Blogs

  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. June 23, 2017

    ?Mathieu Mazerolle and I presented our middleware products at the 3December event last week....


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Le service Bing Maps évolue : mettez à jour vos produits Autodesk !
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Microsoft fait évoluer Bing Maps vers la version 8. Pour continuer à profiter de ce service de cartographie en ligne sur les produits AutoCAD 2015 à 2018 et tous les verticaux (AutoCAD Map 3D et AutoCAD Civil 3D notamment), il faut installer un Hotfix. L’activation de la cartographie Bing Maps sur un produit qui nécessite cette mise à jour vous affichera le message ci-dessous : La mise à jour est très rapide....


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2015 Bing Maps Hotfix
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Der Hotfix für die Geoposition bei den Bing Map Karten ist ebenfalls für den Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server verfügbar. Wie berichtet, beendet Microsoft ® die Unterstützung der Version 7 von Bing ® Maps zum 30. Juni 2017. Dieser Hotfix dient zum Aktualisieren von Bing Map auf die Version 8, um die Geoposition weiter nutzen zu können. Den Hotfix finden Sie hier....


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    FindInserts Determines Void Instances Cutting Floor
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Here is another brilliant and super succinct solution provided by Fair59, answering the Revit API discussion forum thread on how to get cutting void instances in the floor using the HostObject FindInserts method Question: I have a floor on which a family instance is inserted on the face of the floor (the instance host is also the floor). I checked in the family the "Cut with Void When Loaded" parameter, so that the void is created in the floor. Now, I want to retrieve all the instances that create...


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Po prostu Inventor

    Po prostu Inventor

    Product Design Collection w przremy?le okr?towym
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Dzisiejsza prezentacja pokazuje jak mo?na wykorzysta? Product Design Collection do projektowania wyposa?enia pok?adów. Wbudowane narz?dzia Factory Design pozwalaj? utworzy? bibliotek? elementów wyposa?enia i szybko tworzy? layout'y zarówno w 2D jak i w 3D....


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Le service Bing Maps évolue : mettez à jour vos produits Autodesk !
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Microsoft fait évoluer Bing Maps vers la version 8. Pour continuer à profiter de ce service de cartographie en ligne sur les produits AutoCAD 2015 à 2018 et tous les verticaux, il faut installer un Hotfix. L’activation de la cartographie Bing Maps sur un produit qui nécessite cette mise à......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • It's Alive in the Lab

    It's Alive in the Lab

    My 2nd MTaylor Shirt
    Published. June 22, 2017

    Autodesk believes that the future of making involves 3 fundamental changes: Products themselves will be smarter with enablements via the internet of things. Processes will move towards automation via robots and greater efficiency through techniques like additive manufacturing. Consumer demand......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Integrating the 3dRudder with AutoCAD
    Published. June 22, 2017

    I mentioned this device, late last year, and have been meaning to spend time integrating it into AutoCAD ever since. The 3dRudder is an interesting perpheral: while currently targeted at helping seated VR users navigate intuitively in 3D – effectively keeping their hands free – it was originally intended for CAD users. So it’s nice that it’s going back to its roots, as it were. Here’s an excerpt of a video of Christian Slater demoing the 3dRudder integration with Rhino (I’m kidding about...


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    New Fusion 360 Update and an Announcement
    Published. June 22, 2017

    This week a new Fusion 360 update went out. There are a few API related enhancements in this update and one big announcement. Enhancements User Specified Program Path - You can now specify the location where Fusion will look for......


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Vault Professional - Categories Lifecycles
    Published. June 22, 2017

    We are going to discuss today 2 essential features, who go hand by hand in Vault Professional. Categories and Lifecycles Categories An essential feature is Categories. You can assign certain categories which already include lifecycles, properties, and revision schemes, based on certain criteria of properties. E.g. File extension. Categories can......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    How IKEA Is Working to Fight Climate Change
    Published. June 22, 2017

    IKEA Head Designer Marcus Engman is leading his company's efforts to fight climate change by enlisting the best designers in the business....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    My 2nd MTaylor Shirt
    Published. June 22, 2017

    Autodesk believes that the future of making involves 3 fundamental changes: Products themselves will be smarter with enablements via the internet of things. Processes will move towards automation via robots and greater efficiency through techniques like additive manufacturing. Consumer demand......


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Generative Design for the Office Layout
    Published. June 21, 2017

    Autodesk used Generative Design to define the optimal workspace in one of our offices. In the future we see design taking in the employee and organizational preferences in the office neighborhoods. Make sure those that work frequently together are located in close proximity, employees that like the sunny exposure are seated in sunny portions of the office, and the employees that prefer a quiet space are in planned quiet area neighborhoods of the office. Think of it like the design......


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Immersive Visualization - Erwecken Sie Ihren Entwurf zum Leben
    Published. June 20, 2017

    Immersive Visualization ist eine erschwingliche, einfach zu nutzende Technologie, mit der 3D-BIM-Modelle (Building Information Modeling) zu visuell ansprechenden Darstellungen umgesetzt werden, die Anwender erkunden können. Erfahren Sie auf unserer neuen Infoseite mehr darüber, wie Immersive Visualization den Planungsprozess verbessert: Außerdem haben wir einige Best Practices im folgenden E-Book für Sie......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    The other half of the laser scanning revolution in construction
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I have already blogged about the Leica BLK360 whose size, capabilities, one button operation and price point promise to revolutionize professional scanning for construction. Anyone who has used a Leica scanner is familiar with Cyclone software and, in particular, with......


  • In the Pipes

    In the Pipes

    Webinar Series: Configuring AutoCAD Plant 3D Isometrics
    Published. January 1, 1970

    In Technical Support we get a lot of questions about how to configure isometric drawings for specific needs. Indeed you have to configure xml-files and other configuration files as well. This is challenging. Here is now a webinar series about......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Revit SDK Sample’s Assembly Reference Updater
    Published. June 16, 2017

    By Madhukar Moogala While I was learning Revit API through SDK samples, I see there is a huge Samples folder with about 180 project files. I thought it will be good idea to quickly update the references of each project to correct Revit install folder. There is an executable which......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Creating Procedural Texture in AutoCAD : Checker shade
    Published. January 1, 1970

    By Madhukar Moogala Procedural textures are algorithmic texture unlike textures based on images these textures are created using logic, we can created patterned textures using Checker shade. Programmatically we can create Checker,Speckle, Wave and Tile type generic textures. In this post I will discuss how we can create a Checker......


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    3ds Max 2018.1 Update
    Published. June 8, 2017

    The Update for 3ds Max 2018 includes access to the 3ds Max Interactive real-time engine. In addition, there have been many recent fixes to UV Unwrap, FBX, viewport performance, snapping, and more....


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    How to build PyQt5 for Autodesk Maya 2017 64bit
    Published. June 8, 2017

    Written by Cyrille Fauvel – Autodesk Developer Network (April 2013) Updated by Vijaya Prakash – Autodesk Developer Network (November 2016) Chengxi Li - Autodesk Developer Network (June 2017) Building SIP, and PyQt for Maya 2017 PyQt [http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk] is a python binding to the Qt library. Because Maya uses Qt internally, you can use the PyQt modules in Maya python scripts to create custom UI. PyQt does not have the same licensing as Maya, Qt, or Python. Please consult the...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    Generative Design Applied on Buildings
    Published. June 9, 2017

    It's been more than two years now, since Autodesk started to invest in research on Generative Design. Some of the results have been shown already in the video below. When we talk about Generative Design, the subjects are very often related to manufacturing (design of heat exchanger, bicycle frames, …).......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    Generative Design Applied on Buildings
    Published. June 9, 2017

    It's been more than two years now, since Autodesk started to invest in research on Generative Design. Some of the results have been shown already in the video below. When we talk about Generative Design, the subjects are very often related to manufacturing (design of heat exchanger, bicycle frames, …).......


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    AU 2017 Proposal Time – and now you can Vote!
    Published. May 25, 2017

    I’ve been a speaker at AU for a long time now (well, about 13 times) and every year it’s challenging to come up with new and updated topics. But this year is a little different – for the first time, you, the user, can vote for the classes you would like to see. So if you have a topic, like learning Dynamo for Revit, understanding how to bring Inventor families into Infraworks, or gain a better understanding to make your AutoCAD documentation look and behave like Revit documentation, then you...


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    SketchBook iOS: This app is not compatible with your device.
    Published. May 25, 2017

    I am back, sort of. I am currently on the SketchBook QA team and we are getting a lot of tickets on this topic so I wanted to share this with the community. _______________________________________________ If you get this error when trying to update SketchBook from 3.7.4 to 4.0.4 on an......


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    Mas eu posso modelar qualquer coisa no REVIT?
    Published. May 24, 2017

    Essa é uma pergunta difícil de responder, porque eu já "mordi a língua" várias vezes. A maior comparação que se faz é com programas de modelagem livre. Exemplo: Sketchup, o Formit, quando trata-se de algo rápido e simples, e outros mais específicos como Rhino, 3dsmax, Maya, Inventor, Solidworks, e por......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Activate ActiveX based BrowserPane
    Published. May 22, 2017

    In Inventor 2018 custom browser panes got their own dockable window so that they can be moved around by the user. As a result your old code that was creating your new ActiveX based BrowserPane and was trying to activate it does not work anymore. You need to find the......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Navisworks 2018 is here…
    Published. May 15, 2017

    Annual product launch is always a busy time of year for the Navisworks team and this year has been no different. We've completed some interesting projects this year, so here we would like to introduce them to you in some detail. You've asked us to improve our connectivity and our......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Navisworks 2018 is here…
    Published. May 15, 2017

    Annual product launch is always a busy time of year for the Navisworks team and this year has been no different. We've completed some interesting projects this year, so here we would like to introduce them to you in some detail. You've asked us to improve our connectivity and our......


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Using the LifecycleEventEditor to remove Third Party lifecycle transition Jobs
    Published. May 4, 2017

    This short movie shows how to use the Vault SDK's Lifecycle Event Editor to remove third party lifecycle transition jobs...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: New Version fo Autodesk Design Review Released
    Published. January 1, 1970

    The It's Alive in the Lab blog mentioned that there's a new version of Autodesk Design Review available: Read the blog article. DWF continues to go beyond the paper....


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Cloud rendering maintenance this weekend
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This weekend there is scheduled maintenance for the cloud rendering service on Sunday March 5th 7AM - 8AM PST. During this time, cloud rendering will not be available. The Health Dashboard has been updated with this information and will be......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    We've Moved
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This blog has now moved to become part of our Forge website. Please change your bookmark to: https://forge.autodesk.com/blog We'll be posting the same types of programming tips and tricks in the new blog - along with additional items, such as events, case studies and Forge product roadmap updates. See you......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    #ILookLikeAnEngineer A360
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The A360 team in Tel Aviv joins women from all over the world in the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.  ...


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Troca de Plataforma do Blog
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Olá pessoal! Movemos para uma nova plataforma e novo blog MUNDO AEC mundoaec.autodesk.com Autodesk Mundo AEC...


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    A 2017 Tip on Importing Layers from One AutoCAD Drawing to Another
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Happy New Year! I'm crossing my fingers that 2017 will be a great year for you and for me (are you in?). Let me help you kick it off by sharing a tip that will enable you to quickly bring......


  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray

    How background images/photos can make your renders more realistic
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Setting up the alpha channels in 3ds MaxTo ensure background images/photos can be fully integrated with your render in post; it's crucial to enable transparent/refractive material options such as the, Color+alpha , in the Refraction Affect channels function.This function allows background images to be seen through transparency/translucency, in post.                                          ...


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Simulation Job Manager 6.1 update is now available
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I'm pleased to release an update to the Simulation job manager (version 6.1). Overall stability and reliability improvement Supporting proxy network configuration Error/warning/information logging improvement (to better help diagnose issues) Allow start/pause batch queues from “Server Management” dialog View remote server analysis load To download the new job manager, please......


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Blog Consolidation
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I'm excited to be joining Jerry and Jeff Bartels on the Civil Immersion Blog (http://civilimmersion.typepad.com/). Since the three of us post similar material on similar topics, we think having the "one stop shop" for all things related to civil infrastructure will make things easier for our followers. Please join the......


  • CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    Cara Root Asus Zenfone 4 Ke Lollipop
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Tutorial Root ini di lakukan di OS Windows 7. Baterai mesti terisi minimum 60 persen.  Unduh Intel USB Driver DISINI, sebelumnya install di PC.  Unduh cwm-zen4. rar DISINI, sebelumnya ekstrak di PC. Buat folder anyar sebelumnya berikan nama cwm-zen4, lalu semuanya hasil ekstrakan masukan kedalam folder itu.  Unduh Up-date SUperSU-v2. 46. zip DISINI, sebelumnya copykan ke media penyimpanan internal Zenfone 4 Kalian.  Aktifkan USB Debugging Zenfone 4 Kalian,...


  • In The Fold

    In The Fold

    We've Moved!
    Published. July 25, 2016

    Check out our new and improved In the Fold blog at blogs.autodesk.com/inthefold/....


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 3 is now available!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    We are happy to announce that the Productivity Pack 3 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is now available. This extension is another benefit for Autodesk subscription customers. More about it could be found here. To download it log in to......


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Maya 2016 Ext 2 Live in New York and Atlanta
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Join us in New York and Atlanta for consecutive weeks of Maya 2016 Ext 2 presentations. May 3rd and May 12th....


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    StationOffsetLabel.Create quick sample code
    Published. May 5, 2016

    By Augusto Goncalves (@augustomaia) This is a quick sample code on how call StationOffsetLabel.Create method for all Alignments on each Station increment interval. Note it's using the first StationOffsetLabelStyle and first MarkerStyle from the respective style collections. [CommandMethod("addStationOffsetLabel")] public static void CmdAddStationOffsetLabel() { CivilDocument civilDoc = CivilApplication.ActiveDocument; Database db =......


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    AutoCAD Electrical 2017 - Released
    Published. January 1, 1970

    If you haven't heard by now, AutoCAD Electrical 2017 has been released. We are very excited about the features that are part of this release, especially since the features were all customer requests. If you are a subscription customer, you may have seen some of these updates in the AutoCAD Electrical 2016 Subscription Advantage packs. Optional SQL Server Support You can now choose to use SQL Server for the catalog and footprint lookup databases. The databases are supplied in Access format as in previous...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    New AutoCAD... New AutoCAD Blog
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk just announced the release of AutoCAD 2017! Woo hoo! Want to learn more? You won’t find it here. Visit the new and only official AutoCAD Blog for the most current information on AutoCAD! That’s where I’m blogging from now......


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Geotechnical Sections and Log Strips in AutoCAD Civil 3D Webcast
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Our partners in Geotechnical Keynetix are holding another webcast. UK Webinar – 13:00 GMT, Friday 4th March North America Webinar – 12:00 EST, Friday 4th March Click below for more information and registration http://www.keynetix.com/holebasesi/4th-webinar/ /Jack Strongitharm...


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    New year. New start. New blog.
    Published. February 3, 2016

    We’re excited to announce we are moving the AU blog to a new platform! As of next week we’ll only be posting on the new blog, so be sure to bookmark it or—better yet—subscribe to our feed and stay up......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    New year. New start. New blog.
    Published. February 3, 2016

    We’re excited to announce we are moving the AU blog to a new platform! As of next week we’ll only be posting on the new blog, so be sure to bookmark it or—better yet—subscribe to our feed and stay up......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    You’d like to see the volumes for all of the members of an iPart at once
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This came up recently with a customer where they’d like to see all of the different volumes at one time for an iPart’s members. This could be used for mass or other property. The only limitation is your creativity with it. The scope is: we want to get the volumes for all the elaborated members of an iPart factory at one time and this rule does that when we add a custom “Volume” parameter to the iPart table, trigger the rule to fire on any parameter change and edit the table via a spreadsheet....


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    A New Drafting Experience
    Published. January 18, 2016

    We’ve created a new drafting experience for AutoCAD 360! Many traditional AutoCAD users have voiced their preference for key commands vs. more modern touch techniques, and we are excited to introduce our new keypad that accurately draws lines, polylines and rectangles, available for iPad. Now......


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Paul Neale's video has been posted - Autodesk University 2015
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Making Fast and Effective Animation V2: Procedural Animation Tools in 3ds Max...


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya BonusTools - Create Audio Wave Node
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Learn how you can use audio files to dynamically create animation and effects in Maya....


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Want to try Sketch-based Animation with Project Draco?
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk Research has made Project Draco available on Autodesk Labs for Feedback...


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Monday - Baking Dynamics to Joints
    Published. January 1, 1970

    A super quick and easy demos showing how to transfer Spline_IK driven by a nHair simulation to joint rotations...


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Introducing Autodesk Insight 360
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Over the past few years, you might have noticed that the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis team has had a fair amount of projects in Autodesk Labs or marked as beta that have been making their way into Revit or FormIt......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    We’ve moved!
    Published. November 17, 2015

    In addition to the release of Insight 360 today, the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog has also migrated to a new platform. Be sure to update your bookmarks and check out blogs.autodesk.com/insight360 to continue to get the latest from the Insight 360 team....


  • 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    MCG: Visual Functional Programming
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Max Creation Graph, or MCG for short, is a visual functional programming language embedded in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. In this post I wanted to take a deeper dive into the MCG programming language aimed at a programmer audience....


  • The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    MCG: Visual Functional Programming
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Max Creation Graph, or MCG for short, is a visual functional programming language embedded in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. In this post I wanted to take a deeper dive into the MCG programming language aimed at a programmer audience....


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Compiler alembic 1.5.8 sous Linux
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Si vous avez déjà essayé de compiler alembic, vous avez sûrement été confronté à pas mal de soucis. Compiler alembic n'est en effet pas simple et les méthodes pour y arriver sont nombreuses suivant ce que vous souhaitez faire.Dans ce billet, je vous propose d'expliquer ligne à ligne un script bash afin de voir les différentes étapes. Notez que c'est plus un partage d’expérience qu'un vrai tuto. Il y a de fortes chances que ce script ne fonctionne pas sans modifications de votre part.Je...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Future of Product Development - Coming to a City near You!
    Published. August 4, 2015

    As many of you will already know, we've been hosting a series of free to attend educational seminars across the UK and Nordics this year for small to medium sized manufacturers and product developers. The goal we set for each event was to make it educational - share what we......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Future of Product Development - Coming to a City near You!
    Published. August 4, 2015

    As many of you will already know, we've been hosting a series of free to attend educational seminars across the UK and Nordics this year for small to medium sized manufacturers and product developers. The goal we set for each event was to make it educational - share what we......


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Round Tripping from Smoke 2016 to Avid Media Composer
    Published. June 24, 2015

    In Smoke 2016, you can now send your sequence back to Avid Media Composer for creative editorial, versioning or cutdown with the sequence structure intact....


  • Iconic Embedded

    Iconic Embedded

    Who is Taking Cybersecurity Seriously, and why You Should be Worried
    Published. May 25, 2015

    By Alan Grau, Icon Labs On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of companies and people involved in embedded device development and cybersecurity for embedded devices.  I was recently struck by the difference in attitudes regarding cybersecurity at three diverse companies.  Each company representative had a very different [...]...


  • Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    3D Web Fest
    Published. May 8, 2015

    The first ever 3D web fest event is happening Maya 13th in San Francisco....


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    3ds Max - Open Subdiv or Turbosmooth? Whats the difference?
    Published. May 5, 2015

    Chris Murray explains the difference between the Open Subdiv modifier and the Turbosmooth modifer...


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Take a Tour of 3ds Max 2016 (NAB 2015 Theater Presentation)
    Published. April 17, 2015

    Take a Tour of the New 3ds Max 2016; NAB 2015 Theater Presentation...


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    How to prevent Maya writing a "requires" command for a plug-in
    Published. April 14, 2015

    This tutorial will help you understand why Maya might include a reference to a plug-in in a scene file, and how to prevent Maya from doing so....


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Build your AutoCAD IQ!
    Published. February 10, 2015

    You are invited to join our series of free Webinars. These are technical discussions hosted by the Autodesk Product Support team and brought to you by Subscription Services. The basic format is a 20 - 40 min period of in-depth......


  • Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Template Based Chart Graphs : How To Build Customizable Graphics with 3ds Max
    Published. November 21, 2014

    In this blog post, see how to create customizable chart graphs. You'll see multiple examples and different techniques that you can pick and choose from in order to build template based graphics....


  • Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    It's been really Flaming busy...
    Published. October 27, 2014

    A quick overview from NAB to IBC. Catching up on new features and recent releases....


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    File Name and Location Conventions with Vault Data Standard - Part 1
    Published. September 15, 2014

    As its name suggests, at the core of Vault Data Standard is standardisation including file names and directory structures. With some simple configuration VDS can apply complex directory structure and naming standards that are specific to your business needs. The basics of this are covered in the help documentation, in......


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon - Sept 20-21, 2014
    Published. September 9, 2014

    An online event with an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! You are invited to join the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon — a virtual web based hackathon that runs from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, September 20 to......


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Add 2D PDF sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF reader
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day......


  • At Land's End

    At Land's End

    Getting prepared for AU!
    Published. July 23, 2014

    Hi folks, 7 days to go for Autodesk University 2013 in in Las Vegas (December 3-5). Check out the interesting workshops, sessions and keynotes right here http://au.autodesk.com/plan/overview and there http://au.autodesk.com/las-vegas/keynotes-forums or get the AU app for a better planning and overview. In order to prepare yourself here is a link......


  • pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    Recent Happenings..
    Published. July 17, 2014

    Hey there - it’s been busy here the last little while…I was redesigning and putting together our new AREA newsletter, talking to Nick Gaul at Weta, and most recently, the cool guys over at Warhorse Studios....


  • Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX
    Published. June 18, 2014

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX...


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    The Best Education?
    Published. June 1, 2014

    After a long blog hiatus, I'm back. I stumbled upon Rory Block's ARCHDAILY exposition on architectural education "Are Ivy League Schools Really Giving the Best Architectural Education" over my Sunday coffee and a few thoughts come to mind. First, disclosures: (1) I have taught professional practice at Yale for a......


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    /MONTH & Price Drop!
    Published. May 25, 2014

    Mudbox is now available for /month as a desktop subscription AND the price to purchase has dropped to 5.00 USD!...


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will...
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will continue bringing you the latest and greatest Tips & Tricks, Solutions and Behind the Scenes @ Autodesk features.Our new blog is hosted in the Autodesk Community, which will enable us to bring you more relevant content based on data pulled directly from the Community Product Boards and IdeaStations!Click here and check out the new and improved AutodeskHelp Blog!...


  • 3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    The Rebirth of Giana Sisters in 3ds Max
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Thanks to Black Forest Games we just published the latest Meet The Experts Webinar, which shows how the classic C64 game Giana Sisters got rebooted with 3ds Max....


  • Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Frankentech Challenge #4
    Published. April 10, 2014

    If you are a student who enjoys creating new things check out the Autodesk Fusion 360 Frankentech Challenge. Use your creativity and Autodesk Fusion 360 to blend different devices here to create something amazing. In this challenge you have a......


  • 3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    Now Announcing 3ds Max and Maya 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Hey everyone, I am happy to announce our new 2015 3D animation software releases....


  • Voice of Community

    Voice of Community

    Rituals and Community
    Published. March 14, 2014

    Rituals play a critical role in the major religions of the world, whether it's the Latin incantations and incense of Catholicism, the times of the day and orientation of prayer in Islam, or the dietary rituals of Judaism, they all play a key role in reinforcing who you are why you exist and why you are doing what you are doing. Similarly in community, rituals play a key role in at least two of McMillan's key aspects of commmunity spirit: membership (the feeling that members have of belonging), and...


  • Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Thanks for all your brilliance!!
    Published. March 5, 2014

    A quick thank you and good night......


  • Dances With Elephants

    Dances With Elephants

    Successful Desktop Developers Failing to Make the Transition to Cloud and Mobile – Part 3 of 3: Build It, Validate It, Monetize It
    Published. March 3, 2014

    #1 Build It You need to sit back and envision how you can address long term customer challenges and needs that cloud and mobile technologies are uniquely positioned to help you address. The obvious low hanging fruit is customer needs/challenges that happen away from the desktop. Tools for sales people,......


  • You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    How Autodesk helped out Oscar-nominated short filmmakers
    Published. February 24, 2014

    How the #AutodeskExperts became a part of the moviemaking process on the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Problem...


  • Revit MEP

    Revit MEP

    Using Revit as a Team. Use Same Builds.
    Published. November 21, 2011

    When using Revit on a project, make sure everyone on the team is using not only the same version, (2011, 2012, etc), but the same build number as well.  The build number can be found by clicking on the question mark pull down in the upper right corner, and click the About button…. From there, you’ll see the splash screen of the version, and the build.  The first 4 numbers in the year the build was released, (2010) The next 2 are the month of the release,...


  • The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    AZARKANT
    Published. November 13, 2013

    Very cool trailer to the new short sci-fi film Azarkant...


  • With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    Extension for Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014
    Published. September 16, 2013

    Subscription customers, add these 3ds Max Design extension apps...


  • Jamie's Jewels

    Jamie's Jewels

    The History of Aspect Ratio
    Published. August 5, 2013

    OK, OK, so it’s been quite a while since the last blog post, but this video is a great general one to return with. In the video “John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the......


  • Typepad

    Typepad

    test
    Published. April 23, 2013


  • Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening
    Published. February 6, 2013

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening...


  • Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    here is a quote found on this blog from mr David Mackenzie : the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer. "I am really excited about is the inclusion of the .Net wrapper for the SDK. For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing tools for artists this really opens up a new world for we can do and how quickly we can do it. I might sound silly but it really is a game changer"...


  • Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya DirectX 11 Technology Preview - Update 2
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A picture is worth a 1000 words ... and a video a 1000 pictures :p ... update 2 Added a link to a couple of turntables of the same character....


  • The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    REAL STEEL: Erik Nash – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Erik Nash began his career in 1979 on the film STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. He joined Digital Domain in 1995 and work on projects like APOLLO 13, TITANIC or KUNDUN. He then became VFX supervisor and take care of the effects of films like RED PLANET, I ROBOT, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. In the following interview, he talks about his work on REAL STEEL....


  • Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Webinar........THIS FRIDAY !!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A live Webinar....be there or be....!!!!!...


  • 3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    AU2012: Tecnicas de render avanzado con Vray, renders de 15 min a tan solo 1 min
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Una breve guia para acceder a este magnifico tutorial en la plataforma de Autodesk university 2012....


  • Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Tutorial: The interactive Randomizer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ein kurzes Tutorial, das die Benutzung meines Scripts "Randomizer" erläutert. A short german tutorial that shows the use of my "Randomizer" - english version coming soon...


  • Taking it to the Max!

    Taking it to the Max!

    Register Now – Live Webinar on iray in 3ds Max
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Join us for an “Introduction to iray in 3ds Max” which will provide an extensive overview of iray, explaining both what it is and how it differs from previous rendering technology....


  • Between the Walls

    Between the Walls

    AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010 Update 2 Released
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Autodesk has released Update 2 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010. http://bit.ly/d3HfrA & http://bit.ly/9ApjyI...


  • In the Machine

    In the Machine

    Inventor 2012 is here!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    We have been slaving away at our little cottage this past year to bring you all new software. What awaits you in the next release of Inventor? Check out several interviews Mr. Cohee conducted concerning our 2012 lineup....


  • geoExpressions

    geoExpressions

    Debate Continues: BIM versus GIS
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion entitled, “The Great BIM versus GIS Debate”. This 90-minute session in front of a packed room was moderated by Matt Ball (@SpatialSustain) and proved to be a lively (and sometimes heated) discussion between myself (@engis), Pete Southwood (@Geo_Pete) and members of the audience. Issues addressed in the debate encompassed technology; data accuracy, access, integration and analysis; collaboration and efficiency; and the future of...


  • GIS Exchange

    GIS Exchange

    Moving Next Door
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Thanks for coming and reading this blog - it's been a great start. Now that Map is part of the Infrastructure Suite, we thought it made sense to realign the blogs a little, so I'm going to start blogging over at http://beingcivil.typepad.com instead. If you want to skip the Civil......


  • Ellipsis

    Ellipsis

    Observations and Random Thoughts on PLM
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Wow! Blowing the dust off the 'ol keyboard here. Been a while since my last post huh? That's what 59,000 airline miles in three months will do to you. So what have I been up to you ask? If you're following me on Twitter then you know I've been jet......


  • Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    "Don't Judge Me by my Size - I'm Pretty on the Inside!" (Smart family file quote.)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hey all - I just got back from Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, and over the 2.5 days there, I spoke to probably 15-20 manufacturers who came by the Autodesk booth - all to ask about BIM content creation. So that's great - way up from a half dozen per expo in years past. I was able let all the folks I spoke with, know about Autodesk's Seek team's cool new Content Services page where any building product manufacturer (BPM) can either get consulting on creating content themselves, or choose to have it made...


  • The Topobase Insiders

    The Topobase Insiders

    Industry models in embedded DWG and SQL Server – Part1
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Since AutoCAD® Map 3D 2012 we introduced the embedded DWG that contains the same industry models, as in Oracle, in an embedded SQLite database. In AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 we introduced SQL Server industry models. Both DWG and SQL Server......


  • Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Moving on
    Published. February 6, 2013

    This is my final blog for all things 3ds Max. You've got a new product manager!...


  • Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Conheça o Novo AutoCAD WS 1.5
    Published. February 6, 2013

    O novo AutoCAD WS 1.5 já está disponível para Apple IOS, e Android e nos navegadores da WEB. Estenda o poder do AutoCAD para além de seu Desktop, o AutoCAD WS 1.5 introduz as funcionalidades de colaboração social, que agilizam a criação do projeto, análise e processo de aprovação. Agora......


  • CAD Botequim

    CAD Botequim

    Relato de Um Arquiteto sobre o AutoCAD WS (Autodesk 360)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Pessoal, As redes sociais sempre foram fonte de inspiração e meio de estreitamento de comunicação entre empresas e clientes. Tive o prazer de conhecer o Arquiteto Flávio Radamarker a um tempo, RT pra lá e pra cá e um dia apresentei a tecnologia AutoCAD WS, hoje parte integrante da solução......


  • Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Mejor Aplicación Artística
    Published. February 6, 2013

    SketchBook Pro es nombrada major aplicación artística de 2011 http://bestappever.com/awards/2011/winner/rtst Feliz semana! Juan Carlos...



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