3dsMax Workshop at School of Architecture, RIT


3dsmax workshop at SOA, RIT

The School of Architecture, RIT Bangalore hosted the 5 day Workshop ‘Visualization with 3dsMax’ from 7th to 11th Aug 2017.


Faculty experts:

Er. Aruna Gopal for 3dsMax

Ar. Karishma Susan and Guest speaker Ar.Misha B for tips on presentation skills.

The small group of enthusiastic students were made to go through quick basic modelling techniques with emphasis on creating organic shapes and skins of buildings using 3dsMax.

This was followed by rendering techniques and post processing tips and tricks to create rendered plans, sections and elevations including tips on creating Portfolios.

Thanks to the entire team that made it possible to make this workshop a success. Looking forward to seeing great designs come alive on 3dsMax by the attendees. Good luck to all. 


AutoCAD Linetype scale variations

AutoCAD Lintetype Scale

AutoCAD Lintetype Scale






Does your Autocad Linetype scale vary in Model space and Layout space?

If your Linetype (eg Hidden type), is looking correct in Model space as seen above in first picture, but is not showing up in the layout space for any viewport scale(second pic), then follow these steps to resolve this issue.

  • Set MSLTSCALE = 1
  • Set PSLTSCALE =0
  • LTSCALE =1(Do not change this)
  • Make sure you give the LTscale values in the properties box for the selected objects with linetype.
  • Go to model space and regenerate.
  • Best practice is to keep the Modelspace scale as 1:1

    AutoCAD Lintetype Scale

Doing this setting will retain the Linetype Scale in Layout space viewports irrespective of  any viewport scale given




Revit Live – Autodesk Live Viewer

Revit Live 

Get Ready to feel the Revit files Live!

Revit Live is an automated data presentation in the cloud. It can take you through the model in a more realistic environment with ease.

Supports virtual reality environment

The much awaited feature of Animated objects!! Doors open! characters animate!

Make adjustments to lighting and Shadows

Stylize the renders for interesting presentations

Use Autodesk Live Viewer to visualize the interactive Revit Live designs on your ipads.

To learn more watch the videos here



Enscape: Realtime 3D walkthroughs with live integration in Autodesk® Revit®

Enscape™ is the world’s only VR and real-time rendering plugin for Revit.

Hassles of collaborating and exporting Revit files into other rendering tools and losing the updates and changes, long rendering hours can now be overcome using Enscape that lets you get the following advantages over rendering on Lumion or 3dsMax or cloud:

  • Real-time walkthrough 
  • Live link to RevitUnlike other renderers the changes in Revit are directly visible in Enscape
  • Direct integration – Keep your tools and use Enscape through the Revit toolbar
  • Standalone export – Create an .exe file from your project that runs without Revit
  • Effortless usage –  Rendering with one click
  • Virtual Reality (VR) – Oculus Rift support with one click

For more information on this tool click here

Free trial available. Nice rendering and walkthrough options making Revit files more lively and beautiful.

Enscape for Revit Live renders and walkthroughs

3D Student Design Challenge: 2016

logo_82663D Student Design Challenge -2016: BIM Challenge Registrations Open!

Time for Students of Architecture & Civil Engineering to showcase their BIM skills and ideas through this competition and WIN attractive prizes.

Note the important dates and don’t miss the chance.


JULY 1st : Registrations Start

NOVEMBER 30th : Submissions close

DECEMBER 30th: Results

Urging Students to bring out their creativity, futuristic ideas and design skills through the powerful tools of BIM provided by Autodesk.

Click here to learn more and register




Rhino Workshop at School of Architecture, MSRIT

Rhino Workshop at ScDSCN1433hool of Architecture, MSRIT:

Acquiring the skills of software that are popular in the industry is an added advantage for the students to pursue higher studies or to get good job opportunities. ‘Tensegrity’ Workshop using Rhino Modelling tools powered with Grasshopper generative tools and Kangaroo simulation, was conducted at School of Architecture, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology from 8th to 14th Feb 2016 by Einer Hler Einarsson and Shruthi Basappa from SEI Iceland.

Under the expert guidance of Einar and hand holding practicals with Shruthi, the Seven day Rhino adventure with students of 8th Sem began with sessions learning basics of Rhino Modelling, followed by introduction to advanced modeling tools and rendering techniques. Tensegrity was the theme of the workshop, hence they were made to explore the methods to create a small scale model first working in groups of 3, using simple materials like straws, elastic wires etc. The same model was then magnified in scale working it more with scale and theme.

First take at Tensegrity structure

First take at Tensegrity structure

By the third day the students were exposed to the generative modeling using Grasshopper. Working for the first time on Grasshopper environment was exciting and fun. The Students were seeing their models behave parametrically for the first time and enjoyed the experience.

Intensive Lab Sessions

Intensive Lab Sessions

Having simultaneously worked on the digital model and prototype model of the Tensegrity structure they were now ready to put the large scale model using Bamboo as the material. The teams working in groups of 10 slogged it out in the workshop of Mechanical department to create the joinery details and put together their models by the end of the 7th day.



Having completed the simulation using kangaroo, the last part of the exercise was to present their panels and all models. The enthusiastic groups of students put their best efforts in making the entire episode interesting, creative and informative.

As part of the competitions, winners for outstanding performers were: Ramya PV, Anjali Srikanth, Aprameya Pandit and Ashwini Ram.

The winning team for Large scale group model was the ICOSA team working with perfect timing and skill.

Prize distribution

Prize distribution

Kudos to all the participants for making it a great success . Excellent training and guidance by the trainers from Iceland made the workshop a huge success.

Thanks to the college Principal Dr NVR Naidu and the College Management for the support and encouragement,  Convenor and the Head of the department, Architecture , Dr Sridhar Rajan, team of Workshop Coordinators: Ar Rajshekar Rao, Er Aruna Gopal, Mrs Rashmi Niranjan and Ar Sudha Kumari.




ICOSA , Winners of Large scale Model Group

ICOSA , Winners of Large scale Model Group

Rhino Workshop -‘Tensegrity’

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Rhino Workshop -‘Tensegrity’

All excited to announce the final countdown to Rhino Workshop -‘Tensegrity’, 7-day workshop focussing on modelling with Rhino, Grasshopper and fabrication.

Einar Hler Einarsson and Shruthi Basappa from SEI, Iceland  will be conducting this 7-day intensive workshop at School of Architecture, MSRIT from 8th Feb to 14th Feb 2016. Students of 8th Semester are the enthusiastic participants.
Best Wishes to all participants!




Cut Hole in Curved Wall Revit

https://screencast.autodesk.com/main/details/4493e315-2e6b-4d20-b997-70e2955c7241voids in curvedIt is lot more easier to put voids in Wall by face created by Mass forms which can be curved or inclined. Also to add glass in them is another challenge. The voids within the mass edit mode behave very unfriendly to the user. It does not allow multiple sketches to be selected together to extrude as voids, nor sketches with loop in a loop allowed to extrude. Also once voided, selecting the vanished void form by continuous tabbing and not getting enough options to further edit them easily makes the procedure tedious.

Hence its easier to do the Component..Model in Place and choose Wall category to do the voids and then add the curtain system by face and cut the system in shapes of voids created using another component model in place a void using a generic model category.

Watch this screencast to understand the procedure.