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November 2, 2009

Expo Architecture Competition 2007

Impressive animation made for the Expo Architecture Competition in 2007. It would be interesting to know how each sequence was meshed together. Obviously a video editing software... but what were the techniques used is my question. Very nicely done.

October 11, 2009

ArchiCAD And Artlantis

This animation is beautiful, great choice of music too. I remember hearing this music for the first time when I watched a film called "The Island". Modeled in ArchiCAD 12 and animated in Artlantis! Two powerful programs that work well together many claim. Great job to the people at Crescendo.

August 17, 2009

Fast Paced Animation

This is a very fast past video, but does have a wide array of presentation techniques. I speculate that this could have been made to practice several techniques in one go. From sun shadows to animated people to "construction simulation" (the part that shows the beams which support the glass ceiling/skylight)... this short animation covers it. Like I said, it could have been a test to see what the particular program/s can do to achieve certain outputs. Interesting clip.

July 23, 2009

Cidade da Musica

This is probably one the most extensive architectural animation I have seen to date in terms of length. It lasts for 10 minutes and presents to us the "Cidade da Musica", a good portion of the presentation is shot during the day and then followed a night animation which shows off the pleasant lighting effects. I love the part where the "Grande Sala" transforms into an opera! The animation then shows a bunch of amazing still renderings of some of the smaller areas of the structure along with actual site photos of the project being built. This building was given the full treatment. Great work to all the people who contributed to this.

July 14, 2009

A Classy Architectural Fly-Through

This is one of those rare presentations that adapt actual movie making techniques. It is like one of those many phrases Dwight Atkinson says from time to time, in reference to creating architectural renderings... "One Must Think Like A Photographer". In this case, "one must think like a movie director". The camera paths, angles and speed fit perfectly with the music. The execution of fading in and out of each animation is pleasant and adds a dramatic effect. I have to give kudos to the one who created 'the steaming water pouring on the tub scene' - excellent! My final critique to the whole presentation - amazingly realistic, and inviting! Thanks to YouTube's architecturelaw for sharing.

July 9, 2009

A Gloomy Cityscape

Considering this is a whole cityscape, it rendered out pretty sweet. The frames on some instances were knitted together in a 'fast paced' manner and then it would slow down some which I found quite interesting. I like how the part starting at 1:12 was composited...a top view looking over some of the buildings with cloud effects that suggest wind... oh, correct me if I'm wrong, but for a minute there I thought I saw a blimp! Great touch! I also love how the overall video has a gloomy feel to it with rays of sun light casting through the spaces between the buildings. Fantastic.

June 25, 2009

Centro Escolar De Seia

This pleasant animation was made by Miguel Krippahl. A combination of ArchiCAD, Artlantis and Windows Movie Maker was used to model, animate and stitch the scenes together to provide the viewers a complete representation of the architect's design. Miguel Krippahl also made the animation on the previous post here at The 3-Dimensional Dream. The technique I like best in this video was the way specific zones/spaces within the structure was being presented together with the animation and animated seamlessly. Fabulous work!

June 13, 2009

Simply White

This 3d presentation is completely monochrome! Very clean, simple yet beautifully presented. When carefully examined, you can tell that they had at least 3 different files for the model. One, very bare with just walls - two, with floors and ceilings - and three, with all the windows and openings in place. Then each file was obviously rendered using the same camera paths and patched together using a Windows Movie Maker. Software used to animate the model was Artlantis Studio 1.0 and the modeling software which was used was ArchiCAD! Great work to youtube's MKripp.

February 10, 2009

ArchiCAD 12 Presentation

Fully modeled in ArchiCAD 12 and possibly fully animated in-house and assembled together using some sort of video editing software to seamlessly knit the scenes as one. This is just my speculation though at the moment. This video manages to get me hyped up about using AC 12 every time I see it. I like the "cross-section/slicing" effect (feel free to let me know what the technique is really called!).

Animated Movie Trailers - must see!!!