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Saturday, February 23, 2013

[Archoncad] Weekly Digest Email 14 (blogs and movies for Vectorworks)

This week I posted the following blogs:

Archoncad Plugins

Over the years I have created several extra tools, or plug-ins, for Vectorworks.
These are very useful on older verisions of Vectorworks and some these are still
useful on the latest versions.

Education Resources

When you're teaching Vectorworks it's important for the students to understand
the basic concepts. Sometimes these basic concepts are abstract, and it can be
difficult for some students to understand how these basic concepts can affect
their later working.

Education_SIG_002 Education Special Interest Group February 2013

This was the second session for the education special interest group, and again
we spent a lot of time discussing the structure that would be appropriate for
educational purposes.

Education_SIG_001 Education Special Interest Group February 2013

This was the first session for the education special interest group. We spent a
lot of time discussing the structure that would be appropriate for educational
purposes.

BIM_SIG_018 Special Interest Group February 2013

In this session we looked at detailing again. We have covered detailing in an
earlier manual, but there are always questions about how to finish the project
and detail. Of course, how you detail depends on your drawing philosophy.

BIM_SIG_017 Special Interest Group February 2013

In this session we looked at detailing. We have covered detailing in an earlier
manual, but there are always questions about how to finish the project and
detail. Of course, how you detail depends on your drawing philosophy.

Try the 5-Inch iPhone Experience with this Printable Papercraft Model

This mockup can be printed out at 100% scale (example), trimmed, and folded to
provide a three-dimensional paper version of the 5-inch iPhone.

Apple Updates Processors & Prices of MacBook Pro with Retina Display

CUPERTINO, California—February 13, 2013—Apple® is making the MacBook Pro®
with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and
lower starting prices.

Mac Pro Now Unavailable for Purchase from European Apple Online Stores

As noted by 9to5Mac, the Mac Pro is no longer available for purchase from
Apple's European Online Stores.

cadmovie884 - Animations - Part 8

Animationworks Light Object - The AW Light Object gives you control over then
the lights start, stop, rate of dimming, and intensity.

cadmovie883 - Animations - Part 7

Animationworks Sliding Object - As with the Rotating Object, the sliding object
uses a 3D only symbol.

cadmovie882 - Animations - Part 6

Animationworks Rotating Object - This object does not need a path, so you can
place it anywhere.

cadmovie881 - Animations - Part 5

Animationworks Moving Object and Path - This works in a similar way to the
camera object. You create the moving object path, then you attach a symbol to
the path.

cadmovie880 - Animations - Part 4

AW Camera - The AW Camera is designed to work with the camera path object. You
have to place the camera path in the file first before you place the camera.

cadmovie879 - Animations - Part 3

AW Camera Path - This tool is used to create a 3D path for an AW Camera. When
you create the 3D path, you can get around the problems with the standard
Vectorworks animation, where it can be hard to create a smooth turn.

cadmovie878 - Animations - Part 2

Simple Animation (Move Along Path) - Move along a path allows you to set up a
movie that walks (or flys) through your design. It works by using a series of
views. Each view is a keypoint in your movie.

cadmovie877 - Animations - Part 1

Simple Animation (Orbit) - The easiest animation to make is called and Orbit
movie. This movie flys around the model. It is effective for showing the outside
of a building or an object. You would not use this animation to walk through a
building.

I've lost my password...

Sometimes you forget your password, or you have trouble logging in, so what
should you do? The answer is that there is an option on the login page you to
reset your password.

What Happened to archoncad.co.nz?

You might have ended up at this web site because you were looking for
www.archoncad.co.nz. So why are you here. Well, for the past year I have been
planning on changing my web site so that it can be more user friendly, so that
it can contain all my movies and manuals, and so that it is searchable.


Monday, February 18, 2013

podcast145 - Creating an Orbit Animation


Vectorworks has an easy way to create an animation, called the orbit point. While this is the simplest way to create animation, it also has the least options, making the result rather simplistic. However, if you want a quick method that give your clients an idea of the building, then this is an easy way to do it. It's also the easiest method to start using if you haven't created animations before.

There are some options that I don't cover in this movie but you will find them in my movie on this website : http://learn.archoncad.com


Sunday, February 17, 2013

What Happened to archoncad.co.nz?

You might have ended up at my new web site because you were looking for www.archoncad.co.nz. So why the new site? Well, for the past year I have been planning on changing my web site so that it can be more user friendly, so that it can contain all my movies and manuals, and so that it is searchable.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

[Archoncad] Weekly Digest Email 13 (blogs and movies for Vectorworks)

This week i posted the following blogs:


Google Nexus 7 Updated to 4.2.2

I switched on my Nexus 7 this morning to find a message that it was ready to
update to the latest version of hte operating system. All i had to do was OK the
install, and it updated over the air to the latest version. This is a nice piece
of news.

The People's E-Book

I love e-books. I read them all the time, and my subscribers know that I write
them as well. I found this project that hopes to make e-book publishing easier
and more elegant.

epodcast171 - Tidying up Elevations

I had a client call today, he was having trouble tidying up the elevations of a
house. He knows how to use most of the tools, but he was not just the tools in
the right order to get a fast result.

Interactive Workshops February 2013 - Animations

Animations

When you present your design you cannot be sure that others are thinking of the
same thing that you are. One of the ways around this is to create images of your
design, so they can see it from several views.

SST_1302 Animations with Vectorworks (1st draft)

When you present your design you cannot be sure that others are thinking of the
same thing that you are. One of the ways around this is to create images of your
design, so they can see it from several views. These can be rendered views so
your client can see the light, shadows, and textures. These images work well
with printed media, but if you want them to fully understand design, a movie is
best.

CX - A New Cloud Storage System

I have just seen this new cloud storage system called CX. This is a system that
lets you store your files on line (like Dropbox and iCloud and Google Drive).
With so many options, what will CX do for you?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The People's E-Book

I love e-books. I read them all the time, and my subscribers know that I write them as well. I found this project that hopes to make e-book publishing easier and more elegant.

Monday, February 11, 2013

[Archoncad] Weekly Digest Email 12 (blogs and movies for Vectorworks)

This week i posted the following blogs:

Animation in Vectorworks

This month we are looking at animations in Vectorworks. You can make movies
directly inside your Vectorworks files using the tools and commands. Of course,
you have to be careful how you set up your lighting, models, views and
rendering. When you set up the file correctly, you can produce high quality
movies.


Drawing a Stone Capping on a Wall

One of my clients was asking about drawing a stone capping on a wall. There are
two ways to deal with this, drawing a 2D plan view, or correctly modeling the
stone capping in 3D. This applies to more than just a stone capping, it applies
to any wall that has a capping on it.


epodcast170 - Adding Curved Text to a Curved Wall

You can use the Text Along a Path command to add curved text to a curved wall.


Landmark_SIG_019 Special Interest Group January 2013

Like the other session this month, this session focused on creating and storing
plants. this session also had time to look at storing plants in the default
content and in the Resource Browser.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Animation in Vectorworks

 

This month we are looking at animations in Vectorworks. You can make movies directly inside your Vectorworks files using the tools and commands. Of course, you have to be careful how you set up your lighting, models, views and rendering. When you set up the file correctly, you can produce high quality movies.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Drawing a Stone Capping on a Wall

One of my clients was asking about drawing a stone capping on a wall. There are two ways to deal with this, drawing a 2D plan view, or correctly modeling the stone capping in 3D. This applies to more than just a stone capping, it applies to any wall that has a capping on it.

Read more...

 

Monday, February 04, 2013

epodcast170 - Adding Curved Text to a Curved Wall

You can use the Text Along a Path command to add curved text to a curved wall.

Read more...

 

Landmark_SIG_019 Special Interest Group January 2013

Like the other session this month, this session focused on creating and storing plants. this session also had time to look at storing plants in the default content and in the Resource Browser.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Landmark_SIG_018 Special Interest Group January 2013

The main topic for this session was how to create a plant from scratch, rather than duplicating an existing plant.