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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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OLD After an inspirational talk last night from Associate Creative Director, Keith Chamberlain, of the Autodesk Brand team, I created two new banners for my blog. I can't decide. Should I stick with A or use B? CHOICE A CHOICE... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Same here. They give you one crack at getting it right, and when they fail to deliver, you are out of luck. I am having better success with MTailor.
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Are you referring to the content in the book?
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"I'll send an SOS to the world I'll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets My message in a bottle" — "Message in a Bottle," Reggatta de Blanc, The Police, 1979. The Autodesk Gallery at One... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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An example of code written in the C programming language I am in program management now which is more of a marketing role, but when I was a software developer, here's what I would do: Use an editor to write... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Everyone who has used AutoCAD knows that it has a User Interface (UI). There is still debate today: command line or ribbon menu system? Proponents of the command line argue that using the command line is faster. Proponents of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you. Sheryl and I are very happy with the result.
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As I walk to the Autodesk Pier 9 office, I can see the Salesforce building in progress: My day begins with it because I can also see it on my ferry ride into the city: Years before the first shovel... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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With Autodesk CEO Carl Bass' retirement, there have been some changes. Technical assistant to the CEO, Lucas Prokopiak, has moved to the Fusion 360 team where he will be a full-fledged Fusion 360 Product Manager. Congratulations, Lucas. ...and then there... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's Friday, so I'll blog about something besides Autodesk Forge. The Alameda Parks and Recreation Department provides advice, coordination, and guidance on parks and recreational facilities in the city of Alameda. One of the activities they conduct is called Alameda... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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If you want our new book, you can pre-order it here. Allow me to explain. Tom Wujec is one of my colleagues. I have blogged about Tom's exploits before: Congratulations to Tom Wujec, thought leader TED Blog: Visual note-taking with... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for inquiring. A tech preview is like a taste test at a mall. We only need enough tasters to determine if we should kill the product or not. The iPad community was large enough to make that assessment. The technology preview has been retired for now and may appear in the future, on a variety of platforms such as Android.
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Yes, there is much to enjoy.
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With regard to "Beginning (Of The End)," I could use something between John Boutte and George Michael (who would have over-sung it). Todd's initial version hits that mark. Todd knows enough about sound to sound like anyone he wants. I think Alec Roeser did a pretty good job of sounding like Todd.
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Head of Brand Project Management, Rey Ledda, recently set up a new exhibit is the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. He sent out a write-up to all of the ambassadors. I decided to convert his write-up into a blog post.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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FABRICATE is one of the most prominent conferences worldwide in Architecture, Engineering, & Construction research for digital fabrication. It was founded in 2011 by Bob Sheil (UCL/Bartlett) and is a triennial international peer-reviewed conference. This year it was hosted by... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's Friday, and Cinco de Mayo, so let's talk about something other than Autodesk Forge. Our daughter is getting married in September. As the traditional father-daughter dance is part of the festivities, this is a problem for me. Oh sure,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In December 2016, I shared a story about two Autodesk employees who CNC'd (computer numerically controlled) personalized creations using chocolate. Milling for Chocolate by Philippe Videau and Lucas Prokopiak Thanks to Autodesk Forge, Philippe and Lucas are not alone. Actually,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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In 2015, the Reality Capture team scanned the 16th Street Station in Oakland. Autodesk ReCap lets you create accurate 3D models with reality capture via laser scanning. You use ReCap to convert the scan data into a 3D model or... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Anyone who has used a computer application, e.g., AutoCAD, knows that it has a User Interface (UI); however, AutoCAD also has an API (Application Program Interface) that allows tasks to be automated and for the functionality to be extended to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thank you for inquiring. A blog is a web log - a personal diary. If all posts lacks my personality, they might as well be press releases. I only post about off-topic stuff on Thursdays or Fridays. So Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are safe. If you are interested in a particular topic, you can bookmark one of the categories, e.g., http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/autodesk-forge/ for Autodesk Forge content or http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/autodesk-gallery/ for posts about the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.
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At Autodesk, we aim to be a trusted advisor to our customers instead of just another vendor. Instead of merely providing desktop software and cloud-based services, we aim to provide solutions. This is one of the reasons we have Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Typepad HTML Email Thank you. It was fun to walk down memory lane. I never would have thought to do this were it not for the Facebook meme.
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photo credit: Tim Barrios Since it's a Throwback Thursday, I will blog about something other than technology or application program interfaces such as Autodesk Forge. There is a Facebook meme going around where you post a list of bands that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
You are correct. It's even how we describe ourselves nowadays: Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
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