Revit 2013 to 3ds Max 2013 Interoperability for RPC Content Update

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 released a patch to enable Revit 2013 to 3ds Max 2013 RPC Content support. The patch does require the user to install some updates. To enable interoperability, please follow the following steps:

1) Download the FBX Plug-in Update.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=10775855

2) Download the 3ds Max 2013 product update.
Original Link: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/index?siteID=123112&id=2334435&linkID=9241178
Updated Link:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=10775920

Once both updates have been applied, simply Export from Revit as an FBX file and then Import into 3ds Max and all RPCs included should be present and render correctly.

ArchVision RPC Content: September Plants Additions

ArchVision is pleased to announce the addition of three new hi-res outdoor plants to the RPC Content Exchange. This collection of plants includes the feathery pink outdoor plant [5], outdoor plant [2] a short leafy green plant, and the silver-grey santolina plant. Each of these hi-res plants are a perfect addition to your next landscaping project.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

Download the ArchVision Dashboard to test these out now.

ArchVision RPC Content: September Trees Additions

ArchVision is pleased to announce the addition of three new hi-res deciduous trees to the RPC Content Exchange. This collection of trees include a mature deciduous tree [2], deciduous tree [9], a perfect tree for a cityscape, and a variegated norway maple [5], a nicely formed young tree.

Each of these are an excellent addition to any occasion where deciduous trees are required.

ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

ArchVision RPC Content: July Trees Additions

We are proud to announce the July 2012 Deciduous Tree Additions Collection featuring 4 distinct Deciduous Trees. These deciduous trees include the lofty Deciduous Tree [3], dense leafy Deciduous Tree [4], wide branched Deciduous Tree [5] and the vibrant maroon Royal Maple [5]. These trees are ready to plant their roots into your next 3D forest or landscape rendering project with just few mouse clicks.

ArchVision Software License (Both Node Lock and Floating License) customers now have access to these new hi-res RPCs and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the ArchVision Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

ArchVision RPC Content: June Plants Additions

ArchVision is pleased to announce the addition of three new hi-res 2D plants to the All Access Exchange. This collection features Shrub [7] a sparse grassy shrub, Deciduous Shrub a colorful yellow shrub or Outdoor Grass, a leafy hedge grass.

RPC All Access plan customers now have access to these four new hi-res RPCs and thousands more.

Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

Top 30 airport in the world renovation renderings feature ArchVision RPC Content.

Over seven million people travel through Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) each year. As one of the busiest airports in the world, Cincinnati plans to update the ticketing, tunnel and passenger / gate areas. A few renderings are shown below which demonstrate the value of RPC Content use in scenes. For detailed information on planned updates and to view additional renderings visit the official CVG airport website.

Rendering of new ticketing area Cincinnati International Airport (CVG); image credit cvgairport.com

Rendering of updated passenger areas Cincinnati International Airport (CVG); image credit cvgairport.com

Things to know about RPC Content and Revit 2013

Revit 2013, image courtesy Autodesk, Inc.

While your overall day-to-day workflow won’t change with Revit 2013, you will find you are able to view RPC content with Realistic Visual Style Views using the new Material User Interface (MUI). The new MUI was recently profiled by Dan Stine in AECbytes and is definitely worth a read.

Things to know:

  • RPC content in realistic visual style views will not export to DWG. Use a non-realistic visual style when exporting RPC content to DWG.
  • RPC content will display both back and front of the intended image in the Realistic visual style if the Cast Reflections type parameter is turned on. Turn this parameter off to view properly.
  • RPC Content Drag & Drop is not enabled.*

    Want to try RPC in Revit 2013? Start a free trial of Revit through Autodesk and free trial of RPC with ArchVision Dashboard.

    *Unfortunately, Autodesk Revit 2013 did not enable RPC Content Drag & Drop. However, ArchVision’s development team is working on an alternative to enable Drag & Drop from ArchVision Dashboard into Revit scenes. This will behave similarly to the Drag & Drop behaviors available to 3ds Max and AutoCAD users. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this feature.

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