Monthly Archives: October 2012

Local or corporate?

This project promotes local enterprise and amenities. So why do we depend on global sources (Google/Trimble) for the software tools for modelling buildings for the competition? Well, that’s because the software tools are free and they open up the competition … Continue reading

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Awards Finale events, 16-18 November 2012

The Finale events in 16-18 November will consist of: 3D Technologies event on 16 November from 11 am to 1 pm in The Hub for local/sponsor companies specialising in technologies that include 3D digital modelling and visualisation. SketchUp Masterclass workshop on … Continue reading

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Criteria for Google Earth

Please read the criteria that Google apply for accepting a 3D model from the 3D Warehouse into Google Earth: here. P.S. on 1 October: At least one entrant has been unable to upload a model to the 3D Warehouse since … Continue reading

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1970s/1980s theme

This project’s grand Finale is part of the Letchworth Arts Centre’s 2012 Festival, which has a 1970s/1980s theme. Is there a way of modelling that? perhaps with an interior or a street or park scene as it looked then… Festival – … Continue reading

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3D printing by Disney

From Disney Research, Pittsburgh, USA: a video about  3D pinting of light-condicting tunes in plastic materials. here Critical commentary via BBC News – Technology here

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An IT suite for community groups

Thanks to North Herts. College and The Hub, we have been able to run training and practice sessions respectively. However the Herts. County Council’s Library service was unable to provide access to Google SketchUp on its PCs so as to … Continue reading

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Civic buildings

A civic building is any building that has to do with the citizenry at large. It need not be the premises of a local authority, yet council offices is a good place to start. Note that you can choose to … Continue reading

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Iconic buildings to model

What do we mean by “iconic” buildings? These are the ones that are recognised as, and hence represent, Letchworth Garden City. They tend to have complex shapes that are difficult to model, but that can be taken into account during the … Continue reading

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