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Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:18:07 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Hi All,

At present, considering cost and complexity, I can vote for the quality of what Revit is capable off. I have done extensive research into finding a solution that can provide faster renderings and although there seems to be many, the workflow is almost always broken due to requirements in duplicating work. 3D max is not only expensive, but extremely complex and then to say that you have to spend additional money on a plug-in like Maxwell or V-ray or Octane or Felix is just ridiculous. Currently Revit can receive add-ins or plug-ins from render packages like Twinmotion and Indigo but both seem to export to a standalone package. This in itself is not negative although with a fully loaded Revit model export files almost always have flaws.  

I have attached a couple of renderings that I did in Revit, as reference. These are direct products of Revit with not Photoshop or other touch-ups.These took approx. 96 hours each...

I am hoping to find someone that can provide some direction in creating virtual tour images in Revit. I understand that there is plenty of software available that can stitch these together and create the virtual tour file, the question is more about how to set up the rendering in Revit.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:46:34 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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d3ii- how many frames would you stitch together at 96 hours each? if you have to do an animation like that of your revit project then you would want to export to 3Ds Max- as animation is really what that program is for.. otherwise revit will do a shaded-line animation- or a "walk-through".. seems like many of us forget that revit is primarily a construction design and documentation program..


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Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 1:17:29 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Hi Vector25,

The images shown was 96 hours each. The virtual tour i was refering to requires 6 images each. the four elevations, plan and relflected ceiling plan. These are then stiched together on the inside of a sphere and the end user can look around the room as they wish. Newer programs allow one to 'tag' doors so that the user can move from room to room. This is what I would like to accomplish, I know that Max had this built in in 2002, but is not sure about the current version.

Any thoughts?

 

 


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Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 3:31:21 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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d3ii- okay yeah just have about six views- the more views the more there is to understand about a building.. but if a building looks real good and the buyer wants it- you probably don't need too many views.. you know what they say in sales- something about not selling it back to yourself..

 

but you said this: "I have done extensive research into finding a solution that can provide faster renderings and although there seems to be many"-- can you tell me about one of those faster ways to render? actually i just do something else while i'm rendering- like sleeping for one.. or i could get an i7 and overclock it with a waterblock..


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Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 4:05:26 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Hi Vector25,

Have a look at this link; http://www.easypano.com/gallery/tourweaver600/realestate/tour.html it will show you what I am after. This was created by taking 6 photographs, the four interior elevations, and then one looking down and one looking up. The Easypano software then put them together to allow the virtual tour.

Thanks for your thoughts.


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Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 5:22:56 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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d3ii- it's still 2d of course.. the question is- can you learn more about what is in the six images by having them move from one to the other for you in front of your eyes.. would you sell more architecture that way? i don't know.. but a moving camera is a horse of a different color- that's where you get 3D.. that's what 3Ds Max is for- or a shaded line walk-through or walk-around- that's 3D.. you also get 3D when you look at multiple still images of the same scene shot from different angles.. really the only thing i can relate to is what will sell more geometry.. probably the geometry itself..

 

look at this image for example and see if you think it needs to be rotated to sell..



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Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 9:34:51 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Hi, what do you suggest me to do , if I have a 130mb project in revit and it handle very well, but i need a more realistic render with a little grass and trees, 3dsmax imports like fbx but i can't do anything, it freeze always... (i7 930 /6gb/firegl v 7700 )


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Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 2:07:55 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Have a look at Artlantis.  It is fast, easy to learn, and inexpensive. 


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Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:41:33 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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i'll trie, I heard many use it who use archicad too...


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Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 7:24:14 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Sorry to change the topc but does anyone have any good trees bushes or shrubs for revit 2009


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Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 11:42:17 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 11:40:46 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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viktorik,

Try using the fbx link rather than imprting the fbx directly. You can bind it later if necessary.

 

Autodesk seek has some great trees for free.


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Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:56:21 AM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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If by "best" you mean fastest, easiest to use and full content of foliage and thousands of 3D models to create scenes?Then Lumion 3D (www.lumion3d.com/render-revit) might be something you want to try out for free.The free demo allows you to import collada files, so Lumion made a free revit exporter to collada which you can use to get your file imported. See the site I linked above for a video example of export, scene building and rendering revit to video.

 

Here are a gallery of rendered videos and stills made by Lumion users. Hope you would try out the free Lumion and see how easy it is to render revit models in Lumion.TrulsCMO 

 

 



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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:42:07 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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" You said: "At present, considering cost and complexity".

If this is a real project you killed the budget already. In my opinion this is not cost effective.

96 hours of rendering? I never done that before...Revit is good in rendering but speed is the reason why it is rarely used.

I'm new to revit, but I did a lot of rendering stuff and presentation. The best software so far that I used is Lumion (faster and decent quality) and Vray ( slow but quality is superb). Your images could render in vray for 2-3 hours in 8 cores each image. Lumion will only take you 5 mins or less to get the same quality images that you have right now.

Best bet here is to use plug-in or standalone software/s.

Truls3DarchViz: Have you seen the new Lumion 4 preview?

 


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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 6:09:11 PM | What is the best revit/rendering engine combo?

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these are my renders through variour verrions of revit, i think over time its become pretty decent, still realy slow though.



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