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    Default How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    I should know this one, but I want to make a perforated metal panel, with actual holes, either as a system panel, independent wall type, but I don't want to go to the trouble of editing the elevation profile and add in a bunch of holes on every wall, and a surface pattern doesn't quite far enough. I know there has to be a way to handle this as a wall or panel type.
    A perforated ceiling is not as big a deal, but I am going to do some renderings for this and want something good looking for it.
    Thanks for your time.
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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    I would suggest getting along with fill patterns and make an accurender material with the holes....it will save your model....
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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    if you plan to use it over again, a family would be best. It will be a generic family, with instance parameters for height and width, and then a somewhat complicated parametric array of voids that would add/subtract 'holes' as the panel changed sizes.
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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Davis
    if you plan to use it over again, a family would be best. It will be a generic family, with instance parameters for height and width, and then a somewhat complicated parametric array of voids that would add/subtract 'holes' as the panel changed sizes.
    Can't wait for someone else to do it so I can steal it...

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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    Haven't tried anything like this myself but would Transparency Mapping work like wot is explained in a tutorial by HJ in Revit City?

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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    That's it Roger!!!
    Cosmic, if you are using that idling sitting big daug, then go ahead and model it, but the rendering time will increase as well as your daily routines and your file size will skyrocket. But if you want a decent rendering (not a lot of detailed shadows on the wall panel itself, but of course it will create a 2d shadow on other objects) then I would suggest adding a transparency mapping which has a black and white image showing holes. This will render, but won't show in your shaded/hidden line views, for those I suggest using a surface pattern (you already have a fill pattern for that)
    Give us a report on what you are going to do....detailed please, elaborate!!!

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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    Cosmick

    I do perforated materials this way.

    1. Use a suitable surface pattern on all regular drawings for perforated surfaces

    2. Go to www.accustudio.com and download the latest material library. (note everyone should do this)

    3. Create library as described in the notes and place paths in your settings.

    4. You will then have an absolute truck-load (100's) of perforated sheets in a variety of materials. If you want a different colour, simply change it in the material editor. When rendered, the sheet functions as a perforated sheet.

    I will say it again, accustudio is an essential material and object resource for revit and Accurender, do not continue without it!

    For shaded views (not rendered) where you want see thru the holes, see the notes above........or model a void array to an extrusion maybe??!! Lotsa work!

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    The transparency mapping thing worked out really well. I used "Chaperf-128-90.jpg" Opened it in photoshop and reversed the colors, then applied a transparency to it to the material using a Using a brushed metal as a base material. Wow that was a lot easier than I thought. I am sending the renderings now so they won't be ready till morning. Renderings was my main problem The shaded views I can get by with the surface material.



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    Cosmick

    I do perforated materials this way.

    1. Use a suitable surface pattern on all regular drawings for perforated surfaces

    2. Go to www.accustudio.com and download the latest material library. (note everyone should do this)

    3. Create library as described in the notes and place paths in your settings.

    4. You will then have an absolute truck-load (100's) of perforated sheets in a variety of materials. If you want a different colour, simply change it in the material editor. When rendered, the sheet functions as a perforated sheet.

    I will say it again, accustudio is an essential material and object resource for revit and Accurender, do not continue without it!

    For shaded views (not rendered) where you want see thru the holes, see the notes above........or model a void array to an extrusion maybe??!! Lotsa work!

    CheersM
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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    Hey Cosmick,

    Mate, you are still doing it the hard way! The Accustudio way is waaaay easier, and is there on your computer for ever. No messing with photo editor etc. see attachment. Just select, click and render.

    The perforated material renders as a perforated material complete with see thrrough holes. There is a selection of different %of solid to void etc., etc. There is choice of metal type, paint etc.

    If you are serious about rendering, you should have the Accustudio materials.

    And that goes for all of you OK!....just kidding

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    Default Re: How should I make a Preferated metal wall or ceiling?

    Hey, I agree, accustudio has done the work for you and it is a very good library to have.

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