Pushing All the Right Buttons - Tips for Rendering in Revit
If you're "the favorite child", the "teacher's pet" or even "the man" at work, chances are you've earned that title by knowing exactly what buttons to push in order to get the results you desire. Well, this idiom also holds some weight when rendering scenes in Revit. If you were to type in the word "architecture" into a search engine you'll probably get page after page of some really stunning (and not so stunning) images and examples of architectural eye candy. Being able to tell if some of those scenes are real life images or someone's CG and rendering skills is sometimes next to impossible. It seems like in order to achieve that level of realism and quality it would take a lot of time and a unique set of artistic skills and vision, and probably at least two different software packages. This thought process is quite common. However, creating a high quality rendering is almost as dependent on possessing the right artistic skills and vision as it is knowing all the right buttons to push. For those who are interested in learning how to create some nice rendered scenes in Revit, below you'll find a few tips and tools that will save you the time and stress you may experience when jumping into rendering whether it's your the first time in Revit or your first time rendering a scene.