Friday, September 18, 2020

Vive Sync - Free VR Meetings by HTC

I had a great demo recently using HTC's new VR meeting platform, Vive Sync. It is a free VR meeting platform and supports various ways to communicate and share/review documents, like a PowerPoint presentation stored in OneDrive. Today's post is all about that!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Adding a Pause in an Enscape Animation

Today's quick post highlights how you can add a pause to a video/animation within Enscape. The method involved stacking multiple keyframes in one location, similar to my previous post, Animate Time of Day from a Single Location in Enscape.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Animate Time of Day from a Single Location in Enscape

Creating a video in Escape is very easy. But, as with any sophisticated program, there are a few tricks you might not be aware of that can make your presentations even better. Today, I will share the steps required to animate the time of day from a single location.

For more on creating videos with Enscape, see my blog post on their website: A Guide to Video Creation in Enscape. The following image is from that article.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Advancing Computational Design 2020 Conference - Virtual Event

I will be participating in a panel discussion at the upcoming Advancing Computational Design 2020 Conference next month... today's post is about the conference and the session!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

NDSU - First Week of School - Fall 2020

In the midst of the 2020 global pandemic, another semester starts at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, ND. This is where I teach a graduate architecture and landscape architecture seminar on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Students have the option of attending in-person, as with most of their other classes, but since I am teaching remotely - from Texas - everyone is connecting individually via Zoom.

Fall 2020 Class via Zoom

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

AU 2020 - My Selected Session on...

I will be presenting techniques to develop next level architectural visualizations using Revit and Enscape at Autodek's flagship conference, Autodesk University. Of course, the 2020 conference will be virtual this year... but, the plus side is the conference is free!

This will be my first AU representing Lake|Flato, as its Director of Design Technology!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Inside the Factory Sessions - A New Video Series by Autodesk

Autodesk has started an interesting new video series looking under-the-hood and behind-the-scenes at their flagship architectural design product, Revit. This appears to be, in part, a response to an open letter to Autodesk, co-signed by several architecture firms in the UK, voicing their concerns about  rising costs and slowed architecture-specific tool development.

In this first episode they jump right into the deep end and talk about multi-threading, hardware, and performance in general!
"we want your models" for performance testing; Sasha Crotty, Sr. Product Manager, Revit Platform & Services at Autodesk

"for us, feedback is a gift" Harlan Brumm, Senior Product Manager - Architecture at Autodesk

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