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    Interior Rendering w/ Mirror

    I'm often making renderings of small interior spaces (namely bathrooms) and in order to get a decent view of the room showing everything I have to put the camera outside and hide the walls blocking the view. This works fine some of the time, but the problem arises when I'm looking at a mirror and it reflects the hidden wall and shows just the sky background, which looks pretty ugly.

    Does anyone have any tips or methods for fixing this? The only thing I can think of is doing it like I would take pictures of a small room in real life, just taking multiple renders from the same spot and stitching them together in photoshop to get a view of the whole space.

    Thanks!

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    You could render once with the wall on, then use that render as a decal to put on the mirror, maybe take the render from the mirror looking at the wall? Just a thought haven't tried this theory.

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    Depending on what you need in the end you can render it as a panoramic too, then you can spin around in the center of the room.

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    You can use the section box instead of using hide....unless that is how you are doing it..

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    ^ That's a good tip but doesn't solve the problem.

    I think I'm going to try mirroring everything behind the mirror and make the mirror clear. We'll see how that works.

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    You're adjusting your focal length yes?

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    I didn't think that was possible in Revit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmbientDesign View Post
    I didn't think that was possible in Revit.
    It's a "hidden" feature. Right Click your steering wheel...
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    Shout out to Snowy!

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    The interesting thing about this "hidden" feature is many people don't even use the steering wheel! Talk about SUPER hidden feature.
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    Another "hidden" feature on the Steering Wheel is Rewind.
    Super-handy - especially when spinning around in 3D.
    It's kind of like Undo, but for just the Zoom and Pan commands.
    If you go too far and get lost, you can just fire up the Steering Wheel and hit Rewind.
    Then you'll get a filmstrip of all of the View changes you've made recently. Just move your mouse to the left to scroll back through your "history."

    Now, if they'd only make a Keyboard Shortcut for it...

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