The will to learn: 8 steps for learning architectural software
Featured Contributor and Black Spectacles Author, Joe Storr, details the road that he took to learn architectural software & become a 3ds Max expert.
With 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and countless other options available to architects, there’s no shortage of digital modeling programs to choose from. And with ever-increasing processing power and the emergence of GPU based rendering engines, we’re beginning to see more and more firms integrating these programs into their design process.
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Throwback: When CAD was born
Sketchpad: History of design technology in architecture before there was AutoCad.
Get ready to jump back into the cop stash days… We’ve found how it all began: the relationship between architect and computer. Sketchpad, developed by Ivan E. Sutherland in 1963, was the first program to merge architect and computer through computer line drawing...