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This page provides information on the Live Link feature from Revit in Chaos Vantage.


Overview


The Live Link feature makes it possible to instantly see changes made in Revit without the need to export and import .vrscenes in Chaos Vantage.


Live Link Setup


For Live Link to function properly, please follow the steps below:


Installation

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Live Link works only with V-Ray 5 for Revit, update 2 or later versions.

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1. Download and install the latest official V-Ray for Revitbuild from the download button. Make sure you have appropriate licenses. If you experience problems, please contact Chaos Support using the online form.


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2. Download the latest Chaos Vantage build from the download button. Make sure you have appropriate licenses. If you experience problems, please contact Chaos Support using the online form.


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Connect to Chaos Vantage

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 After installation, Live Link can be initiated by using the Connect to Chaos Vantage in Revit. It can be accessed from ||V-Ray for Revit Ribbon|| > Render panel >Connect to Chaos Vantage from the drop-down menu.

This initializes a live link session between Revit and Chaos Vantage. It automatically:

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    • Starts Chaos Vantage if it is not already running;
    • Sends the scene to Chaos Vantage on 20701 port;


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Once a Live Link session is started, the scene is transferred to Chaos Vantage and a thick blue contour line appears around the viewport and the status message in the lower right changes to [LIVE LINK].

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The Pause when app loses focus option in the Preferences menu is ignored when in Live Link session.


To stop a Live Link session, click the Disconnect Chaos Vantage button or open the VFB and stop the IPR.

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Supported Features


The following changes made in Revit are propagated through Live Link:

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  • Editing, creating and deleting of:
    • Camera
    • Geometries
    • Lights
    • Materials
    • Textures
    • Environment



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