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Guest Blogger – David Jefferis shares an alternative to Photorealistic Renderings

Photorealistic rendering is probably the most time-consuming mode of architectural representation. Even approximating realistic lighting conditions and material effects through specialized rendering software is an arduous task of trial and error. While I recognize and respect the place of these images in the contemporary practice of architecture, the daily reality …

Photos have a date and time stamp…

I found an excuse to combine my love of art cars and ArchiCAD I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent trying to match shadows in renderings to photos. Why didn’t I think of this before? All digital photos have a date and time stamp. Plug that into ArchiCAD …

ArchiCAD Spring Academy 2011 Recap

Daniel Dusoswa, Chairman of ACUA (ArchiCAD Users Association), forwarded me Ray Elysee’s recap of the 2011 ArchiCAD Spring Academy. After reading it, I am even more jealous of everyone who was there. I hope that in coming years I’ll be able to attend and that some of us users in …

MNAUG #12 Recap

Our March 2011 usergroup meeting was one of my favorites: there was a wonderful turn out and a lot of lively discussion. The main topic for this meeting was what is everyone doing to leverage BIM / ArchiCAD to get and retain clients? While we did cover a lot of …

Black & White Hidden Line Renderings

I like adding 3D views of the major facades on my cover sheets. I first did this about 3 years ago using the sketch rendering engine. I knew it was a good move when in a client meeting we hardly left the cover sheet while discussing the exterior of the …

MNAUG #10 Recap

Although the meeting was focused on new users, there were some great questions and discussions that have value for all users. As in most of our meetings, a fair amount of time was spent discussing complex profiles. For anyone who’s not using complex profiles to their breaking point: get to …