This case study of the Alamo Master Plan in San Antonio, Texas, reviews the use of LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and photogrammetry in the creation of a computer model. The model was used for both documentation in Revit software and visualization in 3ds Max software, and it documented 3 square kilometers of dense urban environment in less than 6 weeks. We'll review the hardware and how we used multiple Autodesk software packages such as ReCap software, Revit, and 3ds Max to develop a computer model for both master planning and visualization.
- Gain a greater understanding of how to document large urban areas
- Learn about creating visualization for master planning
- Learn about combining reality capture techniques in 3ds Max and Revit
- Learn about reality capture processes with LIDAR and photogrammetry
Larry Kleinkemper, AIA, has lectured on 3 continents. He has spoken at Autodesk University, SPAR, Texas Society of Architects Convention, the Building Communities Conference, and many other events. Larry is known as a leader in computer modeling, rendering, and animation, Larry has received honors among his peers and clients for his expertise. He is an architect with over 18 years of experience in his field. Over the last decade, he has concentrated on providing light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning of buildings in order to create precise intelligent models. His registrations include National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)-accredited architect, and he is currently registered in Texas and Missouri. He is the past executive president of the Autodesk Animation User Group Association, and he is a past president and founder of the 3ds Max User Group in London, England. He is a current member of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation.