Posts made in December, 2010


Can you imagine the holidays without a Christmas tree covered in tinsel and baubles? Google gets into the festive spirit by placing 3D holiday trees in more than a dozen places on Google Earth 6. Check out the Rockefeller Center in New York City. The only thing that would help make this scene even more festive would be crowds of people and a light dusting of winter snow! And don’t you just love how the ornaments on the Christmas Tree...

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The process of making 3D models of real-life buildings that will appear in Google Earth is called geo-modeling. Google offers two of geo-modeling options: – Geo-modeling with Building Maker Google Building Maker is an online application specifically for geo-modeling. If the buildings you want to model are located in an area where Building Maker imagery is available, you should choose this method. French cities currently...

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As the Festive Spirit grows more intense, I thought I’d show you this simple bauble that you can customize to your liking and hang from your Christmas tree. You can do this by checking out our personalization tool – colour, add text, 3D patterns or textures (images or photos). Below is an example of what can be...

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Initially, 3D printing was not created for architects. In fact, most 3D printer manufacturers probably didn’t even foresee their machines’ potential in architecture. The printers were mainly designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, or other sectors requiring physical realization of elements in order to test their design. Things have changed, and 3D CAD applications are now very much a part of the design process. 3D...

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A bandstand was originally a widely open garden pavilion or kiosk of oriental inspiration and used for entertainment (belvedere, music, parties, etc.). In the nineteenth century, the term came to designate a few types and styles of constructions specific to public space, always open and lightweight structures. In the Mediterranean and Middle East, a kiosk is a small garden pavilion open on some or all sides. Kiosks were common in...

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