Thursday, December 28, 2023

Comparing Miro and Zoom Whiteboard for Cloud Collaboration

Lake|Flato has used Miro for cloud-based collaboration for a few years. We are also all in on Zoom, as it is a great web-based meeting platform that supports sketching (on our tablets and touch-enabled conference room displays)! We also use Zoom Rooms, Zoom phones, Zoom Webinars, and more.

As it turns out, Zoom has an enhanced Whiteboard feature that is essentially Miro... from what I have heard, the Zoom offering is NOT Miro under the hood, but as you will see in today's post, they are essentially the same thing.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Autodesk Customer Story and Video Featuring Lake|Flato

Autodesk recently stopped by our office and created a video and customer story featuring our own office remodel and some of the tools we used.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Revit-Provided Material Options for Enscape Users (Enscape blog)

I recently wrote another post for the Ensacpe blog covering the ins and outs of the materials provided with Revit. There are several subtle aspects here that can help speed things up when developing a visualization for your architectural design.

This post also includes a video hosted on my YouTube channel.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

SketchUp Diffusion - AI Extension is Live

Trimble has developed an AI image generator extension for SketchUp, called SketchUp Diffusion, which is now live. I will share my very first use of this tool in today's post, which resulted in a decent set of images based on my model and prompt.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Understanding and Application of Albedo in Enscape

In today's post, I am sharing an article I wrote for Enscape in 2018 that never made it to their new and updated blog. I collaborated with Enscape co-founder Thomas Willberger on this piece.

The post offers an introduction to material albedo and the impact it has on visualization in general, but Enscape specifically.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

AIA San Antonio COTE End of Year Event

Last night I attended the last 2023 AIA San Antonio COTE event of the year, hosted here at Lake|Flato! I will share the highlights of this event in today's post.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see "Red List Free" markings on a local product rep's packaging!!!

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Friday, December 1, 2023

UTSA Architecture 2023 Mini Ice Box Challenge

Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch three groups of graduate architecture students present and unveil the results of their Mini Ice Box Challenge at UTSA here in San Antonio, Texas.

The goal was to design and build a structure that would minimize the melting of ice stored within while set outside for several days.

The presentations were thoughtful, and the results suspenseful:)

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