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    Interior lights not "on"

    The lights from the architectural link are "on" as shown in the image. However, I am stumped on how to get our lighting to work. My guess is this is not a difficult task. What do I have to do to use our lighting when redering?
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    FWIW, we have not spent time with rendering. As an MEP firm we are obviously focused on our systems, etc. From a marketing standpoint we really need to learn how to showcase our design.

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    Do your light families actually have light objects in them? Some firms just show the symbols and leave out the light objects to save on file size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    Do your light families actually have light objects in them? Some firms just show the symbols and leave out the light objects to save on file size.
    I work on our mechanical side. I assume you mean what is in the attached pictures.
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    Check your rendering setup (Lighting>artificial lights). You can turn lights on and off individually or by groups (if you grouped some lights together). Maybe they are turned off there?

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    Well, one thing I noticed was that electrical's light were not set to cut the ceiling. Perhaps it would help if the fixtures cut?

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    That may be most likely your culprit. The light emitter is probably embedded in the ceiling

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    I would say check to make sure the start of the light source is not inside the ceiling... Also, sometimes you need to force Revit to find the IES file.

    I would go with the ceiling first.

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    I know you asked specifically about the lights but a couple things jumped out right away to me when I looked at this - even before I noticed the lights. My notes are on the attached image. It's a nice image overall but the little things add up and can detract quite a bit. If this is for marketing you want it to be as tight as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    I know you asked specifically about the lights but a couple things jumped out right away to me when I looked at this - even before I noticed the lights. My notes are on the attached image. It's a nice image overall but the little things add up and can detract quite a bit. If this is for marketing you want it to be as tight as possible.
    Oh come one.... you never saw a Mirrored Elevator door?!

    My guess is the dust collector below the stairs is a ceiling and needs some soffit walls.

    I would also add that putting a background image (either within Revit or post production) would help alot with the windows... Right now it looks like the building is floating in the stratosphere.

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