Changing the Render Appearance of a Material
 
 
 
  1. Open the Materials dialog, and select the material to change.

    Click Manage tabProject Settings panelMaterials, or open the dialog from another point in the software. See Searching for a Material.

  2. Click the Render Appearance tab.

  3. Do the following:
    If you want to... Then...
    change the preview of the render appearance For Scene, select the desired scene from the list. Click Update Preview.

    The preview is a rendered image of the material. Updating the preview takes a moment while Revit Architecture renders the preview scene.

    select a different render appearance Click Replace. Select a render appearance. (See Searching for a Render Appearance.) Click OK.
    align the texture of the render appearance to the surface pattern of the material Click Texture Alignment. See Texture Alignment for further instructions.
    change properties of the render appearance In the lower part of the Render Appearance tab, change property values. The properties vary depending on the type of render appearance. See Render Appearance Properties for further instructions.
    NoteThe render appearance can affect the amount of time required to render an image. See Render Performance and Materials.
    update the preview to reflect changes Click Update Preview.

    The preview is a rendered image of the material. Updating the preview takes a moment while Revit Architecture renders the preview scene.

  4. Click Apply.
  5. To exit the Materials dialog, click OK.