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January 28, 2008

3D ArchiCAD Fly Through

This is a 3D ArchiCAD fly through of the "Devenshire Building" which was produced by 23 year old Martin Smith, a 5th year architecture student at the university of Newcastle located in the UK. A combination of animation and 'stills' was used for this presentation. From one fellow AC user to another, "keep up the good work!" and thanks for sharing.

January 27, 2008

Transformation in Architectural Design

From YouTube's Pascal Mueller...."The video shows buildings designed by two great architects, Gottfried Semper and Le Corbusier, and the emergence of new designs using a novel modeling system to compute design transformations. Shown at ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Computer Animation Festival". The transformation sequences are pretty seamless! Love this piece.

January 23, 2008

3D Achitecture Restoration

This intro was created for an architectural restoration company, VIP Restoration, as part of a promo of their services. This type of method, from plan to 3D, is always a cool thing for me personally. There's just something fun about it. There is about 2 more examples in my previous posts that use this method for animating architectural designs. Great intro!

January 21, 2008

3d Video Animation Render

Pleasant 3D animation of a site viewing from a bird's eye view. Some still renders and fly-throughs but the aspect that caught my attention was the way the Site Plan was animated from above. Gentle camera movements and warm colors achieved was inviting in my opinion...I guess it also depends on who is viewing the film. 3d animation by UokU.

January 20, 2008

Architecture Student Animation

This short animation was produced, to my understanding, by a group of students. The things that use to be almost impossible to achieve are now becoming more common as software and hardware are gradually developing rapidly. Architectural animation and 3D modeling will become very typical in all architecture schools all around the world. It has already begun. Nowadays, I would not be surprised to know that handful of architecture students in a single classroom have the capabilities to achieve 3D visual representations of their projects.

Designhive's Snowhill Animation

I like how this animation begins.....with the building somewhat simulating construction in the latter phases....instead of columns and beams, they went ahead and simulated the assembly of a few architectural details/features like curtain walls and shading panels and what not. I gotta say, nice glass materials! Now the ending, now that's something new I've seen compared to the previous architectural animations I've posted, its basically a night shot of one of the buildings with the lights turning off section by section until its pitch black. Excellent touch.

January 18, 2008

3D Master Plan - Vnimation

This is a cool 3D animation of a 174 ha. piece of property! An urban plan of northern Ha Dong City - Ha Tay which is close to Ha Noi Capital. The render time must of took a lot of computing power to produce this footage. Nevertheless, very well worth it. I like the reduction and increase in playback in certain portions of the animation. The soundtrack was fitting for this type of grandeur. I would also like to make a note of the 'dreamy' visual effect on the opening of the shot...excellent! Great job Vnimation.

January 16, 2008

iCube Visualization - Demo Reel 2007

iCube's 2007 3D architecture animation demo reel is a neat compilation of some of their work. Grass swaying, water movement & flying butterflies are just a taste of some of the animation details possible to produce with a combination of creativity & technology. This reel also features a very nice construction simulation from the ground up. Definitely worth taking a look at!

January 14, 2008

1st & Main

This architectural flythrough was produced by "NC3D" for GBD Architects. The animation highlights many of 1st & Main's interior and exterior features and views. The project model is also set in a 3D replica of Portland City. Moving entourage and solid 3D animation makes this a great presentation. I like the touch with the boat around the beginning of the flythrough. The camera rolls and angles, like some in my previous posts, are carefully executed.

January 8, 2008

Architecture Thesis - Modular

This was made by a user on YouTube named 'homeworks255'. Nice 3d animation study of ideas. Quick motions and execution allowed the creator to present his/her concept from simple to complex in just 2 minutes and 45 seconds! All structure, no entourage... very straight forward!

January 7, 2008

Interior Animation

This very nicely done interior animation was done by Proyecto Digital, a studio based in Madrid. This piece of 3d architectural animation is clean, neat and easy on the eyes. Each time the camera poses for a shot, things light up as if your taking a picture with a flash camera. Great touch and great model!

January 5, 2008

Molao Project - Vietnam

3d and architecture concept by Archipel (Vietnam, SE Asia). This presentation had some interesting camera rolls and 'shaking' which I found to be pretty cool. Adds spice to the animation. Choice of music (in my opinion) matched the whole shot. Take note on having the option of adding music on the finished presentation, makes it much more dramatic. Fantastic work Archipel!

January 3, 2008

Persian Architecture

An animated film inspired by the Persian Architecture. Made by Cristóbal Vila (who also made the Fallingwater animation on my 2nd post). Great lighting and camera movement. The details and textures are incredible. One thing I've noticed with Mr. Vila's films is that he opens them very well with an artistic expression of some sort.

January 2, 2008

School of Business

Produced by Neoscape, Inc. to help raise funds for the new William & Mary Mason School of Business. This animation starts off pretty sweet. Begins from a work bench/table, which was nicely modeled, and makes a transition from a floor plan to an actual building model. The way Neoscape represented the specific areas of the building through color coded 3d transparent masses, I thought, was just brilliant.

Animated Movie Trailers - must see!!!