Today is a very important day for the archlife community!
Valve has finally published a sketchup plugin for Hammer, along with the public Left4Dead authoring tools.
Edit the map in Sketchup:
Then in Hammer:
And finally ingame (left4dead, a commercial mod for HalfLife2):
THIS is a great news because 3D map designers have been asking the sketchup plugin for years!!! (not to mention L4D authoring tools to be able to frag zombies in your own environment... say, in your school or in your office?) ;-)
The wait is over, and I MUST try it!!!
Screenshot from JDS website (former Denmark's Plot associate Julien De Smedt... unfortunately the link doesn't work...
Hey! I got a wondeful surprise today...The Tamiyarch series #01 Tadao Ando's Koshino House!!!Fully detailed plastic model scale 1/100 of the famous concrete house built in Japan near Osaka...
Subtile embossed logo... :D
The Parts trees
Detail of the Box... :-)
The Box open...
New Architectural Series from Tamiya...Not really an Half-Life map, but... hey! Still interesting for us architects :-)
new aerial shot of Kaspberg's Fallingwater (kauffman House by FL Wright)
I always had the dream of encouraging a worldwide 'famous modern architecture' 3D library, alla GreatBuildingsOnline, but with HalfLife as 3d engine (sorry but DesignworkshopLite sucks for walkthrough). Perhaps with Hammer-talented arch students in universities all over the world, we could reach this goal?! If you have some opportunities, I'd be happy to join the fun!
Designed by Mies, of course...
Link to its profile:http://www.twhl.co.za/userprofile.php?user=Kasperg
Waow! I discovered a guy on TWHL, Kaspberg, who makes outstanding maps for HL1 and HL2!Congratulations, Master Kaspberg!!!
The Renzo Piano Building Workshop near Genoa.Perched on a hill surrounded by the sea, Punta Nave houses the Genoa headquarters of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Built in 1989 toward the western edge of Genoa, the site has been purposely isolated like a desert island. It invites calm, silence, concentration and creativity. It is not, however, a hermitage: people of all different nationalities work there, and the door is always open to colleagues.Punta Nave is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. The workshop's gradually sloping terraces, which open onto the sea, are built in glass and made to be exact replicas of the traditional greenhouses found on the Ligurian coast. Lying between the mountain and the Mediterranean Sea, Punta Nave stands as a homage we wished to give to the sea.The workshop is an immense greenhouse overtaken inside and out by all types of plants and greenery, creating the feeling of a privileged communion with nature. In the same spirit, we sought to take maximum advantage of the zenithal light that pervades every aspect of life here and has rapidly become our natural clock.While Punta Nave is a refuge deliberately away from the center, it can nevertheless communicate in real time with the rest of the world thanks to new technology. It is therefore not really the opposite of the city; it is what we prefer to call a post-urban research center.