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    Default Schematic Rendering Technique

    Rendering in Revit; raytrace - no radiosity. Subsequently a wireframe *.jpg is exported of the same view.

    The two images are overlayed with the hidden line on top. Then the wireframe image is modified to +/-25% transparency.

    The final result has a nice sense of lineweight without seeming overly resolved. And the highly transparent underlay also provides a good degree of the internal space/form without being too literal.

    All the best -

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Really nice effect Phil !

    Thanks for sharing that technique.

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Love it ..

    Did you set most materials to default first? & if so what was the base colour?

    This has tremendous potential ... Do you not think it would be good to be able to select blocks of different materials in one go & then be able to control / set their transparency ? At moment it's time consuming to alter numerous materials individually.
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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Very nice Phil....almost looks like SketchUp!


    ....but didn't you tell us to NEVER use the default accurender sky???

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Because this is schematics, they've gone light on materials and concentrated on form/space/shadow/light/opacity/transparency. Interesting project; can't go into details - but the client was gracious enough to permit me use the image to illustrate a process.

    Yeah - the default sky (life's full of inconsistancies). In this case, it actually seems to work. Who'd a thunk. Anything more dramatic/realistic seemed to draw attention away from the proposed forms.

    I've done sequential renderings where major portions of a project (think: worksets) are rendered separately then used as overlays in a PowerPoint (or Keynote ) sequence. Suppose you could override a worksets visibility with a "transparency" factor in shaded or rendered views? Might be interesting. But this process has some interesting benifits with regard to how line/forms/space are schematically resolved.
    Last edited by Phil Read; 2004-08-09 at 11:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Yeah - the default sky (life's full of inconsistancies). In this case, it actually seems to work. Who'd a thunk. Anything more dramatic/realistic seemed to draw attention away from the proposed forms.
    Totally agree that it works well in this image! just giving you a hard time! Now where's that red porche?

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    Question Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Hi Phil,

    Very Nice indeed! One question though. How do you make a wireframe camera view transparent in Revit?

    Thanks in advance
    Steve Shell

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    The wireframe IS transparent, and he just overlaid in Photoshop. Sounds like he has a Photoshop layer for each rendered workset since he rendered each workset individually so that the building appears more transparent than it is.

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Read
    The two images are overlayed with the hidden line on top. Then the wireframe image is modified to +/-25% transparency.
    Hi,
    So, if I understand it correctly, changing the transparency was done in PhotoShop. Too bad since I don't have that.
    Very nice anyway!
    Steve Shell
    Last edited by Steve_Stafford; 2004-08-13 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Quoteman to the rescue

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    Default Re: Schematic Rendering Technique

    Very nice indeed phil and thanks for sharing the technique with us

    SCShell, if you don't have photoshop, try this :

    http://www.cinepaint.org

    It's a freeware photoshop clone, yep, absolutely free, and act almost like photoshop.

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