Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Revit 2019 Advanced Materials work in 2017 and 2018

A quick post to point out that the new Advanced Materials which ship with Revit 2019 work in Revit 2017 and 2018. I believe they basically worked since the Autodesk Raytrace rendering engine replaced the NVIDIA Mental Ray engine... we just had no way to "flip the switch" to get this new shader to activate (that I know of).


As you can see in the image above and below, the advanced materials...
work just fine in 2018 via the material browser.


However, when I render in Revit the image files could not be found. Strange, sine Revit was able to find them via the material browser.



Adding the path to the Options dialog box worked. Again, strange, given this is the share material location Revit used to find the same image and show it in the material browser. But at least it worked.


Now you can see the ceiling rendered properly...


And just to be sure, I opened the 2018 model, using advanced materials, and everything worked properly in Enscape.


Enjoy!

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