Recently we wrote about the hidden ‘illuminance’ setting available through the Autodesk 360 Rendering web portal. Since January this year, this little known feature has been available through a somewhat hidden dialog on the Render Gallery for any 3d view rendered from Revit 2012+, Vasari or AutoCAD 2013+.
A couple of weeks ago, the Rendering team deployed an update that exposed the illuminance rendering request directly in the Render in Cloud dialog in Revit 2013 and later as well as Vasari. Now you can create daylighting and artificial lighting illuminance renderings at industry standard quality and accuracy in a fraction of the time right from your Autodesk Revit and Vasari workflow.
How to use the feature:
- Quick Start instruction can be found in the Autodesk 360 Render help site
- Set up your account at http://rendering.360.autodesk.com/ if you do not already have one
- Open Revit and set up a 3D View as you would like it rendered
- Go to the View Tab and select Render in the Cloud
- The below dialog box will appear where you can select the new Illuminance option from the Output Type list
Updated Render in Cloud dialog in Revit 2012+ and Vasari
Take a look and tell us what you think.