Monthly Archives: August 2012

Visual impairment – Children in Need radio design

It has been a concern from the outset of this project that the use of computer tools for design prevents anyone with a visual disability from taking part. That is probably still the case if you are blind. However in … Continue reading

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Training & practice sessions

Last night we held a SketchUp training session at the Goldsmith Centre thanks to Chris Jackson and there was a practice session on Saturday at the Community Hub thanks to Richard Lovewell. The level of demand is low but the … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprint calculator

Since this project is about raising awareness of our local built environment and living spaces, you are invited to calculate your Carbon Footprint. here By running through it once for your present dwelling and habits, then changing an answer, you … Continue reading

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Grant applications

P.S. on 15th/20th August: we’ve just had the first of these grants confirmed! Many thanks to Councillor Keith Emsall of Letchworth South Division for responding so promptly to this urgent request. Since Chris Jackson has already prepared the artwork and we … Continue reading

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Harpenden – a virtual town centre

Here’s another example of effective town modelling in 3D. A company www.worldin3d.com has modelled the streets in the centre of Harpenden, Herts., UK, with the street-facing sides rendered in some detail. The buildings are displayed individually in 3D Warehouse and … Continue reading

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Olympics 3D animation

“Marketing restrictions on Olympic contractors and suppliers are unlikely to be lifted before the end of the year, …” here, quoting the Armitt report, London 2012 – a global showcase for UK plc What has 3D animation to do with … Continue reading

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Meet the project team

Two meetings ago we decided to put faces into our publicity. Well, here goes – see the new page on Our Team. If you’re shown and would prefer a different photo, please send it!

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SketchUp training and models in progress

We had our second Wednesday evening session, thanks to Chris Jackson and North Herts. College. Chris showed us a stunning new 3D model he has made of the complex Spirella Building (SG6 4ET). That’s in progress since the Google StreetView … Continue reading

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