This class will cover guidelines, best practices, and workflows to capitalize on the time spent modeling in Revit software. Attendees will learn how to generate various types of visualizations that will lead up to rendering in the cloud, and then how to use them for virtual reality (VR). They will learn best practices on proper modeling techniques, workflows, and some of the tools available in the cloud render service. Topics covered will include the various types of visualization available, A360 rendering (what it is and why use it with Revit), what it takes to get a great render, best practices for loadable and system families, light fixture use, setting up scenes, materials overview, preparation of the view, render settings, cloud tools, benefits, and tips and tricks.
- Learn to generate various types of visualizations with Revit as well as with the cloud
- Learn how to properly light a model
- Learn how to properly model loadable and system families for rendering and beyond
- Learn to generate renders and panoramas in the cloud and discover how to use them with VR
In 15 years of experience in architecture, Islay has approached each role from designer, project manager, and Digital Design Manager with a focus on integrating innovative design with the functional and technical requirements specific to each project.Islay has particular expertise in BIM, digital workflows, and resilient design. Working along the Florida coast from 2002 until 2008 provided exposure to new codes and how those impact our need to build focused on the environment. This work continued at an elevated level during Islay's time in southern coastal states, with a primary focus on rebuilding the city's public realm along with hardened structures for public shelter and for emergency response personal operations to FEMA specifications after Hurricane Katrina. Since she joined Gensler in 2011, Islay has worked as the Digital Design Manager building a team of specialists focusing on researching new technologies and how to best integrate them with the design and delivery processes. Leveraging digital tools allows thought and process development around the performance of design, in addition to the design data created, computational processes, and a shift in the future of how architecture is managed.Islay received Masters of Architecture and Community Design from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in 2008 and Bachelors of Architectural Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, graduating from the Honor's College with the distinctions of Special Honors and Magna Cum Laude in 2001. She is registered as an architect and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and has Revit certification with Autodesk. In addition to membership in the American Institute of Architects, the New York City Chapter, and the New York City Revit Users Group, Islay has taught at the New York School of Interior Design.
I have been working in the architectural industry for 18 years for small, medium, and large firms in the NYC metro area. After graduating from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, I have worked as a job captain, network administrator, CAD manager, and BIM manager. I am currently a Digital Design Specialist at Gensler's NYC office focusing on BIM as well as visualization, virtual reality, and augmented reality as the Northeast Regions Creative Media leader. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional, and a Revit Architecture and Maya certified professional. I currently teach Revit at LIIT Technical school in Hackensack NJ and have also taught Revit Architecture at the New York School of Interior Design.