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Rendering with mental ray and 3ds Max, 2nd Edition by Ted Boardman, Joep van der Steen

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7.2 FBX import

Exporting your scenes from Revit using the FBX file type is the best bet for transferring files from Revit to 3ds Max. Autodesk is aggressively supporting and updating the FBX file definition to fix problems and add new functionality, so you should check the Autodesk website often to make sure that you have the latest version of the FBX plug-in.

When you import a Revit scene into 3ds Max, you have the option of using presets that configure the translation of the scenes into Max scenes. The most logical for Revit users is the Revit preset, but you may also customize the settings and create your own presets that might exclude all cameras or lights or might use a different units system, for example.

7.2.1 FBX tips

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