Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lighting Analysis in 3ds MAX Design 2009

Since its release, many have asked me what level of accuracy the Lighting Analysis tool in 3ds Max Design can be held to. The most comprehensive documents I've seen recently are a couple white papers posted to Autodesk's Design Visualization webpage. Autodesk worked with BNIM Architects to develop a workflow based white paper which thoroughly describes the process to effectively use this tool.

Daylight Simulation Basic's
Daylight Simulation Advanced

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

AU Online and Classes from AU 2008

Well, Autodesk has finally gotten AU Online back up and running. If you missed my CAD Management class and were looking to view the recording of it or grab the class materials, click here to view it on AU Online. For a little info on the unplugged session, click here to view it. Again, thanks to all those who gave help and support to me to get this class out there to you.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

ACA Usuabilty Session

This morning I attended an ACA Usuabilty session which was a first for me. I finally was able to talk with a couple individuals who actually work on customizing and writing new code. It felt so good to explain some of things that so many of us fret about on a day to day basis. Of course an hour and a half was not enough time to go into everything I've got to share with them so my hope is that I will be able to continue to share with them now that I have direct contacts.

Also if any of you are interested in participating in these in the future then go sign up for the aca customer council as that is the first list they pull from for names to do this with. They can even do them remotely if you are unable to travel.

First Class at AU 2008

Well, I finished my class at AU and I feel it went way better than I had hoped. Thanks to all who were there and are reading this!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

AU 2008 Tuesday Summary

Well, after lab assisting with 2 classes and meeting many people in person for the first time I can tell this AU is going to be one for the history books. The international booths in the AUGI area are a wonderful addition and it was great to meet so many from abroad. Wednesday Is the AUGI town meeting, my class I'm teaching, more lab assist and a ACA Usability study. I'll post back on how they go!