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Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:51:28 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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Ok I've been using Revit for a week now and have started to get to grips with using it but I am working on a project where I need to place canal boats within the model for rendering. I've had a look at the tutorials and still am a bit lost on how the material works when importing a sketchup model in to revit. the fact that when im in 3D mode I can see the colours on the boat but when I render it comes out grey.

The model Im trying to use is http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=94d769a9b6bec72e7a5354a0d63070&prevstart=0

It would be simple if there was a Revit model allready out there that I could use but I have failed to find one.

I even looked at buying one but still couldn't find one.

If anybody could explain to me in very basic terms how I can use this sketchup model in revit with revit materials it would be much appreciated.

Sorry to be a bother but really couldn't get my head around the guides that I was able to find.

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Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 12:38:32 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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I did post several times this same issue, if you import directly to revit you gonna see that kind of advertising (like in the first image attached), so what i do is i go to autocad and change the obj, but if you don't want that you can create a "Metric/Imperial Entourage Family" then import the sketchup model and like you can see in the second image, if you go to the "Object Styles > Imported Objects" you only see the 3 layers with the respective "Render materials" but if you go to the "Settings>Materials" (like in the 3 image) you see the all colors the model are used, what you can do is change those "Render ###..." to the real name you want and change the "Render Appearence" with the material you want, save the model (family) and "load into Project"....

 



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Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 1:00:22 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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The final render... and the model you post....

 



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Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 2:01:52 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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Thanks for that Typhoon, that was really helpfull. It makes much more sense now. Cheers.


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Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 12:56:53 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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I am following your steps but the materials still render white, would you no why?


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Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 5:19:19 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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After you "Load into project" go to the "Materials" and check if the "render...." have the materials you just apply in the family...

 


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Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:25:39 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH NEHA. THE MATERIAL DOESNT SHOW UP EVEN IF YOU CHANGE THE MATERIAL ON OBJECT SETTINGS AND ACTIVATE THE " USE RENDER APEARANCE. IM USING REVIT 2010. I TRIED ALL THE SUGESTIONS ON THIS THREAD ON SKETCHUP TO REVIT ISSUE BUT NOT 1 SOLVED THE PROBLEM EXCEPT IF IMPORTED AS A MASS. THAT WAY YOU CAN PAINT INTO EACH SURFACE YOUR DESIRED MATERIALS. BUT WHAT I WANT IS TO WORK  ON THE MATERIAL LAYERS AS OTHERS HAS SUGGESTED. IT DIDNT WORK AS WELL. OR MAYBE I MISSED SOMTHING.CAN ANY ONE POST A SCREEN SHOTS ON HOW THEY DO IT???

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Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:36:02 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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... ON THE OBJECT STYLES> IMPORTED OBJECTS> MATERIALS IT SEEMS THAT EACH LAYER HAS ALREADY A CORRESPONDNIG MATERIAL APPLIED WHICH IS THE MATERIAL FROM SKETCHUP. I CHANGED THIS MATERIALS AS TYPHOON SUGGESTED INORDER TO CHANGE THE MATERIAL APPLIED TO EACH LAYER WHEN RENDERED. LOAD THE FAMILY TO A PROJECT, RENDER, WHEN ITS DONE THE MATERIAL DONT SHOW UP. ANY INSIGHTS???

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Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 7:50:21 PM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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Ok, see this: http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=18251#t68046

 

 



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Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 1:44:40 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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please look at the image...

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Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 1:49:42 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 8:44:05 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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THANKS FOR RESPONDING TO MY REQUEST MARKIE. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I DID DURING THE COURSE OF MY EXPLORATION TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM    MARKIE. I TRIED MODELLING SIMPLE BOXES LAST NYT IN SU,WENT THRU YOUR STEPS AND IT WORKED!! I TRIED THE "PLANT_SAGOPALM" DOWNLOADED FROM SU BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE MATERIALS/COLOR DOESNT CHANGE FOR ME AFTER I CHNGED THE MATERIAL CORRESPONDING TO THE LAYERS. BUT ANYWAY THANKS OR THE ENLIGHTENMENT MARKIE!! MAYBE I SHOULD TRY THE MODEL YOU USED ON YUOR SCREEN SHOTS.


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Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:13:29 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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I WENT THRU THE STEPS MARKIE SUGGESTED BUT STILL HAVING PROBLEM ON SU TO REVIT ISSUE. I WONDER WHY  SU MODEL I PERSONALLY CREATED, SAVED AS DWG AND IMPORTED TO REVIT ,CHANGED THE COLOR/MATERIAL OF THE MODEL WORKS FOR ME. BUT WITH MODELS DOWNLOADED ON SU WEBSITE IT DOESNT. I TRIED CHANGING THE COLOR OF EACH LAYER ON A MODEL BUT ONLY1  LAYER COLOR CHANGES AND MOST OF THE TIME ALL IS GRAY WHEN RENDERED. IM USING REVIT 2010 AND 2009 AND SU PRO 6. COULD IT BE A SOFTWARE MALFUNCTION, PC PROBLEM, VIRUS ON MY PC????


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Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:26:50 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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I dnt know...did you try my idea step by step?can u please send your file to my email,,and i will make it...if doesnt work maybe there is a problem with the object...but i think it doesnt have a problem...(markitek2007@yahoo.com)

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Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:49:07 AM | Sketchup to Revit material problem

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Hi Guys, I have tired EVERYTHING to change materials in revit from sketch up...its so urgent and its still rendering grey. Could any of you guys change the materials of 3 scooters in Revit and email it to me??

nehapatel.89@gmail.com, if anyone knows how to do it, could u please help me out!!! thanks a bunch



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