Visualisation

New Perspectives on BIM Visuals

Can firms with limited time and resources look to BIM as a design and production tool solution? As an architect and BIM consultant, Alfred Huang has many years of experience in developing productive BIM philosophies and strategies that help firms yield more from their Revit models. Alfred will speak about how to more effectively manage...
Unprecedented Value: Data Mining and Evidence-Based Design

Unprecedented Value: Data Mining and Evidence-Based Design

Federico Negro reveals how firms can use BIM content and data strategy to create comprehensive delivery platforms, as well as valuable business-planning tools. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis of past projects, firms can devise a new set of BIM standards and libraries that enable leadership, designers, and technical specialist to build on past knowledge, minimum...
Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Presentation 1 Title: Dhour – Grasshopper Based Visualization Toolkit Kyle Steinfeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley This presentation will detail a new prototyping visualization toolkit called “Dhour”, developed for the Grasshopper visual programming environment, which enables the situational development of information graphics. By enabling more nuanced and customizable views of complex...
New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

Mr.Comfy is a Grasshopper3d component, written in Python, that allows designers to interactively visualize thermal building simulation results data in Rhino3d design models. Instead of using charts or tabular data, energy consumption, comfort and any other available performance report variable are directly displayed through color-coded surfaces (and numeric values) where they occur – in the...

Maxwell Render Available Now for Revit

Maxwell Render for Revit Revit users can now enjoy this new comfortable and time-saving workflow for editing and rendering scenes, using Maxwell Render directly from the Revit interface. Here are a few of the highlights: Compatibility with Revit 2012 and 2013 – any edition Support for Revit lights including IES Support for many built-in Revit...

Animate Your Revit Model with Image-O-Matic

Do you want to animate your Revit model? Instead of a tedious process of manually changing parameters and exporting images, you can use Image-O-Matic to automatically create dozens, hundreds, or thousands of images to show phases or a range of parameter values. Use these images to easily review your design, create slideshows, consider alternatives, or...
Let Form Follow Information - Climate Responsive Design at SERA Architects

Let Form Follow Information – Climate Responsive Design at SERA Architects

Very innovative approach: For the last 50 years, buildings have been designed mostly the same way. The process starts with architects designing a building form that relates to its context and accommodates the client’s program, then progresses through increasingly detailed design phases. In thinking about climate-responsive buildings, SERA staff began to question how we could...
New York City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions as One-Ton Spheres of Carbon Dioxide Gas

New York City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions as One-Ton Spheres of Carbon Dioxide Gas

In 2010 New York City added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (equivalent) to the atmosphere, but that number means little to most people because few of us have a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution. Carbon Visuals (http://www.carbonvisuals.com) and Environmental Defense Fund (http://www.edf.org/climate/remaking-energy) wanted to make those emissions feel a bit more real...

RevUp Render Supports V-Ray Distributed Rendering in the Cloud

A new on-demand cloud rendering service takes advantage of distributed rendering in V-Ray 2.0 software—includes the ability to control and monitor rendering on the desktop in the cloud. More at www.revuprender.com
an(i)ma 1.0 - Character Animation and Crowd Animation for Architectural Visualizations

an(i)ma 1.0 – Character Animation and Crowd Animation for Architectural Visualizations

This looks really easy to set-up: “an(i)ma is the fastest stand-alone character animation application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating of stunning 3D Animations in less time. Our motion-editing tools and content make 3D character animation easy and affordable and enables creative and technical artists to take on de...
Twinmotion: Realtime Rendering from Revit

Twinmotion: Realtime Rendering from Revit

Check this out: A Revit export add-in for the Twinmotion real-time engine has been released this summer and caught attention within the architects community. Within the group of advisors and supporters are name like Aéroports de Paris, Atelier Jean Nouvel, Peter Cook, Eric Owen Moss, Peter Eisenmann, Zaha Hadid Architects and Renzo Piano Building Workshop....
London: The Leadenhall Building Animation

London: The Leadenhall Building Animation

Just found that great building design/ construction progress animation: “Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners the 47 storey, 736 ft (224m) Leadenhall tower is set to become one of the tallest buildings in the City of London and will combine nearly half an acre of landscaped open space with modern, flexible offices and retail...