Archive for month: September, 2007

Can Virtual Collaboration Win the Open Architecture Challenge? Wikitecture 3.0 is ON it!

There’s still plenty of time to join the team! You don’t need any architectural experience, just a willingness to collaborate, learn and help people in the world who need it most. You can find a transcript of our first Wikitecture 3.0 project discussion HERE. During Tuesday’s 9am meeting (the time of which was determined by […]

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Wikitecture 3.0 Experiment: 1st Kick-Off Meeting

After tallying the results, the consensus for the best time to meet is: Tuesday, September 25th @ 9:00am PST/SLT. Here is the slurl link to the ‘Studio Wikitecture’ parcel in Second Life. Although kick-off is not until Oct. 15th, we wanted to hold an early meeting to get a gauge who would like to participate […]

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Second Life Architecture on CBS News

If Terry Beaubois (Tab Scott in SL) keeps this up, I’m going to have to dedicate a regular column just for covering his work! Check out ‘Learning Architecture in a Virtual World.’ Well done!

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Welcome to Wikitecture 3.0! By the Community, for the Community

Read the full release here. Would you like to participate in the AMD Open Architecture Challenge on a global team of qualified and talented architects, designers and engineers? Studio Wikitecture invites you to just that. In keeping with the spirit of the Open Architecture Network’s goal of ‘improving the living standards through collaborative design,’ we […]

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AutoCAD Import Demonstration: Transcript Posted

Let there be no doubt, the architecture and design community is pining for a fluid and automatic import process!!! I knew a meeting like this would bring lots of new faces. Even the slightest tremor of an import tool shakes out bunches of would-be SL resident architects and designers who are sitting on the fence […]

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The Living Sim: Helfe Ihnen, Yona Friedman and Spatial City

There are several ways I can tell that Helfe Ihnen’s DEsign Island has become my favorite sim in all of Second Life. First, I’ve been collecting batches (literally hundreds) of screenshots over the course of several weeks now, with the ongoing intention of doing a major post about the sim. But every time I gear […]

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Pasting Scripts into WordPress Doesn’t Work

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If anyone had trouble copying the Reflexive Architecture scripts out of the wordpress post, please accept my apologies, and try these instead: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddqzdng9_32dwrgxj Apparently WordPress has a different quotation system, or makes things bold – or some such trouble.   Sorry for the inconvenience!

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AutoCAD Import Tool Demonstration: Architecture Meeting Thursday, Sept. 13th, 11AM

This week’s Architecture Group meeting will be a demonstration of the new AutoCAD import tool (Henshin III), created by AI Studio. They will rez a full building, designed and modeled in AutoCAD, completely textured. They will also demonstrate the Layer functions and show how the system can change the visibility and position of imported objects. […]

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Importing Maya into Second Life: More Fun with Sculpted Prims

Interesting Metaversed post (link), brought to my attention by Tara5 Oh of Ugotrade. “The software itself works as a plugin, augmenting Maya to enable the in-world rezzing function as well as all of the extras like texture application and joining multiple sculpted prims.”

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AutoCAD to Second Life: New Version Video

My friend Nicco Kuhn brought this to my attention.  A new demo video of the next generation Henshin III AutoCAD import to Second Life tool.  Please post comments with your experiences using this tool if you’ve had a chance to experiment with it.   Certainly looks very promising!

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