Blogs

  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. April 24, 2014

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


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Mixing 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design jobs on a Backburner render farm
    Published. April 24, 2014

    In the past we've always said that you'd had to have both 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design installed on your render farm machines....


  • 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....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    POV Dispatch: Two Young Autodesk Guys Talking About Autodesk
    Published. April 24, 2014

    The POV Dispatch is our Autodesk internal newsletter, published monthly, where we discuss the big ideas that are important to us and our customers. It is published by our Corporate Strategy & Engagement (CS&E) team of which Autodesk Labs is......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    ESRI enables open data for ArcGIS Online
    Published. April 24, 2014

    The trend to open data is accelerating. April 1, 2010 the Ordnance Survey opened much of its data and now ESRI is helping organizations make their data open and freely available to the public. ESRI has announced that any organization......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Per-document data in AutoCAD .NET applications Part 4
    Published. April 24, 2014

    In yesterday’s post, we looked at a mechanism that has been introduced in AutoCAD 2015 to simplify associating custom data with a Document. In today’s post we’re going to swap out the custom manager class to make use of the......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Copy Function Cannot be Used during Deployment creation
    Published. April 24, 2014

    We have seen this case where customer create a deployment on a remote server. During the deployment creation, he gets this message the copy function cannot be used. This means something prevented the deployment to copy the files from the local computer( or USB Stick) to the remote server where the deployment will be stored. In our case, it was the Autorun.inf in 3rd Party / SQL 2008 which is used for the Vault Client.Autorun can be blocked by GPO or Antivirus. The solution was to create the deployment...


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    If Only There was Another Way to Assign Files to Items!
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Oh wait, there is...... In the last few posts we looked at how to create our items, next we will start to look at how we edit the items once created and specifically today how to assign design files to existing items. As we've discussed its now easier than ever......


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Mental ray for Maya: Decrease Final Gather flicking
    Published. April 24, 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...


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Advance Steel: First Autodesk branded Version available
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Nur 5 Monate nach dem letzten Release ist Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 verfügbar! Schwerpunkt der Entwicklung lag unter anderem auf dem Erscheinungsbild und wurde dem Autodesk Standard angepasst. Die Advance Steel 2015 Installation verwendet das Autodesk Setup und das Autodesk Lizensierungssystem. Zusätzlich wurden sämtliche Dateiordner, Dateinamen, Vorlagedateien und Prototypen an......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. April 24, 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

    Co nowego w Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Cz??? 3
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Kolejn? znacz?c? nowo?ci? w Autodesk Inventor 2015 jest narz?dzie edycji bezpo?redniej. Teraz mo?emy nie tylko ?atwo edytowa? modele zaimportowane z innych systemów CAD, ale tak?e parametryzowa? nasz? edycj?. Zapraszam na prezetnacj?...


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Quick, to the mobile app!
    Published. April 24, 2014

    I remember from my days as a HVAC/ACMV design engineer for a building services consultancy firm, that site visits would mean having to bring along stacks of drawings. There were times were 4 of us would have difficulty getting into a cab with the tall heaps we were carrying. Once I saw an architect bring a travel luggage filled with printed design drawings to a coordination meeting (no kidding), the wheels making the logistics of carrying the drawings more manageable, she explained. Fast forward...


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    3 Tips to Unlock Good Business Ideas and Further Your Small Firm’s Success
    Published. April 24, 2014

    One of the most valuable assets that any company can have is a deep well of creative people generating worthwhile ideas from which to develop services, products, and even new businesses. Because every business—from the smallest mom-and-pop to the largest multinational—begins with a “good” idea, you might think that good ideas flow like a mighty [...]The post 3 Tips to Unlock Good Business Ideas and Further Your Small Firm’s Success appeared first on LINE//SHAPE//SPACE....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    POV Dispatch: Two Young Autodesk Guys Talking About Autodesk
    Published. April 24, 2014

    The POV Dispatch is our Autodesk internal newsletter, published monthly, where we discuss the big ideas that are important to us and our customers. It is published by our Corporate Strategy & Engagement (CS&E) team of which Autodesk Labs is......


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Autodesk 2015 products + Trend Micro = The system cannot open the device or file specified.
    Published. April 24, 2014

    If you are getting this error and you are using Trend Micro anti-virus, you need to disable it during the installation process. The system cannot open the device or file specified. C:UsersNAMEAppDataLocalTemp..... * .msi Thanks to John Blazier for confirming that the issue still exists. It is a best practice......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. April 24, 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......


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Dallas IGDA and Austin AAUGA
    Published. April 23, 2014

    Want to get a close up look at the new 2015 releases? Join me and 3ds Max Specialist Gary Davis for two upcoming events in Texas!...


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Autodesk Smoke 2015 Released - New 50+ Getting Started Videos
    Published. April 23, 2014

    To coincide with the release of Smoke 2015, I have revamped the Getting Started Experience for Autodesk Smoke 2015. Every video redone with the new 2015 software showing all the workflows and tools now available in this great software application. Please note that the Smoke 2015 trial will available in May....


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Autodesk University 2014 Call For Class Proposals Open
    Published. April 23, 2014

    You can start submitting your AU2014 class proposals today for consideration for the event in Las Vegas only 223 days away. "Be creative. Be bold. Be unique. Be a part of the best and brightest when Autodesk University returns for its 22nd year on December 2–4, 2014 in Las Vegas. We’re accepting class proposals from now until May 23. Visit the Speaker Resource Center to learn more about how you can distinguish yourself by sharing your expertise with the Autodesk......


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    L'aide en locale d'Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015 est disponible
    Published. April 23, 2014

    L’aide hors ligne est disponible ici sous la forme d’un exécutable (210Mo). Aussi si vous n’avez pas accès à internet, le logiciel se reportera à l’aide en local....


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    SINAENCO promove um roadshow sobre BIM no Nordeste
    Published. April 23, 2014

    ATENÇÃO: Link atualizado para o evento de Recife, dia 29-Abril, de 14:30h às 18:30h Local: Auditório do Sinduscon/PE Rua Marques de Amorim, nº 136 Ilha do Leite CLIQUE NA IMAGEM. Estarei acompanhando o Arq. Luiz Contier nas palestras. Quer se inscrever ? Clique na imagem do convite....


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    3ds Max Features-by-Version (PDF)
    Published. April 22, 2014

    This document is not official Autodesk marketing or tech documentation. The original idea was to provide myself and others a means of quick access to feature-highlights for various releases of Autodesk 3ds Max going back in the last few years (to version 2008). This is NOT a full, comprehensive list of everything from any particular release, but simply a list of what I feel are “Significant 3ds Max Features by Release”. Thanks to Rodrigo for the initial layout!...


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    WPF Fill Pattern Viewer Control Benchmark
    Published. April 22, 2014

    I recently presented Victor Chekalin's WPF control for viewing Revit fill patterns. In his comment, Victor already mentioned some worries about performance of this control and his intention to create a simple benchmark to monitor it. Well, here it is.......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    DevTV: Introduction to Revit 2015 API Programming
    Published. April 22, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves We’re glad to present the updated version of our Introduction to Revit 2015 API Programming. This is a short 30 minutes video showing how to start developing apps for Revit with .NET....


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Monday - How I set up my environment
    Published. April 21, 2014

    This is a quick overview of how I set up the environment I used in the Maya 2015 demos. Thanks so much to the guys @ www.xrez.com for the reality captured models!...


  • 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...


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    How to Explain “the Cloud” to Coworkers or the Man on the Street
    Published. April 21, 2014

    We know that all of you AutoCAD 360  users are well versed in cloud computing. But would you know how to explain the cloud to the guy on the street if you had to? What if you need to convince a potential partner or client of the advantages of working in the cloud (say, using [...]...


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 New Features: Overview
    Published. April 18, 2014

    By now, you probably already heard about new release of Civil 3D - called Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. If you would like to give it a trial run and see how it works, you can download free trial version......


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Revit 2015 Performance Enhancements
    Published. April 18, 2014

    Thanks to Jeff Hanson for the following post! With each development cycle the Revit team works to develop new features, enhance or expand existing functionality, and improve the overall performance of Revit. The 2015 development cycle was no different in......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Run command on browser item
    Published. April 18, 2014

    By Adam Nagy Some functionality of an object or sometimes the whole object may not be exposed directly through the API. In this case one workaround could be selecting the object and then running commands on it. This is the combination of running a commmand (this blog post also shows......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Migration After Fiber is Removed in AutoCAD 2015
    Published. April 18, 2014

    By Xiaodong Liang There’s not that much work needed to port your apps to AutoCAD 2015(Longbow), unless you are using acedCommand or acedCmd. The following is extracted from our DevDays PPT. If you feel tedious on my repeating the PPT, I’d recommend with the article written by our Blog Master......


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    "Cannot insert an item into itself"
    Published. April 17, 2014

    With Vault Professional 2015, a user can sometimes see this message when promoting an item. (The operation failed for the following reasons. Restricted Items/Files: Item #: Suspension, Restriction: Cannot insert an item into itself) This can happen if the parent......


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    Sketchbook Pro Artist - Humberto Cunha
    Published. April 17, 2014

    Humberto Cunha - Portfolio: http://humbertoart.com Hi Everybody, I am happy to show you an interview I did with Humberto Cunha, a great Sketch Artist from Brazil. Although the audio is in Portuguese only you may watch and check out his tecniques using the tool Sketchbook Pro with Wacom Cintiq and Pen Stylus. Here are some sketches Humberto published in his portfolio: Humberto Cunha - Portfolio: http://humbertoart.com Humberto Cunha - Portfolio: http://humbertoart.com Humberto Cunha...


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Civil 3D Can Help You Do the Splits
    Published. April 17, 2014

    When a proposed design includes areas with steep grades, you can easily end up with profile views that are too tall to fit on construction drawings. At times like these, profile views need to be split such that the entire vertical design can be seen on the sheets. In the......


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    Maya compiler versions (update)
    Published. April 16, 2014

    This is an update on a previous post for older versions which can be found here. OS Compiler Maya 2015 Windows 64bit Win7x64 Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Intel Composer XE 2013 Update 5 (13.1.3.198) Linux 64bit RHEL/CentOS 6.2, FC14 gcc 4.1.2 Intel Composer XE 2013 SP1 Update 1 (14.0.1.106)......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    Save Your Valuable AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud!
    Published. April 16, 2014

    If you're like me - you've customized your AutoCAD environment to work the way you want to work. You set up your profiles in Options, you've personalized a workspace and maybe event customized your menu. Or how about your tool......


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    ReCap Connect - Autodesk ouvre ReCap aux développeurs d'applications tierces
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Autodesk est sans doute l’un des éditeurs investissant le plus dans le support et l’exploitation des nuages de points dans des outils logiciels. A ces nuages de points s’ajoutent la capture de la réalité via des photos (qui sont ensuite assemblées automatiquement pour recréer des modèles 3D, comme dans cette vidéo). Tous ces efforts se traduisent par l’intégration de ReCap dans la majorités des outils Autodesk (AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Navisworks, Revit,...


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Criação de Labels com Referência - Caso de uma Intersecção
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Olá Pessoal Hoje vamos dar uma olhada em como criar Labels, com referência a outros objetos, no caso em especifico, iremos fazer uma Label para uma intersecção, isto também irá ajudar a corrigir um problema da Label intersecção, que não coloca os valores em estacas. Veja o exemplo de uma......


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Snoop Civil 3D 2015 Database (.bundle format)
    Published. April 15, 2014

    The Civil 3D 2015 release is available, you can already download from our website and check the new APIs here. Now it’s time for our snoop database tool to be ready, actually I’m glad that the code base is the same, mainly because it’s based on reflection and automatically ‘understand’......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    Five Tips to Get Your Team Up and Running in the Cloud
    Published. April 15, 2014

    We’re willing to bet that the cloud is already a part of your workflow—for a few tasks. But working in the cloud with entire projects and teams? All bets are off! Getting everyone you work with to take full advantage of cloud services, like the ones in Autodesk 360, can seem daunting. It’s not like you can just click your heels, and wake up in the cloud surrounded by your whole team. While no magic exists to make this happen, there are ways to get your team ahead in the cloud (Hint: download...


  • 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......


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Links for Moldflow 2015
    Published. April 9, 2014

    What is new in the Moldflow 2015 release: open link Product Key Information: open link How to uninstall Moldflow 2015 beta software: open link How to update the Moldflow 2015 License manager: open link...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD 2015: Line Display
    Published. April 8, 2014

    AutoCAD 2015 offers an improved graphics experience with smoother lines and accurate display of properties when creating and editing line geometry. Objects such as lines, arcs, and circles, and drawings aids like grid lines and the UCS Icon look smoother......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Simplest web server on Mac
    Published. April 8, 2014

    By Adam Nagy Just ran into this video from jQuery UK and found out how easy it is to use the Python web server which is installed on all Mac's. You just run this from the Terminal and you'll have access to all the files on your system through the......


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Inventor 2015 API Enhancements
    Published. April 8, 2014

    Inventor 2015 will soon be shipping. Most of the API enhancements are keeping up with the new Inventor 2015 functionality and some of the enhancements are catching up to things that have been available from the Inventor user interface in......


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Setting up an Amazon EC2 Render Farm for Maya and 3ds Max with Backburner
    Published. April 7, 2014

    A very thorough tutorial from Jud Pratt showing how to set up an Amazon EC2 render farm for 3ds Max or Maya with Backburner...


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Autodesk University is coming, are you ready?
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Do you have knowledge to share with the Autodesk community? Be a part of the best and brightest when Autodesk University returns for its 22nd year on December 2–4, 2014 in Las Vegas. Start researching topics now, discuss them with......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Adding data from the field to your model just got easier...
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Add data from the field to your BIM model automatically with BIM 360 Field and Glue....


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Adding data from the field to your model just got easier...
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Add data from the field to your BIM model automatically with BIM 360 Field and Glue....


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Educational Plot Stamp removal - UPDATE
    Published. April 3, 2014

    Please take a look at the link below as there are updates to the EDU plot stamp issue with 2014 SP1 and also 2015. This should prove useful to anyone with files that contain the stamp. EDU Plot Stamp...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    3d Printing
    Published. March 29, 2014

    There’s a lot going on with 3d printing these days in a variety of sectors. MIT and Loughborough University have begun the printing of building components. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/3d-printing-0914.html http://www.constructiondigital.com/green_building/3d-printing---the-future-of-concrete And there is a 3d printed house underway. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/dutch-firm-to-create-3d-printed-house I’ve also recently tested a small 3d printer to print the Revit 2014......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    3d Printing
    Published. March 29, 2014

    There’s a lot going on with 3d printing these days in a variety of sectors. MIT and Loughborough University have begun the printing of building components. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/3d-printing-0914.html http://www.constructiondigital.com/green_building/3d-printing---the-future-of-concrete And there is a 3d printed house underway. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/dutch-firm-to-create-3d-printed-house I’ve also recently tested a small 3d printer to print the Revit 2014......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    Update and extension of Light Analysis for Revit is available in Labs
    Published. March 27, 2014

    We are very excited to announce another upgrade to Light Analysis extension for Revit (formerly Revit Daylighting Analysis (RDA) for LEED). The new version was posted to the Autodesk Labs site on Thursday, March 27....


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Xpedition Awaits for PCB Designers
    Published. March 21, 2014

    Mentor Graphics announces improvements to and the re-branding of its well-known Expedition line of printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing tools....


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    Announcing Mudbox 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Announcing the upcoming release of Autodesk Mudbox 2015!...


  • 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...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Engineering Visualisation for Lighting Design
    Published. February 13, 2014

    Ok so new year resolution not quite broken but it has been several week since my last post, let hope I can improve on that. Following on from the Acquisition of VRed just over a year ago this is a webinar run by Car Design News and Autodesk. This is......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Engineering Visualisation for Lighting Design
    Published. February 13, 2014

    Ok so new year resolution not quite broken but it has been several week since my last post, let hope I can improve on that. Following on from the Acquisition of VRed just over a year ago this is a webinar run by Car Design News and Autodesk. This is......


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    Maya 2014 SP4 and Maya 2014 Ext SP2
    Published. February 11, 2014

    I wanted to apologize for website issues currently affecting our Maya users who are attempting to download the latest service pack. To help ease some of the pains while we sort out our new support site I have provided direct links to each build. Windows: http://download.autodesk.com/us/maya/Maya_2014_SP4/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_dlm.sfx.exe Mac Os X: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_English_Japanese_SimplifiedChinese_MAC_OSX.dmg Linux: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_English_Linux_64bit.gz...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: DWF is not dead. Long live DWF!
    Published. February 7, 2014

    Please see my post over on my It's Alive in the Lab blog: DWF is not dead. Long live DWF! Scott Sheppard Program Manager, Autodesk Labs...


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Quick Tipp: Schnellzugriff auf Zeichnungen in AutoCAD 2014 & Verticals
    Published. February 3, 2014

    Zum Anderen gibt es die Möglichkeit, über die rechte Maustaste direkt neue Zeichnungen zu erstellen, andere zu öffnen, alle geöffneten Zeichnungen in einem Schritt zu speichern oder alle zu schließen...


  • At Land's End

    At Land's End

    NEW BLOG!
    Published. January 20, 2014

    This one will not be continued so please refer to: BIMagination. You will find all older posts as well as cool new stuff. Enjoy and stay tuned! Andreas...


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Invitation to our beta program for Navisworks Ivanov
    Published. January 2, 2014

    We'd like to invite our Navisworks users to our Ivanov beta program. This is great chance to get early access to our next software release, understand how the new features can benefit your workflows and provide us with input, feedback......


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    And the AU 2013 Speaker Award goes to…
    Published. December 20, 2013

    Autodesk University is pleased to announce the winners of the AU 2013 Speaker Awards. These highly coveted awards go to the speakers who receive the highest scores from AU Las Vegas attendees based on after-class surveys. The surveys included questions......


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Export Panel Schedules to Excel
    Published. December 20, 2013

    There is an API sample that automates the process of getting panel schedule data from Revit into another application, such as Excel. The sample is quite rudimentary, as it is intended to provide developers just enough sample code for the......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    And the AU 2013 Speaker Award goes to…
    Published. December 20, 2013

    Autodesk University is pleased to announce the winners of the AU 2013 Speaker Awards. These highly coveted awards go to the speakers who receive the highest scores from AU Las Vegas attendees based on after-class surveys. The surveys included questions......


  • 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,...


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Events
    Published. November 20, 2013

    Some events for you to start December....


  • 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......


  • Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    ‘Smoke Essentials’ by Alexis Van Hurkman Now Available!
    Published. October 23, 2013

    ‘Smoke Essentials’ by Alexis Van Hurkman Now Available!...


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Photo
    Published. October 15, 2013


  • 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...


  • pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    froTools + froRetopo by Froyok [Fabrice Piquet]
    Published. August 12, 2013

    Scouring through the online forums, I came across an interesting set of tools for Maya. froTools and froRetopo are a collection (or consolidation) of existing Maya tools with added custom functionalities that the author, Froyok aka Fabrice Piquet, had written for himself. Now, his tools are used by everyone from his classmates to artists at Blizzard. The following is our conversation about his motivation for writing custom tools, juggling his time between his personal game project 'EXIL'...


  • 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


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Exploring New Value in Design Practice: 0, 1, 2
    Published. February 9, 2013

    Overview: This term Yale is offering a graduate seminar entitled “Exploring New Value in Design Practice.” I’m guiding this experimental research course with my Harvard colleague Brian Kenet (who teaches professional practice at GSD). Brian is a management consultant to architects and engineers but not an architect. That makes us......


  • 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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