Basic Maya Interface

  • Maya project folder set up, Maya interface, tool bar control
  • Maya polygon components ( face, vertex, edge), soft selection, Maya  boolean,
  • Polygon modeling Demo, build a polygon chair, smooth,
  • Maya NURB modeling, hypergraph window

publish 3D model into DWF file

Publish Revit into DWF. Open with IE browser. Upload to wordpress blog.

Publish 3ds Max into DWF. Convert Rhino file to 3DS MAX, add material and publish.

Maya model can be imported into 3ds max through FBX or OBJ format. AutoCAD files has a dwf output by typing “3ddwfpublish” in the command line.

Tectonic drawing

Set up camera view in Rhino

Perspective / isometric

Export view

Export Rhino drawing to Illustrator

Compose digital image with photo* in Photoshop, layer

* ( photo from Marrissa Zane, ARCH 202. Winter 2011)

Revit Curtain Wall

Step1:
Interior lighting

Section Rhino model, then transfer the lines with “dxf” format to Revit, use it to

built mass

build  curtain system

Step 2: Create Revit Curtain Wall family

Load Curtain Wall panel into project

step 3:
Advanced parametric control of curtain wall panel

Difference between type parameter and instance parameter

Set up the relation between ( width) dimension and its shape (extrusion)

use reporting parameter.

Complex Wall: from Maya to Revit

This tutorial covers how to transfer a Maya model to Revit as a curtain wall panel. The Maya geometry in Revit family is then pushed into Revit project and populate the wall / roof.

This is the second tutorial covers how to transfer a Maya model to Revit as a curtain wall panel. The Maya geometry in Revit family is then pushed into Revit project and populate the wall / roof. This tutorial covers how to create a continuous tile with family and how to apply materials in Revit.

Complex Roof: From Maya to Revit

This tutorial covers how to transfer a Maya model to Revit to take advantage of all the Revit features such as 2D documentation and annotation.

Ecotect 2: daylight analysis with grid

This second tutorial of Ecotect covers how to transfer a Maya Model as dxf format into Ecotect to do day light analysis.

Ecotect 1 – From Revit to Ecotect

This tutorial covers how to transfer a Revit Conceptual Model as gbxml format into Ecotect to do thermal performance analysis, as well as converting weather data from Department of Energy.