Tuesday, December 2, 2008

AU 2008 First day

So this morning started with a lot of coffee and a lil breakfast. Unfortunately the first class was an absolute snooze. Kind of a bummer, but hey It happens, Got some good Revit management ideas down so its not a loss. Left there and headed over to the main stage for the AU keynote, and all I have to say is WOW. Autodesk really did it up nice with one beautiful presentation and some great ideas, and developing products. The 3D rapid prototyping was ridiculous. Ive never Seen an all prototyped full scale motorcycle before, just crazy stuff. Ill have some pics up tonight and tomorrow. To check out some pictures right now check out Jeremy's blog, he uploads stuff on the fly (you suck for having an iPhone Jeremy, I have to get one now). All and all it was an awesome morning, and this afternoons classes are turning out to be much more interesting than this mornings.

First off I want to mention that I love Industrial Design, had I found out about it earlier on I may not be going for my Masters in Architecture. So Ive been attending a mixture of ID and Architecture classes while here at AU. First on the docket was Integrating Digital Sketching In Your Everyday Work-flow. Awesome class, and I see tons of potential for developmental studies for building form in the computer. The speaker spoke mainly about ID, but the mix of programs (Sketchbook Pro, Alias, Mud Box and Adobe's Photoshop) was excellent. I wish I didnt have the AU Educational Presentation to go to or I would be attending the next class in that series, o well, theres always next year. Im really excited to get home and get on to Sketchbook Pro now tho!

The last class of the day today was the IES Revit Toolset class. I have a good Idea of how IES works but they have defiantly developed a very nice plugin for Revit. IES Has a free tool that you can check out to do some standard analysis from, and they also have a plugin you can buy or download a free trial of here at their website. Go check it out and play around for it. You can at least use the trial for one of your studio projects and its pretty easy to use. So go check it out.

Theres a lot more to come and Ill keep Blogging when I get internet connection at the convention center.

Yay Free Wireless!!

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