Conduct a Shadow Study
Add elements and assign colours
1. Add element – click on ‘Add Element’ and pick a mass from the Revit view (any Revit component, mass or linked CAD). The first element will be the top layer (usually the city context), and the last element will be the bottom layer (usually the proposed building).
3. Change the colour of the shadows cast on top of the corresponding element (layer).
- Colour – Any shadow that is cast on this element will be coloured using the colour that was chosen for the element that is casting the shadow.
- As Revit – Any shadow cast on this element will be coloured grey using the shadow intensity configured in Revit.
- Invisible – Shadows cast on this element will not be shown.
5. In certain scenarios, you might want to use a different colour for shadows that are cast within a certain site/property line.
You may assign a different colour for shadows within a site.
- Click ‘Add site’ and select a property line from the Revit view.
- Select a colour for the element’s shadow that falls within the selected site.
Great! You now know how to set up your shadow study.
Once you’re happy with the preview, you would want to export the shadow study.
Continue to the next article to see how.