Lego House and Rendering

Lets start with LEGO IS AWESOME, then shift over to Denmark's architecture wizards BIG and their design of the Lego House. The design draws heavily on the idea of the Lego bricks themselves, playing…


Cryengine Showcase and Visualisation

We do love the CryEngine, with the freeSDK we have access to a remarkable amount of software grunt, armed with some nice hardware we can be immersed in some amazing worlds and experiences. I would…


Realtime from Sketchup

Yesterday we were looking at various options for getting architectural design ideas in sketchup into an elegantly rendered (if not wonderfully realistic) realtime experience. Ideally this would…


Unity3D and Nvyve VIs

It is scary that I have fond memories of my Unity3D projects - yes fond memories. That means I haven't done anything with the toolset for several thousand years now, even Lord Elrond is struggling to…


Building Age Maps

As soon as I saw the Wired article come through on Twitter I knew it was something pretty cool. The article, Brilliant Maps Reveal Age of the World’s Buildings, brings together a series of maps that…


ENODO, Procedural Worlds and a Parkour Vid

ENODO's Real-time Work The guys at ENODO in France are "Designing Virtual Realities for Real-Life Business Applications" and using tools like CryEngine to create visualisations, simulations and…


City Data Visualisation

One of the inspired things our modern world facilitates is the coming together of data from various internet/web sources and some cool visualisation techniques to reveal patterns and meaning in that…


Middle Head Arch Comp Project

I thought it would be nice to highlight this video that covers the collaboration between the 3rd year Architectural Computing students here at UNSW and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The…


2012 CGawards

The world is full of CG artists and works, so when 3DWorld unveil this years CG Awards all we get is supreme class on all levels. Blender picked up the software update award which just shows the…


Mmm CG Bread

A lovely little render from the creative talents of Bertrand Benoit brings some Bits of Bread to life. His work can be discovered (along with plenty of detail around the processes and software used)…


3D Campus

A quick peek at the work of students here at UNSW who used AAM's K2Vi software to create a 3D visualisation of the main uni campus.I am looking forward to students being able to pull off this and…


Olympics CG

With the London Olympics 2012 getting awfully close now, we are seeing more advertising and promotion from sponsors, media outlets and the games themselves. Here is the official CG promo…


City of Ruins

The City of Ruins project to create a 'digital stereoscopic reconstruction of Warsaw destroyed during World War II' for an exhibition starting in August at the Warsaw Rising Museum was a huge piece…


Unity3D interactive archvis

One of the notions that we like about real-time 3D engines for architectural visualisation, isnt just that designers, stakeholders and clients can get a much better feel for the spaces, lighting,…


Towers and Generators

Two parts to this post, first looking at some of the amazing high-rise towers going up in Korea and then some cool software to generate design optimisation. Yongsan International Business District…


Box Hedge Architecture

This 2008 winning concept design for the new town of Gwanggyo, south of Seoul in Korea is the work of MVRDV. The article on the Gwanggyo Power Centre development on DeZeen provides more info on the…


DU CityEngine Lumion

I love those Digital Urban guys, they have always explored cool engines for city and architectural simulation and rendering. New post from them has a super fast CityEngine build then rendered in…


Novina Works

I found the work of the Novina studio via their most recent 3d CG animation for the Warsaw Royal Castle destruction and reconstruction. Their website is kinda fun (if a little overdone), but they…


Titanic Mod

The staggering volume and quality of the work put into this CryEngine 3 mod by the team at ORM Entertainment really shows off the amazing vessel that the Titanic must have been. The Titanic:…


Real Time Architecture

Having spent a little time over the last few days with some of the work being done here at UNSW Built Environment with repect to bringing in Architectural models into real-time environments like…