3D Tracking of real world objects is one of the most challenging tasks researchers in Computer Vision and Augmented Reality fields are currently facing and it is also one of the fundamental requirements for high-end applications in industrial sectors like AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) and Systems Maintenance.
The International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology is continuing their series of Webinars on Tuesday, July 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST with the Webinar: "3D Crime Scene Models with SketchUp 8"
The webinar will be presented by Elissa St. Clair, Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Elissa is currently assigned to the NCIS Office of Forensic Support. Her duties include offering guidance on proper techniques for detection, documentation, collection, and transportation of evidence located at crime scenes.
It seems it's "BIM everywhere" in SketchUp nowadays. A new tool seems to be developed by Ruby Sketch, too. If you watch the video, it indeed looks promising for architects and building professionals.
PlusSpec software delivers tools that support architectural design, estimating, scheduling and product selection in commercial & residential projects. PlusSpec is built to simplify BIM to a way that just about anyone can use and understand. Comprehensive features make PlusSpec an ideal solution for the entire building project team.
Bloom Unit has joined forces with Evermotion to make their stunningly real 3D model libraries available directly in Bloom Unit. Initially to be run as a trial, the Evermotion Libraries will make it even easier to create your photorealistic renderings in SketchUp.
A selection of over 20 volumes (that's over 1,400 models) of the Evermotion Archmodels range are being converted during the following three months for use with Bloom Unit. Until 31st August 2013 we will be enabling all Bloom Unit customers to use this growing library free of charge!
Animatex allows you to animate multiple textured faces in SketchUp by assigning them to any three layers which have their own x,y,z parameters to set speed. Also you can set a global 'FPS' and Animatex now works while transitioning between scene camera animation without lag.
While the plugin is still in active development, we wanted to make sure those who are interested in new, exciting plugins but cannot regularly follow forum topics can get to know this excellent piece as well.
Act-3D is looking for a software engineer to strengthen their team in development and QA
Lumion (Act-3D) offers the opportunity to work in a team of capable, highly motivated and driven professionals by helping the further development of an innovative software tool, in an exciting period of company growth. One of the key hallmarks of the company is the tremendous speed of development, whilst maintaining very high quality standards. They offer flexible working conditions, which can be adjusted according to your personal preference.
For this weekend’s Sketchfast, stay indoors no matter what the weather. Spend it all designing your ideal AR headset! You have untill Monday May 13th at noon (EST) to enter our 4th Sketchfast competition with $500 of cash prizes! To participate, just upload your entry on sketchfab.com with a sketchfast4 tag.
Augmented reality headsets and glasses are all the rage today, with the Google glasses starting to ship and new players entering the field every week. But what would your ideal AR headset look like? How would you design the ideal AR headset for you? For your life?
Browsing the different SketchUp Help Forums, it seems that SketchUp users nowadays often have the question whether "SketchUp supports Windows 8". Although the answer is not "official" by the SketchUp Team - as you can read in this Help Group post by Patrick: "SketchUp Pro 8 doesn't officially support Windows 8. However, we've been doing extensive tests and we haven't found any significant issues yet...", from my own experience, SketchUp (8 that I have installed here at least) supports Windows 8 (64 bit) perfectly.
In our previous tutorial, we created our first Gothic Window - however it was just the opening and a basic frame. Now, in this tutorial, we are going to add a simple tracery - practically a sort of mullion division in "Perpendicular Style" where only the top part of the tracery will be a little bit more complex.
In this SketchUp tutorial, we are going to use Solid tools (or Intersection for Free users) and some linear arrays to evenly distribute the mullions. Very precise moving and alignment is the key of this part.