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Thu, Nov 1, 2007 at 6:53:04 PM | Your dream computer setup for rendering in Revit?

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So rendering in Revit is taking way too long... walkthroughs, single images, etc.  My boss and I are trying to decide whether or not to throw out my old computer and build a new one OR keep the old computer and upgrade it.  So I was wondering what kind of computer setup's render the quickest and the best for Revit or should we just export to 3D max and forget about rendering in Revit alltogether?

Option 1 - If your computer setup is rendering Revit just as fast as 3D max (or close to it) and the images have great quality post what your using.  This would be a big help! Smile

Option 2 - If the only way to go is 3D max for rendering then my question is - how do I get the polygons down (or less polygons) when exporting to max from Revit?

 Thanks for all and any suggestions! Smile


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Fri, Nov 2, 2007 at 2:41:24 PM | Your dream computer setup for rendering in Revit?

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i have my dream farm for rendering, im using an hp6400 with quad core and 6gigs of ram (which really doesnt help, cause im still running 32 bit, but i will making the jump to 64 soon.) and an fx400 graphics card from nvideia. currently i have 7 machines (hp8400, dualcores) on a rendering farm. i really dont like the rendering engine in revit, i have a huge problem with accurender in the first place but im not going to go into that now. i have been taking my revit model into 3d max. however the only way to get it there with the materials attached is by exporting a 3d mesh or acis solid to dwg then importing it into viz and saving as a 3ds format then going to 3dmax. sounds complicated and convaluted but its really quite simple and takes almost no time compared to the time you would spend appling materials to they plan model.

 about the polygons, i have never had a problem with them. using the system i described above. another note i have not yet tried to take a revit model directly into 3dmax 2008, which i just recieved yesterday.

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Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 10:35:27 PM | Your dream computer setup for rendering in Revit?

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Sounds like a nice setup.  Yeah I really don't like accurender either.  I figured out how to get my Revit Models into 3Dmax via dwg and it ended up working out really well.  I'm not going to waste my time with accurender for really nice renderings... I'm just going to render with 3Dmax or viz from now on.


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