Learn the importance of discovering the purpose for the image (communicating the “Why”)
Discover camera basics that help illustrate the story
Learn how to identify good compositions and understand their basic guidelines and rules
Discover the difference and importance of visual accuracy versus physical accuracy
More and more architectural studios are tasked with delivering renderings as part of their communications with their clients. These renderings have become powerful and important tools to help clients understand the vision for their projects and to help approve the major milestones during the design process. Understanding how to compose an image to convey the desired message has become increasingly important. Understanding the basic rules of composition and how to engage the viewer using composition is the foundation of successful communication. Our class will teach storytelling through composition and will capitalize on the team’s design skills to create compelling visual communication tools that will enable class attendees to be more efficient and effective in their communications with their clients.
With over 20 years of experience, Ludo Michaud has spent most of his career in the creation of visual effects for televisions and film. He has worked on over 8 features films, well over 1000 commercials, countless game trailers, and even 3D rides. He’s a mentor for the Visual Effects Society, he built training books/tools for Softimage|XSI, taught seminars at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and is a member of the advisory board of a few of the community colleges around Dallas, Texas, and he has consulted for University of Texas at Dallas on curriculum. He joined Corgan MediaLab to help elevate their 3D/FX department for visualization and he’s now an associate within the firm. Ludo keeps elevating the studio through new techniques and new tools, as well as helping find the right material for the group and teaching through the firm’s internal college program. In addition Ludo teaches for the NAD (National Animation Design University) around the country, starting new programs to teach visual effects.
After graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in film and art, Brandon Carmichael moved to the United Kingdom to work with Cannes Lions. Upon returning to the United States, he moved to Texas where his film career began in earnest. Over the last 12 years Brandon has produced countless commercials both domestic and international ranging from spots for Chick-fil-A to Super Bowl commercials. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, including for episodic, short, and full-length feature films. In 2013 he joined Corgan MediaLab as creative director and he headed up their film/video division. He leads a team of highly talented artists to craft narrative storytelling projects utilizing 3D animation and the integration of live action and 3D/FX. Brandon has also had the opportunity to teach at various conferences and festivals, including Autodesk University, the Dallas Producers Association, and other film-industry related events.
John Higgs is the founder and president of Corgan MediaLab. He has honed his studio’s craft over the past 20-plus years, and now the Lab is recognized as a regional leader in the field of architectural visualization and storytelling. John has produced animations for a variety of architectural projects, including airports, office complexes, data centers, transit projects, and hospitals. He has also worked in the broadcast, film, interactive, music, and video game industries for clients such as Adidas AG; Hyundai; Dell; Mountain Dew; Atari; Nokia; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, While under his leadership, Corgan MediaLab has been honored with numerous awards and has been featured in many publications. John has spoken at Autodesk University for several years and at other conferences on the topics of technology and storytelling. He has also served on the advisory board at Full Sail University and acted as a visiting instructor at Texas Tech University for a graduate-level animation course.
Chad Speas is a design applications manager for Corgan Associates Inc., a national architecture firm with market sectors in aviation, mission critical, K-12 schools, and healthcare. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design. He is a registered architect in Texas and Arizona and has been practicing architecture for nearly 16 years. Chad’s primary focus at Corgan is development and implementation of the education and training program for design applications. He is a Certified Revit Professional and has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for over a decade, most recently overseeing the firm’s transition of project work to A360 Team and the Collaboration for Revit platform. He will be attending his fifth Autodesk University.
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.