Friday, 8 October 2010

Moving the Sun to adjust shaded views

There may be times when you need to adjust the sun and shadows in your model. With the introduction of the sun path tool in Revit Architecture, this is a lot easier. Bruce Madsen from HOK S.F explains. 

In the 3D view of interest, click on the sun icon in the lower-left of the drawing space.

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When the dialog box opens, select the top option.   This will show the sun as a yellow ball in the view.

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Revit displays the sun and sun path.

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Modify the date and time as needed to adjust the sun – just click on the text and change the numbers.

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After changing the text, Revit changes the sun angle and you can verify if it gives a better contrast.

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