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  • Writer's pictureViktor Kuzev

Why did I model the Babylon tower In Revit

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

Why did I make the Babylon tower as portrayed by Pieter Bruegel the Elder In Revit.

And why did I use it for my new homepage?

Well, I actually made that Revit model back in 2013 with Revit 2014 version available at the time.

That was during the time I went completely obsessed with creating complex geometry in Revit and also the time when I first started using Dynamo.

However, there’s no Dynamo involved in the tower model project - just adaptive components on a repeater.

The model was heavy, but interestingly enough it performed fairly well on my computer back then with 8 gigs of ram and a modest Nvidia GT650. When I recently updated it to Revit 2020 on my new computer I don’t really see too much of improvement and I had to leave the update throughout the night because it was stuck at 80% and I honestly thought it won’t upgrade.

Why I modelled it?

Well outside this crazy world of BIM, Revit and coding I love art.

I have always been inspired by art and I’m also an amateur painter, actually, I recently got 1 of my acrylic paintings at an exhibition and that was a first time for me.

So I was looking at that painting with my Revit obsessed mind and it was almost an instant decision - I have to do it.

So one night I did - I modelled a complex adaptive component-based on 2 points and many parameters, I made a helix curve and I used the repeater tool to populate it with the adaptive component.

I really liked the result actually, I’m my biggest fan.

But what is the Babylon tower actually?

I’m sure you’ve heard the legend.

Some focus on the arrogance of people trying to reach the skies with the tower.

But for me it is a symbol of a united community of all people pursuing a big goal, trying to do the impossible putting in all the scientific achievements of the time as well as loads of hard work. And I think today we are closer than ever to a world that is united and pursuing common goals for all the humanity even though media often makes it look as if it’s not like that.

What do you think?

By the way, did you know that Udemy has a 30-day money-back guarantee?

That’s one of the reasons I chose this platform for my Dynamo from Zero to Hero Course. I am sure it can turn Revit users into Dynamo heroes, so I wanted to provide an easy hassle-free money-back guarantee.

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