OK, so it’s not really a house, but perhaps a really good house wine. Every once in a while you find a very intriguing use of technology in architecture schools. Lately, the amount of good work has been not scarce. In this example, however there is evidence of biomimicry, parametric scripting, simple rendering using ambient occlusion, and using Ecotect to present sustainable analysis data in very compelling and rich ways. Bravo Andrea!
If you wish to concurrently work in Revit for creating construction documents, and visualizations, you must learn to separate logically. Digital entourage such as RPC content, or people cars and trees can coexist in your building information model. This video shows how you can use worksets to contain elements you do not want visible in all views.
Warning: I finally picked up a new headset for creating these recordings, so the volume may be a little higher than previous videos. Enjoy.
As an added tip: If you forgot to uncheck the box “Visible by default in all views”, no problem, just carefully follow the steps below:
Create a brand new workset to contain the model components you wish to control visibility of, being sure this timeto uncheck the ‘visible’ box
Be sure to ‘synchronize with central’, or ‘save to central’ depending on your version of Revit, reliquishing all borrowed
Make the workset you wish to convert ‘editable’
Choose the old workset containing the objects you wish to make invisible in the project views
Now the important part here is to choose the new workset to move these items to, we certainly don’t wish to delete our model components
Now just use Visibility/Graphics Overrides (keyboard shortcut VG) to change the visibility in selected views from the Worksets tab.
For other cool tips, or more information on this method described above be sure to go to http://au.autodesk.com, sign in and search for the Autodesk University 2008 class I co-authored called “Horrible Hacks”. If you are attending AU this year, hopefully I’ll see you there.
Working with background images in Revit Architecture is not difficult, if you know some basic techniques.
Revit does not support background images directly, but does allow background effects. This video explores the possiblities within Revit, and what you can do with the images post-process in image-editing software. What better way to integrate your project site context, or insert your project into otherwordly locales; 3ds Max not required.
This technique, illustrated in my earlier slide presentation, is covered step-by-step in what should become the first of many screencasts. You can use this technique for many purposes, to illustrate the systems which make up a building, to show a detail in 3D, or just to create the traditional “You are here” maps, ubiquitous in the shopping mall world. Hopefully this gives you some new presentation techniques, or if you haven’t used Revit 2010 yet, I’ll help you find the “orient to view” tool. Enjoy.
As a contributor to the July SeaRUG meeting, here’s my slideshow… as a teaser. For those who couldn’t attend live for the presentation or the step by step demos, I’m producing some videos to share with you this week. Stay tuned for more, and enjoy the slides.
My favorite 5, presentation techniques using Revit: