–how easy it is to take your Revit project presentations; from ordinary to memorable.
“Remember, when “pitching” your designs to a client — keep it simple for you, but make the visualization extraordinary for them. Make things POP visually!
Help the client visualize your ideas for their project. Provide them with a memorable experience of you and your design proposal. It helps your work “stand-out” during the competitive and sometimes “crowded” proposal process.”
He demonstrated several Revit features; that help his design drawings to “read better” (standout) throughout the course of the project. From design option presentations, into construction drawings and contract administration documents.
In the days of hand-drawing and CAD — we used hand sketching techniques like multiple line-widths, line-types, hatch or poche’, color and shading. It helped emphasize or de-emphasize elements in our construction detailing, floor plans, elevations, sections, casework drawings and overlaid consultant drawings.
He demonstrated how to make Revit presentations “POP” for his consultants, contractors and facility owners — without using Revit rendering or Adobe Photoshop .
Here are just 5 basic features (from my 4-pages of notes) –from Steven’s CSRW class; that were applied to this interior Revit Project View:
- Turn On Ambient Shadows in Hidden Line View
- Add Background Image to Hidden Line View
- Apply Graphic Override to Individual Element
- Apply Graphic Override to Category
- Switch Hidden Line View to Realistic View
This is a storyboard of a 5-minute process; that transformed my standard, Revit hidden-line Camera View –to a Revit Realistic View.
Remember all Element or Category Graphics Overrides are View-Specific. Some View parameters can be stored in a Revit View Template –and applied to other views.
Standard Revit Hidden Line Perspective View
Graphic Display Options Menu >Shadows > Show Ambient Shadows
Revit Hidden Line Perspective View With Ambient Shadows Turned ON
Revit Hidden Line View – Added Background Image via Graphic Display Options
Steven Shell (architect) has a music career –check out his band site; Shell Shock for his classical rock guitar talents.
Personally, Steven provided one of the most entertaining and educational classes I’ve taken in while.
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