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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Revit Tutorial - Diagrams: "BIG" Style


The diagram has been a staple in the architecture community for as long as I could remember.  From 2-dimensional "parti" diagrams to full-on exploded axonometric diagrams, many techniques and styles have been used to describe our vision to the world.

A specific style of diagram has arisen thanks to the popularity of Rhino and Bjarke Ingels. This diagram is a blend between a 3-D form and a "parti" and truly is a great way to present your architectural concepts to the world.  It has the vector graphics feel of a graphic designer but the shading and composition of a "cel shaded" video game.

It looks something like this...



Well, guess what?  The image above was modeled and created directly in Revit and Revit only... No need to use Rhino, Grasshopper, Illustrator, or any other piece of software.  

Continue reading to learn how to make "BIG" style diagrams in Revit....







Topics Covered in the Video:
  • Modeling "forms" for your diagrams.
  • Modifying the "forms" material(s).
  • Modeling arrows and asterisks. 
  • Using the "railing arrow".
  • Creating a "cel shaded" style view in Revit.
  • Graphic Settings for wide outlines and effective shading.