PBR Materials for Revit: What These Materials Mean & How You Can Use Them

PBR Materials for Revit: What These Materials Mean & How You Can Use Them

From his Autodesk University 2019 class, Josh Radle, BIMBOX Senior Product Manager & ATG Technical Specialist, explains what physically based rendering is in the blog below.


There is no question that technology is growing at an unimaginable pace. With the addition of Revit 2019 software’s Physically Accurate Materials comes the opportunity to push our renderings to the next level. This class is designed to take attendees on a deep dive of what physically based rendering (PBR) is, and how to use the enhanced materials to achieve a photo-realistic render. We’ll cover how to create each of the different textures that are needed to develop a physically accurate material and where to apply them inside Revit. When our model is textured, we’ll look at Revit software’s cloud rendering service, and how it can utilize the PBR materials to enhance our renderings.

Key Learnings:

  • Learn what physically based rendering is and discover the science behind it
  • Learn about the specific material channels that make up Revit software’s physically accurate materials
  • Learn about creating the different texture channels that make up a PBR material
  • Learn how to use Revit software’s cloud-rendering service to create a photo-realistic render

What Are the Benefits?

  • Physically Based rendering removes the guess work of wondering what my materials are going to look like in a certain lighting condition
  • Help develop a texturing standard for your company knowing every material that is created will have all the texture maps that make up a Physically Accurate material
  • Help provide a more photo-realistic render or real-time rendering experience


Watch the entire presentation below-


Contact sales@atgusa.com to learn more and to reach out to Josh Radle directly about training and services for your AEC firm.

Applied Technology Group is a Platinum Autodesk Business Partner. Founded in North Little Rock, Ark., in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading design technology partner with the purpose of assisting customers in maximizing the value and adoption of advanced technologies so they can perform competitively in the AEC sector. ATG collaborates with customers across the Gulf South, Midwest and Southwest through partnerships with 3DR, Autodesk, Leica, Microsoft and Panzura. Learn more about our company at www.atgusa.com. Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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