Revit: Graphic Design Tool?
Everyone knows Revit as an amazing tool for BIM, but what else can Revit be used for? For me Revit is seemingly transitioning into every single facet of my life. The more I dig into the program the more I am beginning to realize what a fantastic multi-dimensional software it truly is. I few day ago I found myself confronted with an issue when redesigning this very website. I was trying to make some cool graphics that looked and felt more 3 dimensional to give the site some depth, but I also wanted them to be very sophisticated and clean looking. My first thought was jump straight into Photoshop and just make some one off graphics. Isn’t that what everyone would do? I played around in Photoshop and Illustrator for a couple of days disappointed with result after result (which I refuse to show). One would think that if you were trying to create a graphic or logo that you should use an illustration program like the aforementioned, but it suddenly hit me that I could model what was need in Revit and export the needed view. It was a huge “duh” moment for me! Why not leverage the software that I already know and love to manipulate things a step or two farther? Below is a very simple beaker that I had been trying to make from scratch in Photoshop and Illustrator and kept failing. I was able to make it in Revit in about 5 minutes.
I then used Photoshop to do a little color correcting and add in some floating icons to get the effect that we are mixing these programs up in the lab to create a brand new way of doing things.
I then jumped into the website mockup to see how it looked. To my surprise it doesn’t look half bad for something that took about 1 hour from beginning to end. My head is racing with tons of possibilities for new ways to use Revit!
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