Andres F. Pineda replied to the topic Are (or were) 3ds Max and Rhino a part of your LA curriculum? in the forum TECHNOLOGY 5 years, 11 months ago
I graduated from Florida Internation University FIU – Our program was very visually / technologically driven from my perspective.
Rhino 3d was part of the curriculum while 3Ds became optional.
The use of Rhino became essential in our studio as a mode for the final product and representation. Sketching had now become that skill that allowed us to…[Read more]
I want to thank everyone for shedding some light onto the subject and sharing your views. We have a clear concept on how we want to proceed in the future with hiring new potential employees.
I shared the opinions with my colleges, and we concluded that in this particular case testing the employee on basic CAD tasks through a trial basis just…[Read more]
I might be a bit late but never the less, I hope you made the best decision to follow a career that you love.
As for the inspiration part, check out this great video “I want to be a Landscape Architect…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbx3FDDNeQM
Two of the most used and probably only tools that I always see my self going back and forth to for every project are:
My Measures & Dimensions and MagicPlan when I am on the go. They allow me to get a quick sense for scale and opportunities at site.
Houzz app, is a great app to refresh your ideas and break away from your typical des…[Read more]
Luke, looks better, but Landscape Architecture gets lost and blends in with the black background.
Take into consideration that all screens and their tonalities are different. The colors that might look good in your screen can look totally different to the recipient. Additionally, remember that when printing, colors might appear differently u…[Read more]
Portfolio covers have always been an interest of mine and I tend to have a personal and particular way of looking at them. I think that they can say so much about the content enclosed; of coarse opposite from the famous saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”. From my perspective I look at it as a blank canvas that can be used as a built up, to s…[Read more]
As others have prior stated, Architectural Offices do seem to have quite elegant websites.
One of my all time favorite has been OLIN [http://www.theolinstudio.com/] for its simplicity, layout, color scheme and way they represent their project scale.
On the negative side, 80% of their website runs on flash (Please, stay away from…[Read more]
A wonderful resource while I was learning at school was:
http://www.alexhogrefe.com/tutorials/ here you will find a little bit of everything (Effects, Styles)
More specifically on your topic:
The plan shown here was made in 3d, the post-production work was done in Photoshop so you can ta…[Read more]
Akinyinka, really great art work you have going on here, along with the projects.
Have you thought of where you are going to apply yet and do you know what kind of work they do? This can be a good way to narrow down on the amount of items that you add to your portfolio.
I would personally suggest adding at most 5-6 of your best projects, leaving…[Read more]
Hey Matthew, here is a source (FREE) from time to time they upload new content
http://free-textures.got3d.com/index.html, there are a couple of site here and there that are very similar to this that I had gathered through out my graduate studie, but at the time I do not have the links with me but if you are interested. Soon enough, I will begin t…[Read more]