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January 31, 2012. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software the leader in 3D sky, light and nature technologies, today announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 2 Review, the second generation of the company’s revolutionary product for the interactive visualization of architectural projects with full physical lighting.
The product, currently compatible with SketchUp, is being ported to other platforms. To support this major release, e-on software also publishes a free trial version of LumenRT 2 for Macintosh and Windows, immediately available for download from try.lumenrt.com.
E-on software invites all architects and designers to watch the LumenRT 2 Review presentation video, showcasing the true real-time power of LumenRT 2. This video, entirely rendered with LumenRT 2 is visible on the company’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/eonsoftware.
Packt recently published its second book on SketchUp titled, “Google SketchUp for Game Design: Beginner’s Guide“. Through this book and ebook, author Robin De Jongh focuses on creating realistic 3D game worlds complete with textures, levels and props. The book shows its readers techniques on importing game art to game engines such as Unity 3D, skills to sell low polygon 3D objects in game asset stores, and also guidance on photo-texturing models for ultra realism.
SketchUp is a 3D modeling program marketed by Google and designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers. On April 27, 2006, Google announced Google SketchUp, a freely-downloadable version of SketchUp. The program, which is designed for ease of use, allows placement of models within Google Earth. Google’s 3D Warehouse enables SketchUp users to search for, download and contribute free models.
I just re-installed Acrobat Reader on my computer, and I noticed that all of my documents had strange fonts. Like they were pixelated, just like a low quality jpeg image. A totally undesirable, and hard to read view.
You can see it in the image below:
So after doing a little research, I found the fix. You need to go to the Edit tab on the Adobe Acrobat Menu, and then Preferences. In Preferences you select Page Display and there look for the Rendering box. You will find a drop down box that says Smooth Text. Change it from None to For Monitor or For Laptop/LCD Screens.
That should fix your problem. If it doesn’t leave a comment with your issue and we’ll try to find a fix for you.
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What This Training is About
If you’re a fan on our Facebook Page, you probably know that we just launched a new training for architects and designers on Photoshop Basics. We’re covering the most usual tools you will use in Photoshop, and we even have a case study where I’m showing you how to change the color of a house and how to add a different texture to a driveway. There is a ebook that you can download. It contains the most usual commands, description of tools and the case study. We have video tutorials to guide you visually, and a lot of free resources for your personal libraries.
Domplatz Linz – project description from the architects
The impressive neo-gothic Mariendom cathedral of Linz is clearly opposed by the unfinished Domplatz square, that had never been completed in accordance to the original idea to free up the entire quadrangle between the surrounding streets. This heterogeneous situation was unsatisfactory from the point of view of urban planning and was to be resolved by means of a competition, which also included the construction of a hotel and an underground car park as well as the revitalization of two existing baroque buildings.
By including the surrounding streets and by means of the solitary positioning of the new hotel a link to the heart of the city is created – a place at the square.