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.



space frame: from Rhino to Maya

Here is a tutorial covers how to transfer a model from Rhino to Maya.
The difference between NURB and Polygon model is discussed, as well as the difference file format ( obj vs iges).

here is a similar approach use obj. A rhino surface then is extruded in Maya to create the thickness.

Curtain Wall

Here is a tutorial using a nested curtain wall as example to demonstrate the work flow from Revit to Max to Maya. Materials are edited in Max, Deformation tools are used in Maya to manipulate the geometry.

House: From Revit to Max to Maya

Step 1: Here is the first of three video tutorials cover how to transfer a revit model to Maya to add material, lighting and rendering.
V1-1 covered the issues of material with FBX file in Maya and provide the solution through 3DS Max material manipulation.

Step 2: Here is the second of three video tutorials cover how to use Maya to add material, lighting and rendering.
V1-2 covered how to create a shader in Maya, control texture scale, and set up mental ray skylight and how to control the rendering quality.

Step 3: Here is the third of three video tutorials cover how to use Maya to add details to a imported Revit model.
V1-3 covered how to edit face, edge and vertex, how to use the mel script to do “super extrude”, and how to smooth geometry.

Tower: Rhino conceptual mass for Revit

use Rhino create a conceptual  model; transfer to Revit as mass; build details in Revit