Archive for month: January, 2011

Using Microsoft Kinect Hacks for Architectural Modeling and Realtime Motion Capture

This could be quite useful for troubleshooting problems on-site during construction as well. I can imagine a contractor scanning an area in question, enabling the architect to open a 3D model of the structure from a computer back at the office, and being able to rotate and orbit around the model to better understand it’s context, then suggesting solutions by mapping additional 3D information into the model, or folding it into the project’s Building Information Model and doing a differential comparison to find possible solutions.

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Arch Virtual Readers, Please Introduce Yourself Here!

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Who are you? What are your interests with virtual worlds? Are you an architect, designer, student, teacher? Which platform(s) do you use? If you’re a lurker, and haven’t used a virtual world yet, what are you holding out for? What roadblocks have you met along the way using virtual worlds? What are your hopes, dreams and goals with virtual worlds? If you don’t mind sharing, where are you from? It’s an open mic… feel free to speak your mind!

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Encore! Machinima and Screenshots of the 48 hour Architectural Jazz Jam

All it takes is a catalyst.   For the past 48 hours, this empty parcel came to life with a group of designers, architects and artists from around the world, who imprinted this build with their creativity – riffing and building on what others had created, and adding their own voice.  It really was a […]

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Now Opening: Architectural Jazz Public Jam Session

Dust off your prims folks, we’re kicking off a public building jam session on Architecture Island in Second Life, focused on the seed theme ‘Amalgamate’ (to mix or merge as to make a combination; blend; unite’ combine). Head over to Architecture Island (here‘s the slurl), and rez some prims!  Be sure to join and activate […]

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Looking for RL Architects using SL in their Tool Set


The following is a guest post/request from Moira Hunter: I am a teacher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais in France.  I am also a doctoral researcher in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University in the UK and am currently coordinating an EU project involving SL, “ARCHI21” (Architectural And Design Based Education And […]

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11 Predictions for 2011 (and beyond)

This is the first time I’ve made New Year’s predictions, but I so enjoy reading what others predict that I couldn’t resist jotting down a few of my own. In general, I think 2011 is going to be of vital importance to virtual world growth and development, but it won’t be outward-facing.  I think it […]

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