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Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:59:57 PM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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hi. i am currently learning revit and managed to build int. however, i suck with creating materials i need. i found pefect materials from Maxwell, but have no idea if and how to use them (.mxm). i need to render couple good rendering with a short deadline. any help?


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Sun, May 29, 2011 at 3:39:10 AM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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go into the materials dialog then under the appearance tab and

where you see an image- click on the down arrow next to it and

delete that image.. then just click in the space where the image

was- and doing that will take you to whatever image you have

to go there.. you will also need to click that same down arrow

to "edit" the image to set the brightness that image will render..

and in that edit section is also many other things you can do

with that image- like scale for one..

 

then just render on "medium" quality.. then AFTER it has

rendered you will want to play with the "exposure" settings..

 

let me know if you have any questions along the way..

 

i'm talking about revit 2011- things might be slightly different

with another release..

 

 

 

 

 


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Mon, May 30, 2011 at 8:56:22 PM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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thnx.. that helps in a way.

but is there a way to use the .mxm files at all? they have the surfaces set etc.


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Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:09:21 AM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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agusiaszpara- i don't think that mxm image manager or whatever it

is is intended to work with windows 7- and i never used it with older

versions of windows.. you can trying it of course if you really like it-

but yeah we are only talking about filing JPEG images for rendering

in revit..

 

images are difficult to render in revit because you have to manipulate

them in many way to make them look good.. the scale- the distance

in the view- the way the light hits them- the brightness- exposure

and many more factors.. if you can render your view and minimize

images- all the better i think.. rendering colors with just bump maps

are pretty easy to render and look good.. like make a wall look like

stucco or a roof look like shingles- things like that..


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Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:42:06 PM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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Thanks. i will keep on playing with the materials Smile


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Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:19:49 PM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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www.cgtextures.com

Is a source of images which are compatible.


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Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:03:29 AM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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Thx mbsteve for the link.  It is really useful.

 


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Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 5:38:48 AM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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Hi, I'm looking into the career of Architecture. I'm a first year student in college and I'm taking very basic classes, so I still have the chance to change my mind.Tell me if Architecture is worth going into. I'm looking into Green design a lot, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of the field of Arch in general? How long would it take to complete the degree? Would you recommend it? And by the way, I'm a woman. I hope that doesn't matter.

 

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Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:57:38 PM | Importing materials to Revit Architecture

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Brown11- can you sketch a dog house and make it look real cute? can you draw a barn that makes people think they would like to live on a farm? if you can do that- then as a college grad- and having learned the skills for creating building geometry- you can be an architect that not only knows how a building is constructed- but you can be an architect that is also a designer..

either way- you probably never will get rich as an architect.. although if you major in business and make a business out of your architecture you certainly can get rich.. but in general- architects make only a little more than a police officer and have to know nearly as much as a doctor..

i knew all this when i was in high school- but i still took drafting classes and thought it was all fun and i have always liked to draw stuff.. but it wasn't until a few years later when i seen that architecture was going digital- and i downloaded a trial of chief architect- that my heart sank.. then i downloaded a trial of revit and died.. lol

but yeah- choosing the field of architecture is very conservative- it's like going into the food business- everybody has to have food.. and as long as the population continues to grow as it always has- (in the USA at least)- the need for new space will grow along with it..

you might want to take a look a residential because that appears to be a pretty hot sector as it is starting up right now.. 


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