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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revit Tip - Change the Color of RPC Trees

I know many people who like the simplicity of placing RPC Trees and plantings into a model but are frustrated when they find out the only way to use them is when rendering.  Well, this is only partly true.  By changing the color of the RCP tree you can get some nice effects WITHOUT rendering... Like this image below:

Changing the color of these RPC Revit trees is so simple I am not even going to make a video.  Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the "Manage" tab.
  2. Click the "Object Styles" button.
  3. Scroll down and find the "Planting" category.
  4. Under the Material column click the blank box and browse...
  5. Create a material with whatever surface color you desire.
An there you have it... Tah dah!  Now you can make some nice visualizations with and without rendering!
*Little Tip*  Sometimes is it nice to rotate some of the trees randomly when using them in both a rendering and shaded view...