Archive for month: January, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-31

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Yellowstone National Park terrain loaded into OpenSim: http://archvirtual.com/?p=2111 # @epredator @jefflowe I’m using Unity a lot too, and love it! So, when are you guys going to build http://bit.ly/8H9CpA ? #unity3d #opensim # ‘Architecture & Design’ article describes art and architecture in Second Life: http://archvirtual.com/?p=2115 # Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation formalizes Second Life presence: http://archvirtual.com/?p=2117 […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum in Second Life establishes licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Congratulations to the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum for securing a licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for its work in Second Life.  With Taliesin in my own backyard here in Madison, and the magnitude of influence Mr. Wright has had on my own architectural quest, I am really looking forward to watching […]

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‘Architecture & Design’ article describes art and architecture in Second Life

Here is the full article: http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/article/Design-goes-digital-in-Second-Life/509878.aspx , and a quote: “More said that as an architect, the hardest thing about working in a completely digital environment is understanding and taking advantage of how users will be viewing the space. “You have to really focus on the temporality and the movement through the spaces. You have to […]

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Yellowstone National Park terrain loaded into OpenSim

This is quite an achievement, posted by Shenlei Winkler on her popular Fashion Research Institute blog (read the full post HERE.)  The terrain data was provided by the famed Dr. Brian Quinn, known throughout the metaverse for his work with LiDAR data translation into Second Life and OpenSim (see this previous post about Brian’s work […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-17

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Stunning computer graphics and ‘Post-Avatar Depression’ http://archvirtual.com/?p=2078 #avatar # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Stunning computer graphics and ‘Post-Avatar Depression’

Check out this jaw-dropping, computer generated animation by Alex Roman, called “The Third & The Seventh.”  If it weren’t for the ‘making-of’ videos that accompany this piece, I couldn’t possibly have believed this isn’t real video footage (even if it were, it would be equally compelling).  He made this using 3DsMax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere on […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-10

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. — Mahatma Gandhi # 12k square meters available on Architecture Island in Second Life. Projects must be architecture-related. $85/month, no setup fee. # UWA hosts architecture competition in Second Life, gathering ideas for a real-world building: http://archvirtual.com # Ciudad […]

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Welcome to my home: first attempts at using Unity3D for architectural visualization

[UPDATE: We have now published an eBook about Architectural Visualization with Unity3D (including a chapter about Oculus Rift) that can be purchased HERE.] Chez Keystone! Come on in…(plugin required). This isn’t multi-user (yet), and navigation might take some getting used to, but this is an Autodesk Revit ‘as-built’ model of my home, imported into the Unity […]

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Ciudad de Mexico – Must See!

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The architecture, the narrative, the graphic design – its all spectacular, with mind boggling attention paid to detail and overall experience. The sim design/builder, Patch Thibaud and his team at Pixelhaus Design Studio have been on fire in recent months, completing some of the most impressive builds I’ve seen in SL, including the Best of […]

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University of Western Australia hosts architecture competition in SL, gathering ideas for a real-world building

There is a lot going on at the University of WA sim in Second Life! I haven’t been able to take it all in yet, but my friend Patch Thibaud teleported me into a site where he recently installed his entry (brilliant, imho – screenshots above and below) in an architecture competition they’re hosting called […]

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