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Nested Light Source

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08-28-2013 01:50 PM

I have a railing that I created a baluster with I light in it. I did this to represent a "Light Rope" under the Top Rail. But when I share the Baluster family, so I can alter the Light Source, the light does not render.. Is there I'm doing something wrong? When I have the Baluster as an unshared family it will render, but the light is all wrong and I can't tweak it. Any suggestions please?! I have attached the Baluster I'm using

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Re: Nested Light Source

08-28-2013 03:27 PM in reply to: Kraig.Cline

I have the feeling that I miss something from your question.

The family seems to work fine in my case....

I made the following steps:

  1. I checked the flexing of parameters in family editor and it works
  2. load the family into a project - place it inside a room - needed first to check the visibility in views:  from Properties > Visibility / Graphics Override > Edit > Model Categories > Lighting Fixtures >expand it (+)  and check the Light Source so to be seen and visualy controled by parameters - image 178
  3. in a interior section view (pay attention not to place the light source outside the room borders otherwise it will be no light to render) or a 3d,  perspective view , select the Light Source yellow gizmo and from Properties > Edit Type >Type Properties >Photometrics - you can control there the geometric settings of the Light Source (Image 179)
  4. When render , activate artificial lights

Image 184.png

 

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Re: Nested Light Source

08-28-2013 03:39 PM in reply to: constantin.stroescu

I guess that's my next issue.. Why aren't my Balusters showing the Light Source now that it's a shared family?! As you can see I have the Baluster with the light loaded into railing. They disappear when I share the family. So what about that function is causing this? Thanks for the help guys/gals

 

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Re: Nested Light Source

09-03-2013 09:09 AM in reply to: Kraig.Cline
I have contacted our Development Group to see if they can see why there is a difference. I will update this thread when I get new information.


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Re: Nested Light Source

09-03-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: Kraig.Cline

Thank you Chris!!

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Re: Nested Light Source

09-20-2013 12:01 PM in reply to: Kraig.Cline

At this time, the permanent fix for this issue requires that the code for Revit be modified, and as such, we do not really have a fix, and at this time the workaround would be to not share the light sources.

We understand that this may not be the preferred workflow, but as I mentioned, any change in behavior will require the code for Revit to be modified.



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