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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Locate the Image File Location for the Render Appearance when Rendering - The Revit Clinic

Just wanted to make a tiny note about this post about renderings in general. It would seem that if you can create renderings in just a few clicks within Revit, why would you pay thousands of dollars to an outside rendering company or manually create buildings in 3ds Max from a 2D drawing. Yes, I'm sure there are times for conceptual presentations where you would want lots of BIM Bling, but is it easier to create the original structure in Revit or 3ds Max? What about when you want to make changes to the building. If you do it in Max, you have to go back and manually change every plan, elevation, detail and schedule in a CAD based project.

Again, it's all about a more efficient workflow. As the story of BIM evolves, it's not as much as the software you use to design, but how you use that software to get your job done as efficiently as possible, with as much information to be used downstream. It just so happens that Revit is the best available product to start that process. Well, maybe a cocktail napkin and pencil is the really what you use to start the project, but we sell a great digital pen for that (a whole other blog post).

For the moment, if you've never done a rendering in Revit, it takes less than a minute to click four or five buttons to make your first rendering. Go to www.Revit3d.com/samples if you need a sample Revit file. I desperately need to update those sample files and I think I'll make tomorrow a special day to do just that.

Blog source: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/locate-the-image-file-location-for-the-render-appearance-when-rendering.html

You render a view and receive The following render appearance images are missing warning:


The image file names are listed but not the paths.

If you need to locate the path where Revit is looking for these image files you can do the following:

Open the latest journal file after the render warning appears. By default the journal files are stored in the “C:\Program Files\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010\Journals” folder for Revit Architecture.

Search for one of the image file names from the bottom of the journal up, and the entire path should also be displayed in the journal file. For example the 2 image files above appear in my journal file as follows:

failed to open texture file C:\Images\Render Images\Medium\BrickCustom.bmp
failed to open texture file C:\Images\Render Images\Medium\BrickCustomTop.bmp


Source: Locate the Image File Location for the Render Appearance when Rendering - The Revit Clinic


Jereme March 25, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

You the man... never fail to make my day...I wont be sleeping till April 9th. Greatly appreciate the update and Autodesk actually listening to user comments.

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