|Octopus Hotel, Hainan|
As soon as I tried radial arrays, it became a nightmare, as they are really hard to control with parameters. As adaptive components had recently been introduced to Revit, that seemed to be the way to go - but then I realised that they do not allow the Array command. 'Repeaters' to the rescue!
|Area calculations for segments|
RTC events in 2012 (Australasia and North America). When I get a chance I will try to post some of the techniques on this blog.
The 2d planning was only the start of the challenges - each hotel room had a balcony that had curves in plan and in elevation, so that really challenged Revit's ability to create organic geometry - but we did succeed in building a convincing 3D model in Revit.
|Octopus hotel wing|
Of course, now you might be tempted to use Dynamo to build this sort of complex geometry.