By downstream on Oct 10, 2007
A nice 10 minute interview with Cameron Sinclair aired on PBS tonight. I learn something new every time I hear Cameron speak.
"It's a little known fact," says Cameron "most plastic tents are made in Pakistan ... when the Kashmir earthquake happened, because of the series of natural disasters we faced that year ... they ran out of tents." Watch the video to find out what was conceived by Pakistanis caught in this desperate situation.
Nancy and I caught up with Cameron two weeks ago at a Pecha Kucha event in SOMA. He told us that Autodesk is now working with AFH to add Project Freewheel models to the OAN. Freewheel is the "web ready" export format from Revit and other Autodesk tools. Revit Architecture is the Building Information Management system that Nancy has been training architects to use recently. Her experience with a Freewheel 3D model (of my house) seemed to indicate that data rich models are too dense to smoothly manipulate (zoom, rotate). Given the size and complexity of some of the AFH projects, this could pose a problem when adding DWF files to the OAN.
As Cameron said in the interview, the simple solutions are the important ones. Maybe 3D orbiting of structural designs in a web page is not so important.