Tag Archives: 3D design
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
The UK National BIM Report 2013 is now available. The report includes an overview of the current state of building information modelling. Included are surveys and insights by leaders within the BIM sector such as 3D design, 3D models, 3D infrastructure, 3D architecture and so on. Some highlights: The 2012 survey shows the percentage of the [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by 3DVW.
3D is growing significantly as China develops. In a presentation entitled ‘3D Cadastre Oriented Reconstruction of Administrative Procedure in Chinese Urban Land Management‘ authored by Guo Renzhong, Luo Ping, Jiang Renrong, Wang Weixi in Shenzhen, China at a recent conference, this growth is detailed. China has has 657 cities by 2011 Basic characteristic: diversification of property rights in vertical [...]
Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by 3DVW.
PLW Modelworks has created a 3D model of the Itami, Japan airport. This model is striking for it’s detail and clarity. “Located just 10 km north of central Osaka is Japan’s Itami Airport (ITM). Since its opening in 1939, Itami Airport has become the primary airport for the Kansai region of Japan. In 1954, newlyweds [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by 3DVW.
IKEA has moved to a new 3D catalog. At first glance, the benefits are obvious, customers can look at 3D objects on desktop computers or mobile devices. Images can be shared, and people can walk around them. There are a lot of things that paper magazines cannot do – reach wise, interactive wise and efficiency [...]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2012 by 3DVW.
Conventional wisdom and recent experience shows that quite a bit of innovation is happening in terms of web browser. But how much of that is directed at geoinformation activity, adaptable to geospatial thinking, tightly linked to standards for spatial data and incorporating a broad array of tools? More often than not individual groups and companies [...]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by 3DVW.
In the blog post The City Limits II: The City Hinterland, the author describes cities in terms of their size. Areal area is one way of investigating and establishing the size of a city. The 2D area is calculated readily today using mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). Indeed, in a later post the blog does [...]
Posted on 12. May, 2012 by 3DVW.
EventIDE is a .NET framework that now works with Microsoft’s KINECT product. Recent work has resulted in the development of full 3D body sensing and tracking that is shown in a short film (here). “The tracking method is based on automatic recognition of human body parts on a visual scene and estimation of 3D joint [...]
Posted on 04. May, 2012 by 3DVW.
Many people are commenting on why Google would sell the 3D drawing software SketchUp to Trimble. The answer, I think, is simple – any tool that will ultimately include high precision measurement data, will need a spatial analysis environment for it’s full value to be realized. SketchUp alone is nice, but coupling high quality land [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2012 by 3DVW.
Writing in newgeography in an article entitled ‘Homebuilding Recovery: How CAD Stifles Solutions‘ , author Rick Harrison “addresses how a reliance on CAD software and a lack of collaboration stifle sustainable land development solutions.” “CAD was intended as a drafting tool to serve hundreds of purposes within a multi-billion dollar software industry. To serve all [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by 3DVW.
Many 3D applications depend upon accurate and precise 3D location data. Higher levels of accuracy as provided through GNSS technologies and the data gathered through them, enable improved quality and more precise work where location matters and positioning is integral to the business. GNSS can include augmentation systems designed to improve the functioning and performance [...]