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Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by Beau Turner, Patrick Davis, Charlie Busa, Stephen Stafford

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Chapter 9. Rendering

There are several points in your project when you will want to represent your building model with real-world materials, texture, and lighting. To do this in Revit, you are going to create renderings from your 3D views. The Revit platform uses the mental ray render engine as a renderer, which in turn allows you to create realistic renderings from within the software. This chapter will cover how you can generate images directly within Revit. This allows you to keep working on the design while you create presentation images for your clients.

Rendering can be a very complicated and time-consuming process because you want to develop an image that is visually accurate and appealing. It is not uncommon for firms to employ visualization ...

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