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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 7:08:13 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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I know there's been a ton of threads about this and I read probably all of them and still don't get it right.

I'm using Revit 2013 - and the recessed can lights that come with revit. When rendered they always stay dark.

1. I changed the wattage like Typhoon said by 100...but it didn't do the job.

2. Self-Illumination is clicked on - also doesn't do it

3. I even painted the inside of the can - nope

4. There is no glass inside the recessed can...

WWhat am I doning wrong???I'm at my witts end...I'm sure it's something minor...any help as always highly appreciated.



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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 7:19:56 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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Hi Tectacoma,

Have you put "Light Source" into your light fixtures?

See this thread

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=29632



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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:24:48 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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Does you light cut the ceiling? 


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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:42:20 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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CDWDavid...I checked the thread but unfortunately I don't know Sketchup

WWHub...I was under the impression the light is cutting the ceiling since I can see the fixture.

I copied the "original" revit fixture and placed an extrusion inside and called it light source...still not getting it.



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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:58:10 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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You have a solid between your light source and the room.  Either it is the ceiling (no hole) or it is something solid in your family.   You will have to look again.


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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 9:58:59 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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WWHub....so I checked again but I don't see a solid either between the fixture

and the ceiling or a solid inside the fixture ( I deleted the one I created earlier).

I moved the light source down earlier in the family as well but still doesn't light up. All I want is for the fixture (which is light can that

comes within revit family) to light up like the example I posted below that was done by someone else obviously.

Thanks for the all feedback.



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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:58:47 PM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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Like I said before...it's probably something small...lol

I found the solution....

1. created my own custom light source in the materials library (probably not necessary but just copied in case...)

2. "Check" self-illumination box...

3. "Check" the REFLECTIVITY box...that's the one that was  un-checked the entire time..now it seems to be working.

 

thanks for all your feedback guys



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Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 9:27:52 AM | Interior Lighting - lights stay dark when rendered

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Got a a automatic door of this style http://caldwells.com/exterior-doors/front-doors, it is autmatic function I modded it using Raspberry PI... can I integrated the revit interior lighting to it?


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