Jan 7, 2014
Last month, I participated in a conversation over at Jared Bank’s blog where he directed me to some awesome videos created by the Graphisoft team. There are several really neat ones (like Sagrada Familia), but the the two that most interested me were the ones on creating the Doric and Ionic orders. Now let me state right away, that this is NOT a “my software can beat up your software” post. I give complete props to the author of those videos and recommend that you check out the entire YouTube channel of Archicad classic videos. This is some really impressive stuff.
Anyhow, on the above mentioned post at Shoegnome, the discussion turned to Renaissance Revit (my latest book on using Revit to create classical architecture – learn more here) and Jared pointed me toward the two videos noted above and expressed an interest in seeing a video on the Corinthian. Not wanted to shy away from a good challenge, I accepted. I have posted my video on the creation of the Corinthian capital in Revit and you can view it below. The Graphisoft videos are reasonable in length, being approximately 6 minutes for Doric and around 10 for Ionic. I wish I could say that mine was of similar length, but regrettably it weighs in at 20 minutes! I know this is WAY out the range of your average YouTube video, but I hope that you will not let the length deter you. I probably cut out as much footage as you will see in the video and it is sped up 4 times overall and some parts even faster, so I have crammed quite a bit into those 20 minutes.
The video shows the process that is followed in Chapter 13 of Renaissance Revit and uses the same content files provided with the book. So after watching, if you want to build it yourself, you can grab a copy of the book and give it a try! Enjoy. Please let me know what you think.