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    Hi, first post for me. I have just started learning Revit Structure 2011 from a book, online and general trial and error. Apologies in advance if this has been covered already but I couldn't find it when searching.

    My question is about making certain elements transparent in a 3D view. When ever I try and make something transparent it becomes completely see through with only the edges showing up as lines. See the attached image where the upper level slab is set to transparent.



    How do I make it so an element is see through yet still visible like the slabs in the image below? Is there a system variable that controls transparency intensity?



    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Vanguard
    Last edited by Vanguard; March 30, 2011, 03:20 AM. Reason: Image size

    #2
    I don't know if rst is different than arch but can't you change the transparency in the materials dialog? There should be a slider underneath where you chose display color I think
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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      #3
      Thanks for the reply JCM, just had a bit of a play with that and seems to work nicely.

      Is there any way of applying it to a particular element in a view without it being modified globally in other views? As if it was a graphic override for the view?

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        #4
        Welcome Vanguard,
        I do this with a graphic overide per view, transparency + hatch pattern on surface.
        Another way would be to play a little with phases. Be patient, 2012 as the answer!
        Julien
        "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
        P. DAC
        Follow me on Twitter @Jbenoit44 - Blog: http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/

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          #5
          Julien
          I'd be curious to know how you're accomplishing this.
          As you noted the problem becomes moot once you get a hold of 2012. The new 'ghosting' override does exactly what Vanguard is after without having to modify material properties. The good news is, it will also work on orthogonal, 2D views not just 3D views!

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            #6
            It's a bit tricky, don't know if it will work for you. (result depends on the scale of the view/hatch).
            Picture below. :wine:
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            Julien
            "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
            P. DAC
            Follow me on Twitter @Jbenoit44 - Blog: http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/

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              #7
              Cheers for all the reply's fellas, looks like I will have to wait it out for 2012 to arrive in the mail.

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                #8
                Thanks Julien. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I thought somehow you'd managed to get the appearance of the OP and actually get that halftone transparency that 2012 will achieve and I was annoyed that I hadn't figured out how to do it myself

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