In the world of architectural visualization, pretty pictures are no longer sufficient. The expectations of our clients—including architects, developers and real estate marketing agencies—are driven by those of their main audiences: end-users and decision-makers who are accustomed to being captivated by content that not only looks compelling, but also connects with them on an emotional level. Whether communicating the vision for a large mixed-use master plan or capturing the intricacies of material and detail in a private residence, the story behind each pixel is essential. In this talk we will delve into the art of developing and pitching creative with particular focus on architectural visualization. We will offer a look at how Neoscape, Inc., has been developing creative for both still imagery and film for the past 20 years. Following this, we will open up a general discussion on the value of creative, sources of inspiration, clients’ needs, and much more.
Senior 3D Artists, Art Directors, Creative Directors, client-facing artists and filmmakers
As chief creative officer of Neoscape, Inc., Rodrigo Lopez assumes creative leadership across the Boston and New York studios and serves as a steward for the Neoscape brand. He has been with Neoscape since 2000, and he spearheads Neoscape’s commitment to visionary creative and inspired innovation, guiding the studio’s teams for 3D, film, design, and interactive as they craft branded experiences for the built environment. A leader in his field, Rodrigo is a frequent speaker at industry events. He recently served as a panelist for NAIOP’s Millennial House Hunt event, led a talk entitled “Why Stories Matter” for Boston Design Week 2015, and discussed the value of branded visual experiences at this year’s d2 Conference. Rodrigo’s passion for storytelling and film extends well beyond the doors of Neoscape’s studio. He is currently writing, directing, and producing a feature-length film, At Dawn, a dystopian coming-of-age tale. Rodrigo earned a bachelor of science in architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The traditional railroad industry is lagging behind the building industry in terms of innovative technology. One reason could be that there's a lack of good Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools. This presentation will take you on a journey through the design process in large railroad projects to show what we're doing and how we're pushing things further with the help of InfraWorks software and Unreal Engine. We will cover collaboration and live feed, involving the information flow and efficient collaboration between hundreds of people per project. We'll also cover concurrent engineering and model utilization to the full extent with virtual reality (VR) enabled by Unreal Engine. This is project delivery reinvented. What if we turned things upside down and delivered a game instead of a model? We'll remove the "gimmick" factor from VR and focus on real value. Join our session and you will be blown away.
Intended for intermediate to advanced users of AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks software, this class is designed to show civil design professionals techniques and nuances for creating a real-time interactive environment of their site designs using Autodesk's Stingray game engine. This class will consist of a live demonstration showing how to create a "world" out of your site design that can be navigated utilizing an Xbox One controller and a virtual reality headset. Specifically, this class will discuss workflow issues the presenter encountered when constructing a one-square-mile simulation of the urban core of Austin, Texas, utilizing only LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and planimetric data.
This session will cover collaboration between architects and design visualization specialists within the Live Design network. Once a Revit software user generates an Autodesk Revit LIVE project, any design visualization specialist can jump in and take that project to another level. Using knowledge from 3ds Max software and the Stingray game engine, let’s see how we can easily add dynamic content to create an immersive presentation. Game engine technologies can really enhance the design visualization process—it’s all about real-time storytelling! This hands-on lab will give an overview of the power of each software system when they’re combined. During the lab, we will go from Revit software, to Autodesk Revit LIVE software, to Stingray game engine, then finally close the loop and send the project back into Autodesk Revit LIVE. This session features Autodesk Stingray, Autodesk Revit LIVE, and 3ds Max.
Learn how to effectively convert a point cloud file that comes from laser scanning into an accurate 2D/3D Revit as-built model that complies with construction industry standards using Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and AutoCAD software. We'll demonstrate a real case study of one of the biggest construction projects in the Middle East. Learn which different Autodesk tools we used in our workflow that already have been implemented in multiple real projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by FalconViz. This class will help you build an effective and reliable workflow for converting scanned data to an as-built, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) model.
Virtual Reality can be quite isolating if only one person can experience it all alone. Meanwhile, Social VR brings people together virtually and provides a unique opportunity for collaboration that is both immersive and interactive. Social VR collaboration is a perfect solution for the distributed project team, where team members could be physically located in different cities, states, or even countries. Using Social VR, a project team could meet while immersed in the VR model. They can review the project model while taking a virtual tour together. This session will show you how to turn your isolating VR model into a Social VR model, and create a Social VR experience where multiple participants can chat with each other, review the project virtually and take some selfie all while immersed in Virtual Reality. During the class, we will go from Revit, to 3D Max, to Unity with Photon VR for network, and create some avatar prefabs and experience the VR using Vive and Rift VR system. (Joint AU/Forge DevCon class).
Today's 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and visualization software makes specifying a workstation a critical process. As you wrestle with the increasing demands of the Revit design platform and BIM-related applications such as 3ds Max software, Navisworks software, Rhino software, Lumion, Stingray gaming engine, and so on, you need to understand the art to make sound investments in computing hardware. This class will take a deep dive into today's advanced PC hardware so you can understand the important variables to consider when purchasing new workstations. 2017 was a watershed year for almost every aspect of computing hardware. Today's CPUs are more powerful and diverse than ever before. Advances in graphics must keep pace with the highly competitive PC gaming market, and are directly used by the Autodesk AEC portfolio. Properly optimizing your RAM subsystem is critical, and even mass storage has evolved past simply a fast solid state drive. We cover the latest hot peripherals to round out your system and review the latest buying guide.
Whether you're part of a distributed team or an individual, the cloud offers many benefits: Access to your apps and data from anywhere on any device, unlimited hardware scalability, the ability to collaborate with anyone and best of all pay only for what you use. Join us for this session to learn how Frame helps engineers and architects unlock the power of the cloud to boost collaboration and productivity for Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor and any other Windows application.
Technology is growing rapidly and Revit software is no exception. It started with limitations of a few kilometers, and with time went over to tenths of kilometers as a model-size limitation in Revit. Despite of this, rumor still has it that Revit can't be used for large spanning projects. Engineers wouldn't be engineers if they took "no" for an answer, and we didn't. Instead, we chose the most extreme project-the world's deepest and longest subsea road tunnel "Rogfast"-and made it happen. Take Revit and marry it with Dynamo software and you have the ultimate solution for any challenge. Join the session and see it for yourself. We will share workflows developed and lessons learned.
Advances in technology are ushering in a new era where connectivity for builders, designers, and engineers is key. Technology is changing rapidly. Find out in this class how to better embrace these changes to create more value and competitive differentiation by using an evolutionary and remarkable pioneering BIM Cloud Workspace with Autodesk’s BIM 360, Stingray, Revit, Navisworks, Microsoft Azure N-Series, NVIDIA Grid, and RES ONE Workspace. Learn in this class how TBI is featuring a unique, innovative, niche cloud workspace to design, build, make, and create the future of the Netherlands in the belief that it can always be better: more attractive, smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable.
Take your first steps into the world of machine learning. Learn how a neural network can be used to dramatically speed up the removal of noise in ray traced images. In this lab you will learn about noise in rendered images, use a network trained to denoise sample images, and iterate and modify parameters improving the quality of the denoiser. By the end of the lab, you will have the tools and the knowledge to build your own AI accelerated denoiser.
Mixed reality (MR) combines virtual and physical realities into one space and offers an exciting new design opportunity for architects. By projecting the Building Information Modeling (BIM) model directly over the physical site in MR, architects can communicate design ideas to the team and clients in an immersive and interactive way. This session will demonstrate MR case studies, using Microsoft HoloLens, applied for different phases of architectural projects. We'll share our exploration regarding the process of precision alignment of a BIM model with the physical project site. We'll then use MR for virtual mockup and review of design options. Finally, we'll examine the potential of MR tools for construction administration and envision on-site MR clash detection using Microsoft HoloLens.
Ever want to see virtual reality's (VR's) utility beyond glorified renders? VR's veracity of scale and presence provides entirely new creative capabilities. Before spending a dime, designers have the ability to iterate through ideas and then communicate them to clients and collaborators with incredible clarity at all stages of project development. Plans, sections, and even renderings of 3D models are all 2D representations of 3D space developed in 2D mediums. Only VR provides a fully 3D representation of 3D space, letting you design in a medium remarkably close to the end result. Drawing on my experience running a VR consultancy, I will show you how to take full advantage of VR as a practical, fun, and engaging new tool that leads to more-confident choices, clearer communication, and better design. Learn how to design from within VR itself. Cycle a project through VR across a workflow of VR design tools, Revit software, 3ds Max software, game engines-then rinse and repeat. Unleash your inner creative.