This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to use Photoshop to turn CAD drawings and BIM models into artistic presentations with captivating animations, videos, and dynamic 3D imagery. The techniques apply to all leading architectural design software including AutoCAD, Revit, and 3ds Max Design. Video tutorials on the DVD improve your learning curve and let you compare your work with the author’s.
- Turn CAD drawings and BIM models into powerful presentations featuring animation, videos, and 3D imagery for enhanced client appeal
- Craft interactive panoramas for your Web site, add people and objects to your models, and integrate 3D object models inside architectural interiors
- Build 3D models from photos and turn them into videos with AfterEffects, add depth of field and atmospheric effects to 3D models, create stereographic images, and much more
- See how it’s done with the video tutorials on the DVD
Take full advantage of Photoshop’s power to present your architectural drawings in a new and exciting way.
From the Back Cover
Scott Onstott brings together his extensive expertise and skills as an architect, technologist, artist, and author in crafting this book, which is written in a clear, concise, and engaging manner and amply supported by numerous illustrations. Everything that you want to know about how to use Photoshop for enhancing architectural drawings and models is in this book."
—Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., Founder and Editor, AECbytes
Scott Onstott has a way with Photoshop and CAD—plain and simple. In fact, his ingenious insight is somehow always presented 'plain and simple' so that the average user can fully comprehend the techniques he is trying to get across.? Scott's years of teaching come into play here as he masterfully takes the reader from novice to expert as they traverse the pages of this book."
—Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist
Transform Your Architectural Designs into Compelling Visualizations with Photoshop
Turn your CAD drawings and BIM models into beautiful, professional productions—complete with video, animation, and dazzling 3D—with the step-by-step instructions in this detailed guide. You'll learn how to harness the powerful Photoshop CS5 Extended toolkit to create presentations and visualizations that truly communicate design intent, impress clients, and win business. Master all of today's current digital architecture presentation techniques and quickly elevate your skills.
Inside this unique book, you'll learn how to:
Transform CAD plans and elevations into instantly readable full-color diagrams
Stretch the literal photographic truth to present your design in the best possible light
Craft interactive 360 panoramas and post them on your website
Extract people and objects from photos and add them to presentations
Import and render models made in many other 3D applications
Paint and filter 3D renderings and turn them into beautiful artistic illustrations
Integrate 3D object models inside architectural interiors and exterior models with photos
Build a simple 3D model as well as texture maps from a photo
Turn photos and 3D models into stereographic images viewable with 3D glasses
Add artistic effects to video clips and animate layer masks to reveal routes on maps
Get extra inspiration from the examples in the book's full-color insert, as well as additional instruction from the video tutorials and the project files on the DVD.
About the Author
Scott Onstott is a consultant, former university lecturer, author, and independent video producer who has more than 12 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of the popular book Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop, a columnist at Photoshop User magazine, and a frequent contributor to popular industry websites.
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