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Chris J Andrews
Novato, CA
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We've had lots of iGEM teams contact us for information on downloading Autodesk Maya and Digizyme mMaya so far this year. As you enter the final stretch of getting your presentations ready, we wanted to help you by putting online some great tutorials prepared by our University of Toronto intern, Merry Shiyu Wang. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Life Sciences
One of the facets of our project is to support a variety of academic and professional organizations and get word and information out about Autodesk's current products and their application to Life Sciences tasks. For the 2nd year in a row, we're supporting the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM). Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Life Sciences
Saturday night, I returned home after a week in Toronto during which I spent most of my time attending the Association of Medical Illustrators 2012 conference. The event finished with over 450 attendees, their highest attendance ever (congrats!) and featured an amazing spectrum from incredible fine art to discussions of dinosaurs to fantastic technology advances in visualization. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Life Sciences
One of the fun parts of the week was the generous folks at the University of Toronto Biomedical Communications program who made extra room for Martin Werner and myself to sit in on mMaya and ePMV sessions. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Life Sciences
We've opened up a role for a new developer on our Life Sciences team. We're looking for someone who has familiarity with 3D, life sciences concepts (ideally around Molecular Biology or Chemistry), and if they had multi-platform game development experience, all the better. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Life Sciences
Today there seems to be some stir in the news about the Human Microbiome Project, a consortium of commercial and educational agencies that have categorized 10000 various bacteria that live on and inside YOU. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at Life Sciences
Today I got to chat with a new friend, Gerd Moe-Behrens of the Leukippos Institute. The Leukippos Institute was founded in 2010 to establish an open source, crowd contributed bioinformatics discovery platform for the synthetic biology domain. Crowd sourced, in silico simulation of synbio creations... very cool! Given the complexity... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at Life Sciences
As we get our new Life Sciences effort ramped up, we'll be looking for some new team members. Here's a role that went live this week on our careers site that we'd love to fill soon! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Life Sciences
60 years ago we didn't know the structure of DNA. 10 years ago we didn't know the nucleotide sequence of human DNA. 5 years ago, Craig Venter's team published the first ever complete sequence of an individual human genome. Would you believe now that we can fold DNA into 'oragami' shapes? Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Life Sciences
I'm excited to tell you that we're launching a new effort to explore products and technologies for the Life and Molecular Sciences market here at Autodesk. It's not well known, but a variety of people and organizations have begun using Autodesk products to explore, illustrate, and communicate the complexity and processes that are going on constantly in the living world inside and all around us. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Life Sciences
It's a new product, so we're not too surprised that it takes a little while for users to figure out all the places to go. So... here's a quick list of some of the resources that you might find helpful as you get to know the product. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at At Lands End
Project Galileo Online, the trial technology to publish infrastructure models to the web and share them through web browser and mobile viewers with colleagues, has been extended through September 30, 2012. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at At Lands End
The devastation to the lives and property of the town of Otsuchi is terrible and we're really glad that Infrastructure Modeler can help the town plan for a safer future. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at At Lands End
Intermap, a Denver based company that collects high quality terrain data for much of the world, has a limited time offer for GIS professionals to downwload a county of terrian data. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at At Lands End
If you heard about the blast in Congo, here's something to consider. High density, unconstrained growth in developing countries can have disastrous consequences when citizens are packed in near hazardous sites. In this case, an arms depot that was in empty space a few years ago is now surrounded by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at At Lands End
Did you know that 92% of cities report that they are at risk due to climate change? Check out this great new graphic from the Carbon Disclosure Project Cities program. CDP Cities is the first global program attempting to capture self-reported information on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at At Lands End
We're pleased to find a great review of Infrastructure Modeler on AEC Magazine: This comes across as a well considered piece that validates many of the themes we were trying to address with the product around visualization, huge models, and communicating plans. It even confirms many of the requirements... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at At Lands End
Autodesk has made an important announcement about support for Microsoft Vista. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at At Lands End
CDP Cities webinar Top Ten Tips for Responding to CDP Cities: From the Experts Join the CDP Cities team and responding organizations to learn tips and tricks for responding to CDP. This webinar will highlight the strategies that some of the companies and cities which respond to CDP use to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at At Lands End
As I've had the fortune to be working closely with CDP Cities over the last 2 years, I'm pleased to report that CDP has won the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of the organization's contributions to addressing climate change. This prize brings CDP well deserved recognition in addition to a monetary reward that will go far to support the non-profit organization's growth. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at At Lands End
Multiconsult is a Norweigan engineering firm that is doing some incredible work with Infrastructure Modeler. I first ran across them at AU 2011 and quickly realized that they were pushing the boundaries of what could be done with AIM 2012 in really cool ways. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at At Lands End
I prepared a class for AU 2011 that some of you have asked for. Here it is! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at At Lands End
We've activated a forum about Autodesk Infrastucture Modeler and related topics on the community discussion groups page. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at At Lands End
A few lucky folks have seen a video from me showing actual flight paths and airplane models generated in a video right out of Infrastructure Modeler. The question that I get is... "How the heck did you do that?" In a word... pipelines. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at At Lands End
Some people who have tried out the Labs projects have asked us when we are going to add Augmented Reality into the IPad viewer. Well... it's already there! Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at At Lands End