Blogs

  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. July 28, 2014

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


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Great Use of Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor
    Published. July 28, 2014

    Ever since I posted a note in the Inventor discussion forum and published "Student Access to Mesh Enabler for Inventor" on my blog, I get emails from students requesting a copy of the Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor. This add-on......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Integrate Autodesk Viewer with SharePoint
    Published. July 28, 2014

    By Adam Nagy All the files created while writing this article are available on github and they also contain comments that provide further information. This blog post goes through the steps of integrating the Autodesk viewer technology with SharePoint, i.e. use the viewer to visualize your files inside SharePoint. The......


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Webinar July 31 2014
    Published. July 28, 2014

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  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Large Assembly Performance References
    Published. July 28, 2014

    We wanted to share a few resources available for large assembly performance. There is a great document that has been crafted around performance for large assemblies in Autodesk Inventor. The attached file Inventor Deep Dive - Large Assembly Instructions, reviews application settings, hardware configurations and stratagems for maximizing the potential of Autodesk Inventor. Additional resources can be found in the online help at the below links. Large Assemblies Inventor optimalization for large assemblies...


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Get Ribbon images
    Published. July 28, 2014

    By Adam Nagy As shown in a previous post, the Ribbon API provided in Autodesk.Windows namespace by AdWindows.dll is not product specific. It provides an additional way of accessing things from the Ribbon that the product API might not have exposed. In the Inventor API you can get back the......


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Mental ray for Maya: Decrease Final Gather flicking
    Published. July 28, 2014

    In this ticket, I present a simple way hack (keep in mind we are talking about mental ray for Maya ) to drastically decrease Final Gather flicking. You will see this method is a little tricky but it simply aims to reproduce the Interp. samples Vray's option behavior. Foreword Before start, know that it's truly Vray which prompted me to put my nose in mental ray, especially Final Gather map merging. While everything is very simple in Vray, in mental ray, it's a pain (as usual ). Basically...


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. July 28, 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

    Autodesk Inventor - Cyfrowe prototypowanie 2
    Published. July 28, 2014

    Kontynuuj?c cykl prezentacji po?wi?conych wykorzystaniu Autodesk Inventor w procesie projektowania maszyny do nape?niania i pakowania jogurtów, dzi? chcia?bym zaprezentowa? wykorzystanie symulacji dynamicznej w projektowaniu mechanizmów. Zapraszam na prezentacj?...


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Revit MEP : Comment placer les systèmes sur des calques différents lors d'un export DWG de vues
    Published. July 28, 2014

    Lorsque vous exportez une vue Revit en DWG, les éléments de plusieurs systèmes (de gaines, de tuyauterie ou de chemins de câbles) sont mis par défaut sur un seul et même calque. Par exemple, tous les éléments de tuyauterie sont placés sur un calque nommé P-Pipe, tous les éléments de......


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Great Use of Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor
    Published. July 28, 2014

    Ever since I posted a note in the Inventor discussion forum and published "Student Access to Mesh Enabler for Inventor" on my blog, I get emails from students requesting a copy of the Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor. This add-on......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. July 28, 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......


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Animating a can with a trailer along a path
    Published. July 25, 2014

    A simple approach at animating a cab with a trailer along a path...


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Autodesk Webinar Series
    Published. July 25, 2014

    You're invited! Please join us for the Autodesk® AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® Webinar: ‘Precision Drafting: Object Snaps and Object Tracking’ Date & Time: July 31 2014 @ 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT For more......


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Raumbuch, Flächenbuch und Gebäudebuch für Revit 2015 - Youtube Video zur Übersicht aller Funktionen
    Published. July 25, 2014

    Neben dem am 17. Juni erwähnten Beitrag zum kostenlosen Subscription Download der “Raumbuch, Flächenbuch und Gebäduebuch” - Extension für Revit 2015 möchte ich Sie heute auf das entsprechende Youtube Video aufmerksam machen, das alle Funktionen in etwa 30min ausführlich erklärt. Das Video ist zwar auf Englisch und mit englischer Revit......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    Meet Roie – Our Server Tech Lead at AutoCAD 360
    Published. July 25, 2014

    My name is: Roie Cohen My Job Title: Server Tech Lead at AutoCAD 360 What I actually do: Together with our developers from Singapore, I’m working on the heart of AutoCAD 360: converting a DWG file to a unique format that can only be viewed......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    PFX Uses Creative Workflows to Build Collaborative Client Relationships
    Published. July 25, 2014

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  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    Commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration project begins construction
    Published. July 24, 2014

    About 37% of U.S. electric power generation is from coal-fired power plants. New EPA regulations scheduled to come into effect July 1, 2015 will restrict CO2 emissions from power plants. Coal-fired power plants will have to implement some form of......


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Teaching a Man How To Fish and Schedule Creation
    Published. July 24, 2014

    As you all know, we at ADN spend a significant amount of our time ensuring that API information is available and easy to find for all. In order to find something, though, you often need to invest at least a......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Pinvoke acedSetFunHelp in ACAD2015
    Published. July 24, 2014

    We have been recieving few queries from our ADN partners regarding setting help message display on F1 click on custom commands that The call to the function acedSetFunHelp always passes the value 0 (zero) as the cmd parameter. Has the call to the acedSetFunHelp function changed in the 2015 release......


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Autodesk ReCap
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Você conhece o Autodesk ReCap? Se não conhece hoje vamos fazer uma pequena apresentação deste excelente software da Autodesk. Alem disto separamos um levantamento por fotos de uma área escavada que queremos tirar o volume da mesma para medição. No final te convidamos a ver uma excelente palestra no TED......


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    The one where all stations shows zeros in profile view
    Published. July 23, 2014

    I am doing final wrapping up of my day before vacation and just wanted share one tip with you before I go. It is about profile labels showing all zeros instead of station values. Typically this may happen if the......


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Creating fence and wall lines in InfraWorks - Tip and Trick
    Published. July 23, 2014

    I must admit I do some of these posts so I can remember how to do some of these tricks myself when I am not always working with the software. Here’s one of those I lost in emails. So draw......


  • 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......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    BNB Engineering Keeps Project Teams Up to Date with Autodesk 360
    Published. July 23, 2014

    Jay Miller, Principal, CAD Manager at the Salt Lake City office of BNB Engineering talks about how they got started using the cloud, how it’s helped them so far, some challenges his firm is working to overcome and how they plan to expand use of the cloud in their structural engineering and consulting work....


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    New Lighting Analysis for Revit Release - Now with LEED 4.0 Opt 2
    Published. July 23, 2014

    Lighting Analysis for Revit has been updated with a number of new features and improvements including the addition of an option for LEED v4 EQ credit 7 option 2....


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Revit 2014 - Update Release 3
    Published. July 21, 2014

    Update Release 3 is now available for Revit 2014 products. The download links are available on the relevant Data & Downloads > Updates section for each product or suite. Direct links: Revit 2014 Update Release 3 Revit Architecture 2014 Update......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    FamilyTypes value & Aerial Pictures
    Published. July 21, 2014

    By Jaime Rosales First of all thank you ADN DevTech team for the warm welcome. I recently joined DevTech Americas Team at the beginning of July, I was already part of Autodesk and before I was part of the BIM 360 Glue Team. I am very excited about joining this......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Collaborative clash resolution with BIM 360 Glue
    Published. July 21, 2014

    Last week there was a big new update to BIM 360 Glue, Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager for BIM 360 Glue talks to us about it in more detail. One of the many advantages of using cloud-based products and services is the immediate, automatic access to product updates. The Autodesk......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Collaborative clash resolution with BIM 360 Glue
    Published. July 21, 2014

    Last week there was a big new update to BIM 360 Glue, Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager for BIM 360 Glue talks to us about it in more detail. One of the many advantages of using cloud-based products and services is the immediate, automatic access to product updates. The Autodesk......


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Autodesk Application Manager stops at Pending Installation
    Published. July 21, 2014

    If you are trying to install an update using the Autodesk Application Manager and the status is Pending Installation... Please check out this workaround: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/When-the-Application-Manager-Autodesk-tries-to-update-Autodesk-software-it-is-stops-at-Pending-Installation...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    InfraWorks 360 Airports and Light Rail
    Published. July 20, 2014

    Recently I ran some presentations on workflows with Autodesk Infraworks 360 for Airports and light Rail. This covered the new Model Builder tool, Data gathering, and Animation workflows. PDF copies of the presentations can be downloaded from here: Airports_InfraWorks 360 Light Rail_InfraWorks Samuel Macalister...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    InfraWorks 360 Airports and Light Rail
    Published. July 20, 2014

    Recently I ran some presentations on workflows with Autodesk Infraworks 360 for Airports and light Rail. This covered the new Model Builder tool, Data gathering, and Animation workflows. PDF copies of the presentations can be downloaded from here: Airports_InfraWorks 360 Light Rail_InfraWorks Samuel Macalister...


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    The need for autonomous drone navigation
    Published. July 18, 2014

    My Quanum Nova arrived from Hong Kong, yesterday. I’d just been tracking the parcel’s progress when the doorbell rang and the postman handed it to me: he seemed surprised I didn’t mind paying the additional SFr 47 customs fee (on......


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Feature Friday: Time for Another Change Thanks to the PLM 360 IdeaStation
    Published. July 18, 2014

    In our last release we increased the time limit for script execution for both action and validation scripts. This request came to use from the PLM 360 IdeaStation. This forum was set up to allow our customers to easily share their wish list for product improvements with the PLM 360......


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Introduction to Civil 3D 2015 programming
    Published. July 18, 2014

    This is a short recording on how set up a development environment for Civil 3D 2015 with Visual Basic .NET. For a detailed description, check this previous post....


  • 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....


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Le service pack 2 pour Civil 3D 2014 est disponible !
    Published. July 16, 2014

    Le service pack 2 pour Civil 3D 2014 est disponible en ligne. Un fichier ReadMe (en anglais) est disponible, et, comme d'habitude, il faut le lire !...


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Quick Tip: Beschriftungen aus Blockattributen für FDO Objekte
    Published. July 16, 2014

    In AutoCAD Map 3D 2015 ist es möglich, Beschriftungen für GIS Objekte aus Blockattributen zu erstellen....


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Your Ideas Matter. . .
    Published. July 16, 2014

    . . . but unfortunately it is impossible for us to speak to every single customer. So to reach more users and creative minds, we have established an Idea Station where anyone can create, view, vote and comment on ideas for improving the AutoCAD Electrical product. The Idea Station is monitored by our product team and subject matter experts, so we can have meaningful engagement with users and innovators that want to share their thoughts. It only takes a few minutes to create a post, or view and vote...


  • 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......


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Mondays - IBL
    Published. July 14, 2014

    A quick Maya tutorial on the use of the IBL node in Maya to do image based lighting....


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Masking in Autodesk Smoke Videos Series - Set 1
    Published. July 8, 2014

    The first three videos in a NEW Masking series is now available on the Smoke Learning Channel....


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    An FBX SDK iOS quick tutorial
    Published. July 6, 2014

    I recently had a question on the FBX iOS SDK and while I had to use it on a ReCap Photo project, I wanted to share my experience with you. The SDK is the one used to write the FBXReview application on iOS. The FBX development team is working on......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    Embracing the AutoCAD Ribbon!
    Published. July 5, 2014

    AutoCAD 2009 introduced the Ribbon to the user interface - and it was originally met with mixed reviews. Not a surprise since the early AutoCAD 2009 just didn't have the high IQ the past few releases did. AutoCAD 2015 has......


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    What’s coming to AU 2014? More tailored experiences
    Published. June 30, 2014

    Are you looking for an AU experience that really focuses on your industry or special area of interest? This year, we’re building on the success of our more tailored experiences from last year, such as the Automotive Summit and the......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    What’s coming to AU 2014? More tailored experiences
    Published. June 30, 2014

    Are you looking for an AU experience that really focuses on your industry or special area of interest? This year, we’re building on the success of our more tailored experiences from last year, such as the Automotive Summit and the......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Screencast Available
    Published. June 30, 2014

    This month Autodesk launched Autodesk Screencast. This is the progression of Project Chronicle that was available on Autodesk Labs. As you may guess from the name, this is a new tool that allows you to record interactions with of our applications as a screen capture video. Perfect for tutorials, tips......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Screencast Available
    Published. June 30, 2014

    This month Autodesk launched Autodesk Screencast. This is the progression of Project Chronicle that was available on Autodesk Labs. As you may guess from the name, this is a new tool that allows you to record interactions with of our applications as a screen capture video. Perfect for tutorials, tips......


  • 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...


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Autodesk Screencast is a New Tool for Creating and Sharing Tutorials
    Published. June 23, 2014

    Autodesk Screencast lets you capture your workflows, to easily create powerful and engaging learning materials....


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    Quer saber o que é a AutoCAD Design Suite 2015 ?
    Published. June 23, 2014

    É nesta terça-feira, DIA 24-JUNHO-2014, de 11;00h às 13:00 h Para inscrever-se, clique aqui...


  • 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...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD 2015: Cursor badges
    Published. June 17, 2014

    The cursor is enhanced in AutoCAD 2015 to provide contextual feedback. It includes badges to reflect the state of many common operations. Selection badges indicate when you are creating crossing or window selections. An Inspection badge is displayed when using......


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya 2015 - Geodesic Voxel Binding
    Published. June 16, 2014

    One of the more impressive new features in Maya 2015 is the new Geodesic Voxel Binding method. Check out this post to find out why....


  • 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......


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    14 things you’ll be shocked you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks!
    Published. June 5, 2014

    In this case we have some Construction Progress Fields from BIM 360 Field that can be used to color up the latest state of the project before running Timeliner, allowing you to identify any problems on the critical path via......


  • 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...


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    How to configure "open from Vault" to use legacy behaviour
    Published. June 4, 2014

    Vault introduced in 2014 following capability to the open from Vault command (taken from the what's new): "In an effort to consolidate user workflows and improve usability, the Open command in Vault Explorer has been modified to align with the......


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Our Day at DAC – Day 2 (Tuesday)
    Published. June 3, 2014

    Here are the brief observations on noteworthy presentations, cool demonstrations and hall-way chats from the Chip Design editorial staff covering DAC 2014....


  • 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...


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Sneak Peek - New Autodesk 360 Viewer
    Published. May 29, 2014

    Kean Walmsley recently presented the first sneak peek at the new Autodesk 360 viewer. The new 3D viewer is really cool. To try it out you use your Autodesk 360 account. You can upload your files (by folder if you......


  • 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....


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Get to KNOW your Status Bar in Revit
    Published. April 21, 2014

    Not sure why, but the status bar has some of the most overlooked - and cool - tools to help you be more productive in Revit. The 2014 release added more features, and they could really help some of my users out. Let's take a look at the other guys...Starting in the lower left corner, you'll see the reigning champeen, and ongoing command line for Revit - the  Tips/Hints/Progress Bar Area! I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking....get me some gum-gum!The Progress Bar – displays the progress...


  • 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......


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    3dsMax 2015 has been announced!
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Its the most wonderful time of the year!! - Andy Williams...


  • 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...


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Revit 2014 Update Release 2 now available in product
    Published. November 7, 2013

    Just as we were able to make some valuable improvements in UR1 to the new Energy Analysis using Building elements feature in Revit 2014 we are very pleased to summarize further advances made with UR2 based on user feedback that make real BIM based EAM creation and analysis easier and more powerful than ever....


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    AIMS – Why you should consider a central data repository for the large enterprise
    Published. November 6, 2013

    One of the most powerful features in AIMS is the ability to point it at pretty much any spatial data source and then diplay that data in a map. For one of our large enterprise customers this was fantastic as they had data being managed by a variety of in-house......


  • 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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