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    Soft Cushions

    Does anyone have a technique for creating soft cushions for interior renderings? All the ones I have seen are usually boxy.
    or at least some way to make them render nicely?

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    Void sweeps along the hard edges work well.

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    Yeah I thought about that and while it does give a softer edge, the pillows themselves still feel boxy. They don't feel nice and soft.

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    Explore the use of adaptive families/mass families.

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    Google:
    "revit cushion" for Andy's method
    or
    "revit pebbles" for Zach's method
    = first results

    Sometimes this place isn't the first place you know!
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    Opinions on this subject vary, but if you venture in to using Mass families or Adaptive Components to make nice cushions for your furniture, i hope you have one BEASTLY machine for handling your models, if you plan on doing a full FFE package in that building... Because its going to get stupid large.

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    Render in Max using a modifier on the cushions to soften the edges. You can link a Revit 2014 file into Max 2014, and then the Max file can be updated as the model changes in Revit, but modifiers/materials/etc in Max will retain their properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D Davis View Post
    Render in Max using a modifier on the cushions to soften the edges. You can link a Revit 2014 file into Max 2014, and then the Max file can be updated as the model changes in Revit, but modifiers/materials/etc in Max will retain their properties.
    While this would be my prefered method, unfortunately I don't have access to MAX

    With regards to adaptive components I like the Idea and will look into it further...

    Fortunately I only need them for rendering purposes so I can always unload them after the fact.

    Thanks Everyone for your input!

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    Someone out there is experimenting with all RPC furniture with very good results. Lightweight models and quality rendering possibilities. Not sure I'm sold on the idea, but I think it was floating around on....dare I say it..... Revitcity forums...?
    Should get you the "softness" cushions you're looking for, IF you have an RPC maker or know how to make them.

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    It'll look great in realistic and rendering modes, won't look great in hidden line or shaded modes. If you're going to go to that length I'd just DFC for rendering and swap them out, or link.

    Unless you have a way to add your nice Revit geometry over the top of an RPC family. I don't recall what the issue was, but I remember it not working that way when I tried last time. Can you control RPC cutouts with Revit level of detail?

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