Also see my previous post about Entourage Workshop.
When it comes to Revit visualization during early design phases, in the past you had to pick from one of these options to add Entourage to your presentation:
But now, there is another way…
This new way allows you to leverage your current RPC library and modify the visual style or “look” of the Entourage families. In turn, this makes the use of your current RPC content much more flexible, and more applicable to the constantly changing, day-to-day design iterations (and visualizations) that Architects and Designers are required to produce.
In other words, we can take something that looks a bit like this:
And make it into something a bit more like this (Stylized Textures mode):
Archvision are the guys behind RPC technology – that’s the tech that allows you to add photorealistic people, trees and entourage to your Revit renderings. Recently, they released a new addin for Revit called Entourage Workshop (I previously posted about this back in November 2014). It is built to work with content downloaded using Archvision Dashboard, which is a paid offering that can manage, search, download, create and load photo realistic families into your Revit model.
I recently had a web meeting with Archvision CEO Randall Stevens, and we agreed to make you all aware of a special opportunity related to Entourage Workshop. Basically, Archvision is willing to give you access to their very powerful Dashboard, along with Beta access to the Entourage Workshop. All you need to do is go to this page, scroll down to Don’t have an ArchVision Software License? and enter your email address. The guys over at ArchVision will then issue you a temporary license of Dashboard to use while you try out Entourage Workshop.
Now here is something to keep in mind… the more you use the Dashboard and beta Entourage Workshop features, the more likely it is that you will be able to retain your ‘free’ access for a longer period. If you don’t use your license, you may lose it 🙂
How to apply styles to your Entourage in Revit:
Short list of tips, tricks and features:
Here is a matrix that describes how the various Revit display modes are affected by the Render Mode options in the Style definition:
Here is a demo video:
And here is a step-by-step from Archvision to use as a guide to get you started:
UPDATE: If you want to register for the beta, go here http://www.archvision.com/entourageworkshop
It allows for greater stylistic control of RPC elements, and facilitates a greater level of artistic style in native Revit visualization.
Check out the video: