Thursday, 26 May 2011

My first Time Lapse Photography Experiment

Check out my first experiment on time lapse photography:

I used my canon eos 450D and a timer remote set to shoot every 10 seconds for approximately 2.5 hours. For Post processing I used Adobe Lightroom and used LrTimelapse which is the tool to make professional looking time lapse movies together with Adobe Lightroom. It's a great tool for timelapse photography and has features like deflickering to reduce the flickering effect that occurs with time lapse photography. To check out LR Timelapse visit I also, used Sony Vegas to slow the video down. The origional video straight from Lightroom can be found HERE.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

ARmedia Augmented Reality Plugin 2.1 for SketchUp

Inglobe Technologies has just announced that version 2.1 of ARmedia Augmented Reality Plugin for SketchUp is now available. Among the new features:

  • Video/Audio Objects: support for the creation of 3D objects that allow interactive media files playback.
  • Soundtracks: support for audio playlist management which will play in background during the AR Visualization.
  • Customizable Interactions: support for definition of interactions with 3D objects during the AR Visualization.
  • Save/Load Custom Configurations: possibility to save/load many configuration options such as Markers’ Library and 3D Scene Setup.
  • Extended Animations support for 3ds Max: e.g. skinning and morphing

For more information, visit the site linked above or their blog.

Via Daily Catchup

Monday, 23 May 2011

Book: 100 ways to Photography - The Expert Advice

100 ways to Photography - The Expert Advice is a new book by Choo Meng Foo. The book is about photography and reveals 100 ways to capture and explore those amazing moments. Its about exploring beyond the limits of the camera, touching on increasing the photographers' sensibilities, courage and humility. A book for those who want to go beyond the technical and technique. Learn and understand the relationship between you and your camera.

Here is a video by the author revealing more about the book:

To Purchase the book visit
and to download the Preview Book Click HERE. You can also purchase the book through Blurb or
now available in Amazon.

About the Author: Choo Meng Foo

Choo Meng Foo has been a photographer since he was fifteen years old. At sixteen, he won an overall best print (student section) for Asian Salon competition and his work got exhibited in the National Musuem, National University of Singapore and abroad. He went on to shoot for Tennis and Squash circles. Most recently his work was featured in Aisan Geographic Magazine, Silverlining, Wave, and One. his subject interest includes theatrical performance, portraiture, cityscape and anthropods. He has also given seminars and workshops on photography and digital post processing techniques.

Vist Choo Meng Foo's Flickr and Profile for further information.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Autodesk 123D – A new 3D tool in BETA

123D is a free solid modeling software program based
on the same Autodesk technology used by millions of designers and
engineers worldwide. Not an engineer? No problem, with Autodesk 123D
you can design precise and makeable objects using smart tools that let
you start with simple shapes and then edit and then tweak them into
more complex shapes.

This new application has its focus on 3D printing, paper models and engineering prototyping.

Via burnstudio

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Tgi3d : plugins for sketchup

Checkout Tgi3d which has developed a few plugins for sketchup.

  • State-of-the-art plugins for Google SketchUp!
  • Enables you to create accurate 3D models efficiently, either with or without photographs.
  • These SketchUp plugins are free-form 3D modeling softwares, which allow you to create organic 3D models.
  • Simple yet powerful calibration method!
  • High quality photogrametry!
  • NEW: Smart texturing!
  • Available for both Windows and Mac OS X systems!
Visit: Tgi3d for further info. Facebook page can be found HERE.

Time Lapse Video

Scenes taken from Tenerife, more than 2,000 meters above sea level and over a year to capture all possible shades, clouds, stars, colors from a unique landscape and from one of the best skies on the planet.
First in a series of videos nocturnal and crepuscular Time Lapse taken in the Canary Islands trying to capture the beauty of each island.
To capture the natural movement of the earth, stars, clouds, sun and moon TimeLapse technique was used, Dolly vertical and horizontal rails, spindles with horizontal and vertical movements. HDR data collection.


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

An Introduction to Sustainable Design in BIM (video download links)

Here are some direct links to download the videos detailed on this page.

To download them all quickly, use DownThemAll.

To play the FLV files, you may want to use Media Player Classic Home Cinema.

Sustainable Cities

Autodesk Revit Products for BIM-Enabled Sustainable Design

Conceptual Energy Analysis Screencast

Optimizing Building Designs with Autodesk Revit MEP & Autodesk 3ds Max Design

Revit MEP Sustainable Design - 2010

Via What Revit Wants