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BABE™

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2011, 09:32:27 am »
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VETS3D

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2011, 10:35:00 am »
September 12, 2011, 10:35:00 am
We use 3DS Max for all our modelling, use the opencollada exporter to get into Lumion. Same workflow as quest so no changes needed. We also use adobe production studio software afterwards plus, depending on the target, frameserved into other apps (I still use tmpegenc...if it's not broke and all....)

Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2011, 02:27:37 pm »
September 12, 2011, 02:27:37 pm
Hey Michel , i cant find the arch-viz website , do you have a link please ?

He probably meant to say that they use FormZ for set design and architectural visualisations.
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Michael

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2011, 09:31:34 pm »
September 12, 2011, 09:31:34 pm
i used form-z 14/15yrs ago  |:(

Remember when Sketch-up was developed by @Last?  ;) by those radical people in Boulder, Colorado before being GOOGLEDup

Thanks for the heads-up for the beta testing for Form-Z.   
Is it better?  Any parametric modeling tools?
14 years ago, that´s about when I started with FormZ. Yet, even if you were absent from the program for that duration you might still feel at home with the current interface. There is additional functionality of course, parametric modeling as well. V7 is the first significant overhaul in ages. The Beta looks quite sketchupy. Wonder what a fine and freely available modeler we would have if Google had opted buying Autodessys instead. Anyway, FormZ's little community seems alive and support is incredibly good.

RAD

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 02:18:41 am »
September 13, 2011, 02:18:41 am
Michael, You are old school then too!    ;)
After working with all the software that's been out there over that amount of time is there any software you can't sit down with and just pick it up now....  The threads that run through modeling/visualization software are often cut from the same cloth.

I will check it out.  I know one of the folks who is helping the form-z development team.

I will pick his brain the next time I get to sit down with him.

Have you messed with the newest version of Rhino3D?   
Toss in some Grasshopper to make it interesting.
MMM - fun one.

 

Michael

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 08:26:13 am »
September 13, 2011, 08:26:13 am
He probably meant to say that they use FormZ for set design and architectural visualisations.
That's right. Perhaps this abbreviation can be misunderstood, but English is not my first language.

Michael

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 09:02:33 am »
September 13, 2011, 09:02:33 am
Michael, You are old school then too!    ;)
After working with all the software that's been out there over that amount of time is there any software you can't sit down with and just pick it up now....  The threads that run through modeling/visualization software are often cut from the same cloth.

I will check it out.  I know one of the folks who is helping the form-z development team.

I will pick his brain the next time I get to sit down with him.

Have you messed with the newest version of Rhino3D?   
Toss in some Grasshopper to make it interesting.
MMM - fun one.
Old-school we are indeed it seems, especially thinking about my first 3D model. May I ask what was yours? Mine took days to shade in Giga-Cad, but the result looked almost magic and smelled like future. 3D-romanticism aside, I do believe there is at least one suite you can't easily pick up, one that's good for a lot of  |:( - Blender. It's an outstanding free piece of software nonetheless.
Rhino is not part of my workflow. Last time I used it was for my thesis. Funnily I modeled something that simulates what Grasshopper now does years later, a kind of rule-based procedural structure. Wish I had more time to tinker with Rhino and the like.
Please send my regards to the FormZ developer in case you happen to meet him. Must be lovely being able to chat with one of those good guys.

blendman

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 10:29:56 am »
September 13, 2011, 10:29:56 am
I use open source Blender, which remains for me one of the most higly underrated pieces of 3d modelling, animation and compositing software out there - in some areas leaps and bounds from the proprietary software.  it has a huge range of import/export plugins.

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

With a massive user group that has significantly changed the previous awkward interface, and now with fantastic new features, Blender is just going to more and more used.

Should Lumion be threatened by Blender?  I doubt it. One of the great advanatages of Lumion is the speed to put a 3D animation together, and Blender won't be aiming to do that - not its purpose.

But the other 3D modelling and animation software will see this being more and more used in small and large design studios. I'm sure they are nervous about it's popularity and maturing growth!

 
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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2011, 12:08:14 pm »
September 13, 2011, 12:08:14 pm
Blender is extremely versatile for a free tool but I don't think it's the easiest tool to use. If you do not need curvy surfaces you could use Sketchup because that's really easy and free too.

blendman

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Re: Software used next to Lumion
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2011, 12:13:25 pm »
September 13, 2011, 12:13:25 pm
Hi Remko,

I agree, it isn't the easiest to tool to use, but with practise it is remarkable how quickly you can use its many features to do almost anything Sketchup does.  One of the problems for many newies is crossing the first line - getting proficient. 

Once a user of Blender passes this point, they begin to see the power of it's many features, including shortcut 'hot' keys for almost any command, including rotation, and navigation etc.

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