Joshua K replied to the topic "The 'scape' is killing the profession." in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 13 years, 3 months ago
if you’re going to hypothetically rename our profession, i think Exterior Architect is a far more suitable title for what landscape architects do.
Joshua K replied to the topic 3D Landscape Design in the forum TECHNOLOGY 13 years, 10 months ago
my office has recently begun using artlantis for rendering sketchup models. it takes a while to learn the limitations and modelling techniques (i’ve just learned to make models as simple as possible, and add details through testures and shaders), however the results can be quite stunning. artlantis also supports revit and vectorworks.
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Joshua K replied to the topic Which Photoshop for Bootcamp? in the forum TECHNOLOGY 14 years ago
why not use parallels for autocad and other non-OS X native software, and run the native versions of CS4/SketchUp etc on your Mac OS. this prevents having to reboot every time you want to switch apps, and having a separate disk partition to ‘share’ files between the operating systems. well worth the price of parallels imo
Joshua K replied to the topic Best practice for Using professional work samples (graphics in student portfolio) in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 14 years ago
You need permission. If you were an unpaid intern, any firm should be more than willing to let you show the work you completed there to land a position. But you may be stepping on toes especially if you are using work you completed by being paid by one company to get a job with another. There is also the issue of confidentiality- some project work…[Read more]
Joshua K replied to the topic Programs in Europe (in English) in the forum EDUCATION 14 years, 1 month ago
thank you Sigrid. i have also found this listing to be helpful
Joshua K replied to the topic Digital vs. Hand-Rendered etc. in the forum GRAPHICS 14 years, 1 month ago
remenicient of frank gehry’s sketches
Joshua K replied to the topic Which version of Photoshop to buy in the forum TECHNOLOGY 14 years, 2 months ago
30 day demo on adobe.com. The 3d import is really cool since you can drop in, rotate, and paint an model is a large number of formats. It wouldn’t make sense to save it as a model since you can’t edit the model from Photoshop, but I imagine there is a way to save your textures (the painting seems to work like Zbrush).
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Joshua K replied to the topic Is there any reason why wind turbines are white? in the forum SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN 14 years, 7 months ago
Re: It seems that the The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires structures over 500 feet to be painted orange or white.
Are there really wind turbines more than 500 feet tall?
Joshua K replied to the topic How can I "try out" LA before going for an MLA? in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 14 years, 7 months ago
sketching is actually something that can be learned fairly easily. a lot of people think that you need to be born with artistic skill in order to be able to sketch, however, with the proper instruction you can learn the skill just like a software program or an instrument. check out mike lin’s workshops at beloose.com
Joshua K replied to the topic Irrigation Software in the forum TECHNOLOGY 14 years, 8 months ago
I have also used LandF/X and have been happy with the results in the irrigation portion, however I found it difficult to switch between imperial and metric units, and it is not possible to combine the two in the irrigation calculations (i.e. PSI with millimeter pipe)