Thursday, February 19, 2009


Let me paint you a little picture of my evening: ass planted in an innertube drifting down the lazy river in my leopard print bathing suit discussing Civil 3D with a very well respected client. Trying to have any sort of business decorum in this situation becomes increasingly difficult when said client drifts ahead of me and I do this sort of flail-paddle to catch back up.

Ain't conferences great?

Here I am at the WLIA annual conference. My co-worker Steve and I did a really fun presentation on a workflow getting Civil 3D data into 3ds Max then Combustion for some super-realistic renderings and animations. As soon as I get somewhere with decent bandwidth I'll post some of our output. It was an interesting learning experience, as I thought LandXML would be the key to our success. In fact it was not. I'll post our process and more soon!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beer, Cheese and WisDOT

Fire up your laptop and don your cheese hat for the upcoming Autodesk webcast starring Eric Arneson of WisDOT. If you want to join me in a drinking game, every time you hear him say "photogrammetry" you hafta take a shot of Jagermeister.

Eric will be discussing:

  • Surface and topography base map creation using photogrammetry data from MicroStation® DGN files
  • Importing survey data
  • Assigning field codes
Thursday, February 26, 2009
1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Standard Time
Register with Autodesk NOW!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Intersection Design 101

Hey guess what I've decided to give away? My exclusive Intersection Design tutorial thingy for Civil 3D 2009. Why? Because I love you...AND I think it would be good to understand these principals before the automated tools turn the corridor portions of your brain to mush. I'll try to post an example file soon.