Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AU2011: Creating Graphics that Pop

In our first couple days back from AU, our VDC group is starting the slow process of decompressing and brain-dumping all the information we absorbed in the past week.


One class we didn't hit, due to scheduling conflicts was AB4564 - Autodesk® Revit® for Presentations: Graphics That “Pop”

I knew it was going to be good, simply because of the speakers (David Light & Jason Grant).  But I'm absolutely blown away by the materials Jason recently posted to his blog.

David and Jason not only put together a fantastic presentation, but they are sharing all of the families and source Revit files used to create the graphics.  Which is obviously even more impressive!

That includes:
  • Slick 2D Entourage
  • Filter/Visibility Tricks
  • 3D Trees with varying LOD based on view settings (fine/medium/coarse)
  • Line-based families for traffic mapping, wayfinding, etc.
  • Cartographic families
  • Generic Tagging Families
  • Tips & Tricks Solar Studies, Ambient Lighting/Shadows, etc.  
We’re looking at some slick ways of using this @ Gilbane for our own site logistics planning exercises, documentation and presentation practices and thought I’d share it with everyone who may not have seen this blip pop up via twitter.