Andrew and I arrived at Penn State yesterday to connect with a huge group of very excited Landscape Architecture Students.
We have our booth here and are trying to spread the word. We will be signed on all day today and tomorrow and chatting live with the new chat feature located on the bottom right hand corner of the lounge. Please feel free to say hi and welcome some of the LABASHers to the… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on February 27, 2009 at 8:30am —
This is Copenhagen_ the way streets work is extraordinary, and not possible to happen in every city! The organazation is extreme and it functions perfectly. Continue
Added by Ana Miguel on February 27, 2009 at 3:35am —
Displacement maps are the third and most powerful of the common maps.
Displacement maps can use the same black and white image that was developed for the bump map but instead of shifting the image while it stays flat, the Displacement map actually generates geometry by using the map as a heightfield where white is the most displacement and black is the least.
So, instead of appearing to have depth, displacment maps actually give the texture depth.
But because… Continue
Added by Ryland Fox on February 26, 2009 at 6:17pm —
Bump maps are the next step in giving a texture some life.
Bump maps adjust the image but don’t actually change geometry, giving the texture the appearance of having depth.
Like transparency maps, bump maps are black and white conversions of the original texture image but probably aren’t as extreme in their conversion, and keep a lot more greys than transparency’s usually do.…
Added by Ryland Fox on February 26, 2009 at 5:12pm —
One of the best ways to get the most out of 3D renderings is the use of maps on your textures.
A lot of times you will see renderings where the textures are and have no depth; they are basically a flat picture pasted on a wall. This is especially bad when the image is repeating and you get a pattern that runs the whole length of the object.
Pretty much every render engine lets users apply maps but I am using Vray for Rhino because of its ease of use and because Rhino great… Continue
Added by Ryland Fox on February 26, 2009 at 4:53pm —
Added by Ana Miguel on February 26, 2009 at 7:06am —
Hi!.. Now in Copenhagen I am researching for street and park details (about pavements, vegetation, drawing, ...)
Added by Ana Miguel on February 26, 2009 at 6:58am —
Well i told you i was going to get cracking on this page and look at it now.
I did the backdrop in PS, looks ok eh? The whole thing was based off one of the existing templates.
And look at me! All industriouse and good, working on a competion design for Airport City Qatar.
Added by MsM on February 23, 2009 at 2:30am —
I have a problem.
I love this network but i am well ingrained with Facebook for my social, academic and professional activities.
I will strive my upmost to keep up to date with land8lounge but there is so much 'networking' i can do.
I however am looking forward to adding examples of work and discussing LA and related issues with others who will care.
So please forgive my laziness for what it is and i do support this network but need to organize myself.
Added by MsM on February 22, 2009 at 4:44am —
Engaging local community; Make Your Mark MV
encourages up-and-coming professionals to get involved and be heard.
Added by Alex Polen on February 20, 2009 at 6:30pm —
The green bike box that is! National Geographic contained an article last month called "A Bicycle Bump" which featured Portland, Oregon for it's "171 miles of bike lanes, ten freshly painted green boxes (picture from the article above) that put cyclists safely ahead of vehicles, even some signals just for bikes."
And this isn't the first time the yellow-bordered magazine has featured Portland. In the August 2008 issue, it named Portland… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on February 20, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I recently walked past a parking lot that should've been empty but instead was full of kids having set up makeshift skateboard ramps. There must have been about 10 kids there. But the most interesting part is that there is a small area to skate just a block away from the parking lot and a brand new state-of-the-art skate park just a 5 minute drive away. And yet here are more kids out in parking lots. The demand for areas where kids can skate is continuously amazing me.
This brought… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on February 20, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I often see people painstakingly cutting out backgrounds that don't need to be cut simply because they don't fully understand the power of Blend Modes
. I remember the day that I starting fully using these crazy things and it was a lot like the day I discovered Photoshop and the whole concept of layers...the amazing possibilities just blew me away.
If you have never used Blend Modes or you've played around with them and thought that they were interesting but you didn't really… Continue
Added by Lisa Town on February 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
HAPPY TO BE A ONE OF YOU GUYS.
Added by Ben on February 16, 2009 at 10:02pm —
by Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA
Starting up a new website is hard, especially when you’re trying to create a niche that wasn’t there before -- and are hoping to make a little money, too. Chris Whitis
, along with partner Brian Phelps, has spent most of his free time over the past few years doing just that.… Continue
Added by Adam Regn Arvidson on February 16, 2009 at 4:00am —
The Colors of Nature: Subtropical Gardens by Raymond Jungles
By Raymond Jungles
PURCHASE From the Land8 Bookstore
One might think that a person with the last name of “Jungles” would be destined either to be a wilderness explorer and nature-lover or a master landscape designer who creates… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on February 16, 2009 at 2:30am —
Greetings fellow L.A.'s!
if you're a landscape architect, and can't find a job at all, or have been laid off, come join this group! let's band together and get some ideas
I think it would be a great way for the unemployed and job wanting, to come up with some ideas on regeneration and growth IN the field of landscape architecture
Added by katrina on February 15, 2009 at 5:25pm —
I got this letter from a soon-to-be-graduating BLA student who is looking to work in the field of healthcare design in landscape architecture. It's a question I get a lot, so I thought I'd share her letter and my response on the blog. Hope it's useful!
"I found your website through the Land8Lounge Therapeutic Landscapes Network group. I am currenty a fifth year student, receiving my BLA and will be graduating in May. I am very… Continue
Added by Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC on February 10, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Is anyone out west going to the LA Landscape show? Or has anyone been in previous years? Is it worth driving up from San Diego to see?
Added by paul Hunyady on February 9, 2009 at 8:56am —
A raíz de este post
de Javier Martín
(Loogic.com), me quedo con esta reflexión, la que debiera convertirse en un lema personal por los tiempos que corren hoy en día.
Due to… Continue
Added by Rodrigo Reyes M. on February 5, 2009 at 8:49am —