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Title: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 01, 2012, 04:10:50 pm
I've been swamped at my new firm so i havent been able to do much beyond FAST renderings for several projects, but we are very busy, so that is better than the alternative ;)

Here are a few images i wanted to share a few interesting projects in Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Baltimore, etc. Many are what i would call "down and dirty" get'em out renderings so i took as many shortcuts as possible. But i like the effects and ability Lumion gave me to do this. Lumion is the BOMB!

Critiques, comments and well deserved personal insults are all welcome. :)

Bob
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Brian Hengelsberg on June 01, 2012, 04:21:29 pm
Really nice stuff.  I like the last image, has a max feel to it.  Glad your new opportunity is working out.  Was great working together, was a shame it did not work out for us.  Was a good team.  Congrats, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Gilson Antunes on June 01, 2012, 04:26:53 pm
Great volume, very good. :o

Congratulations
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 01, 2012, 04:36:54 pm
Thanks B!

Everything always works out for the better. we all had a good experience working together and pushing the envelope of what the company did to produce, visualize and market to capture new work. How many people did we see leave that place over the last couple years??

Anyway, What a blessing that everyone gone is doing so well. No hard feelings, of course. it's a good thing to move onward and upward. I hope the best for everyone.

We all need to get together soon and catch up. i look forward to potentially working together with your firm too. You guys really are a model firm. A damn machine!!! That place knows how to keep repeat clients and make some jack. i'm sure they are ecstatic with your design, pm and viz work.

Bob
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 01, 2012, 04:38:02 pm
Thanks Gilson!

Great volume, very good. :o

Congratulations
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: BMcIsaac on June 01, 2012, 05:04:19 pm
Hey Robert....looks like you know what you are doing... :-D
If I was your boss, I would certainly pay up quick and be happy to have you on the team!!
Cheers!!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: kais Jacob on June 01, 2012, 05:50:05 pm
Hi Robert
Works well thought out and beautiful ( Engineering and Art )
 Congrats, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Derekw on June 02, 2012, 01:59:07 am
Thanks Bob, great work. Looks like you're really having fun too. As they say; if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: blendman on June 02, 2012, 07:55:16 am
Wow Bob!  All that hard work is paying off!  Thanks for this.

Regards,

blendman
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Biju Kumar on June 02, 2012, 04:52:18 pm
Very, very NICE renderings...thanks for sharing!!!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: gabrielefx on June 02, 2012, 05:53:43 pm
very nice!
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Architect JM on June 05, 2012, 12:54:14 am
... what do you use... sketchup...??

... very nice... !!!
 :-9
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 11, 2012, 04:56:50 am
thanks all!

yes, using sketchup. btw, im still exporting as fbx just because i needed to to avoid problems with dae files. you guys using and updating dae files without any problems these days?

boib
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Gaieus on June 11, 2012, 12:35:51 pm
Bob, when SU 8 M2 came out late 2011, they revamped the collada exporter and now it does not cause any issues when reloading models in Lumion. If you do not gave the latest SU release, I suggest to install it (even if it is only the free version if you have an earlier Pro). Although FBX from Pro works just as well so if you do not have problems with it, you can use it.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 11, 2012, 01:58:31 pm
Thanks G. i'm on the newest Pro version, but i thought i still ran into some trouble OR maybe i just like the way FBX exports uses material names instead of numbering system like collada did.

if i remember correctly, i think the dae files exported much faster than fbx though so i'll really should give it a try again and make sure i can reload changed models without any hiccups.

bob

Bob, when SU 8 M2 came out late 2011, they revamped the collada exporter and now it does not cause any issues when reloading models in Lumion. If you do not gave the latest SU release, I suggest to install it (even if it is only the free version if you have an earlier Pro). Although FBX from Pro works just as well so if you do not have problems with it, you can use it.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Gaieus on June 11, 2012, 04:25:15 pm
...maybe i just like the way FBX exports uses material names instead of numbering system like collada did...

That's exactly what they changed (and which caused the buggy refreshing in Lumion) so now Collada does not rename texture files any more but retains the name (non-English characters and spaces are still taken care of to be on the safe side).

So if that's the only concern, you can use the Collada exporter.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 11, 2012, 07:54:48 pm
that's great! thanks again for the info. i had given up on it!!

bob

That's exactly what they changed (and which caused the buggy refreshing in Lumion) so now Collada does not rename texture files any more but retains the name (non-English characters and spaces are still taken care of to be on the safe side).

So if that's the only concern, you can use the Collada exporter.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Truls on June 12, 2012, 02:06:38 pm
Lumion is the BOMB!

Critiques, comments and well deserved personal insults are all welcome. :)

Bob

Be careful with the description of Lumion! Dont want any mistaken CIA agents knocking at the office here.

Really cool to see some Lumion renderings for end customer purposes. Great work, my favorite was the last one.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 12, 2012, 02:49:17 pm
haha. thanks Truls.

What i meant to say is Lumion is a non-explosive and friendly high energy excitement machine....or something like that.

bob

Be careful with the description of Lumion! Dont want any mistaken CIA agents knocking at the office here.

Really cool to see some Lumion renderings for end customer purposes. Great work, my favorite was the last one.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Frank on June 13, 2012, 01:16:26 pm
Nice work!
Sometimes i think the images with painting-effect are better and more realistic than the "photorealistic" ones. Like them a lot.
Title: Re: Some Recent work
Post by: Robert A. Christman on June 13, 2012, 03:39:06 pm
thanks. yes i like the artistic look and feel as well. i used to do that often in photoshop to get a watercolor or pencil style but Lumion makes it so much easier and cuts down on photoshop time.

bob