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Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

UPDATED ENGINE Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine. It is now based on DirectX 11. As a result, the engine works better with Windows 8 and 10. For Windows 10 users, it also gives access to extra graphics card memory (the previous maximum was 4GB) so that larger scenes are possible. The engine update provides…

Don’t recreate… ReCap

Test of a 123d Catch generated point cloud into ReCap Studio A lot of information has come to light since the last post, although ReCap Photo is still not available. First, let’s talk about the two different products. ReCap Studio (a free download desktop application), is included with all Autodesk 2014 Suites, and gives us…

Alcatraz

Over the break I ran through old pictures and found a series of 10 pictures taken on a boat tour of San Francisco a few years back. So I threw it at 123d Catch and the results were pretty amazing. See the YouTube video below.

Mexico City

So, I just came back from a couple of weeks of beautiful weather in Mexico City. I became a little obsessed using 123D Catch at different locations, and am slowly working through them. The additional practice in taking the pictures and submitting them to the cloud service has been useful to help me understand better…

Revit/Vasari and 123D Catch for Energy Modeling of Existing Buildings

Solar Radiation Tool in Project Vasari The following videos were posted by Simon Gillis from Autodesk at the Sustainable Design Toolbox to describe in more detail the steps necessary to carry out the Rapid Energy Modeling (REM) of existing buildings. You can see how you can use 123D Catch and Project Vasari or Revit 2012…

Point Cloud Feature Extraction Sample Files + Review

So in case you missed it, the Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Revit was released a little under a week ago. As you can see in the picture below, the extension adds a new tab to your user interface with a variety of useful tools for working with point clouds. You can even create a…

From Photos to Point Clouds and Topo in Revit

This is a follow up to my previous post on using 123D Catch. That post focused on using merely four photographs (taken from a moving car) of Zion National Park to create a 3D model. The focus of this post is what I explored afterwards: ways to use the 3D model created from photogrammetry for something…

123D Catch

123D Catch mesh of section of park After attending Autodesk University 2011 last week, a few of us were fortunate to visit Zion National Park, where I was able to snap a few pictures. The lighting was great, so I decided to throw a few of the pictures to the Autodesk 123D Catch service (formerly…

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