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    make window glazing transparent in 2011?

    Hello all!

    Here's my first question here.

    I'm doing an exterior rendering in Revit 2011 and want to see the interior of the building or at least get windows that aren't blacked out.
    It's a daytime rendering and I put a whack of lights on inside the building hoping for some change to the glazing.

    I've tried various glazing and glass maps which are supposedly transparent but no dice.

    So what am I missing or doing wrong?

    #2
    Can you post a stripped down version with the materials you are using, and the exterior of the building? I've never had an issue seeing through my windows.
    Dan

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      #3
      This file was originally created in Revit 2008. Don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. The lighting and materials were added in Revit 2011.

      here's the glazing used.



      and here's the rendering:

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        #4
        I'm also betting there's a really simple explanation, but it could be a number of things.

        When rendering, you're selecting for your Lighting settings "Exterior: Sun and Artificial Lights", correct? And you have the lights turned on, correct? If you do an interior rendering are those lights on?

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          #5
          correct.


          Exterior: Sun and Artificial Lights

          all lights turned on

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            #6
            i also prepared for the possibility that maybe the light fixtures weren't working so put in 3 different fixtures behind each window.

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              #7
              Do you need daylight portals on, not to let the daylight in, but to let the artificial light out?

              Gordon
              Pragmatic Praxis

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                #8
                that's interesting.

                I actually don't even care if the interior lights are seen as that's not reality in a daylight situation anyway. I just don't want the glass black.

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                  #9
                  You might also try making the glass more reflective, so it picks up more of the sky color? I think this kind of stuff also often gets picked up in Photoshop post production, as there is only so much you can get out of the renderer directly.

                  Gordon
                  Pragmatic Praxis

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                    #10
                    I wonder if you tried turning the interior lights on and doing a night scene, if the windows would be clear then? Maybe it's the ambient light reflecting off the windows? Maybe try to render at more of an angle so you aren't looking so straight on at them.
                    Dan

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