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    Revit 2014 - Cloud rendering comparison - free vs paid for

    Just a small comparison of the 2 types of cloud render - 'standard' and 'final' - now available.

    There is a 'cleaner' look to the paid for (1 cloud credit) version but not so you would notice - certainly at this small size.

    It may be my imagination but the latest cloud render results do not look as good as previously but they seem to render quicker - just an impression.

    Also has anyone else noticed a problem with materials not scaling correctly in cloud renders now?

    Hard to see in this particular render but the material on the seating is not right whereas if rendered within Revit 2014 it is perfect.

    And just a passing mention of an annoyance in Revit...
    3dsMD2014 will let you add all your user subpaths to textures in one click but in Revit you need to add every sub folder individually - unless I'm missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    Just a small comparison of the 2 types of cloud render - 'standard' and 'final' - now available.

    There is a 'cleaner' look to the paid for (1 cloud credit) version but not so you would notice - certainly at this small size.

    It may be my imagination but the latest cloud render results do not look as good as previously but they seem to render quicker - just an impression.

    Also has anyone else noticed a problem with materials not scaling correctly in cloud renders now?

    Hard to see in this particular render but the material on the seating is not right whereas if rendered within Revit 2014 it is perfect.

    And just a passing mention of an annoyance in Revit...
    3dsMD2014 will let you add all your user subpaths to textures in one click but in Revit you need to add every sub folder individually - unless I'm missing something.
    You are right it's a bit hard to see in your images, can I ask which render is which?

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    The one on the left is the paid for one - it is just a bit sharper and 'cleaner' but as I mostly just put .jpg files on to drawing sheets mixed in with Views you would never notice I suspect.

    I can't put my finger on what isn't quite as nice about the renders compared to before the changes - probably just my imagination but there is definitely something strange going on with material scaling on some objects that render fine in Revit but the texture is greatly enlarged in the cloud render.

    Whatever, it's a handy tool.
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    Materials (especial custom materials) seems to blow up in size when rendered in 2014. The Revit kid wrote about this issue on this blog Revit 2014 Cloud Rendering and Custom Materials | TheRevitKid.com!. Anyone knows a workaround for this?

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    I gave up on cloud renders in Revit 2014 and I couldn't remember why... until now.

    Surprising that still hasn't been fixed - or so it would seem?

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    On the one hand, upgrading a few projects to 2014, to make use of the faster, hopefully more reliable material editor is an obvious choice, however, the materials don't render correctly. Keeping the projects in Revit 2013, isn't a choice either since it takes up to an half hour just to modify one material with 80% chance of crashing when exiting the material editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew P View Post
    Materials (especial custom materials) seems to blow up in size when rendered in 2014. The Revit kid wrote about this issue on this blog Revit 2014 Cloud Rendering and Custom Materials | TheRevitKid.com!. Anyone knows a workaround for this?
    Wait for the service pack or use 2013! haha... There are other problems with Revit 2014 cloud rendering and stairs... Revit 2014 Cloud Issue - "A Problem Occurred. File Could Not be Translated. -1" | TheRevitKid.com! - Revit Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information

    Go figure...

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    Upgrade Revit 2014 to UP1

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevitKid View Post
    Wait for the service pack or use 2013! haha... There are other problems with Revit 2014 cloud rendering and stairs... Revit 2014 Cloud Issue - "A Problem Occurred. File Could Not be Translated. -1" | TheRevitKid.com! - Revit Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information

    Go figure...
    Hi, All, please upgrade your Revit 2014 to UP1, we did bunch of fixings for the cloud rendering!

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