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Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:40:26 AM | Light source inside the light fixture

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For years I have been perplexed that many Revit light fixtures have the light source hidden inside the light. Recessed fixtures, pendant fixtures etc. the result is I have to edit the family and move the light source down below the solid body of the fixture for it to illuminate in s rendering. am I missing something?

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Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 4:24:13 AM | Light source inside the light fixture

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Please see the the post below.

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=29146

The light fixture has nested Revit families.

1. Create a light bulb shaped as a flare in SketchUp.

2. Then, create a Revit family, insert the SketchUp light bulb and place the light source in the center of the bulb.

3. Create a pendent light family with imported SketchUp pendent light, and load the light bulb into that family, duplicate it to the total of six.

4. Then load the pendent light family into a Revit project file.

5. Following the steps mentioned in #2 in that post, to change the material for that bulb to transparent and self illuminate.

I hope that can answer your questions.

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Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:24:32 PM | Light source inside the light fixture

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Keep the light source inside the bulb - just set the bulb material so that it is transparent.  If you also want to see the bulb "lt" in renderings, set the material to also "glow". 


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