3D Modeling using Revit

Since its acquisition by Autodesk, Revit has quickly become popular among architects. Revit is a building information modeling (BIM) software, and offers users the ability to work with both 2D and 3D methods. The software enables multiple outputs that are stored in one database. In other words, the same information can be represented in multiple ways, to name just a few, such as floor plans, 3D models, and schedules. A single database allows cross-profession communication from construction workers, through homeowners, to civil engineers. Changes made to one representation will be translated to all other outputs. The benefits to such a system are endless, and can be a great addition to any project.


Of all the capabilities that Revit offers its users, extra supports are required to produce high quality rendering. Many users have discovered Revit’s great presentation quality rendered images, which may be enough for the given project at hand. However, 3D rendering companies have found this gap in Revit’s capabilities and are now stepping in to offer higher quality renders to users. If high quality photorealistic renders are important to the given project at hand, 3D rendering companies are able to provide an out. They can take any 3D Revit model and create excellent renders for those special projects. However, Revit users determined to find ways to do-it-yourself have discovered 3D Max. Models can also be readily transferred to 3D Max, which can involve the detailed manipulation of images, including alterations of daylight and colour. To those computer savvy individuals who have the time to learn or already have the capabilities, 3D Max offers a great solution.