Entries by Daniel Brown

SketchUp 2013 Released

I am excited to see that SketchUp 2013 has been released. SketchUp.com has been totally redesigned. I got a chance to test the product out in beta and am looking forward to using some of the enhancements. One that I am most excited about is the Extension Warehouse. I use a lot of plugins and […]

Book Preview on Revit Customization

I just got my hands on “Instant Autodesk Revit 2013 Customization with .NET How-to“. As a designer, I am always looking on ways to improve efficiencies and workflow. A lot of the work I do in Environmental Graphic Design utilizes sign location plans and message schedules using Adobe Illustrator and Filemaker Pro. As more and more architecture […]

A small gallery

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Juror for Sketch Competition

As written in the Architect Magazine blog posting: The Designated Sketcher reports that its next competition, the Extrusion Competition: From 2 to 3D, has opened for registration. “The jury will be looking for the project that best represents a sketch that transitions into a form, while maintaining the original essence of the raw idea,” the organizers write. […]

A nice post

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Community Design Collaborative Project

I was asked a few weeks ago to be a volunteer for one of the  Community Design Collaborative’s latest projects.  My role was to create a rendering for the layout of the revised office space / call center. The process involves creating the sketchup model from the existing cad file, adding the furniture specs, people, lighting etc. […]

Geomodeling Timelapse

SketchUp has been used mostly by Architects as a way to convey designs and ideas. Recently, with the integration of importing/exporting capabilities of SketchUp and Google Earth, SketchUp is being used as a way to model building quickly with phototexturing techniques. The workflow is quite different then typical architectural examples. Usually I will import the […]