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    Rendering a Nested Light Fixture

    I am building a specialty equipment family that has a light in it. I nested a light family in the specialty equipment family, but it is not rendering the light in the project. I have not tried this before and cannot seem to find any posts covering this topic. Does anyone know how to get the nested light family to render?


    Thanks!

    #2
    I answered this on the Adesk Forum:

    Try placing the same light fixture (temporary as a test) and see if it renders by itself.

    If it does, then there is something wrong when it's nested into the equip. family.

    If it does not, try moving the 'light source' (yellow thing in the light family) outside of its 'housing'--as this can sometimes cause it not to render in the scene. You can alos try giving the lense of the light a 'self-illuminating' (glowing) material.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Make sure the light fixture is set to "shared" so you can control it once loaded into the project.
      Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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        #4
        From my experiences lights are broken in revit. If what Cliff and Sdbrownaia said does not work change the watt light settings to 3,000 - 5,000 and see if that works. Yes that is a crazy amount of power in real life but for revit that is sometimes normal.

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          Originally posted by ScubaMan View Post
          From my experiences lights are broken in revit. If what Cliff and Sdbrownaia said does not work change the watt light settings to 3,000 - 5,000 and see if that works. Yes that is a crazy amount of power in real life but for revit that is sometimes normal.
          ^this is especially true, if you are "mixing", Sun and Artificial. I.e. sunshine and light fixtures. The sunlight is so much stronger, that it's impossible to render the scene with correct photometric values. Here the 5000 watt light fixtures come in handy :-)

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