Using Revit for Interior Design – Part 2 of 4

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Using Revit for Interior Design – Part 2 of 4

Introduction

In this part we’ll be looking at the how to present your interior design once is basically drawn up in 3D.

Lights, lighting and sun studies

Lights and lighting play an important role in the mood of a interior space and in this department Revit also have the tools. You can create real world scenarios as you can position the building in the correct location as well as orient the building in relation to North. You can also set the time of day and the shadows will update.

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You can do sun Studies and animations showing the sun path and how the shadows fall.

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You can also create colour maps to show the lighting levels in the interior of each room.

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Artificial lights can be added with exact emittance profiles of ta fitting by linking a IES file of the fitting to the light source. These IES file you can download from the light fitting manufacturer’s websites. This results in more realistic emittance from the various light fittings.

Using materials with custom images

Revit allows you to easily create and tweak materials and also add custom images to create the correct material texture and feel.

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Creating Decals

You can also add images as pictures in various shapes. In the image we added a picture of some penguins to the right of the presentation.

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Creating 2d layouts and 3d views

You can create quick and fast furniture layouts and quick perspectives.

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The material come to life using the instant rendering of Realistic View mode.

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3d Visualizations and rendering

You can produce a instant Realistic view presentation for draft progress points.

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Doing a rendering for final purposes is worth the wait as it produces higher quality results.

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You can also export to other rendering software like Lumion to be able to add more effects, extra content and movement in the form of video walkthrough presentations.

Conclusion

Revit has many powerful tools to present your ideas successfully. We will continue the discussion in Part 3 of the topic where we will look at additional deliverables you get from the 3D Revit Model.

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