The One About Crescent Bay (AKA – New from Oculus Rift)

Well, the devkit2 is not even out of its box and this just in. Maybe it should be upsetting…come on, i am not even knee deep in working with what we just received in August…but i am thrilled! Keep the new versions coming Oculus – brilliant!!

http://gizmodo.com/i-tried-the-new-oculus-rift-and-it-blew-me-away-all-ov-1637201830

-dave.

The One About the Revit and the CNC.

The following tutorial takes a straight forward and simple approach on moving Revit topography to a CNC Router (specifically a ShopBot – which rules) for modeling sites.

-dave.

The One About Building Site Context in Revit

Descriptive titles rule, they keep my writing to a minimum.  This is the second video on the Revit to Real series – please don’t hesitate to post any questions or concepts about the process!

-dave.

The One About The Future Computer Monitor for 3d Models

Um yeah, watch the video…then imagine this (inFORM) in high resolution and higher fidelity color.

inFORM – Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

Brilliant.

-dave.

The One About The Last One on Revit to Rift (Revit to Virtual Reality)

So, there was a series, back in the day, (wow, i like commas, lots), that covered animation for architects and never quite closed out fully with integration of virtual reality to the Oculus Rift.  Well, now it does.  Enjoy!  The process is great fun (comma), and a potential game changer in the way we communicate design.

-dave.

The One About the First New One About Revit to Real

I have been working away and fine tuning several processes on moving objects from Revit into the real world.  This is video one in a 10 part series – enjoy!

-dave.

The One About Being There, While Not Being There…

I am speaking in two weeks on Revit to Rift at the AGC BIM Conference in St. Louis – so this seemed like an appropriate time to post this news from Singularity Hub:

http://singularityhub.com/2014/07/22/nba-courtside-at-home-live-action-virtual-reality-is-already-here-and-its-better-than-expected/

Not unlike 3d printing (which i am also lecturing on next week – Revit to Real), i think we may be only be seeing the tip of the ice berg through a telescope – not knowing exactly how deep, or even how big this thing could get.

-dave.

The One About Free Form Modeling

Great piece of software we are rolling out to our students next year – the summer of learning has begun!

Really happy about where this one is headed…

-dave.

The One About Where Google Earth Went…

I loved Google Earth.  I loved building interactive files and presentations with design proposals.  I loved visiting virtual versions of real sites and grabbing data.  It was all very lovely.  Then, well, it didn’t turn to vaporware, but like most software that is heading to an untimely death, it quit evolving.  Perhaps, this is why:

https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/

Now, i really want this to integrate my design proposals.  I really want to be able to seamlessly zoom into and through buildings.  That said, i have a new found piece that i really love – direct integration into a web browser.  No more “take this file and download this thing and then hope that when you double click it launches because if it doesn’t than i am going to have to explain to you how to make it happen and by that time you will already hate me for sending you the file” moments.

Now, nice google kids: give me the tools here to help with design proposals!  Design options!!  Feedback from stakeholders!!!  I want more than what is currently there (both in terms of software and space), i want to be part of making the proposals on what is next (both in terms of software and space).

-dave.

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