Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Project Neon – Revit 2012

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Be sure to check out Project Neon for Revit 2012.

http://neon.labs.autodesk.com/index.aspx

Project Neon has recently been updated to allow you to do cloud based rendering from Revit 2012. Just sign up, download & install the Revit 2012 plugin & you are good to go! I threw a couple of render at the system today & I am very impressed. It will even notify you once you render is complete!

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Once the plugin is installed, you will find another tab which allows you to publish your render online or to view your render gallery.

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The images can be rendered using all the normal settings with Revit. You simply click the “render online” button, pick your 3d view you want, set the image quality, then the image size, followed by the File format. You have three file formats to choose from PNG, JPG & TIF ; then just hit the “Start Rendering” button.

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Your file is the published to the cloud where a host of super computers rip through the render in no time at all. Once the render is complete, you are alerted via email. Login to Project Neon & you can view & download your completed render from there. You will need to set up the exposure settings on your host workstation before hand but that's a small price to pay for the speed of rendering. Be sure to give it a go! This is genuinely an exciting development for the Revit user & harness the essence of cloud based computing.

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Via Revit Blog



Thursday, 9 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Automatically Save Your Work With PsdAutoSaver

We’ve all been there. You’ve been awake all night working on an
amazing project. Everything is going perfectly, the design looks great,
you’re proud of the job you’ve done, and then disaster strikes.
Photoshop crashes and you lose all your work. Your first thoughts are
“when was the last time I saved?” After restarting Photoshop and opening
the file, you realize that it was hours ago and that you were putting
so much effort into your design that you completely forgot to save.
Wouldn’t it have been nice if Photoshop would have saved your work
automatically along the way? Now it can!



An auto save feature has been something that many Photoshop users
have been asking Adobe for, for quite some time. While there isn’t a
native solution yet, the guys at Electric Iris have a nice workaround. A
plugin that will save your work automatically.


PsdAutoSaver helps protect your work by automatically saving the
files that you’re working on to one or more backup files. In the event
that your computer crashes, freezes, or loses power, your work is
protected.




Video Demonstration


You can see this plugin in action below.



You can download a 30-day free trial of PsdAutoSaver from here. Give it a try and see what you think.



Note: while this plugin works for both PC and
Mac, it only works on Macs using Photoshop CS5 and above. PC users can
use this plugin using Photoshop 7 and up in both 32 and 64 bit versions.

Via PSD Tutes