How to Make Better Renderings with Half the Software

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/20/19 11:54 AM   |  3 min read time

Wouldn’t it be nice to design, previsualize, document, and coordinate events without all the back-and-forth between software?

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Topics: rendering, Sketchup, webinars, AutoCAD, CINEMA 4D, Photoshop, Enzo Appetecchia, Wysiwyg, Skakki Studio, Layout, 3DS Max, Blender

A 100-Year-Old Battle Brought Forward in Time with Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/13/17 11:27 AM   |  6 min read time

A monumental milestone was celebrated at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this spring. On April 9, 2017, a large commemoration was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle at the memorial and attended by heads of state and British royalty. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.

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Topics: Entertainment, MiniCAD, Vectorworks Designer, CINEMA 4D, 3D locus points, Amirault 3D, Battle of Arras, Military Museum of Communications and Electronics, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, Vimy Ridge Battle, Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Create Site Model command, Paul Amirault

Vectorworks ‘Polls’ Ahead in Design Software Survey

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/7/16 10:52 AM   |  1 min read time

While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology.

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Topics: 3D workflows, Android, Architecture, Competitionline, Nemetschek Allplan, Planet Vectorworks, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, 2D, 2D workflows, 3D, 3D Studio Max, Apple, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, CINEMA 4D, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017

California Dreaming with a Vectorworks Academic Grant

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/13/16 11:07 AM   |  3 min read time

The year is 1945. WWII just ended, millions of American soldiers are returning home, and there is a dire need for housing. Architects across the United States are struggling to find a way to cheaply and efficiently meet this need while still creating beautiful architecture. Enter Arts & Architecture magazine, creators of the Case Study Houses project, which called on designers to experiment with residential architecture and create model homes that would solve the housing crisis. The resulting iconic projects soon dotted the Los Angeles, California area, becoming an influential part of the era's architectural lexicon and inspiring designers for decades to come.

Professor Marco Hemmerling, of the Cologne University of Technology, Arts, and Sciences, and Markus Graf, a research assistant at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, believe that a visit to the Case Study Houses should be compulsory for architecture and design students. However, being based in Germany, they needed a more practical way to expose their students to these projects. Their answer was both practical and innovative, as they worked with students to bring the Case Study Houses into the 21st century by designing them in 3D.

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Topics: Adam Frost, Architecture, Arts & Architecture Magazine, Cologne University of Technology Arts and Sciences, Education, Marco Hemmerling, Markus Graf, Pierre Koenig, resources, Vectorworks Academic Grant, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study Houses, CINEMA 4D, Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Archit, IFC, inspiration, Stahl House

Inspiration: Constructing a Career in Interior Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/6/16 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

Marinella Vronti, a recent interior design graduate from the UK, has always known that she wanted a career in the creative industry. “During school, I was always attracted to subjects like art,” Vronti says. “I always knew that I would never be the student to pursue politics or a career in business. I wanted to be able to create things.”

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Topics: Architecture, Education, 3D Modeling, 3D printing, CINEMA 4D, Community, De Montfort University, Digital Design, inspiration, interior design, Marinella Vronti, Vectorworks software

Transform the World with Vectorworks 2015 Design Software

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 9/16/14 12:01 PM   |  4 min read time


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Topics: 3D model, Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Open GL, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sean Flaherty, Sketchup, Vectorworks Service Select,, 3D Modeling, BIM, CINEMA 4D, Cloud, Curtain Wall, Nemetschek Vectorworks, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Nomad, Vectorworks Remote

Eight Vectorworks & CINEMA 4D Users Presented with Belgian Awards for Architecture & Energy

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 12/19/13 10:35 AM   |  1 min read time

On December 10, 2013, eight Vectorworks software and CINEMA 4D users received Belgian Awards for Architecture and Energy from the Royal Federation of Architecture Associations at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. Firms were honored for their creativeness and sensible use of energy architecture.

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Topics: Architecture, denc!-studio, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Robbrecht en Daem architecten, Salens Architecten, Vectorworks, VIESSMANN, BCF Architecten, Bozar, Buro B, Centre for Fine Arts, CINEMA 4D, Collectief Noord, Community, Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, third party partner, WIENERBERGER

BOLLES+WILSON’s Inventive Design Promotes Synergy Between the Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Posted by Julie McClure on 9/20/13 9:07 AM   |  2 min read time

Based in Münster, Germany since 1989, BOLLES+WILSON is known for understanding architecture “as a symbiosis between the ordinary and extraordinary.” It’s this approach that has enabled the firm’s global recognition and involvement in award-winning projects in Japan, Australia, and Europe.

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Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, MAXON Computer, Renderworks, RS+Yellow, Stephanie Eickelmann, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BOLLES+WILSON, Case Study, CINEMA 4D, Peter Wilson, Prof. Julia Bolles-Wilson, Project Highlight, Raaskpoort Project

Meet Alejandro Nogueira, one of the “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” judges

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 7/25/13 11:37 AM   |  3 min read time

We are pleased to introduce another judge in the “Your World, Reimagined” global design competition. Meet Alejandro Nogueira, architectural visualizer and founder of DECC 3D Art, an architectural rendering company.

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Topics: Alejandro Nogueira, Architecture, Arroway Textures, MAXON Computer, Mexican Revolution Monument, AMD FirePro graphics, CINEMA 4D, Community, DECC 3D Art, DOSCH DESIGN, Nemetschek Vectorworks, third party partner, Your World Reimagined

Meet Oliver Higgins, one of the “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” judges

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 7/19/13 11:37 AM   |  2 min read time

Next up in our series of judge profiles for the “Your World, Reimagined” global design competition is Architect and Visualizer at Franklin Ellis Architects, Oliver Higgins.

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Topics: Architecture, Arroway Textures, MAXON Computer, Planet Vectorworks, The Old Pumphouse, AMD FirePro graphics, CINEMA 4D, Community, DOSCH DESIGN, Franklin Ellis Architects, Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Oliver Higgins, St. Pancras Railway Station, third party partner, Your World Reimagined

Meet Marc Potocnik, one of the “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” judges

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 7/12/13 11:36 AM   |  2 min read time

We are pleased to introduce our next profiled judge of the “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition.” Meet 3D designer Marc Potocnik, owner and founder of the animation studio renderbaron. Located in Düsseldorf, Germany, the firm produces high-quality 3D animations, visual effects, and television commercials for customers including BMW, Audi, ZDF, RTL, Nokia, Wilkinson Sword, RWE, and Siemens. The small studio offers the high-end quality and reliability of its large competitors and has a production-proven pipeline.

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Topics: Architecture, Arroway Textures, MAXON Computer, Peter Petz, renderbaron, 3D Modeling, AMD FirePro graphics, CINEMA 4D, Community, DOSCH DESIGN, Marc Potocnik, third party partner, Your World Reimagined

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