I am posting some images of the Revit Cow, in case anyone has not seen this Revit family yet.
|The Revit Cow (Mass Family)|
I built this cow out of surfaces in the mass family editor that consists of hundreds of reference lines and thousands of reference points. (see the image below)
|The Revit Cow (points and curves)|
Why did I create a Bovine in Revit you ask? Actually, someone from Autodesk wanted a Cow family in Revit to determine if some of the new wall features would work on such a complex organic shape. I was approached by Zach Kron, and I happily took up the challenge. The Revit Cow has been featured in a class I taught at the The North America Revit Technology Conference, is in an article I wrote for the September 2011 issue of AUGI World, and is the official mascot of the Los Angeles Revit User Group (LARUG). Thanks Jay Zallan and Co.
|The Revit Cow (Walls Applied to Mass Surface)|
I am happy to push Revit to its modeling limits to determine if something that is geometrically complex “COULD” be created in Revit. I do not worry myself with determining if something that is geometrically complex “SHOULD” be created in Revit. I will leave that discussion to the Revit Community.