Michael Van Beek
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rendering/design visualization competition
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Varro Apr 22, 2011.

Webinars or whatever they are called
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Van Beek Jan 28, 2011.


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I am a...
Current Employment:
terra MODE
Favorite Designers
Leon Krier
Charles Platt
Theodore Roosevelt
the Dutch
Other Crafts/ Interests
Mountain sports, water sports, other outdoor activities, Drawing, painting, 3ds max, jigsaw puzzles with large pieces.

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At 5:09pm on April 20, 2011, landplanner said…



I am a landscape architect who is just getting started with 3dsmax. I have a ton of video tutorials but since you seem to be much farther along than myself, I was wondering if you could advise me how to best get started.  For instance, I have all the Lynda.com 3dsMax tutorials 2009-2001, Digital Tutors (Introduction to 3dsMax, and a few of the mainstream reference books ( Mastering Autodesk 3dsMax) ....


So  I am pretty well equipped. I would be interested if you can point me in the right direction to lessen the steepness of my learning curve.


Thank you.

At 6:21am on May 8, 2009, Jonathan Braski said…
Hey, heard you are going to be in Yellowstone for the summer. Steph (from my year) Paavola is stationed out in Rawlins, WY and I was going to make a trip in June sometime to visit. Maybe we could all meet up for the weekend to see the sites. I'll let you know the exact dates when they come up. Good luck with the rest of the semester/finals.
At 8:45pm on March 25, 2009, Ryland Fox said…
That is a pretty good explanation of BIM. I guess James Sipes has proposed it be called LIM (Land) for Landscape use but I don't really see why it matters. It will be an incredibly help tool it will just take some adaptation. Landscape components will have to made for it. Bim is kind of everywhere now. Even Rhino has a BIM plug in for it.

What I like about Digital Projects the most is the parametric aspect and creating relationships in space. It is a powerful tool to use in developing designs spatially.
At 2:57pm on March 19, 2009, kavan donohue said…
copy and paste that link and tell me what you think. I have thought of a promotional idea for it. We need to talk. I think this can work and become increasingly valuable.
At 2:56pm on March 19, 2009, kavan donohue said…
Michael a little inspiration for the project you are embarking on with your father.

At 11:53am on March 10, 2009, Jonathan Braski said…
Haha yeah I was a bit worried if you were going to get home ok...we all had a pretty crazy night (the seatless van!) Hope classes are going ok, what project are you working on now? I'll have to come back up to Fargo for some more fun. take care buddy

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