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    I Hate Interior Renderings

    I do fine with exterior renderings and sunlight. Interior renderings are a struggle. I don't do them very often and it seems like my interior renderings always come out so dark. I'm not an electrical engineer so I'm never sure about all of the light settings.

    Anybody got any tips and pointers on how to get the lighting to show up half way accurate?

    Thanks.

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    adjust the exposure & saturation. You can do some adjustment in revit or adjust it in photoshop. If that still doesn't work you can try some studio lights for ambient lighting.

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    Also....organize your lights into groups... I usually do this by room number or by floor depending on the size of the model so I can select just the groups that I want for a view. Definitely bump up the Light Loss Factor within the family and make it brighter and I like changing the color to daylight or Xenon bulbs.

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    Thanks. All of those suggestions have helped.

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    Hey there,
    One little piece of advice.....Model it the way you build it, including for rendering purposes. I am a huge advocate of creating strong, powerful, creative, and dynamic views by forcing the perspective or using radical eye levels and view points. However, light is different. If you have adjusted your post rending settings correctly, and it is still too dark, you probably need to add light fixtures or if a daytime render, add more windows. Adding Studio lights is just wrong unless you argue that all of your lights are table or floor lamps and plugged into an outlet; therefore, not part of the scope of work. You don't want to advertise what is not true. It is misleading and not honest to yourself and/or your client. If it renders too dark, the space will probably be too dark. <getting off my soap box> Just my 2Cents
    Steven

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    Hi Steven, great to see you here at RFO, and I hope you'll continue sharing your knowledge and advice here!

    Generally speaking, I agree with a lot of what you've said, however... when it comes to interior renderings, the rendering settings are most often not even close to being representative of "true" lighting conditions. In many situations, interior renderings can be nearly impossible to get "right" without fudging the lighting conditions. I've seen a million excuses for Revit, but in the end, they're just excuses for a poorly implemented feature. When the developers "fix" the interior rendering feature, then we can stop using workarounds. But that's just my 2 cents as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven C Shell View Post
    If it renders too dark, the space will probably be too dark.
    I absolutely agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iru69 View Post
    Hi Steven, great to see you here at RFO, and I hope you'll continue sharing your knowledge and advice here!

    Generally speaking, I agree with a lot of what you've said, however... when it comes to interior renderings, the rendering settings are most often not even close to being representative of "true" lighting conditions. In many situations, interior renderings can be nearly impossible to get "right" without fudging the lighting conditions. I've seen a million excuses for Revit, but in the end, they're just excuses for a poorly implemented feature. When the developers "fix" the interior rendering feature, then we can stop using workarounds. But that's just my 2 cents as well.
    From my experience that is more than just a Revit issue. Granted it's been quite a while since I've done interior renderings but I have had to fake it in 3DS Max and Sketchup in the past.

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    Would be cool if Revit had an exposure rate....like keeping the camera aperture open longer to allow for the light to fill in more....

    For example nighttime shots of houses or buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    Would be cool if Revit had an exposure rate....like keeping the camera aperture open longer to allow for the light to fill in more....

    For example nighttime shots of houses or buildings.
    Nevermind....I never get into the graphic display options very much...
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