Monthly Archives: May 2012

Who may enter the competition?

There are three levels to the competition as follows. You – or a team together – can submit any number of entries at a single level: Youth (ages 18 and under) Amateur adult (ages 19 and over) Professional adult (ages … Continue reading

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“How can I take part?”

In lots of ways! Submitting an entry, helping the project team, sponsoring awards, funding prizes, giving technical support, lending us examples of professional work, running technical training sessions (as hands-on master classes or web seminars), organising and running events etc. … Continue reading

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Is this a talent show?

Yes, this competition is designed to demonstrate the results of highly developed skills. Yet unlike the television series The Apprentice, for instance, it is not about being stressed, outperforming others or suddenly being ‘discovered’. Rather it values learning to co-operate … Continue reading

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Calling all building developers

We are contacting the development companies for current, recent and proposed building programmes in this area, so as to invite them, their design teams and architects to become involved in this project various ways. Since the illustrations of such developments … Continue reading

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Results of contacts so far

We have emailed some 70 contacts as follows: 3D modelling/visualisation companies 35 Associations 5 Community groups 11 Educational/literary 12 Graphic designers 10 National/quango/local authorities 4 The responses are as follows: Keen interest 14 Neutral/moderate interest 10 No response 43 Declined … Continue reading

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Rule for naming entries

We have added a rule about identifying each entry with the project (3D_lgc,) the site’s postcode and the entrant’s initials.

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New links: CADS 3D and Rowan Homes 3D video tour

On the Links page’s Examples section, we have added links to the brilliant CADS 3D web site and to the ‘3D fly-through tour’ by Rowan Homes.

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Tools: Google Warehouse and Street View

We have added advice and links to recommend the use of the Google Warehouse tool for storing and sharing your 3D models and of Google Street View as a source of images, in each case subject to Google’s rules for … Continue reading

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Sample images of places

On the page Learning to Use SketchUp, we have added a few sets of photographs with which you can freely practice your 3D modelling skills. Two of those sets include public views that are not yet available via Google Street … Continue reading

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