CURRENT VERSION: 2016(for Revit 2016)
CURRENT VERSION: 4.0(for Revit 2015)
CURRENT VERSION: 3.1(for Revit 2014)
CURRENT VERSION: 2.2(for Revit 2013)
here is my script to render multiple views overnight! updates will be posted here, so KEEP AN EYE ON THIS TOPIC!
What is it?
its an add-In for revit that allows you to select multiple views, hit the render button and let revit render multiple views overnight..
Why should I use it?
To render over night means 2 things: 1) you do not use up your workingtime to wait for the renderer to finish its job. 2) on average from one working day to the next there are approx 14 hours. this means that if you do not have a very big amount of files you can have them rendered over night at a much higher quality/resolution then you would have during worktime. (honestly who can wait for a renderer for 14 workhours???) imagine what you can do over an entire weekend!!
How to install?
Download and unzip the attached files. place the "Renderviews" folder wherever you like on your computer as long as it is a shared location (not desktop or my documents etc...), and the "RenderViews.addin" file in your "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2015" folder. (the folder has to be corrected for the version you are currently using) Open the RenderViews.addin" file with notepad (NOT WORD!) and correct the path in the fifth line from this: "C:\Users\ima\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\Renderviews\Renderviews\bin\Debug\Renderviews.dll" to the path where you saved the folder pointing to your dll. thats it! if correctly installed an "add-ins" tab should appear in revit.
How to use?
set up all your views (lights, cameras etc.) in the render properties of each view you want to render. go to your "Add-Ins" tab and run the tool from the "external tools" button. Click the "select views" button, select the views you want to render and hit the"Render list" button. If you want the Add-In to save your project between each rendering for safety purposes check the checkbox. be sure that your project has been saved at least one time, else revit will prompt to choose a file name, stopping the add-in. Now to start the rendering just click with the mouse inside your viewport. IMPORTANT: do not click anywhere else while the plug in is rendering, or it will stop working. The images are automatically saved in the Render catalog. Walktroughs are NOT supported! (it will render out only the very first frame!) If you are expiriencing any trouble hit the "get system info" button and paste the content here.
When you click on "render list" button the add-in does not show up:
you need to Unblock the DLL by right-clicking on it in Explorer and selecting “Properties” and “Unblock”. It’s actually better to do this for the .ZIP prior to extracting the contents, as this makes sure all files contained in the archive are unblocked."
Revit Suite 2016 - ENGLISH
Revit Suite 2016 - GERMAN
Revit Architecture 2016 - ENGLISH
Revit Architecture 2016 - GERMAN
Revit Suite 2015 - ENGLISH
Revit Suite 2015 - GERMAN
Revit Architecture 2015 - ENGLISH
Revit Architecture 2015 - GERMAN
Revit Suite 2014 - ENGLISH
Revit Suite 2014 - GERMAN
Revit Architecture 2014 - ENGLISH
Revit Architecture 2014 - GERMAN
Revit Suite 2013 - ENGLISH
Revit Suite 2013 - GERMAN
Revit Architecture 2013 - ENGLISH
Revit Architecture 2013 - GERMAN
To add a language please have a look at this topic: http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=28368
.NET framework 4.5.1 or above http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851
well just in case: sharkyenergy AT hotmail dot c o m is my paypal account.. :p
please let me know about problems and bugs!
UPDATE 30/10/2015: uploaded version 2016 for Revit 2016 REQUIRES .NET 4.5.0)
UPDATE 12/05/2014: uploaded version 4.0 for Revit 2015 REQUIRES .NET 4.5.1)
UPDATE 06/05/2014: uploaded version 3.1 for Revit 2014
UPDATE 18/10/2012: uploaded version 2.2. added compatibility with revit architecture
UPDATE 18/10/2012: uploaded version 2.1. removed a debug-leftover that created file c:\revitdebug.txt
UPDATE 15/10/2012: uploaded version 2.0 fixed two bugs: first, if you clicked on "add views" without having a view selected the plugin crashed, second on some systems it had trouble by extracting the application name from the window, so it has been changed to a better function. enjoy
UPDATE 20/09/2012: uploaded version 1.9 fixed a visualization error, added a info button, added a progress information to know at what point of the list you are, colored the "message" text to blue to make it better visible inside the form. enjoy
UPDATE 20/09/2012: uploaded version 1.8 fixed a bug detected by typhoon (thanks) that prevented the app to work properly if not all 4 checkboxes were checked.
UPDATE 19/09/2012: uploaded version 1.7 with the ability to choose if you want to save: -project -image to project - jpg to projectfolder - png to projectfolder. reordered the interface. thanks to typhoon for the tipp..
UPDATE 18/09/2012: uploaded version 1.6 with a few bug fixes and the ability to copy the needed system informations to the clipboard. this functionality is needed to help you fix porblems.. also changed the program structure to have a main form and the "chose views" form as a subform. there is a new button now that opens the browser to this page to check for updates and the walkthroughs are now excluded from the selection of views. to update if already installed, just download the new file and replace the Renderviews.dll file with the new one in the folder.
versions 1.0 - 1.5: bugfixing, + added possibility to save the project between renderings.
Edited on: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 7:24:23 AM
Edited on: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:29:12 AM
Edited on: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:34:33 AM
Check out my new Renderlist add-in to render multiple views in sequence overnight! Get it here and remember to leave some feedback http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=28381