Autodesk 3ds Max
Posted by jfyelle, 16 March 2011 5:00 pm
Hello all! Long time no see!
I’ve just managed to unearth myself a bit from the pile of work that buried me lately.
Here`s the deal for today`s post : I’m going to talk a bit about my personal projects using Revit and will suddenly bring a point of view (mine) about the visualization industry which will most likely be relevant to you.
My brain is a tough customer: it needs purpose to learn. No purpose, I’m no better than a donkey.
From my Autodesk career perspective, I decided to force me into learning Revit by self-building my own house, starting by the plans. (I could put it the other way too and I don`t really care where`s the truth, I’m always playing these tricks on me anyway.)
We’re about 3 years since the construction began and we’re currently giving the finishing touch.
I began studying volumes and look with 3ds Max. I’m a developer and not a modeler mind you… Max’s technical depth made my progress slower than I wanted. I tried Revit. As many who are trying Revit for the first time, I was just blown away by the sheer productivity of this software. I hit the render button and got a first image out. I got excited and created wall sweeps, gutters, soffits and all the pizzaz that help make a rendering realistic. What happened exactly? I thought I’d be able to get a decent visualization out of Revit and reality hit me instead.
I think my mistake was to try to do visualization when what I really was after were plans and schedules.
What have I hit just there? Ah yes, it`s the
line wall that separates architecture from visualization. What happened?
I wisely chose to stay on the architecture side of the wall until
What does it means to me? I got to see my house done for real before I managed to get something my wife would congratulates me for out of Revit or Max.
What does that means to you visualization artists? No one`s gonna steal your job just yet. (Hurray!)
Here are some pictures, enjoy.
initial massing in Max
(OK don`t laugh. I'm a developper)
I got the city signoff on my project using this.
still in Max. I never finished the side building.
The plans we're needed right away, so I switched to Revit
I Revit model imported in Max, fooling around with Louis Marcoux anaglyph techniques
click on the image for a wider picture.
Grab that blue/red pair of 3D glasses you don't use.
Finished work ~2009
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