All posts by sdoughtie

Exporting Autodesk Cloud Panorama Renderings

The Autodesk Cloud Rendering service now allows you to render a panorama rendering. Something that cannot be accomplished with stand-alone Revit. The results are quite good and it would be great to use with your clients so that they can see and understand your design. Autodesk Cloud does not allow users to share, embed on a website or export the panorama. I suspect that there are a number of reasons why we are not able to do this at this time, including viewer licensing restrictions,…

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Importing Occipital 360 Panoramas into Autodesk Stitcher

If you have ever done panoramic images by hand then you know what a headache stitching them together can be. Most of the time Autodesk Stitcher can stitch them seamlessly, but at times parallax errors can be time consuming to resolve. Occipital’s 360 Panorama is an iPhone and Android app that allows you to create a panoramic image with your phone. The app uses the gyroscope in your phone to position the images. The images are automatically stitched and closed. More often than not the…

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Private Residence – Animation

AEC Communications, Inc. performed BIM support, rendering and animation services for a local private residence. The scope of work included production of a BIM (Building Information Model), renderings and animations. The BIM was produced in Autodesk Revit and also used by the client to explore the design Autodesk Navisworks.

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Pedestrian Bridge at Queen’s Landing, Grant Park, Chicago

AEC Communications, Inc. provided Visualization support for a proposed pedestrian bridge at Queen’s Landing at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. The proposed high-tech bridge structure allows for a slim bridge profile as to not distract from the city skyline. Our scope of work included photographic work in Grant Park used to reproduce the city skyline, intense texture mapping, animation and rendering.

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As-Built CAD/BIM Surveys (AE Documentation of Existing Structures: CAD Survey, BIM Survey)

Our proposal to perspective clients: Rely on our experience in documenting existing structures. Using in-house staff may seem like the best solution, but consider: has your staff size been reduced due to the economy? It’s important to keep them productive at what they do best. How often does your staff travel? How often do they document existing structures? Can they perform the survey efficiently? We are able to survey approximately 35,000 SF a day. Items Provided: Printable Format Final surveys are delivered in Autodesk Autocad (CAD), Autodesk…

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767 Granby Street

767 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia – 3D Visualization – Rendering

AEC Communications, Inc. participated in visualization services for the 767 Granby Street project located in Norfolk, Virginia. The scope of work included as built survey, production of a BIM (Building Information Model) and a rendered elevations. The renderings were used for the City of Norfolk Architectural review and approval. The rendering work were originally composed in REVIT and later modified by hand in Adobe Photoshop for color correctness. Colors and textures were calibrated with materials supplied by the Architect.

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AEC Communications, Inc. Releases Structural Libraries for Autocad.

AEC Communications, Inc. releases a Free-for-Use structural shape library for products based on core Autocad 12 through Autocad 2009. STRUCT parametrically draws shapes in section, plan view and elevation using property libraries and user defined layers. Struct also provides quick access to shape dimensional properties for reference. Shapes included are Wide Flange (W, M, S), Angles (L), Channels (C), Pipes, Tubes (HSS), Tees (WT, MT, ST), Lumber and Concrete Masonry Units (CMU).

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