Rendering Examples from Revit Architecture 2009
Here is the rendering output from Revit 2008:
Here is the same scene rendered in Revit 2009 (after updating some of the materials - note especially the difference in the water!).
I should have postprocessed this with the exposure controls in Revit 2009 to brighten it up a bit but I was lazy. Which was stupid, because it only takes a few seconds. Here's an example of an interior scene rendered with 2009 before adjusting the exposure contols (no radiosity solution needed, by the way - this is done with the new Mental Ray engine, which is a breeze to use).
And here is the same image after adjusting the exposure just a bit:
What's most impressive about all this is that I really don't have much of a clue as to what I'm doing in this new rendering engine yet. I played around with the new materials library and editor a bit, and pushed a couple of buttons in the new Render dialog and viola! It's a breeze!