Friday, September 22, 2017

Dell Visits LHB to Make Promo VR Video

Earlier this week, Dell began the processes of creating a promotional video of LHB, an AE firm, using VR on their hardware (yes - Dell, the giant computer company). It was an honor and a lot of fun. It is super exciting to see our efforts implementing VR getting such widespread attention.

Dell hired a media agency, Metia, who captured video of staff, clients and even contractors using VR on a large project we are working on for United Properties. In the image below, LHB architect Karin Stuber is showing our client Gordy Stofer, United Properties’ Vice President, Office Development, the project in Virtual Reality while they are being filmed.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Revit Light Fixture Tips for Rendering

Yesterday I did a webinar for ArchVision which focused on lighting and materials in Revit Renderings and also touched on the third-party add-in for Revit, Enscape.

Here is a link to both rendering webinars hosted by ArchVision:

Below are a few points I touched on in that presentation...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rendering; Lighting and Materials - Free Webinar and Books Today

It has been a busy week... a quick post plugging today's webinar.

Today I will be doing a free rendering webinar hosted by ArchVision. In addition to information on working with materials and lighting my publisher, SDC Publications, has generously offered to give away three of my Revit books and mail them to the winners.

The three winners will get to pick which Revit 2018 book they would like form the five I have written; click here to see the list (via the Books tab).

Register Now!

Here is the outline (click to enlarge):

Saturday, September 16, 2017

RFO Benchmark; Revit and Hardware Speed Test

If you want to find out how fast Revit runs on your computer and then roughly compare those results with others, you will want to check out the Revit Forum's RFO Benchmark V3.1.

The details...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Custom Curtainwall and Types

This week I did a presentation on Revit's Curtain Wall features for my students at NDSU; see this post for more about the class; NDSU Architecture School - BIM Seminar; Day One. I decided to take one of the examples and expand on it a bit.

The first image below is a shaded view within Revit. Everything here was done with normal Revit commands. The curtainwall is represented by just curtainwall and no other loaded or in-place families. I added the walls, site, interior lighting, etc. just for this post.

This example features a sloped mullion, multiple curtain panels (two glazing colors and a door) as well as a custom mullion profile (the horizontal fin). The aluminum framing also steps up and over the low masonry wall on the right hand side.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Free Webinar: "Revit Rendering with Dan Stine - Materials and Lighting" presented by ArchVision

The long title to this post says it all. As a sequel to the successful first presentation on rendering in Revit, I will be diving a little deeper on materials and lighting.

You can watch the first presentation here: "Revit Rendering Workflows" with Dan Stine (approx. 90 minutes)

The details are as follows...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Revizto Webinar Recording

Quick post today... to provide a review and link to the recorded Revizto Webinar I did yesterday.

Webinar: Using Revizto for collaboration and client engagement at LHB (45 minutes)

Here are a few highlights, mostly in images, on what I covered...