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Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 6:36:11 AM | rendering imported objects




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can anyone tell me why when importing an object (in my case a car) there looks like a sheet draped over the car and it actual materials are not rendered, also happens with people, it only happens with some imported objects??? example is attached. many thanks

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Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 11:52:09 AM | RE: rendering imported objects




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There are no materials assigned to the car. You will have to go back to the dwg file of the car and put all the different materials in there into different layers and re-import it into the revit family file. Then you should be able to assign proper materials under your visibility graphics.

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Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 3:32:36 PM | RE: rendering imported objects




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If you want more realistic looking cars that render quickly then explore the use of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC). Check out the main supplier at We use their cars and people and trees and work very well. Tom P.S. Revit does come with some of the RPC content found under the "entourage" library. Post edited on 2006-08-10 10:33:35

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Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 7:23:18 PM | rendering imported objects




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If you want to add materials to your imported files to render in Revit using Revit.  Do this, create a new family and import the file.  Next, assign materials to the layer names in the Visibily/Graphics pop up window. (click on object style).  Go to the Imported Objects tab and add the desired material under the materials tab.  After you've done this, load your new family in to your project and render. 

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