Revit Rendering with D5 Render | D5 Converter-Revit

D5 Render is a real-time rendering tool for Revit. D5 Converter-Revit helps you to achieve synchronization between Revit and D5.

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Download & Installation

Double click on the .exe file after the download, and follow the notifications to install D5 Converter-Revit

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What’s New

Ver. 0.3.9

Release date: 2022.5.31

New

  • Support Revit 2023

Fixes

  • Fix the incompatiblity with BuildMaster

Improvement

  • Keep the last time settings of separate categories
  • Enhance the performance

What’s New

Ver. 0.3.7

Release date: 2022.3.14

Fixes

  • Fixed Network Texture Detection
  • Fixed Glossiness Value In Some Appearance Assets

Improvement

  • Enhanced Decal Handling
  • Enhanced Additional Render Paths Detection

Ver. 0.3.6

Release date: 2021.12.23

New

  • Supported Instance Light Sources Parameters
  • Supported Opacity Maps
  • Supported Bump and Opacity for Decals

Fixes

  • Fixed Minor Issue With Some Missing Elements in Revit Links
  • Fixed Missing Materials When Using Small Section Boxes
  • Language Independent Integration for Lighting and Material Export

Improvement

  • Full Decals Re-Syncing Stability
  • Ability to Handle Revit Projects That Are Far From Internal Origin

Ver. 0.3.3

Release date: 2021.10.10

New

  • Support Revit 2022
  • Support Section Boxes Changes
  • Support Temporary Hidden Elements
  • Support Views Detail Level Changes
  • Support Displaced Elements
  • Support All Types of Lights in Revit
  • Support Consistent Colors Mode
  • Support Group Materials By Assets
  • Support Smoothness Level Control
  • Support Material Changes
  • Support Separate Links Syncing
  • Support Separate Category Syncing

Fixes

  • Fixed Additional Textures Detection
  • Fixed All Problems Related to Loosing Sync
  • Fixed Different Faulty Messages Issues
  • Fixed Light Position Issues With Survey Point
  • Fixed Material Data Loss Issues

Improvement

  • Enhanced Exporting Speed
  • Enhanced Materials Translation
  • Enhanced UV Texture Mapping
  • Enhanced Translated Light Source Position Logic
  • Enhanced Settings Menu and Export Menu Consistency

Features

One-click to launch D5 Render in Revit

Start D5: Constructs connection with D5

Stop D5: Closes connection with D5

Sync Model: Refreshes changes made in Revit project into D5

Sync Links: Refreshes changes made for linked projects into D5

View On: Syncs Revit camera movement with D5 camera

View Off: Disconnects Revit camera from D5 camera

Sync Cameras: Sends Revit cameras to D5 scenes

Sync Lights: Sends Revit lights to D5 as light sources

Settings:

Use Survey Point

The exported model will use Survey Point as Origin(0,0,0) instead of Project Base Point

Tip: Useful for aligning multiple Revit models with same shared coordinates

Use Consistent Colors

Uses materials’ RGB graphics colors instead of asset texture and/or color

Tip: Useful to start creating your scenes from colored materials only.

Group Materials By Assets

Uses asset names as a way to separate elements in D5, instead of material names

Tip: Useful for handling professionally organized materials in Revit projects, or with Dynamo scripts that overrides material assets

Export Smoothness

Changes model smoothness in D5

Tip: Default value is good enough

Select Categories To Be Separated

Exports Selected Categories As `Separate Models in D5 Model Browser

Tip: Useful for more control over Revit categories visibility inside D5 directly

Export:

Produces .d5a file that could be imported into D5

Tip: Syncing is more advisable due to many extra features such as scene sync, light sync and sync/link sync

Revit Tips

-In huge projects with many links, each link is automatically separated in D5, making it easy to control what’s visible or what’s not, it also gives flexibility to move around the model while turning off some unneeded links.

-You can also think of separating categories such as Furniture, Furniture System, and Generic Models through the settings menu, that will make it also easier for you to control the visibility of those categories when you are rendering exteriors or interiors.

-If you have cold bended panels or organic shaped surfaces, then it’s alright to keep using the default smoothness value already assigned in settings, it works for most projects as expected.

*Increasing it will largely increase the resources needed from your GPU’s VRAM

Remarks

-Old Revit projects done with version less than 0.3.3 of Revit Exporter aren’t compatible with the current version, due to changes made in Material translating logic.

-You might need to click “OK” multiple times when separating categories or having Revit linked models

(We will improve it in next D5 version)


Supported versions

Revit 2018.3 - Revit 2023


Can’t make the Revit light sync to work… please tell me how.

Thank you.

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Hello, we have a new beta version that fixes the language-caused light-sync issue, please check the private message I sent you.

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can you also pass me that beta version?

Hello, the beta testing was in last year and now the problem has been fixed for the offiicial version, and you can download it from our website or the Workflow page of D5 Render.
Download | D5 Render
Did you meet any problem when using the plugin? Please let me know if you need help.

By the way, do not miss this awesome tutorial we released today for Revit users:

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Thanks for the information, I continued with the previous version, I'll try the new one.
Have a nice day.
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Tengo problemas con el sincronizado, al momento que quiero visualizarlo en D5 no me aparece nada, como si mi proyecto no estuviese ahí. Espero puedan darme un consejo o solución gracias

Google translate:
I have problems with synchronization. When I want to visualize in D5, I can’t see anything. It seems that my project is not there. I hope you can give me some suggestions or solutions. Thank you

Hello, sorry for the late reply, to let others can search and find the potential solution for your question, we add Google translate to your post.

The issue you met is probably due to video driver or GPU. If you use Nvidia graphics cards, please make sure the video driver is updated, since old driver versions like 467.xx will cause this kind of problem.
If you use other graphics cards, sorry that for now they do not support our Revit plugin since it is developed with Nvidia CUDA tech. But we will roll out a new one which supports all types of GPU soon.

Thanks,
Oliver