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Title: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Littlemeister on January 20, 2012, 04:38:56 pm
I was thinking. Why cant you make a Realtime render tool... or incorperate your tool into Revit.

The realtime Render tool in Revit is slow and bad. The Realtime rendertool in Lumion, fast and not so bad.
The bad thing about lumion is that you need to import your building into this software... and then go back to the Revit and change... and then update it again.

The best thing would be if we could Edit our building in REVIT and at the same time Lumion would be handling the Realtime graphics.

Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: RAD on January 20, 2012, 09:22:33 pm
ask them for a Ferrari. 
Why can't they just give you one?
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: darbo on January 20, 2012, 09:35:52 pm
I need a flying Ferrari with Lumion built in. That way I can fly around in my flying Ferrari (using a 3d mouse, of course) while simultaneously texting and animating fly-throughs in Lumion. So, why doesn't Lumion Ultimate come with a flying Ferrari? Is that really too much to ask for?  :-D

David
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: RAD on January 20, 2012, 10:10:22 pm
Flying Ferrari (with all the bells and whistles you mentioned Darbo) WITH a Supermodel in the passenger seat.  Can we all have that too?
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Ming Architect on January 21, 2012, 01:00:03 pm
I would like too. If Lumion can integrated directly to softwares, that's dream come true.

This is old videos of Furryball for Maya, now is V2.3. The 3:00 is amazing:
FurryBall - Realtime GPU render for Maya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcePx5V2qL8#ws)http://furryball.aaa-studio.eu/tutorials.html (http://furryball.aaa-studio.eu/tutorials.html)

I think Revit built-in is quite far for current Lumion strategies. For now, you may want to ask here:
http://www.lumatix.com/atrium-designer/ (http://www.lumatix.com/atrium-designer/)
Lumatix Atrium Designer Demo at SIGGRAPH 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBuxp3PrDGY#ws)
Since it integrated with Mental Ray which either Revit/3DS Max have.

Thanks,
Ming
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: thecravatman on January 21, 2012, 10:14:49 pm
You may want to know that atrium designer is on sale for 49 euros direct from the website. Trial available for download. It looks good from my initial tests but I'm still a Lumion fan.
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: peterm on January 21, 2012, 11:46:37 pm
It's a render plugin, there plenty of them around.

Different kettle of fish.  Lumion is a different type of tool to a render plugin.

If they integrate to say Revit or Max, then what about all the others who don't have those tools? 

I would also expect they would then have to spend all their time maintaining the integration and keeping up with the changes in those tools instead of providing new features and functionality that can be used today.
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Ming Architect on January 22, 2012, 04:50:41 pm
You may want to know that atrium designer is on sale for 49 euros direct from the website. Trial available for download. It looks good from my initial tests but I'm still a Lumion fan.

Yes, 800 Euros to 49 Euros sale is very convincing, may buy one just to play around ;)
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: darbo on January 23, 2012, 03:59:42 am
Yes, 800 Euros to 49 Euros sale is very convincing, may buy one just to play around ;)
I did and I'm not very happy with it so far. I've been testing it with some very basic scenes and it just isn't working consistently. It's too early to make a conclusion though and I'm not replying here to rip it; just making a cautionary note.
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Ming Architect on January 23, 2012, 07:20:08 am
I did and I'm not very happy with it so far. I've been testing it with some very basic scenes and it just isn't working consistently. It's too early to make a conclusion though and I'm not replying here to rip it; just making a cautionary note.

Thanks for sharing your experiences. I don't see you rip it, is in useful informations. We need straight opinions to make our workflows, tools and softwares better.

I will find time to play with it before buy.

Thanks,
Ming
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: thecravatman on January 23, 2012, 10:07:40 am
I found the trial to be simple to install and use, very fast but realised that it doesn't support proxies so my Bionatics plants confused it. It did seem to work with the billboard ie low LOD but it would mean changing the settings of every plant added for the final render. Atrium Designer is something that I think we shall see more of in the future and maybe in a different guise.
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Littlemeister on January 23, 2012, 11:20:22 am
Its going forward in the plugin renderers.. but in my fast search on the internet, i could not find a render plugin for Revit. And the little I know of... Revits renderer is a quite timeconsuming horse.

:)
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: darbo on January 23, 2012, 03:39:27 pm
Its going forward in the plugin renderers.. but in my fast search on the internet, i could not find a render plugin for Revit. And the little I know of... Revits renderer is a quite timeconsuming horse.

:)
Have you taken a look at Stadia3d.com?
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Littlemeister on January 23, 2012, 07:46:39 pm
Have you taken a look at Stadia3d.com?

Is it an online render tool ?
Title: Re: Realtime Revit render
Post by: Ming Architect on January 26, 2012, 07:24:48 pm
This link may useful for revit users:
http://therevitkid.blogspot.com/2012/01/real-time-visualization-software-and.html (http://therevitkid.blogspot.com/2012/01/real-time-visualization-software-and.html)

Anyone with Lumion 2 revit plugin can share experiences about Lumion workflow here/there ?

Thanks,
Ming