Ironman in Revit

IRONMAN7

Everyone is waiting for superheroes to come in May.  Here I attempt to create Ironman in Revit.  I hope Tony Stark won’t mind.  I had a chance to understand more about Stark Industries and this the Mark 7 Prototype.

IRONMAN_DRAWING

The Construction

It is basically composed of four parts: the head, the body, the arm and the leg.  All are adaptive component families created with a whole bunch of loft with splines.  No brain surgery, just a matter of patience.

The Head

IRONMAN_HEAD

The Body

IRONMAN_BODY

The Arm

IRONMAN_ARM

The Leg

IRONMAN_LEG

Assembly

IRONMAN_ASSEMBLY

IRONMAN_ASSEMBLY2

Moving the Arm / Leg

Use a reference line to control the movement of the arm.  Create a reference line with two points and then place a point on the line so that it is hosted by the line.

LINE_CONTROL_MOVEMENT

Use Normalized Curve Parameter to control the location of the hosted point on the host line.  Place the arm at the hosted point.

PLACING_ARM

However this doesn’t look right, the arm is not in the correct orientation.  By setting the Rotation Angle of the hosted point to -90 degrees, the orientation of the arm can be made correct.

POINT_CONTROL_ORIENTATION

Make the two end points as Shape Handle points.  Push the hosted point to the end of the reference line by setting the Normalized Curve Parameter to 1.  Now the arm is pushed to upper point.  By moving the lower Shape Handle point, the arm is rotated.

ROTATE_ARM

For placement of the right arm, the arm family needs to be mirrored.  Use the Rotation Angle, Flipped and Mirrored check boxes of the hosted point to make the arm mirrored and oriented correctly.

IRONMAN_RIGHT_ARM

Use the same principle to place and move the legs.  As the arms and the legs are now hosted by reference lines with both ends as Shape Handle points, the arms and legs can be pushed out of the body and now I can dissect Ironman.

IRONMAN_EXPLODED

And even make a Vitruvian Ironman!

VITRUVIAN_IRONMAN

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13 responses to “Ironman in Revit

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  3. Wow, that is beautiful and very impressive. I had never seen anything like this being done in Revit. It must take a lot of planning to do each part individually and mantain the scale and proportion of the parts. It’s like making a sculpture, but virtually, and with movable parts. You are amazing!

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