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    Angry Batch rendering REVIT 2016

    Hello,


    bought a new rig recently, hoping to do some renders and save some pennies from Cloud Rendering in A360

    But Revit doesn't support batch rendering! By batch, I mean, create one queue of views to render, preparing them, and then render everything, one at a time. This is a so obvious feature that i'm thinking Autodesk doesn't allow it for one reason: to promote A360 service.

    So, question: is there ANY WAY I can batch render in Revit 2016 ? I've googled and found some ways (journal file, specific apps..) but I can't find anything that works on 2016..

    any ideas?


    Thanks in advance mates

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    maybe this thread belongs at the rendering section. sorry

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    Only if you FBX out to Max can you use back burner. So what I do is use logmein and just keep checking in and starting new ones once I leave the office. I spend the day doing drafts, making sure the settings are good to go, then start with a couple quicker ones(exterior). Then right before bed, kick on the the interior or longer renderings, since most really nice ones will take 4 - 6 hours anyway you can then log back in when you wake up and start another before breakfast.

    But yes, this has been a feature request that has fallen on deaf ears in favor of "Suite Workflows". I guess the thinking at adsk is if you are on subscription and we sell you all the tools you need you can spend the time learning them all.

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    precisely.

    it must be possible, journal files maybe?
    im looking for at least a semi automated way of doing so.

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    I cannot believe a 5000€ program doesn't allow batch rendering.
    what is wrong with these people?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushi View Post
    precisely.

    it must be possible, journal files maybe?
    im looking for at least a semi automated way of doing so.
    I've done it with journal files, not supported at all though. And you take this info at your own risk
    Couple basic requirements to make your life easier:

    Save the 3d render view settings in the model (don't try to change them in the journal file). I'd explain why but it's a long explanation
    Your file can't have any warnings or errors (unless you can find a way to get past them your journal playback will fail).
    After that you can pretty much write some basic visual basic loops to iterate through an array of views playing back the portion of journal file code that
    opens the view, presses render, saves the view

    you can write vb in the journal file to check for existing output files and choose a different name (or auto-increment).

    the really rough basics of the script is as follows:

    Dim arrviews
    Dim strFile

    arrviews = Array("view1","view2")
    strPath = "\\pathtofile"
    strRevitFile = "revitfile.rvt"

    Dim Jrn
    Set Jrn = CrsJournalScript
    Jrn.Command "AccelKey" , "Open an existing project , ID_REVIT_FILE_OPEN"
    Jrn.Data "File Name", "IDOK", strRevitFile
    Jrn.Data "WorksetConfig", "All", 0

    for each view in arrviews
    'enter in journal code for opening the view, click render, save result
    'change the view name with the variable 'view'
    loop

    journal code for closing the file
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    Thanks for you answer. will try when i got time.

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    Perfect job for Dynamo!

    I used to do it using the Journal files but they are extremely volatile.
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    Batch

    I thought you could set up a walkthrough and choose your keyframes. e.g. 3, 4, 5 and then there's a little dot where those are set. Under properties, "walkthrough frames" and change to match your number of key frames. Then export, walkthrough, change to jpeg's instead of avi. Now just make sure you're at the aspect ratio and resolution and render settings and boom, "batch render". See attached!

    You journal file guys! You've just been hacked!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Batch rendering REVIT 2016-batch-render-hack.jpg  
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbcameron1 View Post
    I thought you could set up a walkthrough and choose your keyframes. e.g. 3, 4, 5 and then there's a little dot where those are set. Under properties, "walkthrough frames" and change to match your number of key frames. Then export, walkthrough, change to jpeg's instead of avi. Now just make sure you're at the aspect ratio and resolution and render settings and boom, "batch render". See attached!

    You journal file guys! You've just been hacked!

    Clever solution!

    The flaw I see would be if the images have no relationship to each other... For example, a couple exterior views and interior views combined would all want unique render settings....

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