3D Rendering in Autodesk Revit

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Deliver efficiency and accuracy with Revit rendering

Autodesk Revit is a building information modeling software where users can design buildings and structures in 3D. A popular tool amongst AEC professionals, it is commonly used by architects, landscape architects, engineers, as well as designers and contractors.

Rendering in Revit can offer a quick turnaround time, quality performance, and user friendliness. It can help drive efficiency and accuracy throughout the design process as updates to floor plans, elevations, and sections can be made as the model develops.

It can also be a powerful collaboration tool across different teams and disciplines. The visualizations created in Revit can be presented as walkthroughs to communicate designs, ideas, and concepts to team members and clients.

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Design and visualize in one model

No more side tracks. No more double work. One single source of truth.

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Streamline your design workflow

Using Enscape to render in Revit allows you to design and visualize in one tool. Easily create 3D renders, video walkthroughs, and test ideas within Revit itself. The real-time sync means there’s no need to import or export files.

Communicate ideas with ease

You can share your ideas with people via a still image, panorama, video walkthrough, or a standalone file. These options can help others understand your design intent and vision for the project.

Identify issues easily

The ability to walk through your rendered model gives you a better overview of any clashes that would otherwise have been overlooked. Detecting issues early in the process can save time and construction costs.

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It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

Letting the clients walk around the building has the potential to save them a lot of money further down the line as they know what they are getting beforehand.

Paul McCreanor
Director
McCreanor and Co. Architects

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

Letting the clients walk around the building has the potential to save them a lot of money further down the line as they know what they are getting beforehand.

Paul McCreanor
Director
McCreanor and Co. Architects

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

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Using Enscape for Revit

3D Revit rendering with Enscape

Revit users can use Enscape with their favorite modeling software. As a plugin to Revit, using Enscape as a real-time rendering tool won’t disrupt your design workflow. Enscape allows you to explore your Revit project in a high-quality, real-time environment. This is especially useful for client presentations and design processes.

Enscape’s ease of use is a huge benefit for Revit users. There is no special training needed to master Revit renderings and visualization with Enscape, and there is ample information available via video tutorials and the Knowledge Base for anyone looking for expert tips and tricks.

Autodesk Revit is a building information modeling software where users can design buildings and structures in 3D. A popular tool amongst AEC professionals, it is commonly used by architects, landscape architects, engineers, as well as designers and contractors.

How to render in Revit

Using Enscape as the rendering software for Revit will provide users a photorealistic snapshot of their 3D model. Once installed, you will see Enscape as a top-level menu option. The Enscape ribbon will become visible once you click the menu option.

In Revit, you can render a single image, or you can perform a batch rendering, which is a set of Named Views or Favorite Views. The benefit of performing a batch rendering is that time can be saved when creating quality renders.

Changes made in Revit will instantly appear in Enscape. Thanks to simultaneous editing and visualization, project changes are immediately available to evaluate in Enscape. If your client, for example, wants to see something different in the design, their feedback can be implemented, and the changes will show up in real time.

Revit users can utilize the Enscape Asset Library for their renders. With over 1,900 assets to choose from, projects can be brought to life. Techniques such as lighting and exposure, tint, and filters can be used to boost your designs.

How to render with the Enscape plugin (and why it’s better)

  1. Simply start the Enscape viewport. Make sure you select the Enscape option from Revit’s top horizontal menu bar, and then press the start button.
  2. Once the Enscape window is open and is running you will see the Enscape ‘in viewport’ toolbar at the top of that window, which means you are ready to start rendering.
  • The direct integration allows you to render in real time, which means any updates you make in the Revit software, immediately shows up in Enscape.
  • You can render a single image, or you can batch render a set of images
  • Rendering in Revit with the Enscape plugin is designed to give you a quick and easy process to create visualizations.

Revit rendering tips

For the best quality Revit rendering results, here are some best practices to follow:

  • Natural lighting works best when you go to the Manage tab, click on Location, and type in the address. Revit will choose a weather station closest to the location you’ve put in.
  • For better speed and performance of your renders, make sure the elements that aren’t in use are turned off.
  • Ensure your models are clean and there are no overlapping surfaces to avoid flickering or artifacts when rendering.

Visit the Knowledge Base for more tips on how you can get the best Revit rendering experience with Enscape.

To see how easy it is to create renders in Revit using Enscape, sign up for a free 14-day trial today!

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3 Steps to get started

Follow these steps to get started with real-time visualization.

1. Get Enscape and install

Get Enscape

Download your 14-day free trial or subscribe for one of our plans. Install Enscape. It will then appear as a separate Menu within Revit on the left side.

2. Download the sample file

Villa in the hills

By Marina Wallace and Joe Miller from Enscape. Includes a furnished mansion with different phases and design options (made in Revit 2020)

3. Watch the video tutorial

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate within Enscapes 3D renderings
  • Add lighting, materials and assets
  • Render scenes (single image & batch render)
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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Good modeling is fundamental to creating realistic renderings. It is a crucial aspect. No matter how awesome your rendering configuration is, if your model is of poor quality, your result will be as well. Read this article for a full overview.

Finding the best perspective for architectural rendering is an art, not a science, and we can all get better at it by understanding a few basic principles for exterior perspective rendering with the best practices outlined in this article.

Enscape uses ray tracing for its real-time rendering, and almost all the calculations that Enscape performs are handled on the graphics card (GPU). For this reason, your computer must at least meet the minimum recommended system requirements set out in this article.

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of getting started with Enscape for Revit or want more advanced tips, visit our Training Hub.

Simplicity. Enscape lets you create a rendering in a few minutes. Learn more tips for a smooth link between Revit and Enscape here.

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