Thursday, August 26, 2010

Encoding 64 bit Walkthrough - Codec and Solution!

I previously described the difficulty of encoding walkthroughs on 64-bit Revit with any sort of compression codec. I did provide a workaround in this post.

However, in recent correspondence with Autodesk, a more suitable solution was revealed to me. Apparently, some users discovered that the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec works properly in Revit 64-bit. Needless to say, I was quite excited. After some testing, I can confirm that this codec works very successfully.

Here are the steps to get it working:
  1. Download the installer from here.
  2. Install the codec.
  3. Open a Revit walkthrough view.
  4. Export ... Walkthrough.
  5. Follow the usual steps, but use the new codec you installed. The default settings worked for me.
  6. Wait for your walkthrough to export and check out the result!


Comprehensive List of Revit Videos for a Project


Came across an excellent series of posts over at Revit Detail.

If you go to this post, you can download quite a number of these videos for offline use.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DirectX Runtimes - download

As you know, support for DirectX is now an intrinsic part of Revit 3D hardware acceleration mode.

If you wish to install updated DirectX runtimes, go to this link (February 2010 version).

This may or may not help you if you are struggling with DirectX (Direct3D) related problems.

These runtimes are periodically updated. The June 2010 version can be found here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Become a True Master of Revit

I received my copy of Mastering Revit Architecture 2011 yesterday, and it is truly an impressive tome! I don't know of any other book that could so fittingly bear the designation 'Revit bible'. At 1122 pages of Revit Architecture goodness, if it isn't in this book you probably don't need to know it.

I am particularly interested in the Revit Certification information. When I completed the Revit 2010 Associate and Professional Certifications, it was a real struggle to find quality information online. Well, having received the book, I don't need to search aimlessly anymore. This book should certainly help you to prepare for and pass the Revit Architecture 2011 Certifications.

You may remember the 'Tips and Tricks' competition that the authors of the book held a while back, and that I was one of the winners. Here is the quote from the book (page 1069):
" What Revit Wants...is an online resource put together by Luke Johnson that is peppered with great tips and workflows with everything from tips on creating graphics to dealing with crashes. See www.whatrevitwants.blogspot.com "

If you want to become a true Master of Revit, it seems quite clear that this book will be part of that process. How can you get it? Click on this link or the image below:

And thanks Eddy, James and Phil for all your hard work, and for sharing your vast knowledge and experience.