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Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:14:30 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct forum or not, but here goes. I have been running Revit Architecture for several years now. I have a residential design/BIM drafting business and do alot of renderings. I am curious what everyone else is using software wise on producing photo realistic renderings. I started out using Revit exclusively on modeling and the rendering. Now I build the model out of Revit and export it out as a FBX file and link it to 3DSMax and do the renderings there. #DSMax seems to do quite well and seems faster. Was curious if there is a better way or better software to export to for rendering. The program Chief Architect appears to pretty good on renderings, but it seems a bit cheesy...not sure. Any thoughts on this?


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Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:58:34 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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My understanding is that 3DSMax is your best bet for renderings. 


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Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 7:09:59 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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revit has the MentalRay rendering engine.. that's the same engine in 3Ds Max and the same engine in the number one commercial animation program Maya.. there is nothing better.. the only difference in any program with that same rendering engine is the effects that can be put on the image AFTER the rendering is finished.. if you want to put some weird effects on your rendering then there is not much better than photoshop for that..

i hope dynamite doesn't get mad at me for using their rendering as an example- but they only use revit and just for an example i touched it up in photoshop to show how it might look coming out of 3Ds Max using many of the image effects of Max.. but Max cannot do better.. and i'm not even saying it looks better touched-up in photoshop..

these touch-ups i think are what fools people- they are very subjective.. i HAVE on rare occasions touched-up

my rendering in photoshop- but usually not..



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Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 10:16:56 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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if you already own 3Ds max i can't see what else you would need for the type renderings you are doing. i think the renders out of Revit are fine for the type renderings you are doing. As stated, it has the same engine as Max, not all the bells and whistles though.

P.S., vector25, very constructive post.



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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:51:58 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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this post might also be constructive- (thanks coreed)- who knows.. i can't make no absolute statements like "there is no better rendering engine than MentalRay"- Vray is pretty scary.. and i totally fell in love with lightworks rendering a few years back.. but i might be able to accurately say for all practical purposes that since MentalRay is already in Revit- it could make more sense to use that.. who knows.. but MentalRay is certainly no slouch that's for sure.. i think it's kind of like a Steinway vs. a Bosendorfer- it depends on who's playing it..

 

 

 


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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:43:34 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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True, i like to think of it as a paint brush and who's holding the brush: Da Vin ci or Van Gogh, or one of us bums


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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:36:26 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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I also do renderings of residences.  I let Revit do the rendering then I export to photoshop to add landscaping or touch-ups.  I have done revit to max, but didn't really see that much of a difference.

This is one of my renderings.



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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:17:08 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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Obviously you are good to go with photoshop as a "touch up software" seems to me the only thing lacking in your renderings is details- im not an expert but to me details are everything in a rendering- take for example the roof in your rendering of that home- if you were to apply a material that stands out more or had more definition to the material already in place i believe you would be much more realistic with your renderings.  As you can tell when you look at the materials on the image you have placed of the site- they are much more defined than the home- so either dull down your photo to match the rendering of the home or enhance the rendering. 


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Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:41:01 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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i would just apply a Photshop filter to the composite image to soften the transiton between the two. but if what you do works for you, then fine.


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Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 3:40:36 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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I agree the roof looks rather dull in comparison to the background image and I could have tried a different image for that material.

I am in no way a photoshop pro, but I liked how the image came out for my first time to combine the two.

I didn't know about filtering the background image - still learning new things every day. Smile

 


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Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 6:36:50 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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Definitely good for your first go-round!


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Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 7:15:04 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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one great thing you can do with photoshop is shrink images.. like if you render something at a higher DPI- photoshop will reduce the size far more accurately than paint..



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Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:39:09 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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Thanks! Very helpful info.

Please see attached pictures, which I imported from skeckup.

I only able to show the color in "shade mode", not in "realistic" nor "redereing".

Did I missed somthing?

I'm working on Revit 2013.



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Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:16:57 AM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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Never mind, I worked it out.


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Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:01:43 PM | Best approach to Photo Realistic Renderings?

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"Never mind, I worked it out."

Explinations of what you did could help others with this problem in the future


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