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  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. September 21, 2014

    ?Mathieu Mazerolle and I presented our middleware products at the 3December event last week....


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. September 21, 2014

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Po prostu Inventor

    Po prostu Inventor

    Automatyzacja z iLogic
    Published. September 21, 2014

    Dzi? przygotwoa?em kilka regu? iLogic, o które prosil?cie: 1. Automatyczne zaznaczanie kolorem komponentów, które s? ustawione jako "Odniesienie"2. Odczyt ?rodka ci??ko?ci komponentów i zapis jako iProperties u?ytkownika 3. Odczyt wspó?rz?dnych x,y,z punktów konstrukcyjnych 4. Pomiar d?ugo?ci szkicu 3D. Zapraszam na prezentacj?...


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Eaton 2D and 3D Content
    Published. September 21, 2014

    Over the past few months, we have worked closely with Eaton Corporation to update the electrical content in the catalog solution available as a shared library in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2015. Available now, is a complete refresh of parts information and both 2D footprints and 3D parts for the following Eaton families of components: • C25 & C65 (Non-Rev and Rev Definite Purpose Contactors) • CN15 & CN55 (Non-Rev and Rev NEMA Contactors) • XTCE & XTCR (Non-Rev and Rev Contactors)...


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. September 21, 2014

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    How to Start a Startup: Discover 3 Learning Resources to Turn Your Product Idea Into Reality
    Published. September 20, 2014

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  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    How to Replace the Fireplace in your Bedroom in 17 Easy Steps
    Published. September 19, 2014

    My wife and I live in townhouse in a condominium complex called Crown Harbor. Constructed about 30 years ago, aptly named, and by the San Francisco Bay, the Crown Harbor units have a nautical feel. One design element is a......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Exploding nested AutoCAD blocks using .NET
    Published. September 19, 2014

    Some time ago I posted about how to use Entity.Explode() to do something similar to AutoCAD’s EXPLODE command. At the time it was mentioned in the comments that BlockReference.ExplodeToOwnerBlock() had some relative benefits, but it’s taken me some time to......


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Multithreading for Visual Effects book review
    Published. September 19, 2014

    In programming, nothing is better than a good book. You will often ear that from many experienced programmers. Today I want to share my humble review of Multithreading for Visual Effects. This book has been created after the Multithreading and VFX courses session at Siggraph 2013 where some companies were presenting how they used multithreading in their tools. The results where so interesting they decide to gather them and make a book. As this kind of niche book is rare in the CGI, let's talk...


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    BIM Umfrage - Ihre Erfahrungen sind uns wichtig!
    Published. September 19, 2014

    Wir bei Autodesk möchten mehr über das Nutzungsverhalten unsere Revit Anwender erfahren, um unsere zukünftigen Aktivitäten mit den Anforderungen unserer Nutzer in Einklang zu bringen. Dazu benötigen wir Ihre Erfahrung. BIM ?!? Wir suchen Anwender, die Feedback zu Revit und/oder AutoCAD Architecture in Form eines persönlichen Interviews geben möchten. Wie......


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Dicas Subassembly Composer SAC - Parte 4: Talude de Corte de 1a, 2a e 3a Categoria
    Published. September 19, 2014

    Olá pessoal!! Esta é a quarta e última publicação da série do Subassembly Composer. Hoje vamos retomar o SAC para falar de uma seção especial para taludes de corte de várias categorias. É fundamental que você tenha realizado os exercícios anteriores. Para implantar uma obra rodoviária ou ferroviária, é necessário......


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    How to Replace the Fireplace in your Bedroom in 17 Easy Steps
    Published. September 19, 2014

    My wife and I live in townhouse in a condominium complex called Crown Harbor. Constructed about 30 years ago, aptly named, and by the San Francisco Bay, the Crown Harbor units have a nautical feel. One design element is a......


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    Wasting time managing all your design files?
    Published. September 18, 2014

    There are some tasks that just seem to waste an unruly amount of time. Managing all the drawings and files that get created as you’re working through a project is probably near the top of that list. Whether it’s searching......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    Guide to the Role of Standards in Geospatial Information Management
    Published. September 18, 2014

    Geospatial information comes from many different sources and is managed by many different providers from mapping agencies to commercial data providers to volunteered geographic information. To optimize usage of this data there is a need to easily discover and share......


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Job Opportunities, Events, Plans and Planes
    Published. September 18, 2014

    Lots of stuff is going on and we have an exciting heavy duty weekend ahead of us: ADN API evangelist job opportunities Autodesk Exchange Apps hackathon this weekend October events and travel in Europe Comparing a plane and a face......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Positions available at Autodesk
    Published. September 18, 2014

    By Adam Nagy Just a note in case someone is interested in joining our team. There are two positions available in China, which are posted already and so can be applied for online: https://autodesk.taleo.net/careersection/adsk_gen/jobdetail.ftl?job=14WD15487 https://autodesk.taleo.net/careersection/adsk_gen/jobdetail.ftl?job=14WD16108 We also have positions available in North America for M&E, which are not posted yet.......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Recap 360 Drone 3D test and Weekend Hackathon.
    Published. September 18, 2014

    By Jaime Rosales This upcoming weekend I will be attending my first Hackathon and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Here is a link from our evangelist Jeremy Tammik that explains more in detail about Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon. Some of the topics to be discuss are: How to......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Plant 3D 2015 .NET API Training Material - Updated
    Published. September 18, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves Now that I’m almost done preparing for Plant 3D 2015 .NET API Training in Moscow during AU Russia, here is a updated version of the training material, with slide deck and sample labs. We’ll have other API classes, see complete agenda here. Github: https://github.com/ADN-DevTech/Plant3DTraining If you are......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    Meet Sharin – User researcher, traveler and Salsa dancer!
    Published. September 18, 2014

    My name is:  Sharin Regev My Job Title: User Researcher What I actually do: As a User Researcher, I’m devoted to bettering the users’ experience by various means. It starts first with understanding better the big picture of our users workflow and needs – by......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    Autodesk Green Building Studio's Latest Release: Project Solon Runsets for Revit and Vasari; Performance Improvements; Energy Star Results; Expanded HVAC Design Alternatives
    Published. September 18, 2014

    Project Solon Runsets: Autodesk Green Building Studio’s latest release expands the Project Solon capabilities by enabling the Runsets Feature. A Runset is a collection of energy analysis runs that allows you to configure your own parametric studies for your project by comparing the results of multiple energy simulations, each varying one or more building parameters. The Runset results can be shared by everyone in your company with a subscription to Revit or Vasari. The Project Solon Runsets is...


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Cool: AutoCAD Hardware Advisor
    Published. September 18, 2014

    I accidently found this on the page, introducing, the AutoCAD Hardware Advisor! http://hardware.autodesk.com/...


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Nailed It! Tough Mudder Utah 2014
    Published. September 17, 2014

    Last week in a post I mentioned I was running in the obstacle course race the Tough Mudder on the weekend. I have received a few emails to see if I survived the long challenging course, and how it was. I had an amazing experience running the 12 mile course with 20 obstacles ranging from mud pits, culvert crawling, barbed wire, climbing walls, monkey bars, ice baths and 10,000 volt shocks from hanging electrical wires with my oldest son and......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    Ensure your Text is Readable in AutoCAD
    Published. September 17, 2014

    I can't believe that Fall is upon us (at least those of us on my side of the world). I'm always so sad when the days get shorter (and consequently the nights get longer). l won't, however, miss the hot......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Inventor crashing on startup if not activated yet
    Published. September 17, 2014

    We have received few reports about the issue described below. Launch Inventor that has not been activated yet on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Accept privacy dialog. When the try activate dialog is presented a crash occurs. From our investigation we discovered that Microsoft update KB2977629 (Sept 9 2014) has contributed to this problem. This hotfix is available in Windows 7 and 8.1. The workaround for activating the product is to remove the hotfix. Apparently the issue is impacting other Autodesk...


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon – update
    Published. September 16, 2014

    By Virupaksha Aithal Since we began the registration for Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon event, we received 145 registrations till date. We have received 74 Apps as part of the event. There is less than 3 days to the event. if you have not registered yet, visit Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon......


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    Our AU 2014 preview video is now available on YouTube
    Published. September 16, 2014

    Did you know that you get a discount of $500 on AU 2014 conference passes purchased between now and October 19? Passes are currently $1,675 each (and $1,175 for students and educators). It's the perfect time to cajole your friends......


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Tip Tuesday! The Key to Successful Importing with Autodesk PLM 360
    Published. September 16, 2014

    Tip if you’re importing a worksheet into an Autodesk PLM 360 workspace and order matters – be sure to match on a number field. You can do this with either an autonumber or a sequencer (Using Sequencers in PLM 360). Remember – a match on key must be specified that......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    Our AU 2014 preview video is now available on YouTube
    Published. September 16, 2014

    Did you know that you get a discount of $500 on AU 2014 conference passes purchased between now and October 19? Passes are currently $1,675 each (and $1,175 for students and educators). It's the perfect time to cajole your friends......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    Getting started in A360 - How to navigate the main page
    Published. September 16, 2014

    With the release of the new A360, we wanted to give you a quick overview on how to navigate the main page. To get started, log into A360. If you have not yet created an account, sign up here. Now let’s login and take a quick look at the navigation of the site. You can break the top area of the website into two rows that we call the Dashboard.This includes the top navigation bar and the content navigation bar. In the top navigation bar we have the Dashboard, the Search Bar, Progress, Notifications...


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Introducing 3ds Max "Tweetorials"
    Published. September 15, 2014

    Catch up with latest last-bit-of-summer goings on with 3ds Max Technical Evangelist Chris Murray....


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Nouveau Blog Autodesk dédié au BIM, à l'Architecture et au Conceptual Design
    Published. September 15, 2014

    Emmanuel Di Giacomo, l’un des Auteurs et autrefois modérateur de Village BIM vient de lancer son propre blog Autodesk qui s’appelle ABCD. Comme ses initiales le laissent présager, il est dédié à l’Architecture, au BIM et au Conceptual Design - ABCD Vous pouvez le découvrir ici et vous abonner (en......


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Gmasks Everywhere!
    Published. September 12, 2014

    The Gmask Series is complete! 9-parts of Masking Goodness!...


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Discussion about Fusion 360 API
    Published. September 10, 2014

    Since I made the initial post about the Fusion 360 API a discussion forum has been created. If you have questions or comments about the API, that would be the best place to post them. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/preview-api-and-scripts/bd-p/22 -Brian...


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon - Sept 20-21, 2014
    Published. September 9, 2014

    An online event with an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! You are invited to join the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon — a virtual web based hackathon that runs from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, September 20 to......


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Get Some Serious Help for your Revit MEP - the kBIM Template!
    Published. September 8, 2014

    Emy McGann, one of my former co-workers, who help me co-author several Revit MEP training manuals, and is one of the best BIM Managers I know, and Karpinski Engineering, have teamed up to release a Revit MEP template and content to help the small engineering firm get started in Revit.From their press release through the ASHRAE website:"kBIM Template and Library for Autodesk Revit includes a Revit template, customized Revit library, and supporting help documentation, all designed to enhance the building...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2015 R2 Available
    Published. September 8, 2014

    As mentioned in the previous post, things don’t stay still for long. Late last week Autodesk released Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional 2015 R2. As you can see from the article title, this new release only applies to the paid versions of Vault 2015. So what does this new release......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2015 R2 Available
    Published. September 8, 2014

    As mentioned in the previous post, things don’t stay still for long. Late last week Autodesk released Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional 2015 R2. As you can see from the article title, this new release only applies to the paid versions of Vault 2015. So what does this new release......


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    BIM : evento em Londrina
    Published. September 8, 2014

    Dando continuidade ao trabalho de disseminação do conhecimento sobre BIM, estarei esta semana no Paraná, junto ao CEAL - Clube de Engenharia e Arquitetura de Londrina. Acredito que irei rever alguns colegas de 4 anos atrás. Interessados, que morem em Londrina e arredores, podem se inscrever gratuitamente. clique aqui...


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Repairing Revit Server can break Revit Server Administrator!
    Published. September 5, 2014

    It has been reported that using the Repair function (in the Programs and Features Control Panel) for Revit Server will cause Revit Server Administrator to stop working, showing the following message: We have found that the repair process is changing......


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    How do you deal with mass amounts of video footage? Is the Video Lens a possible solution?
    Published. September 4, 2014

    Could the Video Lens from Autodesk Research help you deal with mass amounts of video footage?...


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya 2015 - XGen Instancing Overview
    Published. September 4, 2014

    Watch a step by step workflow for populating a terrain with 1000s of trees. Learn how to apply both procedural and artistic controls, as well as how to convert the resulting XGen objects back into standard meshes and transforms for use in other applications as well as game engines....


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Vault Professional and Vault Workgroup 2015 R2 Can Now Be Downloaded From Subscription Center
    Published. September 4, 2014

    Vault Professional 2015 R2 and Vault Workgroup 2015 R2 have been posted to the Autodesk Subscription Center under "Product Enhancements". See whats new in Vault 2015 R2 here You can review the readme here Vault Professional users BE AWARE, some......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Free Webinar: How to Use Cloud Rendering in Navisworks
    Published. September 3, 2014

    Wednesday September 24th at 10am PST/1pm EST. Register here. Join me (Thomas Schwaiger) for a webinar on using Navisworks Simulate and Manage with Autodesk A360 Cloud Rendering. You will learn about streamlined workflows for creating renders for your whole-project model. This session will teach you how to: Quickly create stunning......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Free Webinar: How to Use Cloud Rendering in Navisworks
    Published. September 3, 2014

    Wednesday September 24th at 10am PST/1pm EST. Register here. Join me (Thomas Schwaiger) for a webinar on using Navisworks Simulate and Manage with Autodesk A360 Cloud Rendering. You will learn about streamlined workflows for creating renders for your whole-project model. This session will teach you how to: Quickly create stunning......


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Soft (Hardware) and Software IP Rule the IoT
    Published. September 2, 2014

    Will soft (hardware) and software IP dominate the IoT market? Experts from IPExtreme, Atmel, GarySmithEDA, Semico Research and Jama Software respond....


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    backer for Project PERCEPTION NEURON
    Published. September 2, 2014

    It’s amazing that a new company can compete with established MoCap hardware providers for 1/70 of the price, yet maintain the same level of quality - A level of quality which is seen in Hollywood Film production. Noitom Technology Ltd. based in Beijing succesfully funded their Perception Neuron project on......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    A handy wrapper for the JavaScript Viewer API
    Published. September 1, 2014

    By Philippe Leefsma In my previous post I was exposing a JavaScript wrapper for the View & Data which makes it easy to upload and translate your files from a client html page. I’ve been playing with the Viewer API for couple of months now and I found it useful......


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    Managing Document Templates with Vault Data Standard
    Published. August 31, 2014

    A common request from Vault users is to be able to manage document templates more effectively. Firstly, what do I mean by a document template? This is not just .dwt files, it could be any file that acts as a starting point for new documents including CAD files and Office......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    More EDM workflow video's
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I've added a new EDM workflow video. This time, it's about how Navisworks and Vault can be used in BIM processes. Here's the full list of all of the video's: Navisworks + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zH4zeErSszAQ1Hz0 Inventor + Revit + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zFmz3IBpfzAQ1Hz0 Revit + 3DS Max + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zGozj9ttHzAQ1Hz0 Reviewing Revit Design......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    More EDM workflow video's
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I've added a new EDM workflow video. This time, it's about how Navisworks and Vault can be used in BIM processes. Here's the full list of all of the video's: Navisworks + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zH4zeErSszAQ1Hz0 Inventor + Revit + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zFmz3IBpfzAQ1Hz0 Revit + 3DS Max + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zGozj9ttHzAQ1Hz0 Reviewing Revit Design......


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Save the date - the first Manchester UK AutoCAD Civil 3D User Group
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Thursday 23rd October we will be holding the first Civil 3D user group in the UK. A start up committee of dedicated users, supporting resellers and myself are pulling this group together and initially starting in Manchester for an evening......


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Add 2D PDF sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF reader
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day......


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Monday - XGen - Spine output as curve
    Published. August 27, 2014

    A quick tip on how to converter your instanced primitives to curves or geometry...


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Erweiterung zur Software GCR-NAS von Systemhaus Maraite-Kratzenberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Published. August 27, 2014

    Die Software GC-R NAS Basistool vom Systemhaus Maraite-Kratzenberg bietet seit kurzem nun auch die Möglichkeit, Daten aus den NAS/ALKIS XML Dateien so zu extrahieren, dass diese direkt in GIS-Systeme importiert werden können. Es werden dazu entsprechende Excel-Dateien erzeugt, die dann importiert werden können....


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    SP2 for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max 2015 are available
    Published. August 12, 2014

    Get them from the Autodesk Application Manager or from the Autodesk downloads site...


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    AutoCAD Hangout Session Webinar Recordings
    Published. August 11, 2014

    Good Day Everyone! If you attended or missed the AutoCAD Hangout Session Webinars, the recordings have been posted. Introduction to DesignCenter (part 1 of 2) Introduction to DesignCenter (part 2 of 2) Building Blocks: Creating your own reusable content (part......


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1 Now Available!
    Published. July 31, 2014

    In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by Autodesk's internal testing team and by customers using the Customer......


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Le service pack 1 pour Civil 3D 2015 est disponible !
    Published. July 31, 2014

    Le SP 1 pour Civil 3D 2015 est maintenant disponible : Pensez à lire le fichier Readme !...


  • At Land's End

    At Land's End

    Getting prepared for AU!
    Published. July 23, 2014

    Hi folks, 7 days to go for Autodesk University 2013 in in Las Vegas (December 3-5). Check out the interesting workshops, sessions and keynotes right here http://au.autodesk.com/plan/overview and there http://au.autodesk.com/las-vegas/keynotes-forums or get the AU app for a better planning and overview. In order to prepare yourself here is a link......


  • pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    Recent Happenings..
    Published. July 17, 2014

    Hey there - it’s been busy here the last little while…I was redesigning and putting together our new AREA newsletter, talking to Nick Gaul at Weta, and most recently, the cool guys over at Warhorse Studios....


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    "In Search of the Missing Link" - Repairing Civil 3D Data Shortcuts.
    Published. July 15, 2014

    One of the ways Civil 3D maintains a dynamic link between entities is through the use of Data Shortcuts. Each data shortcut represents a “pointer” that identifies a shared object’s name as well as the drawing where the object is saved. Using data shortcuts, objects such as alignments, profiles, pipe......


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Next script update available!!
    Published. June 24, 2014

    Scripts for Orthotropic Part Inserts (3D) analysis this newest update fixed an issue for the 2nd. and 3rd orientation direction: This example shows the issue on the left side. The newest script creats the orientation correct. Upload done 24th.june 2014. Here the newest version: Download SetOrthotropicProperties_vbs...


  • Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX
    Published. June 18, 2014

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX...


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Learn about Project Solon Dashboards for Revit through Autodesk Labs
    Published. June 16, 2014

    Now you can personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a native Revit dashboard with charts and results that are important to you. The central web-based Solon management environment allows you to create charts and configure dashboards......


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: Check out the Autodesk 360 Integrated 3D Viewer
    Published. June 4, 2014

    Please see my post over on my It's Alive in the Lab blog: Check out the Autodesk 360 Integrated 3D Viewer Scott Sheppard Program Manager, Autodesk Labs...


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    The Best Education?
    Published. June 1, 2014

    After a long blog hiatus, I'm back. I stumbled upon Rory Block's ARCHDAILY exposition on architectural education "Are Ivy League Schools Really Giving the Best Architectural Education" over my Sunday coffee and a few thoughts come to mind. First, disclosures: (1) I have taught professional practice at Yale for a......


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    Mayatomr not available after uninstalling mental ray for Maya 2015 SP2 plug-in patch (windows-only)
    Published. May 30, 2014

    If you uninstall the mental ray for Maya 2015 Service Pack 2 plug-in patch on Windows, and find that Mayatomr is no longer appearing in Maya, you can work around this issue by modifying the following file: C:Program FilesCommon FilesAutodesk SharedModulesMaya2015mentalray.mod And changing these lines from: + LOCALE:en_US mayatomr 3.12.1.12 + LOCALE:zh_CN mayatomr 3.12.1.12 + LOCALE:ja_JP mayatomr 3.12.1.12 to: + LOCALE:en_US mayatomr 3.12.1.12 C:Program FilesAutodeskmentalrayForMaya2015 + LOCALE:zh_CN...


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    /MONTH & Price Drop!
    Published. May 25, 2014

    Mudbox is now available for /month as a desktop subscription AND the price to purchase has dropped to 5.00 USD!...


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Non-Photorealistic Rendering Techniques in 3ds Max
    Published. May 6, 2014

    This is from the Autodesk Masterclass series for SigGraph 2009. Originally posted on the AREA website for the masterclasses, for some reason it got cut off in the fourth video so this is a re-posting of the entire presentation. Since the time of this recording, there have also been more features added to 3ds Max for non-photorealistic rendering. Most notably are the Nitrous Stylized Viewport options available to the Quicksilver GPU rendering engine....


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    Populate Animation into your own Biped Characters
    Published. May 6, 2014

    Hi Guys, In this video I am about to show you how you can extract animation from Populate Characters and load it into your own biped characters. It is easy, fast and powerful considering that you may apply those animations into any biped character you want. I didn't tryed but I'm pretty sure you can even export the biped animation to Motionbuilder and retarget it on any character. Cool Stuff!  Hope you like it! In the end of this page there are the links to download the scripts I used and...


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will...
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will continue bringing you the latest and greatest Tips & Tricks, Solutions and Behind the Scenes @ Autodesk features.Our new blog is hosted in the Autodesk Community, which will enable us to bring you more relevant content based on data pulled directly from the Community Product Boards and IdeaStations!Click here and check out the new and improved AutodeskHelp Blog!...


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Upcoming User Group Events NY and Atlanta
    Published. April 28, 2014

    Information for this weeks New York and Atlanta User group events....


  • 3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    The Rebirth of Giana Sisters in 3ds Max
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Thanks to Black Forest Games we just published the latest Meet The Experts Webinar, which shows how the classic C64 game Giana Sisters got rebooted with 3ds Max....


  • Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Frankentech Challenge #4
    Published. April 10, 2014

    If you are a student who enjoys creating new things check out the Autodesk Fusion 360 Frankentech Challenge. Use your creativity and Autodesk Fusion 360 to blend different devices here to create something amazing. In this challenge you have a......


  • 3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    Now Announcing 3ds Max and Maya 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Hey everyone, I am happy to announce our new 2015 3D animation software releases....


  • Voice of Community

    Voice of Community

    Rituals and Community
    Published. March 14, 2014

    Rituals play a critical role in the major religions of the world, whether it's the Latin incantations and incense of Catholicism, the times of the day and orientation of prayer in Islam, or the dietary rituals of Judaism, they all play a key role in reinforcing who you are why you exist and why you are doing what you are doing. Similarly in community, rituals play a key role in at least two of McMillan's key aspects of commmunity spirit: membership (the feeling that members have of belonging), and...


  • Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Thanks for all your brilliance!!
    Published. March 5, 2014

    A quick thank you and good night......


  • Dances With Elephants

    Dances With Elephants

    Successful Desktop Developers Failing to Make the Transition to Cloud and Mobile – Part 3 of 3: Build It, Validate It, Monetize It
    Published. March 3, 2014

    #1 Build It You need to sit back and envision how you can address long term customer challenges and needs that cloud and mobile technologies are uniquely positioned to help you address. The obvious low hanging fruit is customer needs/challenges that happen away from the desktop. Tools for sales people,......


  • Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Pull up a chair to the The FX Bar
    Published. March 2, 2014

    It used to be Soft FX but now we have the FX Bar with buffet of new creative options and functionality....


  • You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    How Autodesk helped out Oscar-nominated short filmmakers
    Published. February 24, 2014

    How the #AutodeskExperts became a part of the moviemaking process on the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Problem...


  • 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. December 11, 2013

    Since Python arrived with the 3ds Max 2014 extension one of the most popular requests is how to create UI using PyQt or PySide that works well with 3ds Max. In this blog post I'm going to share some techniques for creating a PyQt UI in 3ds Max that is properly parented to the 3ds Max window and handles shortcut keys in text editors....


  • The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. December 11, 2013

    Since Python arrived with the 3ds Max 2014 extension one of the most popular requests is how to create UI using PyQt or PySide that works well with 3ds Max. In this blog post I'm going to share some techniques for creating a PyQt UI in 3ds Max that is properly parented to the 3ds Max window and handles shortcut keys in text editors....


  • Revit MEP

    Revit MEP

    Using Revit as a Team. Use Same Builds.
    Published. November 21, 2011

    When using Revit on a project, make sure everyone on the team is using not only the same version, (2011, 2012, etc), but the same build number as well.  The build number can be found by clicking on the question mark pull down in the upper right corner, and click the About button…. From there, you’ll see the splash screen of the version, and the build.  The first 4 numbers in the year the build was released, (2010) The next 2 are the month of the release,...


  • The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    AZARKANT
    Published. November 13, 2013

    Very cool trailer to the new short sci-fi film Azarkant...


  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray

    Essential tips & tricks for Vray and mental ray
    Published. October 14, 2013

    The above image borders were extended by 2000 pixels (in width) to each side using the “Overscan” scriptExtending the camera viewport borders (vertically, horizontally or both) without affecting the camera’s original perspective It’s worth mentioning that some of the subjects discussed here are part of my latest book published with 3D Total Publishing. There will be times when clients will ask users to revisit old projects, with the purpose to redesign and/or re-render an existing...


  • Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Curling Particle Trajectories
    Published. October 10, 2013

    One can create spiraling motions for particles using expressions. This method propagates a local up vector for the curl so that the twist direction does not go through pole flipping as the particle changes direction....


  • With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    Extension for Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014
    Published. September 16, 2013

    Subscription customers, add these 3ds Max Design extension apps...


  • Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Stereo Camera Tools Overview - 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. August 9, 2013

    Take a look at the new Stereo Camera tools developed in collaboration with AMD for 3ds Max 2014's Extension release. I'll go into the details of setting up a fun stereoscopic scene with PFlow and then use the interactive stereo 3D viewport to make the final adjustments to the stereo effects....


  • Jamie's Jewels

    Jamie's Jewels

    The History of Aspect Ratio
    Published. August 5, 2013

    OK, OK, so it’s been quite a while since the last blog post, but this video is a great general one to return with. In the video “John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the......


  • Typepad

    Typepad

    test
    Published. April 23, 2013


  • Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening
    Published. February 6, 2013

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening...


  • Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    here is a quote found on this blog from mr David Mackenzie : the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer. "I am really excited about is the inclusion of the .Net wrapper for the SDK. For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing tools for artists this really opens up a new world for we can do and how quickly we can do it. I might sound silly but it really is a game changer"...


  • Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya DirectX 11 Technology Preview - Update 2
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A picture is worth a 1000 words ... and a video a 1000 pictures :p ... update 2 Added a link to a couple of turntables of the same character....


  • The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    REAL STEEL: Erik Nash – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Erik Nash began his career in 1979 on the film STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. He joined Digital Domain in 1995 and work on projects like APOLLO 13, TITANIC or KUNDUN. He then became VFX supervisor and take care of the effects of films like RED PLANET, I ROBOT, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. In the following interview, he talks about his work on REAL STEEL....


  • Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Webinar........THIS FRIDAY !!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A live Webinar....be there or be....!!!!!...


  • 3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    AU2012: Tecnicas de render avanzado con Vray, renders de 15 min a tan solo 1 min
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Una breve guia para acceder a este magnifico tutorial en la plataforma de Autodesk university 2012....


  • Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Tutorial: The interactive Randomizer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ein kurzes Tutorial, das die Benutzung meines Scripts "Randomizer" erläutert. A short german tutorial that shows the use of my "Randomizer" - english version coming soon...


  • Taking it to the Max!

    Taking it to the Max!

    Register Now – Live Webinar on iray in 3ds Max
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Join us for an “Introduction to iray in 3ds Max” which will provide an extensive overview of iray, explaining both what it is and how it differs from previous rendering technology....


  • Between the Walls

    Between the Walls

    AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010 Update 2 Released
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Autodesk has released Update 2 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010. http://bit.ly/d3HfrA & http://bit.ly/9ApjyI...


  • In the Machine

    In the Machine

    Inventor 2012 is here!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    We have been slaving away at our little cottage this past year to bring you all new software. What awaits you in the next release of Inventor? Check out several interviews Mr. Cohee conducted concerning our 2012 lineup....


  • In the Pipes

    In the Pipes

    Changes to the Plant In-the-Pipes Blog
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hi everyone. I’d like to announce some changes to the In-The-Pipes blog. We launched this blog in November 2006, and we’ve no intention of ending it. But it’s time for a change. We’re morphing into a group blog where you......


  • CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    BIM for Resource Extraction - An Information Modeling Approach to Shale Oil and Gas
    Published. February 6, 2013

    The economic climate and global political landscape have created a demand to identify and extract viable gas and domestic energy sources as well as mineral deposits in the U.S. One such phenomenon is shale gas like the Marcellus Shale reserve in the northeast, the second largest gas field like it in the world. For companies and firms engaged in identification, design, construction and maintenance of extraction processes the race is on. What is needed is a streamlined process of design and data management...


  • geoExpressions

    geoExpressions

    Debate Continues: BIM versus GIS
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion entitled, “The Great BIM versus GIS Debate”. This 90-minute session in front of a packed room was moderated by Matt Ball (@SpatialSustain) and proved to be a lively (and sometimes heated) discussion between myself (@engis), Pete Southwood (@Geo_Pete) and members of the audience. Issues addressed in the debate encompassed technology; data accuracy, access, integration and analysis; collaboration and efficiency; and the future of...


  • GIS Exchange

    GIS Exchange

    Moving Next Door
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Thanks for coming and reading this blog - it's been a great start. Now that Map is part of the Infrastructure Suite, we thought it made sense to realign the blogs a little, so I'm going to start blogging over at http://beingcivil.typepad.com instead. If you want to skip the Civil......


  • Ellipsis

    Ellipsis

    Observations and Random Thoughts on PLM
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Wow! Blowing the dust off the 'ol keyboard here. Been a while since my last post huh? That's what 59,000 airline miles in three months will do to you. So what have I been up to you ask? If you're following me on Twitter then you know I've been jet......


  • Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    "Don't Judge Me by my Size - I'm Pretty on the Inside!" (Smart family file quote.)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hey all - I just got back from Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, and over the 2.5 days there, I spoke to probably 15-20 manufacturers who came by the Autodesk booth - all to ask about BIM content creation. So that's great - way up from a half dozen per expo in years past. I was able let all the folks I spoke with, know about Autodesk's Seek team's cool new Content Services page where any building product manufacturer (BPM) can either get consulting on creating content themselves, or choose to have it made...


  • The Topobase Insiders

    The Topobase Insiders

    Industry models in embedded DWG and SQL Server – Part1
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Since AutoCAD® Map 3D 2012 we introduced the embedded DWG that contains the same industry models, as in Oracle, in an embedded SQLite database. In AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 we introduced SQL Server industry models. Both DWG and SQL Server......


  • Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Moving on
    Published. February 6, 2013

    This is my final blog for all things 3ds Max. You've got a new product manager!...


  • Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Conheça o Novo AutoCAD WS 1.5
    Published. February 6, 2013

    O novo AutoCAD WS 1.5 já está disponível para Apple IOS, e Android e nos navegadores da WEB. Estenda o poder do AutoCAD para além de seu Desktop, o AutoCAD WS 1.5 introduz as funcionalidades de colaboração social, que agilizam a criação do projeto, análise e processo de aprovação. Agora......


  • CAD Botequim

    CAD Botequim

    Relato de Um Arquiteto sobre o AutoCAD WS (Autodesk 360)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Pessoal, As redes sociais sempre foram fonte de inspiração e meio de estreitamento de comunicação entre empresas e clientes. Tive o prazer de conhecer o Arquiteto Flávio Radamarker a um tempo, RT pra lá e pra cá e um dia apresentei a tecnologia AutoCAD WS, hoje parte integrante da solução......


  • Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Mejor Aplicación Artística
    Published. February 6, 2013

    SketchBook Pro es nombrada major aplicación artística de 2011 http://bestappever.com/awards/2011/winner/rtst Feliz semana! Juan Carlos...



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