Monthly Archives: October 2012

TV programme about 3D printing

“… Here Rory Cellan-Jones has his head scanned and printed to see how the process works. … watch Newsnight on Monday 29 October 2012 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.” video & replay

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Recording a tour in Google Earth

When you have imported a set of 3D models to the My Places folder in Google Earth, you can then record a tour of them in various ways. You can view a short video about doing so here. (3 minutes) Enjoy! … Continue reading

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“Missing” buildings

If you are an entrant to the Competition with 3D model(s) in progress, please ignore this and upload  them to the 3D Warehouse by end Wednesday 31 October! For a quick entry, you can pick any of the models marked … Continue reading

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About the judging, awards and prizes

This is to explain what we are planning for judging the entries and making the awards.  All entrants will receive a Certificate to acknowledge the model or models that they submitted. Selected entries will merit an Award – that is … Continue reading

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Training sessions done, now please upload and keep learning!

P.S. This post was a bit early! – we had the last Wednesday session today. As is quite usual, no-one came so we were able to review the project tasks and come up with ideas. With the last of the … Continue reading

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Tasks for the Finale events

It is now time to agree and confirm all arrangements for the Finale events.  Offers to help will be gratefully received. Here is a provisional outline of what has to be done: 3D_lgc project tasks Please review it and send us … Continue reading

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Walking tours and fly-through animations

This project started with the idea of visualising a walking tour or fly-through animation of Letchworth Garden City modelled in three dimensions. The Competition has focussed on creating the 3D models of buildings that such a tour or animation would … Continue reading

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Transition to a low-carbon economy

Among other aims, this grassroots competition is designed to raise awareness of the built environment, help people to engage with town / country planning and perhaps to visualise how we would like things to be different! The third of these … Continue reading

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Gazelle Local Enterprise initiative

Last night an event brought businesspeople, college students and staff together in support of young entrepreneurs. is a fast developing network of colleges intent of bringing entrepreneurship into further education. What you may ask has this to do with our … Continue reading

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Excellent article in The Comet

Comet reporter Nick Gill accepted our invitation to last saturday’s SketchUp Practice session, where 12 year old modeller JC showed him his techniques for sculpting and texturing a building for Google Earth. This resulted in a 9 column-inch article: [Copyright … Continue reading

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