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  1. Full Spectrum of Visualization, from Real-Time to Photoreal Rendering, Now Available in Revit LOS ANGELES, Calif. – February 23, 2021 – Today, Chaos (formerly Chaos Group) released V-Ray 5 for Revit, bringing an intuitive mix of real-time and photorealistic rendering to the BIM workflow. With a real-time view into their daily Revit work, users can design with immediate feedback, before moving on to full photorealism with V-Ray’s final renderer. To help in all cases, V-Ray 5 for Revit also launches with Chaos Cosmos, a powerful new 3D content library tailored to the needs of architecture. “No one wants to start and stop when it comes to visualization; architects need constant access to push ideas to their full potential,” said Phillip Miller, VP of product management at Chaos. “With V-Ray 5 for Revit, that creative process can finally be unbroken. When changes are made, they’ll be reflected right away, giving architects an always-on view into how each idea is shaping up. This is a complete visualization solution from start to finish. And for many, it’s going to feel like a whole new world.” Real-Time Visualization with V-Ray Vision V-Ray Vision is an always-on viewer that updates in real-time, offering a high-quality representation of a Revit model as architects work. Encouraging fast, fluid design visualization throughout a project, V-Ray Vision helps users work through new ideas and client feedback from start to finish. Easy Entourage With over 650 free models and HDRIs to choose from, Chaos Cosmos reduces the process of populating environments to a few simple clicks. The highly curated library addresses the most common use cases found in architecture, including furniture, trees, cars, and people, for easy visualizations. Cosmos assets are automatically organized/categorized into native Revit families and categories. While a lightweight representation is shown in the viewport for faster feedback, the fully detailed object is always available at render time. Now, architects can add context and realism to a project, whether they are exploring designs in real-time or preparing them for the big reveal. Beyond Rendering The redesigned V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) now includes some of V-Ray 5’s most user-friendly features, making it easy to bring a personal touch to any rendering. With Light Mix, users can interactively change the color and brightness of any light without rendering again, creating multiple lighting scenarios from a single render. Image adjustments like exposure control, color balance and color corrections can also be added, replacing the need for external image editing tools. For extra control, render layers can be combined using the Layer Compositor to create more nuanced designs, or even saved as presets for later use. Other New Features in V-Ray 5 for Revit Include: ● New Sun and Sky – Improves accuracy across the board, including when the sun is near the horizon, right before sunrise and after sunset. ● Line Renderings – Give renders an illustrative look by adding linework with global contour controls and material overrides. ● Texture Randomization – Now easier to create subtle variations in textures and materials for added realism. ● Stochastic Texture Tiling – An automatic fix for repeating textures. ● Coat Layer – Gain extra reflections on polished or lacquered surfaces without using blend materials. ● Sheen Layer – Easily simulate fabrics like velvet, satin and silk. ● New Displacement Workflow – Displacement can now be applied to both native Revit and V-Ray materials. ● Dirt and Weathering – New controls for aging materials with procedural streaks have been added to the VRayDirtMtl. For a full feature tour, please visit the product page. Pricing and Availability V-Ray 5 for Revit is available now. A perpetual license is priced at $790, with upgrades available for $395. Term licensing is available at $350 (annually) and $60 (monthly). V-Ray 5 for Revit is also included in V-Ray Collection, an annual plan that gives users full access to 15 Chaos products and services for $699/year. About Chaos Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. For more information visit chaosgroup.com
  2. Glen1980

    License Subscription Costs

    Has anyone on this forum started to get pushback from the money men regarding Autodesks move to subscriptions? We currently run mostly AutoCAD LT with a few copies of AEC pack from our Revit trial that never got downgraded. I went to the chairman to present Revit again as an option for moving the company forwards to now catch up with the rest of the industry and I got no further than the 5th slide (I started with the costings to avoid nasty shocks) and he shut the presentation down saying he isn't going to pay >£200k per year for software, up from £25k. Are any other companies looking at alternative CAD BIM software to Autodesk?
  3. Hi all, does anyone know how it is possible to be a tester of beta (and alpha) versions of AutoCAD and Revit and other Autodesk products? I appreciate any help!
  4. Hello everybobdy, is it possible to let me know how I can send Autodesk my wishlist about AutoCAD and Revit and other Autodesk packages? I appreciate any help!
  5. Good afternoon everyone, I'm after a bit of advice, a lot of work we do here is extensions and load bearing masonry projects. We traditionally use Autocad for these but I'm seeing how well we could use revit to produce our usual information. I've done a little bit of moddelling before but only on new build steel or concrete frames. I'm starting by trying to model and produce drawings for a few simple steels in an extension we've done previously, I've shown the existing structure as a mass and I'm now on the new masonry and steelwork. I've modelled the walls and the footings first and I'm now putting in some steelwork, as you can see from the attached image the steel doesn't break the inner leaf of the wall, what's the best practice here? model the wall as 2 seperate skins and stop the inner either side of the steels? or model a void into the wall at the column locations? Also have some steels bearing into the walls on padstones, does anyone have any advice on how is best to model this? Thanks.
  6. DonovanPorter

    Advanced Model Assistance

    Good Morning all i am currently busy with a bridge for our structural department, and i need to model a Bridge End Block. i have attached a few images of the said End Block How would i go about modeling such an intense item ? The reason for the model rather than just linking in a CAD 2D view, is they require the End Block to be Reinforced..
  7. Hi Everyone, I'm currently sinking in opened links on finding a vertical wood grain hatch pattern. I finally found a hatch pattern close to what i have, but now it needs to be rotated by abut 27degrees. Could anyone please help with this. Attached is a sample of the Pattern legno4 - Kopie.pat.txt
  8. Hi everyone, Our company is interested in switching to Revit, we had couple of projects before however now, we think about getting more into it, we have one seat of Revit and that is it. As far as I understand we will need to buy subscription for BIM360 Team in order to collaborate with other teams (we are structural consulting firm). However there is a myriad of other services that BIM360 provides. My questions is can anyone comprehensively explain how collaboration works in Revit, say should we get not only BIM360 Team but also 360 Docs and why? And can anyone share experience of Revit collaboration and how it is usually set up for consultants. Is it architects responsibility to set up collaboration environment or it is consultants responsibility to do so as well? If we buy 360 Team can we connect to architects, or architects will provide us with access to their model, therefore we don't have to buy 360 Team Subscription. In general there is a lot of articles explaining this on Autodesk Website, but all of them lack practical experience and practical workflows, rather then just dry descriptions of services. Thank you.
  9. Hello, We are working on converting our old AutoCAD details into Revit details and I have noticed that when we create text inside of the generic annotation family, it will not let us add a leader to our text. We have been bringing in our old CAD details and converting our lines and text to Revit lines and text. Should I be doing this as a different type of family from the generic annotation that we have been putting them in right now and if so what would be the best family type? Thanks in advance for any advice!
  10. Hello, I am using some filters in Revit 2018 to make my piping show up as certain lines, and I have my hot water return line set up to be orange and triple dash. I have my regular hot water line set to show up as red and with a double dash line. However, when I started to draw my pipes in, they are both showing up as a double dash. Has anyone noticed any issues with line types in Revit 2018 or would anyone know any reason why it is not showing up correctly? Thanks in advance for any help!
  11. sandiegophil

    Revit and civil 3d

    Hello, I have about 28 years of autocad experience, the last 10 being almost exclusively civil 3d. I am interested in adding revit to my skill set. Does anyone have a recommendation for tutorials? I know it took s bit of time to tackle c3d and I'm wondering what it will take to really get a handle on revit. Also, is anyone under the impression that revit will eventually 'absorb' c3d. Any and all input, personal experience and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Regards, Phil
  12. Hi, I am new to this forum and just start learning autolisp. I am converting revit to autocad dwg format, but in the dwg I found that there are many duplicated dimension and font style...now my situation is: if I have 10 dimension in a revit view, then export to dwg, I will have 10 dimension style named 2mm_RomanS, 2mm_RomanS_1, 2mm_RomanS_2 etc....how can I use autolisp to find all of them, and then change them to 2mm_Romans? and then delete the rest style. Thank you!
  13. Bubba1982

    Inverted Revision Clouds

    Hi there, I'm currently using Revit Structure 2015 and I need a simple way to create inverted revision clouds. My main software is Microstation ABD in which when we want to cloud up certain elements in abeyance we use an inverted cloud. I'm quite new to Revit so have not come across this yet.. Can anyone tell me how I can create something like this in Revit please? Thanks in advance
  14. When trying to use the 'Revit Fabrication Export' Addin i get the following message when trying to save out as a RIF. Steps so far. Select the required system store design line & graphical element Select 'out' Save As 'Rif' ... then i get the error message. My goal is to get the Revit file into Autodesk Fabrication. Any help would be much appreciated
  15. drewbranson10

    Central Model Setup

    Hello, I have been working with Revit for a while but still have trouble remembering how to set up central models for the first time. As far as I have gotten I have set up an Arch model because we are an MEP firm and we do our work on top of there model. Where I get stuck is that I have opened a template file with all of our families loaded, loaded the Arch model as a link, and now it has the worksets key grayed out. I believe that is the next step so that I can enable worksharing and save this as a project and not a template file. Can anyone help me complete the process? I am in 2016 by the way. Thanks in advance!
  16. Hi Does anyone know how I can change the colour of only a small section of pipe? Thanks
  17. drewbranson10

    Revision Cloud Help on Sheet

    Hello, I am using Revit 2015 and I had to add a revision to two sheets. They both use the same title block and they are the only two sheets in the revision. One of the title blocks acts as it should and shows the revision number and date on the title block in the revision section, but the other sheet does not. Has anyone had this happen before and if so do you know what to do? Thanks in advance
  18. Hi I work for an engineering consultant who is stepping into the Revit mine field for the first time. I have limited experience in using revit but no experience at all regarding the linking of the various engineering disciplines. We will be having electrical, mechanical, structural and civil engineers working on the model at various offices. There will also be external architects involved along the course of the scheme as well, again who will be based outside of our office. What is the most suitable way to link each discipline where you can only alter your own discipline elements? What is the best way to back up and save files? Anyone got any procedures for carrying this out please that would be much appreciated. Thanks
  19. Hi all, I am newbie in Revit. I want to scale down the "room tag" (defined in original "M_Room Tag.rfa" or "Room Tag.rfa" files) to use it in some small areas. I know how to change the font size of labels, but I tried with no success to change the border of label. Who can help me? I appreciate any help or clues directing to solve the problem. P.S. I made a mistake typing "room tag" in title of thread, unable to correct it.
  20. I have extensive experience with AutoCAD - but I would like to start learning/using Revit. The majority of use would be for residential applications. From my understanding, Revit is mainly used for floor plans, leaving "space" for building materials, but not placing materials themselves. A client has asked for a 3D rendering of a proposed deck on his house (for visualization and "instructions"), as well as orthographic 2D plans to submit for permits. I have done this many times with AutoCAD, but was wondering if this was a task Revit could help expediate. Am I better off layering a 3D AutoCAD drawing with all materials sized and placed appropriately, or is this a task Revit would excel at? Thank you in advance for any insight and advice.
  21. Im relatively new to both software packages but is it possible to import revit into a autodesk model and vice versa. If not which is the way forward Revit or autodesk MEP for future BIM projects? Thanks
  22. Hello! I'm completely new here, so please forgive me for possibly posting this in the wrong folder. I'm using several programs/software including so I wasn't sure where it would fit the best. I'm a Swedish student and I'm doing my college thesis at the moment. For my thesis I'm creating a garage and a visualization of the garage and its surroundings. So here's my question (which might seem a bit all over the place, but I feel lost..): How would you suggest I can "easily" create a visualization that looks good for my project? It's due in less than three weeks time. I'm thinking of using Sketchup for the environment and Revit Arch. 2014 for the garage, which needs to be more detailed, and then putting the two into Lumion 2.0. How does that sound? I'm not sure which parts are better to create in which software. Ps. I'm no Revit pro, but I do alright I'll try to attach the Google maps coordinates for the area and a sketch from Sketchup that I have done of the area. https://www.google.se/maps/@56.877091,14.807387,3a,90y,139.52h,79.76t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sUIVoFCC1formygakad_Xug!2e0 Thanks! /Mox
  23. chriskaykinetic

    integrating Cadmep into a revit model?

    Hello all, i wonder if you can help/ The company i am currently working for is well up to speed for using 3d co-ordination (produced to a level it can be fabricated) using Autodesk cadmep fabrication 2013. To date we, we have gotten by buy using the steelwork contractors 3d steelwork model and 2d architectural backrounds which are then inserted into drawings where required. More and more we see clients are asking us to integrate our model from fabrication into the revit model generally received from the architect. Having come up against a brick wall using cad 2013 & revit 2013, our software manager had it sold to him that the new 'Autodesk design suite 2014' package was able to fully interact the fab model with the revit model, but so far, to no avail... i fear we are about to lose this order due to the fact this was promised to the client off the back of the words of an autodesk sales rep. Can anyone help? Any advice is appreciated greatly. Chris
  24. Hello everyone - been a long time since I was on here I've created a solid model using Autocad 2014 which has multiple solid entities that I want to export to Revit 2014 as individual entities. When I import it into Revit 2014 however the drawing comes in as a single item, and if I right click the bounding box and try to either partial or full explode it, it completely disappears. Is there any way of getting the entities changed from Autocad to Revit so I can add BIM information to each separate entity within Revit? Thanks in advance for any advice and a big "Hello" to anyone that remembers me Spacepig
  25. Hi I am a student and have very basic Revit experience. I have been given a Revit model and I would like to place it into Google Earth or equivalent for presentation purposes. Is this possible baring in mind I have a student Autodesk account and student version software? I would also like to show this model on a site location showing a number of potential site locations. Again would I be able to export the building layout from Revit to some sort of mapping software again to produce a report. Thanks
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