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March 14, 2008

SketchUp Model

There have been many sketchup models exported to google earth, from novice modelers to advanced professionals, they are all unique. I found this presentation to be a good example of a fly-through, produced using sketchup as the main software. I have personally used sketchup on 4 occasions, and it got the job done for its purpose. I have never done movie presentations using this software but as you can see, it is possible and it looks good in my humble opinion. What I like the most is the fact that it has that fluid look to it. Go SketchUp!

March 9, 2008

3D Architectural Visualization - Property Development

The new generation Business Center will be built using the latest technology, with luxurious shopping and recreational areas. This is a virtual visualization of the CITYDEL business center scheduled to be completed around the middle of 2007. The people from iCube Visualization are the one's who produced/directed this presentation. The fly-through animation starting at 2:45 is a great example of Construction Simulation, a medium which is gradually working its way up into the work places of 3d modelers, drafters and architects. Lots of interior shots in this one guys.

March 4, 2008

Fujairah Hotel

"A 3d Walk through done by TUNISIAN Architects in Dubai 2007, Resort in Fujairah." A very complete presentation. Starts off by approaching the project site from the ocean (I'm assuming it's an ocean...haven't googled the exact location yet) and works it way up high to create a nice aerial shot of the whole site! I personally like this technique. This might make sense to do with some fly-throughs but not all. The textures applied to the 3d surfaces were amazing. High quality if you ask me, most especially the texture applied to the walls. The entourage, which is sometimes ignored in most presentations because of difficulty to achieve realism, was well rounded in terms of complexity and quality. Water, trees and landscaping fitted together very nicely. Kudos to La Cienda for the concept design.

Animated Movie Trailers - must see!!!