Revit Architecture to 3ds Max Workflow


When you complete the initial design, layout, and modeling of a project in Revit Architecture, you can use Autodesk® 3ds Max® or Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design to produce high-end renderings and add final details.

Note For simplicity, the following topics refer to 3ds Max Design, but this information applies to 3ds Max as well.

You can export a 3D view from a Revit project to an FBX file and import it into 3ds Max. You can then create enhanced renderings of the design to share with clients in 3ds Max.

The FBX file format passes rendering information to 3ds Max, including lights, render appearances, sky settings, and material assignments for the 3D view. By preserving this information during the export process, Revit Architecture maintains a high degree of fidelity and reduces the amount of work required in 3ds Max.

Note There are some limtations created with Revit. For information on why these limitations occur and how to address them, see Troubleshooting and Limitations.