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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 19

Rendering and Presentation

Well, here we are—the chapter that you’ve probably been chomping at the bit to get into—and for good reason. The output that you create from this chapter will make your bosses and, better yet, your clients get behind your presentations. As I always say, none of this software is any good if you can’t capture the work to begin with. That being said, in this chapter we’ll focus on creating renderings, adding animations, and providing solar studies based on a project’s geographical location.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Creating an exterior rendering
  • Creating an interior rendering
  • Creating walkthroughs
  • Creating a solar study

Creating an Exterior Rendering

The first item we need to tackle is how to go about creating an exterior rendering. Just trying to address the subject of rendering as a whole would convolute the matter. The thing is, when you create a rendering, lighting obviously plays a major role. Day lighting and artificial lighting are two completely different beasts—one will influence the effect of the other. For example, if you’re rendering an exterior scene, there are bound to be windows. If this rendering appears at night or at dusk, the interior lights will be turned on.

The objective of the first section of this chapter is to create a rendering from the exterior of a building using day lighting scenes, sky, and shadowing to create the rendering you need.

In the previous chapter, you completed one of the most difficult ...

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