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Rendering with Revit Architecture 2012

with Paul F. Aubin

Video: Welcome

Explore the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure, and its basic animation tools such as walk-throughs.
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  1. 5m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you need to know before taking this course
      3m 42s
  2. 28m 21s
    1. Creating 3D views
      3m 43s
    2. Working with 3D view settings
      6m 46s
    3. Understanding camera settings
      6m 28s
    4. Navigating with the 3D steering wheel and ViewCube
      7m 15s
    5. Creating cutaway 3D views
      4m 9s
  3. 49m 31s
    1. Developing approaches to modeling
      7m 2s
    2. Working with wall layers
      7m 41s
    3. Understanding sweeps and reveals
      11m 53s
    4. Constructing wall profiles
      3m 23s
    5. Learning modeling tips
      8m 14s
    6. Displaying imported geometry
      4m 6s
    7. Using custom components
      7m 12s
  4. 54m 56s
    1. Introducing materials
      8m 56s
    2. Understanding material appearance
      8m 32s
    3. Creating a new material
      5m 10s
    4. Editing a material texture
      8m 39s
    5. Creating a custom texture
      12m 0s
    6. Sharing materials between files
      6m 44s
    7. Overriding material assignments
      4m 55s
  5. 17m 53s
    1. Setting your location
      4m 4s
    2. Understanding sun settings
      6m 37s
    3. Working with the sun path
      7m 12s
  6. 17m 50s
    1. Inserting artificial lights
      4m 14s
    2. Understanding light fixture families
      6m 38s
    3. Working with lighting groups
      6m 58s
  7. 57m 47s
    1. Understanding the rendering process
      4m 30s
    2. Defining quality settings
      8m 27s
    3. Performing test renders
      6m 41s
    4. Refining the scene
      2m 27s
    5. Configuring the resolution
      7m 44s
    6. Choosing the lighting scheme
      8m 34s
    7. Applying background settings
      5m 10s
    8. Adjusting the exposure controls
      9m 2s
    9. Generating rendered output
      5m 12s
  8. 19m 8s
    1. Creating a walkthrough
      5m 58s
    2. Editing a walkthrough
      3m 35s
    3. Fine-tuning walkthrough frames
      4m 20s
    4. Outputting a walkthrough
      5m 15s
  9. 15m 24s
    1. Creating non-photorealistic renderings
      6m 40s
    2. Adjusting graphic display options
      4m 20s
    3. Developing a solar study
      4m 24s
  10. 28s
    1. Goodbye

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Rendering with Revit Architecture 2012
Video Duration: 0s 4h 26m Intermediate


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This course offers an in-depth look at the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure and its basic animation tools. Author Paul F. Aubin covers creating 3D views; modeling wall layers, sweeps, and custom components; applying materials and custom textures to objects; and rendering the final scene with optimal quality settings. The course also shows how to create a walk-through that showcases designs.

Topics include:
  • Understanding camera view settings
  • Developing approaches to modeling
  • Constructing wall profiles
  • Creating materials and textures
  • Sharing materials between files
  • Working with Sun Path
  • Lighting a scene with lighting fixture families and lighting groups
  • Understanding the rendering process
  • Applying background settings
  • Generating rendered output
  • Experimenting with non-photorealistic render types
Revit Architecture


Hello and welcome! My name is Paul Aubin, and I am thrilled to be here teaching you the Revit architectural rendering course at When working in 3D software, the term rendering typically refers to the process of generating static photorealistic images from a 3D model. Typically the goal is to create something that closely resembles what will actually appear in a real space or built environment. In this course we will consider the tools available in Revit architecture to create rendered output. We will look at a variety of rendering and presentation tools in the software, including modeling techniques, lighting, and sun position.

We'll create camera views, axonometric views, and walk-throughs. We'll enhance our views with shadow display, ambient shadows, materials, and much more. So if you are ready to begin leveraging the efforts you've already invested in your Revit model to produce high-quality rendered output directly from the software, then this course was designed for you. Let's get started.

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