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As an architect, which of the following software should one really learn: Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp, or AutoCAD 3D? - Quora. Autodesk Certification Overview AutoCAD 2014. AutoCAD 2015 Professional Certification Exam Preparation Video. The 3D printing career matrix. Navigating the 3D printing career path is combination of desire, experience, and skill choices. Don’t panic just yet – you’re probably way ahead of the curve already just by having an interest in 3D printing. Since the industry is constantly evolving, so are the choices. Let’s sit back and take a snapshot of what’s out there and how you can get started. Who you are and who you can be Let’s divide up our 3D printing careers by the following categories: Technical, Non-Technical, Entrepreneur, and Techno-Artisan.

There’s plenty of overlap between each of them so don’t feel like one is isolated from the other. Since you decided to keep reading, we’ll show you how far the rabbit hole will go regardless of which circle you might reside. Technical Engineers, technicians, architects, or scientists have the easiest transition into the 3D printing career matrix. I want to design stuff I just like to print stuff You just love watching the whirl of a 3D printer in action. I’m an R&D geek Non-Technical. Top 5 Degrees for a Career in 3D Printing. Speed 3D Interior Decorating - Revit to Unreal Engine 4.

The Industry Standard Architectural Visualization Software of 2015 - BuiltbyG - Blog about Web & Graphic Design | UX Design | Archviz. If you’re new to the architecture visualization industry or want to build a render studio or even a whole rendering department in your office, these are the software that you or your team will need to get started. 1.Post Production Software: These are the software that helps you tweak your final renders or even take them to the next level by altering their look completely. Having at least one of these software is essential by helping you cut down render times since some things can be fixed or easily created in these software, rather then spending hours re-rendering or doing hundred of renders just to get that perfect lens flare, colors or bloom effect.

Adobe Photoshop Is a versatile tool that can be used for a lot of things, in the archviz industry it’s mostly used for retouching, composing and general post production of 3d still renders. Adobe After effects Is a piece of software that’s often considered as Photoshop for videos since it’s similar versatility and amazing results. 3. V-Ray 4. TechnicalDrafting - Unit 1 - Introduction to AutoCAD. Purpose: In this unit, you will develop an understanding of basic measuring skills and learn a few basic commands in AutoCAD.Directions: Complete the assigned item(s) for each day in the sequential order listed below.Activities:Day #1 Watch the presentation on Basic Measuring Skills.

Download and print out the Measuring Worksheet Side A, Measuring Worksheet Side B and Ruler Template. On Measuring Worksheet Side A, you will measure each line to the nearest 1/16" and write the measurement next to each line. On Measuring Worksheet Side B, you will draw each line to the length of the given measurement.Additional practice: Find a tape measure and practice measuring various objects in your house.Measuring Worksheet Answers (Side B can be checked by printing out this document on a transparency or printing it out on regular paper and holding up both sheets to a window)Day #2 Watch the presentation on How To Properly Launch And Setup AutoCAD.

The Beginners Guide To CAD Drafting. Carole, a loyal reader, wrote me an e-mail about an issue that many of us have experience in. “As a young interior designer, I appreciate any advice I can get. In this particular case, I have been given a black market copy of CAD by my cousin an architect out of San Francisco…. My question is how hard is it really to teach yourself to use this program? And what advice do you have, as in should I buy a manual or should I just tinker with the program?

Here are a few things you need to know in regards to teaching yourself how to use AutoCAD: 1. It’s true. When we are students in school, we use AutoCAD a lot, depending on the university of course. But simply because we become dependent upon AutoCAD software early on, it doesn’t mean that we use best practices in school. I know that in many schools, the professors will throw their students in the proverbial CAD pool to teach them how to swim.

How did I learn? Lines, polylines, rectangles, arcs, circles, and splines. 5. 8. Easy Exercise. Architectural Pipeline? Most common pipeline (in my 14 year experience): 2D AutoCAD from architect, modeled correctly by you in 3DS Max, render with Vray or MentalRay. Less common, but probably more likely in the future: Revit to 3D AutoCAD, to 3DS Max. Get ready for a heavy model requiring cleanup, unless whoever exported the .dwg file from Revit knew what they were doing (50/50 at best). Sometimes, you will get a 3D model exported from FormZ. CAD software doesn't product zillions of layers, poorly trained or inexperienced users create zillions of layers (this includes Revit exports, if you know what you are doing, only the necessary info can be exported). The biggest problem to watch out for is careless CAD drafters drawing elements with different "z" elevations.

I've never used Maya, so no suggestions there. Best architectural visualization workflow? • Blender 3D ArchitectBlender 3D Architect. The architectural visualization workflow is somehow a mystery for people that didn’t had any contact with the development of a project, side by side with an architect or company. I can say that from my experiences in my architectural visualization classes, where I often get students with an animation or advertising background. Earlier this week I saw an interesting topic at the CG Society forums, where an artist asks for examples of architectural visualization workflows. This is an important topic to discuss, because there isn’t an exact or correct answer to point the best workflow. It will depend on a series of variables, ranging from the communication with the author or the project, and in which stage of the development that visualization will start.

For me, I usually take two approaches to start thinking in the workflow. When I’m the author of the project, things get pretty easy to manage. With visualization for architects or companies, things get a little more complicated. Message: Your browser may not be accepting internet cookies. The information in this article applies to: When I try to log in to my account, I receive the warning message: "Notice! Your browser may not be accepting internet cookies. To use this service, please enable cookies. " What am I doing wrong? The most likely reason for receiving this warning message is that cookies have been disabled in your web browser. Chief Architect, Inc. provides this information for information purposes only. The information in this article is not intended to be an endorsement for the products or companies listed and listing these products and companies is for your information only, we will not provide any support for these web browsers.

In some cases, if you have already set your web browser to have cookies enabled, it is possible that your security software may have its own independent cookie blocking function, or that you have installed a third party add-on to your web browser which is disabling cookies. Message: Your browser may not be accepting internet cookies. PWorx Lab- Unreal Engine 4 Chalet Chaberton. Dissecting Koola’s UE4 Archviz Magic | Moritz Weller CGI & Photography. If you’re into Archviz stuff, it’s likely you did not get around seeing some of Koola’s recent work in Unreal Engine 4, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in Realtime Architectural Visualization – some of it heavily inspired by Alex Roman’s outstanding The Third & The Seventh (rendered with V-Ray) from 2009.

After attracting quite some attention in his WIP thread, Koola prepared a little interior Demo Scene (inspired by the Chiyodanomori Dental Clinic by Hironaka Ogawa) for the Community to peek into his way of setting up a 3D Scene. The Environment was finally released yesterday on the Engine’s own Marketplace and is availiable for free – I highly recommend checking it out if you’re using UE4. This is also one of the core strenghts of UE4, which allows in-depth realtime Postproduction work like Color Correction (LUT import), Bloom, CA Fringing, Vignette, Motion Blur, Depth of Field and more. So the condensed takeway so far for me is: Benoît Dereau Rafael Reis, Minas 3D,

Striving for Real-Time Photorealism in Architectural Visualisation. Lasse Rode takes Unreal Engine for a good spin as he strives for photorealism using a real-time tool. He does this with his great looking, and mostly white, Berlin Flat scene as seen on the forums. Follow along as Lasse explains getting started with Unreal Engine 4. Enjoy it! Author: Lasse Rode / Studio XOIO The Berlin based studio xoio has been established in 2006 by Peter Stulz and Lasse Rode. Introduction My name is Lasse Rode and I am part of studio xoio. In my eyes there have been several main trends within our industry: The strive for (photo)realism and becoming faster – if not real-time.

The main downside on the “real-time-thing” for a long time was the lack of quality you could achieve with it compared to pre-rendered still images or animations. This has changed rapidly. Why Unreal Engine? The release of UE4 gained a lot attention within our industry and the possibilities seemed to be endless. The Berlin Flat I will start from the beginning : The Original Scene Materials Conclusion. Unreal Engine 4 + ArchVIZ by Koola. Speed 3D Interior Decorating - Apartment Scene - Unreal Engine 4. Unreal Engine for archtiecture | Forum.

Lumion 6.3 is Here! Lumion 6.0 Launch Trailer. 3D architectural visualization training - 3ds Max, Photoshop + V-Ray. Architectural Visualization Workflow with Autodesk® Building Design Suite 2013. Organizations can achieve great efficiencies by using Autodesk Revit software to create intelligent models for facility management. However, organizations looking to do so face a daunting number of questions to answer: What standards have to be in place before the project starts? What is the cost of lifecycle Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the expected return? What is the correct level of detail for the model? Who originates the data and what is the information flow? How do you survey data on existing buildings? 3ds max | 3d Data visualisation |3d images | vray | mental ray | Photorealistic Rendering| Autodesk: Visualisation. Tips & tricks for 3d architectural Visualisation The 3d image shown above was created while at TP Bennett.

To see my entire 3d portfolio and the architectural rendering, simply click on the above image! The following tutorial/tips are mostly related to 3d architectural visualisation. However, users from similar industries such as, Architecture and Architectural design may also find the following tutorials/tips useful. This part 1 series will begin with a photomontage/verified view technique to workout the vanishing lines of an architectural photograph. Also, it will focus on how to extend the Photoshop canvas dimensions in a non-destructive way,in order to correct the vertical shift of the camera/photo. Following that, there will be a short step by step tutorial/description on how to correct 3d model size/dimension discrepancies in 3ds max.

The remaining tutorials, will take users through the processes of: -Using the xref procedural material in 3ds max -Masking out trees/leaves in Photoshop. Best program for creating 3D models of buildings? [Archive] - Unreal Engine Forums.


Building Unreal Paris. I first discovered the 3D world through the Hammer map editor that I used mostly for fun. I then joined a 3D school focused on architectural visualization for two years. I continued to train myself on realtime technologies and got hired by the studio Arkane as Level-Architect to work on Dishonored (powered by the Unreal Engine 3). A year later, I left the gaming industry to come back to architectural creations, and level design got back to its place: my hobby. I created the Unreal Paris project because I wanted to combine the knowledge accumulated in these two branches of the computer graphics industry to produce an architectural interactive experience that would appeal to me and my friends! The main purpose of this project was for me to master the incredible UE4 tools and to complete my portfolio.

How long did this project take? I worked on this project for seven weeks. What is this demonstration for? And Sound Design in all this? Unreal Engine 4 for architectural visualizations? LightWave 3D Group Unveils Architectural Design... Posted: Wed 13 Mar 2013 The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new Architectural Design Bundle that couples LightWave 11.5 3D modeling, animation and rendering software with WTools3D’s LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools for LightWave.

The bundle includes a powerful set of features that architects, set designers and interior designers can use to cost-effectively create professional 3D visualization and animation for the most demanding design projects. “LightWave and LWCAD have always had a strong presence in the architectural community,” says Viktor Velicko, creator of LWCAD. “By collaborating with the LightWave 3D Group to put together this new Architectural Design Bundle, architects and designers now have all the tools they need to create professional 3D visualizations and walkthroughs that are impressive and affordable.”

Image courtesy Sebastian Smolak. Some of the many features in LightWave 11.5 for architectural visualization and animation include: About LWCAD 4.5. 3D Architectural Rendering Software - 12 Best Software in 3D Architectural Rendering | ARCHİTECTURAL RENDERİNG OFFİCE. 12 Best Software in 3D Architectural Rendering 3D Architectural Rendering are widely used and they are almost too common to see anywhere, let it be movies, products designs, advertisements, etc.

Although they are commonly seen, that doesn’t mean they are easily created. In order to interactively control a 3D object, it must be created in a 3D authoring tool which usually cost a lot to a non-professional user. There are many qualities about 3d renderings in the construction world, they are useful for a variety of tasks. They truly bring a lot of benefits to architecture, and helps design to get further than customers expectations. Lets see 12 of the most utilized software that 3D architectural rendering firms use to create building visualizations. We will denote if any of the CAD applications is only available for one operating system: LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. 11. Why using MODO? Getting to Know the Interface: The Big Picture: Beginners Guide | Visualizing Architecture. I have a lot of content on this site and when I redesigned it in 2014, I made an attempt to organize the info so that everything was easy to find.

However, I understand that people just starting out may still find this site difficult to navigate and not know where to begin. Even the software I use isn’t abundantly clear because half of my tutorials use Kerkythea while the other half uses V-Ray. This post is long over due and will be my attempt to provide some clarification on a lot of questions that I get. It is also help those just starting out to know which techniques to focus on and how to most efficiently use their time learning arch viz.

These steps are ordered in such a way as to get you creating the best images in the fastest time possible. If you were looking to do this professionally or churn out really high end images, I would shuffle some of these steps around and put a higher priority on 3D model texture and render settings. 1. 1.1 Photoshop Layer Management 1.3 People 2. 4. 20 Jaw Dropping Architectural Renders.