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Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 1:37:29 PM | Render list of views

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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)

 

Hi guys!

 

here is my script to render multiple views overnight! updates will be posted here, so KEEP AN EYE ON THIS TOPIC! Smile

 

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.

 

 Troubleshooting:

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."

 

 

Compatibility v2016:

Revit Suite 2016 - ENGLISH

Revit Suite 2016 - GERMAN

Revit Architecture 2016 - ENGLISH

Revit Architecture 2016 - GERMAN

 

Compatibility v4.0:

Revit Suite 2015 - ENGLISH

Revit Suite 2015 - GERMAN

Revit Architecture 2015 - ENGLISH

Revit Architecture 2015 - GERMAN

 

Compatibility v3.1:

Revit Suite 2014 - ENGLISH

Revit Suite 2014 - GERMAN

Revit Architecture 2014 - ENGLISH

Revit Architecture 2014 - GERMAN

 

Compatibility v2.2:

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

 

Requirements:

.NET framework 4.5.1 or above http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851

 

Donations:

well just in case: sharkyenergy AT hotmail dot c o m is my paypal account.. :p

 

  

 

please let me know about problems and bugs!

thank you

 

Regards

 

Igor

 

UPDATE 30/10/2015: uploaded version 2016 for Revit 2016 CryingREQUIRES .NET 4.5.0) 

 

UPDATE 12/05/2014: uploaded version 4.0 for Revit 2015 CryingREQUIRES .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.. Smile 



 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

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Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 2:18:20 PM | Render list of views

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aaaand here is a demo video.. Smile

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtcClksAqK0&feature=youtu.be


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Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:55:41 PM | Render list of views

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Thank you very much, but in my case I loaded Revit13 recently and I have no addsin file in the destination you mentioned,I didn't bit any addsin before

 so what shall I do ?


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Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 11:47:15 PM | Render list of views

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 sorry for the disturbance, I did find the file and change the path but I didn't find the "external tool" in mange tab? Is it because I never use addsin before this one ?


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:00:48 AM | Render list of views

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i sort of "invented" that tab. i have the german version and dont know how it is called in the english version. i will check asap!


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:14:44 AM | Render list of views

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here we go...

 

follow this to be sure that it is installed correctly. (its not my plug in but the procedure is the same) http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=19399552&linkID=9243099

 

then when youre sure that it is installed correctly look at the video i posted yesterday and try to follow the images on the buttons instead of the text. unfortunatly having only the german version its difficult for me to find out what the english products are labeled like.

 

please let me know!

 

regards

 

igor


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:24:35 AM | Render list of views

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ok, found infos on the web! if correctly installed an "add-ins" tab should appear like in this image!

 

http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553e1689788330133f529cccf970b-800wi

 

and here is a sample of the location for the .addin file. attention, you must modify the file with NOTEPAD not with word.

whats the language of your revit?



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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 8:24:44 AM | Render list of views

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Thanks Frifer.... Shadey

 


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 8:29:03 AM | Render list of views

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your'e welcome! please let me know if it works on the english revit too or if there are bugs!


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:23:44 PM | Render list of views

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updated to version 1.2! lots of bugfixes and the ability to save the project between renderings. (would be a pain in the .... to get back in the morning and see revit crashed..) at least if it crashes it has saved!


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Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 4:45:17 PM | Render list of views

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thank you very much for your efforts , at last I had the addsin as you said , I was anxious waiting for the result, but instead of having a good night sleep, this error  msg appeared?- it is attached below, and it still appear until I abort the addsin ,  I don't know what is the mistake

 thank you again...

 

ps : the version am using is English



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Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:50:28 AM | Render list of views

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thanks for posting this!

 

i need a few more infos:

 

-do you have .net framework 4 installed? or just 3.5?

-whats your operating system?

-can you please try to choose only {3D} as view to render and see if it still happens?

-can you copy and paste the whole error message?

-did you update my script to its latest version? (v1.6)

-at what exact point do you get this error message?

-can you try it with one of the sample projects to see if the problem is related to the views or the script?

-are you using some sort of realtime ram-cleaning software?

-in the latest version there is a system info button. please hit that button and paste the result here.

 

thank you

 

Igor

 



Edited on: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:57:32 AM

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Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 9:58:00 AM | Render list of views

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he is not answering anymore.. :D guess problem is solved..


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Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:51:34 AM | Render list of views

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Hi Frifer

 

A new Update? what's the difference between this one and that one you send me few days ago?

 


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Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:08:15 AM | Render list of views

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hiya!

 

-it has a button that copies the system and revit informations into the clipboard, so if there are problems it will give me almost all informations to fix it,

-it has a button that opens this url in the primary browser to check the version and see if there are updates without having to go to the forums and search for the thread,

-the structure of the program is differnet, there is a "select views" button..

-there is an aditional filter that doesnt show up walktroughs in the selection window

 

this should be it.. Smile but if you or somebody else have ideas for enhancements it'l be fun to implement them! Smile


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