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    Render a loft space with no lights

    What is the best way to render a room with no windows and no artifical lights . I've got a water heater in there and some copper pipework and i'm just trying to get a render from the room as a bit of a presentation image.

    Only problem is we aren't due to put any lighting in and the room is loft space so no windows.

    How do I create a render in this situation?

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    You could always use studio lights to suggest a worklight or flashlight of some sort.

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    Use a viz. trick.

    Often viz. peeps will use an "area" light to increase the global lighting of a space that has no (physical) source - Revit's prepared for this by providing a "Studio Light.rfa" light family in the OOTB family. Load it in, place, centrally, behind your camera, of near to what you need to illuminate, then render.

    Obviously you could also go crazy with the exposure settings post-render but that'll bleach your space.
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    Yep studio light done the trick. Thank You

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    If you aren't worried about fake looking shadows from an exterior source, could you crop-box your perspective camera view (yes it can be done!) and just hide one of the walls that isn't in the view to let light in? Then you don't have to render "interior lights only" or "interior and exterior lights", you can just render "exterior lights".
    Why is that important? I find that rendering only exterior light renders twice as fast as interior-only.

    Again, if the direction of the shadows isn't important, you can always lighten the shadows up too I guess...

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