Archive for: May, 2009

Using Artlantis to Bring the ReZist-It Panel to Life.

by Tim Alatorre

Here is a short video of my first animation using the Artlantis software package to show how the ReZist-It panel system is assembled. The model geometry was created in Google Sketchup and each piece was imported individually and saved as an object. Each object was then individually placed and animated. Render time: 20:11:29 Frame count: 1050…



Today’s Architecture is Rubbish

by Tim Alatorre

The WebEcoist recently posted a great article “When Caves and Architecture Collide” that showcases some of the extraordinary structures man has erected inside of caves over the millennium. Matthew Rogers, the author, notes that he wanted to showcase what happens when “beautiful caves get mated with the architectural and artistic abilities of our ancestors (which,…



Prince Toohey: Charles’ Long War on Modern Architecture

by Tim Alatorre

The AFP ran a story yesterday about Prince Charles and his latest clash with architects over his traditionalist views on architecture. (Prince Charles faces new architecture row) This isn’t the first time the prince has angered British Architects. 25 years ago he described the proposed National Gallery Extension as “a monstrous carbuncle on the face…



The Architect: Part I

by Tim Alatorre

I have been struggling with the California Architect’s Board (CAB) for the last 6 months or so to have my work experience recorded correctly so that I can take the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) as my final step in getting my Architects licence. It has been a very frustrating process dealing with the Sacramento bureaucracy,…



Batch Rendering in Revit

by Tim Alatorre

One of the newest Revit blogs to hit the Internet is Buildz by Zack Kron. Zach does a really good job exploring the art of modeling complex parametric shapes in Revit. I love going to his site to see what interesting things he’s creating. A recent surprise on his blog, a few days ago, was…