Daniel Tal
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Please help us out: ASLA Sustainable Sites Webbie Award
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Goustan BODIN Apr 22, 2014.

Rendering with SketchUp Webinar
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Tal Aug 31, 2012.

 

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Please help us out: ASLA Sustainable Sites Webbie Award

Hello fellow designers. We need your help.The ASLA conceived and funded project, Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes, has been nominated for a Webbie award, a kind of Oscars for the internet. Please help us out and vote the project up and spread the word. Here is a chance to get the word out on what LA’s do and work on and more important pushing sustainable concepts.You can vote here:…See More
Apr 18, 2014
Trace One replied to Daniel Tal's discussion 'Please help us out: ASLA Sustainable Sites Webbie Award'
"you got it, buddy. nice site."
Apr 18, 2014
Daniel Tal replied to Daniel Tal's discussion 'SketchUp and Photorealistic Rendering' in the group SketchUp
"Hello Zdenek I love Lumion. Here are some examples of work I do with it. Still learning to master…"
Mar 23, 2014
Zdenek Fajfrlik replied to Daniel Tal's discussion 'SketchUp and Photorealistic Rendering' in the group SketchUp
"hi dan, i think, lumion is also a good choice, very good skp & dae import, easy use, good and quick results. www.lumion3d.com some examples in my photos or on my web. regards stan"
Mar 23, 2014
Daniel Tal replied to Laith Wark's discussion 'Recommended firms specialising in quality digital perspective illustrations - FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE'
"Hello Laith I am very much doing rendering, modeling and animation work. I have several business that include training and also software development and reselling. But modeling and rendering is my first love : ) Please let me know if you want to…"
Mar 7, 2014
Daniel Tal is now friends with Vincent F. Difini, Jr and Tyler Kirages
Jan 10, 2014
Daniel Tal replied to Frederick Patrick Griffin Doyle's discussion 'Tree Massing?????' in the group SketchUp
"Hey Fred Here are some options (1) Create a small groupins of trees near each other, maybe 4 or 5. Select all of them, and the copy them around. Once you have a large massing, add more trees to the copy selection. (2) I have attached a Ruby Script…"
Jan 9, 2014
Daniel Tal and Steven Bauer are now friends
Dec 3, 2013
Daniel Tal and Jim Morgan, RLA are now friends
Jun 18, 2013
J. Robert Wainner and Daniel Tal are now friends
Jun 15, 2013
Daniel Tal and Louise Fox are now friends
Jun 11, 2013
Daniel Tal and Chris McBride are now friends
May 1, 2013
Daniel Tal and TD Garden - I Love Land Arch are now friends
Apr 17, 2013
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Apr 17, 2013
Daniel Tal and brian matthew walker are now friends
Mar 31, 2013
Kevin Bettridge replied to Daniel Tal's discussion 'SketchUp and Photorealistic Rendering' in the group SketchUp
"Thanks Daniel - I'll give it a try and see what shakes out!  I wasn't sure if my expectations of what is possible were in line with reality. "
Mar 6, 2013

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Landscape Architect, Project Manager
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Colorado State Universtiy - BS in LA, 1998
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RNL
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http://www.rnldesign.com/home.html
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SketchUp and AutoCAD

If you use SketchUp and AutoCAD in your practice, chances are you have imported one of your AutoCAD files into SketchUp or visa versa. SketchUp was developed by two former AutoDesk employees and it makes sense that these programs are directly compatible.



In fact, they share many congruent elements. Layers in AutoCAD will import directly into SketchUp. If you have a large CAD layer list, as many projects do, and then open the layers menu in SketchUp (windows  layers) after import,… Continue

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

SketchUp, Scope and Budget

In my previous blog, I wrote about SketchUp and Landscape Architecture. Today's blog focuses on how SketchUp is an econmical tool for landscape architects.



Design professions have changed a great deal with the advent and use of computers. From hand drafting we now have CAD drafting. Hand rendering has been replaced with Photoshop illustratives. Instead of pen and marker perspectives, we use… Continue

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

SketchUp and Landscape Architecture

I will always remember the first time I saw SketchUp. A colleague brought a promotional video to the office by a company called @Last Software. The short video demonstrated how to create a simple square, extrude it into 3D and add a roof to make a house. Then, just like that, the video added windows and doors and some funky looking trees around the little 3D home.



It took me all of 10 minutes to download SketchUp version 3 (we are now on version 7) and run through the accompanying… Continue

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — 23 Comments

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At 6:03pm on August 1, 2012, Sarah B Andrews said…

Oh no, I haven't updated my location in my profile.  I sadly have left Denver to pursue a job down here in South Florida.  My heart is still in Colorado though.

At 12:23pm on November 11, 2010, Greg Tietjen said…
Boy .. You sure are a hard man to track down. How's life been treating you. Drop a note when you get a chance.
Teej
At 10:10pm on October 27, 2010, Morgan Robert Barnicoat said…
Daniel,
Sorry to bother you. Any thoughts on why the materials would change when reloading a component into a SU model? I'm actually working through your book right now and am having trouble getting my buildings to reload correctly in CH.10. They don't retain the same materials as applied in their own file, and modifying them in the flatwork base file seems limited for some reason....
At 11:01am on January 21, 2010, Rico Flor said…
Well then, elate on! I expect the book to be well thumbed and dog-eared by the end of the year. You might as well do Book 2 with hard covers! Cheers!
At 10:23am on January 21, 2010, Rico Flor said…
Hey Dan!

Have I told you that I immensely enjoy your book? If not, well, I immensely enjoy your book! The tricks you spelled out were great (so if you're an eavesdropper to this comment, you're missing out on a great SketchUp book...better click Amazon now!!!) such that any concept work falling on my lap and the prospect of using SU on it gets me excited.

Good job, Dan. You've just been elevated to uberGuru on my books!

Cheers!
At 1:24pm on January 15, 2010, Jeff Lakey said…
Doing well, working on a model! More may be in the works. We need to get together. any time next week work for you?
At 3:27pm on September 24, 2009, Alex Edwards-Hastings said…
i'm so excited for your book. it looks amazing!
 
 
 

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I'm thinking about attending grad school for LA and I am looking for advice on being educated abroad? I really want to live in Europe again (Scandinavia ideally), but getting my master's there would mean not being a certified landscape architect in…Continue

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