Archive for month: December, 2008

Autodesk set to launch a real-time, immersive, game engine for architects

I think I’ll file this under the ‘its about time!’ category: “At Autodesk University, we billed Project Newport as a game engine for architects. Our Discovery Space was constantly buzzing with visitors who wanted to navigate Revit models using game controllers, Wimmotes, or the KOMME®Z table,”  writes Scott Sheppard from Autodesk Labs wrote in a […]

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Importing Sketchup Models from Google 3D Warehouse into realXtend

This looks very promising! I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, but I had already imported models into realXtend using the Ogre mesh import, and this looks a whole lot easier than it was the last time I tried! Read the step by step tutorial on importing a model directly from Google […]

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Venice Italy on New World Grid in OpenSim

“Here’s a photo by Olish Newman of “Venice, Italy”, a region on an OpenSim project called The New World Grid.” via New World Notes

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UC Berkeley Deptartment of Architecture’s ‘Virtual Smithsonian’ in Second Life

“A virtual museum designed by undergraduate architecture students at the University of California at Berkeley. Come visit the museum at “Bear Island” in Secondlife: SLurl” Maybe we can provide a virtual critique by way of blog comments, or perhaps schedule a tour with someone from UC Berkeley sometime in January?  I’m not sure how long […]

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Importing KML into Second Life

Check out this ‘mashup of Google Earth and Second Life creating a collaborative 3D data visualization.’ from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration “Virtual worlds like Second Life allow users to show information in ways that are very difficult using other mediums” via Architecture +

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Celebration of Le Corbusier’s Poème Électronique

On Wednesday December 17th, Philips will celebrate the legendary Poème Électronique on the Philips island in Second Life.  A historic presentation, opening of the virtual replica and a round table discussion on how the Poème Électronique can inspire us to co-create the future. Please click on the image below for more information. The event will […]

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COMMISSION #3: Opening and free workshop today! 1 December 2008

6.30-7.30pm GMT (10.30-11.30am SL Time), Monday 1 December 2008: join the workshop in reflexive architecture 8pm GMT (12 noon SL Time), Monday 1 December 2008: attend the launch SLurl: teleport to 2ND LIVE (83, 171, 22) The Project: In physical reality, the architectural shell is a relatively static and motionless artifact. The occupant plays a […]

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