Posts Tagged ‘Software’
This is a guest post and it’s more like of an inspirational type one… so please read enjoy and comment if you please
Scratch any architect, and you will find an artist. The “designer look” in a modern building, thanks to CAD and a new generation of truly inspired architects, extends to the foundations. Even the idea of flooring has now been incorporated into CAD and commercial software in dramatic and beautiful ways. This truly is the beginning of a new era, and most importantly, it’s a lot of fun.
The relationship between architecture and lifestyle is ancient. The earliest and simplest of buildings were based on hunter/gatherer and agrarian lifestyles. The most modern buildings are designed on a combination of aesthetics and functionality. The “designer look” actually is and always has been a hybrid.
This is a special occasion, and not only because it’s a holiday, but because now you have the chance to acquire the things you desire at the best prices available.
And because we like to find buy stuff now and then, and also help our fellows architects and designers out there, we’ve selected the best deals we could find on the items we would like to buy for our personal use.
So here it goes, a list sorted in descending order:
List Price: $2,599.00
You Save: $1,774.01 (68%)
Tell your story using Adobe’s full range of creative tools with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection software.
Move projects easily among applications for print, web, and interactive design. Take them to video production and create stunning motion graphics and effects.
a book by Allan Brito
Blender 3D: Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery will be featured here at Archtopia for a while, and it describes the power of Blender 3D in Architectural Visualizations. You will see how to use the final models to create simpler scenes for use in 3D games, where real-time rendering is necessary. You will also see how to use them to create the sets for animated movies.
About Blender 3D
Blender 3D is a open-source 3D graphics suite, that is capable of modeling, rendering and animating 3D environments, and one of the best parts about it, is that you can download it for free at: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/. Another cool thing about it is that the installed program it’s only 10 MB, and not only that,
but it can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
In Depth Review | SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization
a book by Robin de Jongh
This week you might have noticed a “Featured Book” section on our middle sidebar. Well the book is entitled SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization – Beginner’s Guide and is a detailed guide, that will literally take you by the hand and teach you how to make stunning photo-realistic and artistic visuals of your projects, with free software, and free resources that you can find all over the internet.
So let me start my review, because I can’t wait to tell you guys about the things you can learn through this book.
For the DIY kinda’ guys, here’s a software from Autodesk, it’s free and it’s best suited for drawing floor plans and seeing them in a 3d View right away. Autodesk Project Dragonfly
I’ve stumbled the other day on this little piece of wonder. It’s basically everything you need to design your own floor plans with little or almost no knowledge about architecture or design. You can play with it’s features and see what you can make out of it. I find this useful for the over demanding clients that know what they want, but can’t really express it in words =P.
With this software almost everyone can design their own home. The software functions pretty much like a architecture program, and for the architects or the designers familiarized with the Autodesk’s products, this should be no hassle.