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Sun, Dec 4, 2005 at 7:28:31 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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if revit could introduce rendering engines like that of metal-ray, etc that can produce renderings that compete with reality , then revit will the best architectural visualisation software

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Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 5:54:53 AM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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I totally agree! Revit is pretty lame for its renders. I heard a bit of a whisper that revit 10 might have mental ray... dont know how true it is...

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Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 3:11:26 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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I'm not positive, but I think mental ray is a rendering plug in for Max which is the same as Viz and I've heard whispers that MAYBE we might get Viz with release 10 which WOULD make it one kick butt architectural viz software.....right behind ADT (jk jk)

 

Actually I have been corrected on the accurender software that comes with revit. It actually is quite a stripped down version of the full accurender which doesn't seem to be too bad of a renderer in it's own. I think though with Max/Viz being around so long and having such support from the community, it's the cat's meow with all the renderer's that can plug into it like Brazil, Maxwell, Mental Ray, and especially VRay which seems to be the popular one.

 

Mental Ray comes with Max standard right now and from what I've heard it has been given quite an improvement. 


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Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 9:22:49 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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wow, thats very interesting framerman. I hope Revit gets some kinds of rendering power to it...whether its VIZ, Mental Ray, V-Ray, Maxwell whatever. Besides anything would be better than what revit renders now.

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Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 7:25:07 AM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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hi guys, aside from that though, to produce photoreal images like the one attached modeling play an integral part...maybe they can also improve the modeling capabilities of the app


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Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 3:27:10 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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We currently have a scaled down version of AccuRender in REVIT...... Don't you think that this will also be true if they provide a different rendering engine? We are lucky to have something that is directly linked within the program. AutoCAD AEC has nothing!

I personally think AccuRender does a pretty good job. For those of you that don't know it, AccuRender has been around since the early eighties and is a pretty stable program. You might check ou the McNeel website http://www.en.na.mcneel.com/ . McNeel has several other rendering programs including some annimation programs.  Attached is a rendering from the full AccuRender found on their site..

If we would want better renderings (and were compensated for it), then we probably would get the full AccuRender. I would want to have the same program that is linked in REVIT because there would probably be less issues. I just hope they let us know if they are going to change engines.



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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 3:36:17 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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VIZ is also a great rendering package.  In Viz you can open and close doors and windows during walkthroughs.  You can turn your lights on/off, and have a great deal of control over materials.  Unfortunately, at this years AU, when asked about VIZ in Revit, they unmistakably said 'NO.'  Revit will not incorporate VIZ.  Besides, how would Autodesk sell it's best rendering softwares if they were giving it away for free.  What they did say is that they are work on the import capabilities of Revit to VIZ.  They said that making their softwares work together was a priority, but giving VIZ away for free was not.  My hopes were dashed.  I guess I'll just have to talk my boss into more software.  

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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 5:55:01 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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Doesn't ADT gets to have it for free though?

 

If so, guess that says everything about how they feel about Revit. 

  


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Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 8:40:09 PM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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It's true. We will have Revit with Mental Ray built in in the next 30 days. I'm completely excited.

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Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 12:31:10 AM | Metal Ray as rendering engine for Revit

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if you RAC 2009, you have it now.

 


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