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:18:26 AM | Rendering Night Scene 2009




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You probably need to increase the power value of the lights.  The default settings tend to get drowned by the sun.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 5:20:13 PM | Rendering Night Scene 2009




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Or you can go to Advanced Model Graphics and turn the sun to a brightness of zero and set the time according to the season. It will render all black, and then you have to adjust the exposure accordingly to get your desired affect....Hope this helps

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