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    Backburner and Revit???

    I remember hearing about 2012 having backburner capabilities is that true? Can we set up rendering farms now like max?

    #2
    Nope. All rumor.
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      Nope - that is not true. You'll still have to export out to something like Max.

      However, the Factory has "inquired" about interest in such a feature in the past, so it's occasionally been on their radar.

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        #4
        someone blowing wind then..... thanks for the post!

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          #5
          Apparently the Indigo Rendering engine add-on for Revit can renderfarm. I haven't tried that part of it, but I did try out the rendering engine and it looks nifty. It's still beta and missing a few features we'd need, and Mental Ray does most of what we need anyways. But it is an alterative!
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            #6
            If you have the Revit Suite (with ACAD and ACA) now, then you can crossgrade to the new Building Design Suite Premium, which includes Max. (Talk with your reseller about the switch). Then you have Max, and Backburner. It then wouldn't take much effort to get Max and Backburner set up at your office...Wade you are already familiar with Max so it would be easy for you to go Revit>FBX>Link to Max and render your images without having to do much in Max.
            Scott D Davis
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            Autodesk, Inc.
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              #7
              Its not the same as having the capability in Revit, particularly with what a pain the FBX Link is. Our Max pro's here dont even want to use the FBX, its that slow to populate the model. Factor in having different software, having to export, having to import/link, yadda yadda... Its not the same answer.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                #8
                Not the same answer, but is the current answer if someone wants Backburner. Until we get native RVT support in Max, we have FBX. Which does work, especially for a situation like Wade's (I've been to their office) and their project types which tend to be more managable in size. With the way the 2012 products handle materials, and Revit's ability to now have a custom material library that is also shared with Max, I think it gets better. Not perfect yet, but definitely not something Wade nor the firm should discount without first trying it for themselves.
                Scott D Davis
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                Autodesk, Inc.
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                  #9
                  No, i agree with you almost completely. Its getting very close, and *if* youre familiar with Max its basically a no brainer (assuming you own it already). It seems like as the years go on the file types get marginally closer and closer. Ill be interested to see what happens in the next couple of years.

                  But its a start.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    It would be completely illogical to have Backburner in Revit. That would make Max loose a big clientbase... So I guess we'll be seeing native rvt-support in Max sooner. And that would be a very welcome development, even if you don't have Max.
                    Martijn de Riet
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