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Monday, December 9, 2013

Revit Tip - High Definition Renderings

Want to know a very easy way to add some serious depth, quality, and interest to your Revit renderings?  I am about to show you a technique I use in post-production for all of my renderings.

This image is directly exported from Revit.  This image is exported from Revit and then enhanced using Photoshop.  The tool is called HDR Toning and HDR Merge.  HDR Toning only exists in Photoshop CS5 while HDR Merge exists in CS3, CS4, and CS5.  I said "High Definition" in the title but it really stands for High Dynamic Range.  When used wisely, HDR Toning will change your life.

Below is a video segment about HDR Toning extracted from the BIM After Dark Series...

BIM After Dark - Volume 1

If you liked the tutorial above then you will definitely enjoy BIM After Dark - Volume 1.  The full length tutorial series is filled with tips about enhancing your presentations.

Are you're tired of people telling you that BIM is not for presentations? That Autodesk® Revit® is only good for documentation? You spend hours developing a fully detailed building information model, why not show it off? Learn how to create beautiful, professional, and high quality presentations with your building information models.