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mike

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A Better Design Process

Recently I visited The University of Kansas School of Architecture to show the students a better way of thinking and designing in 3D. It's a common misconception that you can't create construction documents with SketchUp, and that over-priced, over-featured BIM is the only option. I showed…
mike
December 12, 2019
BlogLumion

What’s New in Lumion 10

BREATHE LIFE INTO 3D MODELS Lumion 10 is now available and poised to change the architecture rendering game for artists, designers, and visionaries alike. Join us for a live webinar where we'll take you through all the newest features in Lumion 10. We look forward…
mike
November 7, 2019
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CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER MODELS

Brightman Designs needs your help with launching an online library of 2D cutout characters for use in architectural renderings, just like the images on this page! In today’s market there is a lack of quality, affordable, diverse, online libraries of 2D characters licensed for legal…
mike
August 8, 2019
BlogLumion

Lumion Workflow Series 02: Office Night Render

OFFICE NIGHT RENDER The second feature in our Lumion Workflow series is creating an office night render. This scenario is tricky for a number of reasons, and dark lighting conditions are among the most challenging to work with when creating a convincing visualization piece. Luckily…
mike
July 16, 2019
BlogSketchUp

SketchUp 2019

Another year, another SketchUp!  While SketchUp 2019 isn’t necessarily packed full of features, the ones we get do pack a punch.  This release unlocks more capabilities for “The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture” and our ConDoc Tools extension. Below are some new features, leading of with…
mike
February 6, 2019
BlogLumion

Beautiful Renders Within Reach

THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED With the latest Lumion 8 release, the quality features we've come to expect have surpassed their predecessors. It's now even easier to create realistic renderings at the push of a button and with minimal technical skill required. Lumion's strive to…
mike
December 5, 2017
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Curtains Are a Breeze

In our June Office Hours session, we ran through a demo on how to create custom wavy curtains in SketchUp and Lumion. While it's super easy to search for detail objects like curtains in the 3D Warehouse and FormFonts, we often don't realize how easy…
mike
July 11, 2017
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Capturing Lumion Interiors

Whenever I talk about Lumion, I often focus on exteriors because of Lumion’s easily accessible environment resources, including oceans, landforms, foliage, and weather. The truth is, Lumion is excellent for creating interiors as well and to do this, it requires a different approach for lighting…
mike
March 15, 2017
BlogSketchUp

The Move Tool

THE MOVE TOOL The Move Tool is the number one destroyer of models. Its quick ability to alter, bend, and break geometry is unparalleled. With this power, the Move Tool offers up much more than transferring entities from here to there.  This tool doubles as…
mike
March 13, 2017