Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tutorial - How do I rotate my Cross-hairs in Autocad

99% of the drawings I receive from clients and consultants are AutoCad drawings. Nothing irks me more than coming upon a drawing with rotated crosshairs. Autodesk seems to have gone out of their way to make rotating the crosshairs back to a vertical Y and horizontal X near impossible. Just Google Autocad, Rotated Cross-hairs . You'll find a graveyard of past CAD users begging for a solution. The answer, by the way, should never be to wblock the entire drawing, start a new drawing, then insert the aforementioned block. Have no fear my friends! There is a solution! Click past the break.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

MaxScript - Universal AO v1.3

I have updated the Universal AO maxscript. It now allows you to control the ambient occlusion parameters for all Arch & Design materials, even those embeddeded within Blend and Multi/Sub materials. Link past the break.












Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cool Stuff - Siggraph 2012 Technical Papers Preview (video)

Siggraph 2012 wrapped last weekend in Los Angeles where the conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Media celebrated it's 39th year. As always some pretty amazing technology was demonstrated. Hop on past the break to check out the festival trailer as well as the video for the technical papers preview.

















Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cool Stuff - InReal Technologies - The Future of Architectural Visualization (Video)
















The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.  They have recently developed a light weight, heads up, OLED display with built in head-tracking which allows users to navigate through a virtual space in realtime.  They call their heads up display or HUD the Cinemizer.  Check out the video after the break showing how InReal Technologies incorporated the Cinemizer into their new InReal Technologies Terminal.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Instagram Filters in PhotoShop

Check out the tumblr blog of Daniel Box.  He has created a photoshop action re-creating the Instagram photo filters.  I applied each one to a twilight rendering I did several years ago.

The original rendering.

























The Instagram Brannan filter.
























Check out all 12 filters after the break