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    Hi all,

    I am working on a rendering for a new day care project and need some RPC kids for it. I have done some looking and have found some adults, but not kids. I was wondering if you guys knew of some good resources for free RPC material that might have what I need, or know of a tutorial about how I can make my own?

    Thanks for your help,

    Sarah
    Sarah Foulkes

    Not a Revit Robot

    #2
    RPC´s can be purchased from www.archvision.com who have plenty of RPC Kids in the library.
    Don´t believe that you can get RPC´s from anywhere else... but archvision do have a tool to make your own (you´ll still need to pay for a license though) :beer:
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      They also have All Access plans with a yearly fee. I think the top tier for access to everything is $500 a year. If you do a lot of rendering and use RPC's a lot, it may be worth it.

      Getting different RPC's into Revit is a pain, though. They really need to redo the plugin (if they haven't already). I haven't used them in a few months.
      Dan

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        #4
        Thanks guys, that is very helpful. We are doing more and more renderings, so it's worth looking into. In the meantime, to get this rendering out the door, I am going to cheat some people in via Piranesi cutouts.
        Sarah Foulkes

        Not a Revit Robot

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          #5
          So is that a license for the RPC creator tool? Or a license to be able to use ANY RPC content other than the OOTB Revit stuff.

          I have often wondered if someone could pay for the RPC Generator and then make RPC content to sell.

          Thanks,
          Gordon
          Pragmatic Praxis

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            #6
            I think that you have to be on subscription at archvision to get and use the RPC creator...

            Maybe you could "sell" the RPC´s that you make, but the buyer would still need a current license for archvision to use them
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              Originally posted by safoulkes View Post
              ....I am going to cheat some people in via Piranesi cutouts.
              I was going to mention something similar to this but I didn't think many people used Piranesi. I find it very easy to 'blend' cutouts in Piranesi and have them look like they 'belong' to the scene.
              Chad Koscinski | Architect

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                #8
                Has Archvision monopolized the whole RPC market or are there other providers?
                Juan Carlos Moreno
                Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                Sisley Cosmetics

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                  #9
                  Chad,

                  Are you very familiar with piranesi? Can I go off Revit for a minute to ask you a question about that program ? I just started it and I like it so far, but I am a little hopeless.

                  One problem I am having is that I render my buildings in Revit, then I export the rendering as a tiff and then I import it into piranesi. Once there, I can not figure out how to give my cutouts shadows. I think the problem is that the piranesi program sees my imported tiff as a flat background. So is there something I can do to fix my issue? Can I define planes, or a light direction, because the program is not getting that information from my tiff? What is your method for working in piranesi? Do you render in Revit first? Or do everything in piranesi?

                  Thanks for any help you can give me! I spent some time yesterday looking for a piranesi forum but I found nothing for that program like we have here for Revit!

                  Sarah
                  Sarah Foulkes

                  Not a Revit Robot

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                    #10
                    It sounds like you don't have any 'Z' depth.

                    I render in Revit and save the rendered image out as a .PNG. This helps maintain the background as transparent.

                    I then use the Piranesi plug-in to export to an .epix file using the image I just rendered. This maintains the correct pixel ration between the two.

                    You can then open the .epix file in Piranesi and import the rendered image.

                    Then choose Re-Render under the File menu.

                    If you don't have the add-in for Revit 2011 send me a PM and I'll send it to you. It was written by one of the developers of the UK branch of Informatix Software before they closed up the UK office.

                    Another process that I used to use was export my model (from a 3D view) to a 3D .dwg and import that into SketchUp. Then do all of my entourage, materials there. You can then export to .epix formats natively from SketchUp. This worked best for NPR renderings since it is inherently 'sketchy'. This used to be the only way to get from Revit to Piranesi because Autodesk will not write a plug-in for or support the .epix format. But with the plugin mentioned above, this is no longer necessary.

                    I recommend the Piranesi books written by Bonnie Roskes. They don't teach you how to export to Piranesi but are wonderful guides on how to get around the program.
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                    Last edited by Chadwick17; February 8, 2011, 03:53 PM.
                    Chad Koscinski | Architect

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