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A perspective view is basically a view of the room simulating as if you were standing there looking at the room as a first person. Perspective views are the best way to get our design to an actual storyboard, or at least into a presentation. As I mentioned before, we can render any 3D view, but a perspective view is best suited to capture our design intent. To create a perspective view follow along with these steps.

Before you get started, download the files from the Files drop-down in the toolbar.

1. Open Revit.

2. Open any model you wish to create a perspective view. I’m going to open my architectural model.

3. With the file open, open a floor plan and zoom into the room in which you wish to create a perspective view.

4. On the View tab, click the dropdown arrow below the Default 3D icon as shown in the Figure below.

5. Select Camera.

6. For the first point, click a point where you would like to view the room from.

7. For the second point, click a point all the way to the back of the building. This ensures the perspective will be as wide as possible capturing as much of the room within the view. (See the Figure below).

8. You should have a perspective view of your room now. Congratulations!

9. Notice now you have a crop region surrounding the view. Select it, pick and hold the blue grips and drag the extents until you have the widest possible view that makes sense.


10. Rename the view to TYPICAL EXAM ROOM. (Or of course, if you are using your own model, call it whatever you want).

11. On the View Control Toolbar, set the Visibility Graphics to Realistic. Your view should look like the Figure below.

12. Save the model.

Now we can use this view for rendering! See the image on the next page.


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