Blogs

  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Mental ray for Maya: Decrease Final Gather flicking
    Published. September 2, 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...


  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. September 1, 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

    Happy Labor Day from Autodesk Labs
    Published. September 1, 2014

    Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many......


  • 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......


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Planes, Projections and Picking Points
    Published. September 1, 2014

    Here is a query and some sample code from a Revit API newbie that led to several different interesting topics, in particular some ruminations on planes, projections, picking points and common extension methods that I hope will be of use......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. September 1, 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 4
    Published. September 1, 2014

    Wa?nym elementem Cyfrowego Prototypowania jest symulacja projektu. W rodzinie Cyfrowego Prototypowania poza Autodesk Inventor znajduj? si? te? inne produkty. Jednym z nich jest Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, który pozwala przeprowadzi? zaawansowane symulacje obejmuj?ce mi?dzy innymi analizy statyczne liniowe i nieliniowe, termiczne czy chocia?by zm?czeniowe. Zapraszam na prezentacj?...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Fusion 360 - New Data Management & Collaboration
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I noticed this video recently that has been shared by the Autodesk Fusion 360 team and shows a preview of the new data management and collaboration tools which are planned for release in the next update of Fusion 360. Many of the updates have come directly from users proving their......


  • 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......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Fusion 360 - New Data Management & Collaboration
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I noticed this video recently that has been shared by the Autodesk Fusion 360 team and shows a preview of the new data management and collaboration tools which are planned for release in the next update of Fusion 360. Many of the updates have come directly from users proving their......


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Revit Structure 2015 : une vidéo des possibilités de ferraillage
    Published. September 1, 2014

    Nos collègues du site Bim & Beam ont publié une vidéo qui montre les multiples possibilités du ferraillage dans le logiciel Revit. Cette vidéo vient en complément du billet que j’avais publié en juin concernant les nouvelles fonctionnalités de Revit pour le ferraillage. Je vous conseille fortement de la visionner......


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Happy Labor Day from Autodesk Labs
    Published. September 1, 2014

    Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. September 1, 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......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon September 20-21
    Published. August 31, 2014

    You may have noticed in the top right corner of most of your Autodesk applications a little X, ever tried clicking it? It'll take you through to the Autodesk Exchange App Store for your product, this year we launched our Navisworks App Store, where developers from all over the world......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon September 20-21
    Published. August 31, 2014

    You may have noticed in the top right corner of most of your Autodesk applications a little X, ever tried clicking it? It'll take you through to the Autodesk Exchange App Store for your product, this year we launched our Navisworks App Store, where developers from all over the world......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    First Worldview-3 images with 40 cm resolution available for download
    Published. August 30, 2014

    Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 Earth observation satellite was launched August 13, the first commercial Atlas mission to fly out of Vandenberg. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, one-foot-resolution commercial satellite. It is intended to operate at an altitude of 617 km......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Update 2 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2
    Published. August 29, 2014

    Update 2 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2 is now available. Please, read the Readme file for the Installation Instructions and the Summary of Issues Fixed by this Update....


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Autodesk InfraWorks 360 - Estudos de Traçado
    Published. August 29, 2014

    Olá pessoal!! Voltando para a série de publicações "Mostrando as Principais Características do Autodesk InfraWorks 360", hoje vamos falar um pouco sobre as possibilidades de fazer estudos de Traçado dentro do Autodesk InfraWorks 360. A parte de otimização de corredores está contida dentro do módulo Autodesk Roadway Design. Acessando por......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    8 Reasons Why a Curved Screen Could Be the Wave of the Future for Your Smartphone
    Published. August 29, 2014

    Many manufacturers today are producing devices with curved displays. They are making televisions and smartphones with screens that have an arc, rather than a flat surface. Is this a marketing ploy, or are there legitimate reasons for this new design feature? Does your next phone need to have a curved screen, or is it truly […] The post 8 Reasons Why a Curved Screen Could Be the Wave of the Future for Your Smartphone appeared first on LINE//SHAPE//SPACE....


  • 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......


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Modeling 3D printable coral reefs
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Modeling 3D printable coral reefs with Autodesk ReCap and an underwater camera: http://autode.sk/1oh88Vn This was an amazing project to be part of. It will help scientist better understand the changes our oceans are experiencing, and how coral reefs are responding over time by documenting in 3D the changes of the coral. Here is a photo of me at Kalaupapa Molokai Hawaii diving with camera gear to capture the reef corals. Photo by Naomi Blinick. Related articles Modeling 3D Printable Coral......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    The Fabulous Function Keys in AutoCAD
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Using the Function Keys to toggle on/off key settings can help you achieve super speedy status in AutoCAD. These valuable tools have been around since the beginning of AutoCAD time (back when computers were made of wood) but are still......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    AutoCAD integration samples for Kinect for Windows 2 Part 4
    Published. August 28, 2014

    After introducing the series, taking a look at some basic samples and then looking at importing Kinect’s high-definition face tracking data into AutoCAD, it’s time for (in my opinion) the most interesting piece of functionality provided on the Kinect SDK,......


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Der WBLOCK in Revit
    Published. August 28, 2014

    So mancher AutoCAD Anwender vermisst in Revit eine wunderbare Funktion, um Bauteile, Gruppen von Bauteilen oder auch 2D Zeichnungselemente ausserhalb des CAD zu speichern und in anderen Projekten einzufügen: Die Funktion WBLOCK. Der AutoCAD Befehl WBLOCK speichert die selektierten Objekte als DWG Datei an einem angegebenen Ort. Diese DWG Datei......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    Meet Ivon, Android developer and baker!
    Published. August 28, 2014

    My name is: Ivon Yamin My Job Title: Android Developer What I actually do: I am developing the Autocad360 mobile app for Android. We’re rebuilding it entirely from scratch – opened a new project and rewrote the Autocad Android platform code with only the editor......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    A customer’s perspective: Design and engineering collaboration in a modern era
    Published. August 28, 2014

    It’s hard to not notice how business practices are evolving. Technology is better, processes are more efficient, and people are able to do a lot more in a lot less time. Working at Autodesk, I am always interested in getting our customers’ perspectives on how they work, what’s important to them, and what makes them successful. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Calvin Domenico III, president of DGF Technologies, a Massachusetts based consulting company who provides engineering services...


  • 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....


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon September 20-21
    Published. August 27, 2014

    As you are no doubt aware the Vault Appstrore has been steadily growing over the last couple of years, now boasting in excess of 50 apps across several product versions. Many of you too may have wondered how you can get involved in the appstore, if so, this mat be......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    F1 help for Ribbon buttons
    Published. August 27, 2014

    By Adam Nagy When the user hovers over a Ribbon button, then if the tooltip is progressive (i.e. provides an expanded description that shows only after a couple of seconds) then a message at the bottom of that notifies the user that the help information for that button can be......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    FREE Webinar: Learning Lighting Analysis in Revit
    Published. August 27, 2014

    Join Us for a FREE Webinar: Learning Lighting Analysis in Revit Did you know that Rendering in Autodesk A360 allows you to create daylighting illuminance renderings in a fraction of the time that it takes with other industry-standard lighting analysis tools? What’s more, you can do the same lighting analysis as you can with other tools like Radiance/DIVA, Autodesk 3ds Max, and IES-VE without interrupting your Revit workflow. If you want to learn how to perform lighting analysis in Revit, now’s...


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    MLeader may throw eInvalidContext exception
    Published. August 26, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves The MLeader object (and the equivalent AcDbMLeader in C++) support a block as the text component, as described at this previous blog post. One of the required steps is set the BlockPosition property (or setBlockPosition in C++), but this may throw eInvalidException. In fact this exception is......


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    How to return lost Maya windows to your desktop
    Published. August 21, 2014

    I change my monitor configuration a lot when working on my laptop - sometimes solo, sometimes one monitor, sometimes two. Sometimes the monitors are stacked vertically and other times aligned horizontally. This means I lose windows from time to time because they're expecting to appear on another screen. Here's a quick way to fix it....


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Quick Start: Security & Anti-Virus Software
    Published. August 21, 2014

    We have been getting some recent Security & Anti-Virus software causing issues with our software from installing or updating. Enjoy! Civil 3D 2015: Security Error when downloading Service Pack 1 [N-Able Security Manager] http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/Civil-3D-2015-Security-Error-when-downloading-Service-Pack-1 Installation wizard stuck while initializing [Bit Defender Free Edition] http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/Installation-wizard-stuck-while-initializing Inventor install freezes...


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Handling Duplicate Types on CopyElements
    Published. August 19, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves When using the ElementTransformUtils.CopyElements you may have the ‘Duplicate Types’ warning, as shown below. In fact this method have one override option to pass a CopyPasteOptions parameter that enable us to control how Revit will react when this happens. We can return one of the following: UseDestinationTypes:......


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Drawing Properties Stored in the Project .WDP
    Published. August 18, 2014

    When you add properties to your AutoCAD Electrical drawings most of these values are saved on the attributes on the drawing's WD_M block. However, when you add drawing description, section, or sub-section values they are not written to the drawing's WD_M block but are saved in the project's .wdp file. Because these values are not saved on the drawing, when you want to reuse drawings from one project in another project, these values are not maintained. Say you are starting a new project that has some...


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Pipe/Structure stations & elevation at ProfileView
    Published. August 18, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves There is an interesting object available on the Civil 3D API: the ProfileViewPart. Actually it’s a database resident object, meaning we can select and get its ObjectId, but also acts as a ‘proxy’ for Part (Pipe and Structure) that are on a specific ProfileView. More than that,......


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Autodesk Fusion 360 Meetup in San Francisco
    Published. August 17, 2014

    Have you been wondering what Fusion 360 is all about? If you are in the Bay area, now is your chance to find out. The San Francisco Fusion 360 Meetup group is holding a Meetup the evening of Thursday, August......


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Weekly Chip-Science Highlights – Aug. 15th
    Published. August 15, 2014

    By John Blyler More on Moore’s Law; Thought-Controlled Cameras; Neurons on Chip; IP Bag; Quantum Dots and blogs. Here’s a mixed of semiconductor-related articles and blogs that caught my attention this week: Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful? – Have we reached the limits to computation? In a review article in this [...]...


  • 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...


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    The AU 2014 Las Vegas class preview is here
    Published. August 6, 2014

    Some of you are more than ready for a sneak peek at the AU 2014 class schedule, so here it is. We hope that it will help you: Filter classes and find what interests you. Help your team align schedules.......


  • 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......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    The AU 2014 Las Vegas class preview is here
    Published. August 6, 2014

    Some of you are more than ready for a sneak peek at the AU 2014 class schedule, so here it is. We hope that it will help you: Filter classes and find what interests you. Help your team align schedules.......


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    An online event with an opportunity to receive up to US $100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis!
    Published. August 8, 2014

    We are excited to announce the 2014 Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon. While similar in concept to the Portathon that we held in 2013, this event is bigger, better, has new competitions and great prizes. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world and at any time both before the event......


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Autodesk Revit Sundial
    Published. August 8, 2014

    In case you haven’t heard, I wanted to share a link: Autodesk Sundial Release preview Along with this, Inside the Factory is back! You can find some additional information on Sundial from the new post: REVITalizing Inside the Factory...


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Connected Workgroups - Change Snapshot Folder Location
    Published. August 7, 2014

    When using connected workgroups, you need to provide a network location for the snapshot folder on enabling the workgroup. Replication will store the initial snapshot in this folder. Up to Vault Professional 2013 you could not change this folder after......


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Fixing Branch Panel Load Issues in Revit
    Published. August 4, 2014

    Now that I've actually had some time to stop, here's a couple of tips on making sure you panel loads are correct. This came up when we were trying to connect a 120/240v single phase panel to a 277/480 3 phase panel.The correct steps are to add the panels first, and make sure their distribution system is set to the correct type.Next, create the circuit between the lower voltage panels to the transformer.The secondary distribution setting for the transformer must match the distribution system...


  • 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......


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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......


  • 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......


  • 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....


  • 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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