Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pioneer Nation
Posted by on March 31, 2014
Posted in: creative community, inspiration

In April 2004, I decided to start a business. It was six months after getting a Master of Architecture degree, and I was doing freelance and temp work related to real estate development. The majority of this work centered around graphics. I had a vague idea that this could be the beginning of a business, […]

April Events
Posted by on March 19, 2014
Posted in: creative community, presentations

Here’s where we’ll be in the coming weeks…hope to see you! 4/14-16: SketchUp Base Camp Joshua presents on Photogrammetry at the annual conference of 3d modelers in Vail, CO (4/15). 4/21-22: Oregon Active Transportation Summit Ady moderates a panel on 3d visualization in active transportation projects (4/21). 4/22: SketchUp Meetup Portland’s new SketchUp user group […]

Caliper Brake

A few weeks ago, my car developed a grinding squeakiness. Too stubborn to drain my coveted savings at the mechanic shop, I spent one early Saturday morning Skyping with my automotively adept dad, who talked me through replacing my brake pads. Cars have lots of parts, so it is easy to be intimidated into ignorance. […]

Successful Bond Bid
Posted by on March 14, 2014
Posted in: animation, construction, projects

A heartfelt congratulations to Lease Crutcher Lewis for their successful bid to build the new Roosevelt High School (a Portland Public Schools School Building Improvement Bond project)! We worked closely with the LCL team (which included a long-ago graduate of Roosevelt—go Roughriders!) to develop graphics for their proposal and interview. Here is a sequence showing […]

Mobility Hub
Posted by on March 13, 2014
Posted in: inspiration, projects, SceneViz, transportation

The GoPoint Mobility Hub is a multi-modal transportation hotspot concept. Developed by Team Red, an international group of innovative transportation and mobility experts, GoPoint provides an answer to connecting bike sharing, car sharing, and city bus systems in one self-contained package. A touch screen kiosk and internet hotspot help travelers choose the best option to reach their […]

X-ray Vision
Posted by on March 4, 2014
Posted in: construction, DetailViz, illustration

Ever wished you could look inside of a wall? In theory, you could come close, if you just had access to the right construction photo. With the advent of cloud-based data storage, it should be possible to point a phone or tablet device at the assembly in question (wall, floor, ceiling, etc.) and call up photos […]

Crime Data Maps
Posted by on March 1, 2014
Posted in: data visualization, DataViz, mapping, software, tips and tricks

Several months ago, we wrote about Google’s Maps Engine Lite, a fun and easy way to make interactive maps. Since then, we’ve upgraded to Maps Engine Pro, which offers a few more features, such as the ability to measure distances, add more layers, and to import more data. So we decided to test it out […]