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Rendering a Walkthrough

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04-30-2010 11:02 PM
I am trying to render a walkthrough that I have set up in my project and I can not figure out how to get the rendering started.
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Re: Rendering a Walkthrough

04-30-2010 11:17 PM in reply to: nsweber
3Ds Max does that.. if you tried to do it in revit
it would take several months of rendering for
just a few seconds of animation..

but don't go away- amazing new
visual capabilities in RAC 2011 happen everyday.. Edited by: Discussion_Admin on May 2, 2010 8:25 PM
*Scott D Davis \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Rendering a Walkthrough

05-01-2010 09:09 AM in reply to: nsweber
When you export a Walkthrough (File>Export>Images and Animation), the Visual
Style drop down list in the export dialog has an entry for Rendering.
Choose it there, and your walkthrough will render as it is exported either
to an AVI or to a series of JPGs you can post-edit in a video editing

"nsweber" wrote in message
I am trying to render a walkthrough that I have set up in my project and I
can not figure out how to get the rendering started.
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Re: Rendering a Walkthrough

05-04-2010 05:56 AM in reply to: nsweber
Scott explains the process well.

It's worth mentioning that with Revit 2011, there is no longer a 4 CPU core limit on processors when rendering, so if you have a dual quad core machine, you can now create rendered walkthroughs in Revit.

Interior scenes with lots of artificial lighting will still take a long time due to Mental Ray calculating the raytracing.

Exterior scenes should render failrly quickly--you just need a computer with multiple processors and fast clock speed.

That said, it is still better to animate and render in 3dsMax, for high-quality visualizations, with its better camera control,
lighting and material editing, etc.

We use both methods; just depends on the scope, budget, schedule and end result you need.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Specialist
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