Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Top 100 Architecture Blogs

International Listings have posted a list of the Top 100 Architecture Blogs. They can be viewed here.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Microsoft Virtual Earth offers 3D building capability

Microsoft and Dassault Systemes have released a 3D building application for Virtual Earth.

The application willlet people create 3D objects with textures and colours and share them with one another online. Basically, similar to 3D Warehouse.

The models can also be tagged with real-life addresses or town information so that they can be viewed in Virtual Earth as they would be on a map.

Building Energy Analysis Tool for Sketchup

Greenspace Research have developed an extension on a building energy analysis tool for SketchUp which is currently at its Beta stage.

The tool expands the benefits of using SketchUp for early conceptual design integrating the power of Green Building Studio's energy report system.

The system is based around the Green Building XML schema, referred to as “gbXML”, developed to facilitate the transfer of building information stored in CAD building information models.

Below is a video showing an insight of the plugin being used:

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Online Photoshop Express

Below is a video showing a demonstration on the new online based photoshop called photoshop express which will be launched soon. This particular application will fully be a flash-based image editior and will run inside a web browser.

The application focusses at consumers rather than proffesional developers however; it would be a faster and a much efficient way in editing images online especially when you using internet cafes while traveling. Im just not sure about the speed due to the application being all flash-based.