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    Awesome families

    Since my alltime Revit Families hero asked me here , here's a post in dedication to a Family that won me a lot off debating sessions with unwilling autocad draftsmen saying you cannot use Revit with the same freedom as autocad (:crazy: i know). Off course I'm talking about the up to this day unchallenged Revit Elephant:bb:

    No, I'm just kidding... this popped up during my Google search for this link

    BTW Marcello, since I'm opening this thread in dedication of this awesome family, could you at least post it here? Never got my hands on the actual Revitfile...

    Seriously though, I can't remember all the times I had this discussion:

    UNWILLING CAD DRAFTSPERSON FORCED BY HIS/HER BOSS TO GO REVIT (AKA CLIENT): Well, all fun and games, but I heard Revit sucks at anything other then a design of a box. And it has to be a box with 4 straight angles too.
    ME: Well, you can pretty much model anything in Revit, so I don't really think that's true
    CLIENT: Off course it is, all great architects like Zaha or bladibla work with other software. And there isn't even a dutch library.
    ME: Well, let's focus on the modelling part first, would you consider this (showing picture of elephant) to be impossible?
    CLIENT: Yes, anyone can see that's created in bladibla...
    ME: Watch this video.
    CLIENT: :bb::bb::bb:

    So, I know it's hard to top this, but I would like to see some of the craziest, wackiest families you ever built...
    Promise I won't post my clock!
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
    MdR Advies
    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

    #2
    I must be living under a rock or something, as I had not seen the Revit Elephant before. :hide:

    Marcello, as I am sure hundreds of others have told you, that is Freaking Awesome!

    Martijn, thanks for starting the thread. What an eye opener!
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      Don't feel bad Ian, I've never heard of it either! :laugh:

      It is freakin' awesome though. I think I'll have an elephant in my next rendering. :laugh:

      Martijn, I think your clock definately belongs in this thread. I haven't downloaded the elephant, but it looks to be mainly modeling techniques. The clock is all about formulas. Both are equally important in creating an awesome family. :thumbsup:

      PS, good use of the BB smiley. Alex would be proud. :laugh:
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ian.Kidston View Post
        I must be living under a rock or something, as I had not seen the Revit Elephant before. :hide:

        Marcello, as I am sure hundreds of others have told you, that is Freaking Awesome!

        Martijn, thanks for starting the thread. What an eye opener!
        Marcello has a human head and a 747 modeled entirely in Revit as well.
        Scott D Davis
        Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
        Autodesk, Inc.
        http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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          #5
          And don't forget some of the halloween pumpkins on Zach Krons Buildz blog http://buildz.blogspot.com/2010/10/h...loween-ii.html
          Revit BLOGGAGE

          http://www.revic.org.au

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            #6
            Well, they're not that wacky or crazy, but I did start to have some fun with the stairs over at stairporn.org. Here are some of the results..

            In regards to straight up family. I made this wind turbine a long time ago that I was pretty proud of at the time. If only I had the time to make it parametric.

            Of course, some of these window families on this church are pretty insane!

            Hmm.. I have a few other off the wall families I modeled just for the heck of it. Let's see:
            Battle Axe anyone?
            http://www.screencast.com/users/rkit...8-61f43b0b0933

            How about a beer?

            Not as simple as it looks...

            For the kids over at RevitCity.com

            I'm sure I have a few more in my bucket that I can throw at this thread, just gotta dig them up.
            .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

            Free Revit Chat | Cre8iveThings Blog | Live Architecture! | Past Live Architecture!

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              #7
              telehandlers

              This was the first non-building related family that I created.
              This was not built using the mass family editor.

              Attached Files
              Be A Hero

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                #8
                LOL, fantastic family! You definately have to much time on your hands...
                Martijn de Riet
                Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                MdR Advies
                Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                  #9
                  My 2 cents are that sure you model almost anything in Revit, but the real question is how efficiently can you do it compared to other software. The elephant for instance, cool model, but could have easily been done in Cinema4D, Maya, or 3DS in less time, and with better control over your end mesh for animation. The fork lifts are also impressive but could have been done easier in Inventor, Solidworks or Spaceclaim with better model tools (a fillet or chamfer command for instance) and better assembly management.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by djnelson75 View Post
                    ...but the real question is how efficiently can you do it compared to other software.
                    Yes yes.. and I'm sure someone pointed out to the Wright brothers that the car was a perfectly suitable method of traveling.

                    The point of this thread isn't efficiency, it's awesomenicity!
                    .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

                    Free Revit Chat | Cre8iveThings Blog | Live Architecture! | Past Live Architecture!

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