Archive for month: May, 2007

WindLight Architecture Screenshots

Here are a few screenshots from the portfolio (sky platform by Scope Cleaver). It definitely makes architecture in Second Life look much, much better! However, I don’t think it necessitates a new approach to design (yet), given the lack of direct light and shadows. I can’t wait to experiment with it more!

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Autodesk Presentation Transcript

Thanks again to everyone who joined in the presentation and discussion this morning on Autodesk Island. You can find the transcript HERE.

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May 29th, 10AM: Second Life and Architectural Practice

May 29, 10AM PST- Keystone Brouchard: Using Second Life as part of your Architectural Practice Keystone Bouchard will be doing a demonstration showing several ways in which professionals can use Second Life as a tool to support their practice. The strategies demonstrated will range from the most basic low-cost installations to more comprehensive long-range opportunities. […]

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Sergio Palleroni and Phil Bernstein on Architectural Sustainability

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Check out my post @ Clear Night Sky wrt the discussion Sergio Palleroni and Phil Bernstein gave on Autodesk Island.

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Drawing on a Whiteboard in Second Life

  I haven’t tried this yet, but it sure looks promising. Time to dust off the tablet I bought last year, but could never get used to! via Dedric Mauriac

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More WindLight

Looks pretty sweet, but it doesn’t look like there will be realtime shadows rendered. I can only imagine the weight a system like that would add to SL, so I’m definitely not surprised or disappointed. This will still dramatically improve the architectural illustration of this environment, and make it even more appropriate and useful as […]

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“Striking Visual Realism” Coming Soon to Second Life

Second Lifers will soon be enjoying a new level of visual realism through the introduction of lighting and atmospheric effects since Linden Lab’s purchase of WindLight. I’m not sure if they’re planning on full integration of the entire WindLight package, but I really like the looks of the daylight slider that automatically renders realtime shadows […]

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AutoCAD to Second Life Importer

This looks like fun! via New World Notes (how does Hamlet find this stuff so fast?!?)

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Mmmmm…Sculpties…

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During this weekend’s real life adventures away from the computer, my wife and I went to see Herzog & de Meuron’s deYoung museum in San Francisco. Was I wrong to walk in, see this installation and think….. ‘sculpties?!?’    =)  I’ve got it bad…

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Upcoming Architectural Events in Second Life

May 15, 10AM PST Sergio Palleroni in conversation with Phil Bernstein: Green Design as Civic Engagement One of the challenges of green design is the need for widespread adoption if it is to make a significant impact on the future health of our planet. In this process of adoption designers play a central role, not […]

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