Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Autodesk Impression

Autodesk Impression is a new product from autodesk which creates ready presentation styles directly from your DWG and DWF files. It's similar to photoshop however, it creates various presentation styles using your CAD files. The techniques are similar to SketchUP as well.

Below is a video showing the features of the product in use:

Use SketchUp models with iClone

iClone is an animation software that lets you compose, animate, light and "shoot" scenes digitally. People use iClone to do pre-visualization for live action work and as a standalone animation package. With the new iClone 3DXchange conversion utility, you can combine iClone with SketchUp models -- now everything in the 3D Warehouse available to anyone who needs 3D content.

The video below represents the new utility in action:

Thursday, 24 January 2008

How To Hide Important Files inside a Picture

You can easily hide important files inside a picture such that the file becomes totally impossible to trace. This Windows trick is not a new one and probably most of you would already know about it but for those who don’t, it can come of great use anytime.

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More SketchUP Tutorials

Go 2 School provide sketchUp tutorials via podcasting and also through YouTube.

They have 70 videos so far on their YouTube channel which is well worth a look if your're a SketchUp user.

If your new to Google SketchUp you can download it for free from

Below is a tutorial on Photo Match and Compositing:

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Frank Gehry: Nice building. Then what?

Frank Gehry wanted to be a scientist when he grew up. But after blowing up a part of his house, at age 14, he decided against it. He's gone on to create some mindblowing buildings, including the Guggenheim at Bilbao and LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall. This wildly entertaining conversation with Richard Saul Wurman (then host of TED) touches on many topics, including the power of failure, the importance of collaboration, and the need for architects to bring personal expression to the table.

A Chapel Converted Into a Modern Apartment

The talented people from ZECC Architects turned transformed an old chapel into a spacious modern apartment, carefully respecting and enhancing the character of the original building. And I can say that this apartment looks very good.

The church before ZECC Architects started the work:

This is how the church looks now …

For further info visit freshome blogpost

Monday, 21 January 2008

How To Burn or Write ISO Files to CD

Click here to visit a blog post which shows how to burn or write ISO files to CD.

Click here to download the utility tool which allows you to burn or write ISO files to CD.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Top 100 of the Most Viewed Architectures of 2007

Top 100 of the most viewed architectures of 2007- check it out on World Architecture to see if you can get inspired and amazed !