Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Newport round 2

Here is another blog posting discussing the Newport project along with an embeded video...

Software for Building Conceptual Design

Here is a recent white paper Autodesk released regarding some unique applications of their software for Conceptual Design. The 2009 products that are pending release in the next couple months should prove to be most interesting. Having had access to the Revit Architecture and 3ds MAX Design 2009 betas has been very exciting. I just installed the latest build of MAX Design beta and I'm going to be poking around in that and Revit to see what we can do next. I can't wait to have that NDA lifted so I can tell you and show you all about the goodies to come! Until its lifted, I will have to point you to the press releases Autodesk has published.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Revit 2008 to 3ds MAX 2008 Workflow

Thanks for those that attended the webcast today. This is one of the more fun subjects to work with! I forgot to mention there are a couple of awesome white papers on Autodesk's website under the Design Visualization umbrella.

Also, if you missed the webcast today, it was recorded and will be available for listening to here. This recording will be available for download up to one year from today. If you have further questions, please feel free to drop me a note or make a post to the comments section here.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Interoperability from Revit Architecture 2008 to 3ds MAX 2008

February 25th I will be providing a webcast looking at the workflow for taking a Revit Architecture 2008 model and bringing it into 3ds MAX 2008 for enhanced rendering capabilities. Here some of the
items we will look into:
  • Best export options for Revit Architecture 2008
  • Best import options for 3ds MAX 2008
  • Handling Materials from Revit Architecture 2008 in 3ds MAX 2008
  • Linked file reload options
  • Basic intro into Lighting and Rendering within 3ds MAX 2008
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tool Palette Order and Grouping: Round 2

In typical fashion, I was so in depth in writing a previous post on tool palette order and grouping, I seem to have left out a crucial bit of info. Several individuals have written me as of late asking why this doesn't seem to work for them after having followed all steps correctly.

In my mind I was thinking that in this particular instance the palettes would have been created, stored and accessed from a mapped local network drive. However if the palettes have been created, stored and accessed from a local drive that is not accessible to other systems, they will not have access to the same palettes. So, if you are working off a local drive, simply copy the tool palettes from the source computer to the same location on the test computer, then copy the profile.aws into place and you should be good to go.

Hopefully this will help clarify things!