Intended for intermediate to advanced AutoCAD Civil 3D software users, this class is designed to show land development professionals techniques and nuances for creating renderings and movies of their proposed projects. Utilizing many of the programs provided in Infrastructure Design Suite software (AutoCAD Civil 3D software, InfraWorks software, Revit software, and 3ds Max software), this class will consist of a live demonstration showing how to create compelling and grade accurate visualizations of your site designs. By treating InfraWorks 360 software as a “level builder” we will explore how to composite existing and proposed ground surfaces, build and apply coverages for pavement and pavement markings, and prepare tree surveys for 3D placement. Finally, we will explore the use of InfraWorks software models in real-time game rendering engines. By capitalizing on real-time engines, we can shortcut long rendering times to create accurate visualizations quickly.
- Learn how to develop quick workflows to create compelling and cost-effective visualizations using Infrastructure Design Suite
- Learn how to establish a model-based design as a means to coordinate with architects when creating realistic site renderings
- Learn about composite AutoCAD Civil 3D surfaces and coverages (grass, pavement, markings) in InfraWorks in order to create a detailed site model
- Learn how to use an InfraWorks model in a game engine to produce real-time visualization deliverable
Andy Carter, PE, received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. As co-founder of CivilE, LLC, he has more than 17 years of experience in the design of a diverse array of both private and municipal projects. He was named Young Engineer of the Year in 2007. Responsible for the construction document production of CivilE, Andy is considered to be one of the top civil CAD designers in both Austin and the United States. He was invited to evaluate the new functionality of the 2014 release of AutoCAD Civil 3D at Autodesk, Inc.’s, headquarters. Andy is recognized as an expert in hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis. At national conferences, Andy has demonstrated software and techniques he personally developed for the reclamation of land encumbered by floodplains. He has also consulted with the National Weather Service regarding data transmission protocols of hydrologic data.