As I understand it, all the RPC content included with Revit is provided by ArchVision as a sample. They have an extensive subscription-based library, in addition to the free content, which I will talk more about in the future. Today I will focus on the free sample content.
RevitAll of the RPC content works well in Revit. It can be seen when a view is set to Realistic, when rendering within Revit or when pushed out to the cloud. This LHB Superior Street project Google Cardboard view shows a nice example of ArchVision RPC content (People, Trees, Vehicles and the orange cones) in an Autodesk cloud-based rendering.
To test the array of RPC content I placed each family/type in a Revit project as shown below. Actually, I first created this file so our Landscape Architects could see what the vegetation would look like in VR, based on the RPC content placed in Revit.
- FYI: In the near future I will be doing a rendering tips and trick webinar for ArchVision, so stay tuned for more on that!
EnscapeWhen Enscape is installed, the Revit model can be opened/linked to their real-time rendering environment. But first, in Enscape's Settings we have the ability to use the same ArchVision content used in Revit or replace them with their own stuff. Notice the "Replace Archvision Content" option.
Bridging the Gap with Enscape and Revit.
FuzorThe RPC content gets replaced with custom content when the Revit model is exported to Fuzor. The ArchVision RPC content is not directly supported. But I like that we can still place content in Revit.
When a Revit model is exported to Revizto, the RPC content is directly supported. Here is a previous post about Revizto supporting ArchVision content: Revizto 4.2 Supports ArchVision RPC Content!
Here is the close up view of the entourage in Revizto.
Did you notice, in the image above, our vantage point appears a little low? Well, earlier this week I was at a staff presentation for a new elementary school we designed. We walked through the entire school in Revizto to explain the project and answer questions. After that, there was a similar presentation for the community, parents and students. During this presentation, a young student asked "can you make the person my height?". We aim to please, as evident by the previous and next images:)
Here is the same view adjusted back to adult height.
Here is a link to the sample Revit project with all the RPC content placed: click here to download.