Project Nucleus integrates the Nucleus simulation engine from Maya into Revit Architecture and Project Vasari. It allows designers to experiment with "form-finding" in the conceptual design phase by simulating forces directly in Revit Architecture and Project Vasari. (The latest technology preview of Project Vasari includes the Project Nucleus functionality.)
Project Nucleus can simulate a wide range of physical phenomena in real time, like wind, gravity, constraints, and collisions. These forces can help architects generate free-form shapes, many of which would be impossible to model by hand.
The technology preview ends on December 31, 2011. Any designs that you create remain valid after that date, but the Project Nucleus add-on will no longer operate when the technology preview terminates.
dinsdag 29 maart 2011
Experience real-time 3D story-building technology designed specifically for architectural visualization and presentation. With game-engine technology and intuitive navigation techniques, Project Newport helps architects show their designs in context, rapidly explore design options, and create vivid and immersive 3D presentations in which customers and building owners can actively participate. Project Newport brings architectural designs to life by expressing design intent, understandably and in context, at every stage of a project.
No prior knowledge of 3D visualization, animation, or rendering is needed to learn Project Newport quickly. Every architect can create great-looking, easy-to-use presentations. Spend more time designing and less time revising. Avoid costly mistakes by communicating building information modeling (BIM) data in context. Bring together elements from multiple Autodesk applications. Add realistic, real-time sun and sky. Explore and share design options with camera animations and walkthroughs in either stylized or photorealistic views.
Maintain the fidelity of the data in your Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software ecosystem with integrated Autodesk® FBX®, ProMaterials™, and mental ray® technologies. Quickly import geometry, materials, animation, and object metadata from Revit Architecture and 3ds Max Design into Newport, and export scenes into 3ds Max Design for advanced visualization.
zondag 20 maart 2011
zaterdag 12 maart 2011
Using the Google Earth Extension‘s simple wizard-driven interface, you can publish your 3D models from AutoCAD® software or select AutoCAD-based products directly into the Google Earth™ application. The technology preview allows you to import a Google Earth image into AutoCAD, publish your 3D model to Google Earth, drape a Google Earth image onto a 3D mesh in AutoCAD, and attach time span information to your model.