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mike

Lumion Summer Competition 2016

By | Blog, Lumion, SketchUp
Hey Students!  Lumion is hosting another design competition this summer! All you need to do is re-imagine an iconic building, create an animation in the new free student version, and upload your original design by September 5, 2016. You could win $5000, your own Lumion Pro...
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Expand Your Object Library

By | Blog, FormFonts, Lumion, SketchUp | No Comments
Efficient Visualizations Visualizations can be used to convey design to a client, raise money from investors, and help designers make informed decisions.  They can be polished for weeks or pushed out in hours.  Some visualizations are photorealistic, while others are sketchy and conceptual.  Regardless of...
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3d Model Types For Designers

By | Blog, ConDoc Tools, Lumion, SketchUp
At Brightman Designs we work on a wide array of projects ranging from residential to commercial, traditional to modern, covering area from lots to blocks to miles of highway.  Each project brings specific needs and challenges for visually communicating design.  There is no one size...
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Brightman Designs greeness sketchup

MyLumion: Client Friendly 3d

By | Blog, Lumion, MyLumion, SketchUp
Once the team at Brightman Designs discovered Lumion we abandoned all other rendering software and haven’t looked back.  We use Lumion every day, on every project.  Last month we were understandably excited when the Lumion 5.7 update came with the new MyLumion — a powerhouse...
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Drones and Visualization

By | Blog, Drones, SketchUp | No Comments

My older brother Steve and I have been fascinated by technology since day one. This started at a very early age with video games that developed strong eye hand coordination, then evolved into building, playing with, and destroying anything radio controlled. We worked through cars,…

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Introduction to Lumion

By | Blog, Lumion, Office Hours Session | No Comments

Lumion is an amazing rendering software that will completely change the way you visualize and explore designs.  The software is extremely fast and easy to use, yet surprisingly produces beautiful photorealistic images and animations.  How?  Lumion relies heavily on your graphics card, similar to a video game,…

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SketchUp is BIM

By | BIM, Blog, SketchUp | One Comment

The “SketchUp is BIM” webinar was a live discussion and presentation regarding SketchUp’s expanding presence in the BIM arena.  I challenged attendees to rethink their definition of BIM and open their minds to new workflow possibilities.  This presentation focused on the most effective process for creating construction documents and…

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