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How to change a window to frosted window

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Anonymous
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How to change a window to frosted window

Hi,

 

I'm a student learning to use Revit and currently having trouble making a window to frosted. I tried to change the bathroom window to a frosted one by applying a frosted glass material. Tried to change the color and use the image option, but it always appears to be clear in the realistic view.

 

Could anyone give me some guidance here? I'm using Revit 2018, and attached screenshots and the window family for your reference.

 

Thank you!

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RDAOU
in reply to: Anonymous

@Anonymous 

 

 

Fist, associate the components which has material to parameters in the family. This way you do not need to keep switching back and forth whenever you need to change a material

 

For the frosted Glass...Use a Generic Material Asset or any other asset which gives more  control over transparency, glossiness and reflection..

 

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syman2000
in reply to: Anonymous

Default glass frost has limited control. I would replace it with Reflective - Coated

 

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In this setting, you can go to transparency and adjust the translucent factor and decrease the transparency amount to 1.

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lucdoucet_msdl
in reply to: Anonymous

Similar discussion here: Revit 2021 materials changes-Frosted glass showing clear in realistic view, frosted in enscape view

 

What may help you, is that they had a solution for frosted glass in realistic view working for pre2021 versions of Revit with a screen capture of there appearance settings for solid glass reflection/refraction/roughness settings as well as a relief pattern map for you to try.

 

-luc

 

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Anonymous
in reply to: RDAOU

Hi RDAOU,

 

Thank you very much for your swift reply. Worked very well and the suggestion to set material to a parameter is really helpful

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Anonymous
in reply to: syman2000

Hi syman2000,

 

Thank you for your reply. I didn't find reflective-coated materials though, maybe due to the version? I'm using 2018

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Anonymous
in reply to: lucdoucet_msdl

Hi lucdoucet_msdl, 

 

Thank you for your reply. Your solution works well too. Just the one by RDAOU has more flexibility for me

 

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syman2000
in reply to: Anonymous

I am using Revit 2017 and it was there.

 

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