Sep 1, 2012

Come join us at 3DCAMP Houston this Saturday September 29, 2012 at the University of Houston for the second conference on all things 3D! I'm going to host a panel on the inner workings of Visualization and Digital Design in Architecture; I'll be joined by two of the top Visualization experts in Houston. Scott DeWoody, Visualization Director at Gensler and Ramy Hanna, Visualization Director at SHW Group. The panel will discuss the different processes undertaken to produce amazing 3D Renderings and Animations of architectural projects, as well as explore the different techniques and applications used to achieve their results. In addition we will discuss how Architecture has been impacted by the use of Digital Tools in the design process. Please come and join us for a lively discussion in all 3D matters that affect Architecture today!

Apr 17, 2012

Autodesk Showcase 2013 Barcelona Pavilion at Dusk

Additional images of the Barcelona Pavilion Showcase model using a dusk hdr image:

Autodesk Showcase 2013 Barcelona Pavilion

Animation created from a storyboard with no render-time wait directly from a 3d model imported from AutoCAD of the Barcelona Pavilion by Architect Mies van der Rohe.

Used one of the HDR maps that come with Showcase, the stone and marble texture maps were custom, trying to match the built pavilion finishes. Some of the other maps like the sculpture map, glass, alum, water and pebbles were chosen from the many pre-loaded materials that come with Showcase.

In the very near future I'm going to post the steps and process taken to achieve this result, so stayed tuned!

Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Revit Linking

Video tutorial of the new feature in 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013 on Revit Linking!

In my opinion this new feature in 3ds Max 2013 could have the potential to change our design and visualization workflow between Revit and 3ds Max, by allowing us the freedom to design in Revit and visualize in 3ds Max without the tedious process of exporting our models from Revit and importing them into 3ds Max and when they changed we had to redo the whole process again. Even if we were very organized it still took us some time to render updates of our designs.

With this new ability to not only import native Revit files but to actually LINK them we can start the visualization process of our design in Revit from the get go and if they change (and we know they will...) it will be a matter of reloading our Revit link model in 3ds Max and render our new design updates!

In the near future I'm going to be posting some additional information and videos on how to start the linking process starting with setting up views, applying and creating custom materials and lighting in our Revit models; and learning how to take full advantage of Revit Linking in 3ds Max 2013, so stayed tuned!