Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Videos. Show all posts

The Architect's Alphabet

A visual Alphabet of Architects and their works
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Revit: Walkthrough Examples

A video with some sample walkthroughs done in Revit.
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This is a short promotional video we created to share with clients and partners some of the projects we've been working on in 2011. All are projects were BIM had a role, either as an experimentation exercise or truly as the tool to check for design inconsistencies or even later on as the basis of a quantity take-off and estimation.

I've been managing and modeling all these models, so well, a little self promotion isn't bad once in a while right? In a later post I will explain briefly how to create a walkthrough in Revit and a few tricks that might help on creating a video like the one below. Turn down the speakers bit, I think we got a bit too excited with the Music ;-P. Enjoy!



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5 Mobile Apps for Architects

Android Mobile Apps for Architects.
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Just came across this post from ColorCoat about 15 Mobile Apps for Architects. Since it only links to the Iphone apps, I searched for the Android Equivalent for those like me who haven't fallen for an Iphone yet. I actually ended up searching for apps I found to be more relevant to Architects, and came up with 5.

Sketchbook Mobile (0,69€) and Sketchbook Mobile Express (Free)
Remember the my last Christmas post? It was done with this app. See the video for the features.


Google Earth for Android (Free)
Explore the world from the palm of your hand with Google Earth.
Use Google Earth to fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.


Architecture (1,38€)
Architechure! displays a slideshow of the most stunning, unique, and refined architectural works from around the world. Many well known photographers worked to bring you this art. All of these beautiful images can be saved as WALLPAPER!


AutoCAD WS (Free)
Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you — wherever you go.
AutoCAD® WS is a mobile CAD application that gives you the freedom and flexibility to view, edit, and share your DWG™ files on your Android phone or tablet. AutoCAD WS mobile app offers a simplified, intuitive set of viewing, editing, and markup tools so you can work on your designs while you are on the go.

Unit Converter - ConvertPad (Free)
Powerful and fully featured Unit converter, Currency converter and Calculator.
ConvertPad is a simple but the most powerful unit converter. It's intuitive and easy to use. Features fast, real time currency and unit conversion in a clean interface.

Do you know of any other app that could be added to this list?


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#Revit 2012: Video on the Use of the new "Create Parts"

Revit 2012 has a new feature called create parts to be able to manipulate the parts of complex elements like walls.
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Just learned about the existence of the Twitter Autodesk account @RevitWikiHelp that provides a lot of links to useful resources on how to better use revit.

I learned about @RevitWikiHelp when they mentioned one of my posts. Now I follow them and I think they will be a great source of new Revit knowledge.

If you followed all the information on the new features of the new 2012 version of Revit, you probably know of the new "Create Parts" feature. this feature is key to work with some elements like exterior walls without the need of using complex Stacked Walls. I'll leave you with the video on this topic, which I think is good enough for you to understand the power of this feature.

Remember you can also follow the Blog using the twitter account @cadaddict where I also post short tips and retweets about Software and Processes for Construction, Architecture and Design


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Brief Introduction to the benefits of Lean Construction implementation by Glenn Ballard

A short video with some insight on Lean Construction by Glenn Ballard
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For those who don't know about Lean Construction (and for those who do) I think this video is a nice way to learn a bit about it from one of the initiators of these way of working that is rapidly spreading all over the world. It is just a short conversation with Glenn Ballard, but it highlights some of the principles behind Lean Construction, specially the need for a change in mentality rather than a simple change in tools and software.


Of course the savings of 15-20% being accomplished by using this methodology should not be forgotten. At the end, some AEC professionals are only driven by cost, and it is logical.

via Lean Construction Spain

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HOK's Approach to Social Media

Ken Young, Chief Information Officer at HOK explains HOK’s experience using social media.
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Social media is a hot topic. Architecture Firms (and most of the other players in the AEC Industry) seem to lag behind those from other industries, but some of the big players are doing a lot of use of these tools, and it is good to learn from them. On the video below, Ken Young explains how HOK is using Social Media for Internal and External Purposes. Pretty interesting to watch.


One of the interesting points in the video is how HOK is using a second domain www.hoklife.com to show what the life working at HOK is. Many people might not be interested on the oficial corporate website, too serious, too focused on marketing purposes. The HOK Life website allows better understanding of the company and it is all made by HOK employees, and it is basically uncensored, meaning almost anything might get published there without prior approval of some top manager. Pure Social.

I am not sure how much of the Social Media Boom is a bubble or if it is all here to stay. In any case, I think that specially now with this recession, any way to improve communication internally or with customers, clients, potential employees, etc should be considered.

via David Light.


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Revit Architecture 2011: Mass Floors – Floor Area and Volume Calculations – Place Floor, Wall, Curtain System and Roof by Face

A tutorial on using Divide Surface, Surface Patterns and Adaptive Elements on Revit Architecture 2011.
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Fifth of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert group from TU Graz about Revit Architecture 2011.

This one is about using Mass Floors – Floor Area and Volume Calculations – Place Floor, Wall, Curtain System and Roof by Face. See below.


This is the last video on this series about massing from TU Graz. There are some more videos on creating walkthroughs and renderings. I'll post them here too.

via j.a.va.ro


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Revit Architecture 2011: Creating Curtain Panels from Patterns

A tutorial on creating curtain wall panels from patterns.
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Number 6 and 7 of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert group from TU Graz about Revit Architecture 2011.

These ones are about creating curtain wall panels from patterns. See the first video below.


And the next one here


One last video to come about massing, I will soon post also the videos about rendering, stay tunned!

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Revit Architecture 2011: Divide Surface, Surface Patterns and Adaptive Elements

A tutorial on using Divide Surface, Surface Patterns and Adaptive Elements on Revit Architecture 2011.
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Fifth of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert group from TU Graz about Revit Architecture 2011.

This one is about using Divide Surface, Surface Patterns and Adaptive Elements. See below.


More to come, stay tunned!

BTW! Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas or whatever you prefer.

via j.a.va.ro


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Revit Architecture 2011: Swept Blend Mass – Dissolve Mass – Spline Through Points

A tutorial on using wept Blend Mass,Dissolve Mass and Spline Through Points on Revit Architecture 2011.
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Fourth of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert group from TU Graz about Revit Architecture 2011.

This one is about creating Swept Blend Mass, Dissolve Mass and Spline Through Points. See below.


More to come, stay tunned!

via j.a.va.ro


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Revit Architecture: Louvers in Curtain Walls

How do you create Louvers in Curtain Walls
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A nice video on how to create Louvers on courtain walls. I am not sure if this is the optimal method, but it seems to work like a charm. It basically creates the louvers by creating a panel with a curtain wall pattern. See below.



I am trying to figure out if something similar can be done to create metal doors with louvers, will post about it.

Is this the best way to do it? Would you do it differently? Comment below, we will all benefit.

Via RevitOpEd


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Revit Architecture 2011: Reference Lines, Freeform Surface and Revolve Mass Tutorial

A tutorial on Reference Lines , freeform suraces and revolve mass on Revit.
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Third of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert group from TU Graz about Revit Architecture 2011.

This one is about creating Reference Lines , freeform suraces and revolve mass. See below.


More to come, stay tunned!

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Revit Architecture: How to Create Custom Stairs

A Tutorial Video from Autodesk University about creating custom stairs
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Was trying to create a custom stair for the prject I am working on with Revit and needed some help. I found this Lecture from Autodesk university 2009; it explains quite well all you need to know about the different elements and parameters to deal with when modeling stairs. Below is a screenshot of the presentation, click on it to access the video tutorial.


Cheers

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Revit Architecture 2011: Conceptual Mass and Blend Mass Tutorial

A tutorial on using massing tools and voids for creating quick site content and more.
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Second of the series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert about Revit Architecture 2011.

This one is about creating Conceptual Mass and how to add it to the model . See below.


More to come, stay tunned!

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Revit Architecture 2011: Using Extrusion, Workplane and Voids

A Video Tutorial on how to creat mass elements in Revit for conceptual studies.A tutorial on using massing tools and voids for creating quick site content and more.
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This is the first of a series of videos from Autodesk Student Expert about Revit Architecture 2011. They are about massing tools

This one is about creating a mass element and using the extrusion tools and how to add it to the model and place it using the work plane . See below.


More to come, stay tunned!

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Augmented and Diminished Reality

Incredible things are happening in the video industry, see two that might blow your mind
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I was recently reading about the possibilities open with the concept called Augmented Reality. This is already something pretty awesome (see some videos here)

What i found even more awesome is what I just saw about what it has been named "Diminished Reality". Software that is able to eliminate in real time objects from videos. See the video below. Endless possibilities! Even probably to retouch animations that have taken forever to render. Now you do not need to re-render them, probably just need some sort of software like the one used on the video below.




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Free Video Screen Capture Software

A utility to capture videos from what you do on your computer.
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I needed some free software to capture some video of my screen and I found this software called CamStudio. It is extremly easy to use and has some nice features. It is not perfect, but it worked out well for me. I've been using to create some of the videos you have seen posted here in CAD-Addict, although some or most are post edited with Adobe Premiere.
You can download it for free here.
I did a quick capture from google earth to check if it worked, this is the result.
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Most of the others I found are either only free for 30 days or you have to pay for them right away, so this one is worth the first try.


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SketchUp Plugins: Better Unfold Tool - Flattery

A new Free Plugin to unfold your Model in SketchUp.
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Some time ago I posted about the Unfold Tool Plugin for SketchUp. Recently I found out throught the Daily CathUp that Pumpkinpirate has released a better Unfold tool called Flattery. I set myself to try it and produced this quick video about it.


The Plugin an be downloaded through the Pumpkinpirate website. Great Job.


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Potoshop: CS5 New Feature - Content-Aware Fill

An amazing new feature that will be available in the new CS5 version.
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Ever wanted to erase some element from a picture using photoshop? Depending on the image, this might take ages, because the background might be very complicated to duplicate. Adobe is announcing an amazing new feature called Content-Aware Fill that apparently makes this a piece of cake. See the video below...It even seems to good to be true...


To read more about the new features of Potoshop CS5 go to the PCWorld Article about it. Photoshop CS5 can be preordered at Adobe.com, it will ship around mid-May 2010.


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