To the participants of 3D I course: As we discussed in our last session before Xmas, I want you to do a little homework during holidays: try to build a sweet charming Gingerbread Man using different kinds of modelling techniques to get an idea of possible approaches in solving a certain modelling job.
Gingerbread Man …
To all who didn’t receive my email notification yet: Regarding our workshop 3D Content Creation for Interactive Visualisations and Immersive Surroundings we quite fast must find an appointment for a necessary preliminary discussion. – Your participation is compelling, you must sign in here!
On Wednesday, November 28th, we are going for an exclusive excursion to 3D Innovation Center (3DIC) which officially started just three months ago, exactly. As you may know, due to 3D-Lab the BTK is school partner of the 3DIC right from the early beginning.
Guided by Kathleen Schröter, our tour through the whole 3DIC will last about two hours. Since there is no space limitation in the 3DIC, this excursion is not only for participants of 3D III, but also for all my other 3D courses; moreover, the MA students with Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel will join us, as well. – Anybody else interested should drop me a note!
We’ll meet on Nov. 28th, 10:30 am, sharp, at the foyer (ground floor) in:
S5, S7: Tiergarten
Bus 245: Marchstraße
As we discussed last week, next Wednesday, November 7th, we are going to visit our partners at Heinrich Hertz Institute, Dept. Interactive Media – Human Factors, for an exclusive and highly inspiring demonstration of their touch-less interactively operating up-to-date free view 3D display technologies.
We’ll start together from BTK at 4:35 pm and/or meet at 05:15 pm in the foyer of:
Heinrich Hertz Institut
Although this excursion is dedicated to the participants of 3D III, everyone else being interested in 3D visualization and 3D related topics will be very welcome to join us, but should drop me a note …
The semester high-light of all our 3D related excursions will be our visit at the Heinrich Hertz Institute / TiME-Lab. That acronym TiME means Tomorrow’s immersive Media Experience: Within the 180° 3D panoramic projection you really will experience the by far most immersive sensation you’ve ever had!
We’ll meet on Wednesday, 11.07., at 2:15 pm – sharp – in our BTK foyer and together we’ll go to:
Heinrich Hertz Institute
Although this excursion is dedicated to students of the 3D III Experimental Course, everyone else being interested will be very welcome but should drop me a note!
Again, we all are politely invited to visit the renowned Berlin Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology to get the really incredible impression of the unique 3D freehand drawing capabilities within their CAVE (i. e. Cave Automatic Virtual Environment).
We’ll meet on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, 02:15 p.m. sharp, in BTK foyer and together we go to:
Since June 11th, Maxon is offering a student version of their 3D software CINEMA 4D R13 now – for free. CINEMA 4D Student provides the complete feature set of CINEMA 4D Studio with the exception of network rendering and support of serialized plugins, as well. – Now you should turn to their CINEMA 4D Student web page immediately and grab your free C4D version!
Professional and student designers can submit entries to the 2012 Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition. This annual competition recognises today’s top architects and designers from around the world, and their abilities to visually render Vectorworks models with Renderworks or CINEMA 4D.
Designers may enter multiple categories. However, all entries must be built on a Vectorworks model. Interested competitors who lack the current versions of the software can request a free, 30-day version of Vectorworks with Renderworks software, students may turn to student.myvectorworks.net directly; also, they can download a 42-day free version of CINEMA 4D.
Submissions will be accepted from April 17 to August 16, 2012. To enter, vote or learn more about the competition, visit inspiredvisions.vectorworks.net.
Remember: Due to our presence at this year’s FMX conference in Stuttgart, all my lessons and lectures on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8th and 9th, got cancelled – we’ll make up for them later!
Next week, on Wednesday, May 2nd, instead of practical exercises we’ll do our first excursion and visit the TU Berlin 3D-Lab; let’s meet in the BTK foyer at 2:15 p.m., sharp, and together we’ll go to
Technische Universität Berlin
Sekr. MA 3-2
Straße des 17. Juni 136
The guidance through their 3D print studio and CAVE will start at 2:45 p.m. – so be there in time, please!