Tag Archives: Sketchup

Tight Production Schedule? Dave Blass delivers the shots

By Marc Fredrickson Perspecitve Magazine is the bi-monthly bible of the Art Directors Guild. It regularly displays the best of the best in Art Direction for film and Television. I was reading the Feb/March 2012 issue of Perspective Magazine when … Continue reading

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Marauder’s Map.. 3D Holograms from your SketchUp Models

by Fred Abler As the saying goes, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And it’s this dichotomy that, for me, makes the Harry Potter series so charming. By flipping the context, much of today’s internet technology still looks… … Continue reading

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BIM begins with Safety – A ‘no-killer’ App

By Fred Abler Building Information Modeling (BIM) passed a major milestone last week, and hardly anyone noticed. The historic event was that New York City accepted, for the first time, a BIM model for the required site safety plan. In … Continue reading

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Brilliant Lighting Design – Delta V Series Pendants

by Fred Abler For functional beauty, it’s hard to beat lighting. The function is brilliantly clear, and the beauty.. well it’s hard to make something that glows ugly. Consequently there is a lot of good lighting, but truly brilliant lighting … Continue reading

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​Leap Motion – Mocap for 3D Modelers

by Fred Abler The interwebs are abuzz about a new motion sensor from Leap Motion. This USB sensor is smaller than an ALTOIDS tin, plugs into your computer, and delivers the best motion capture (mocap) the world has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Converting a SketchUp model to a Revit Family – Video

By Russell Davidson and Marc Fredrickson Awhile back we posted the process of taking a SketchUp model and converting it to a Revit family.   The process we detailed the steps we go through to get a model into Revit that would … Continue reading

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DiWIRE – 3D Wireforms..from your SketchUp files

by Fred Abler I’ve always loved Alexander Calder. He was shabby, irascible, and brilliant in almost any media. The prolific American artist expressed himself effortlessly in sheet metal, wire, plywood, string, free-carving, and paint. And quite often, a combination of … Continue reading

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WiKEA™ = WikiHouse + IKEA

By Fred Abler One of the first things architecture students learn is that less than 3% of the built environment is designed by an architect. This vanishingly small fraction is meant to inflame young architects and fill them with purpose … Continue reading

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Raster Revolution (TM)

by Fred Abler, CEO of FormFonts 3D When I was a young architecture student studying in Denmark, I attended a brilliant dinner at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It was an invitation only affair, and much of the … Continue reading

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