BCT Students Model Amherst College in 3D

BCT Students in the BCT 420 and ECO 697SB classes just finished modeling 30+ buildings at Amherst College in 3D. Once approved by Google, those will appear in the official "3D Buildings" layer in Google Earth. Follow the link below to watch a video or download the KMZ file for Google Earth: http://blogs.umass.edu/bct420-schreyer/student-work/amherst-college-in-3d...
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SketchUp Plugin by Alexander Schreyer Featured on Google Blog

A plugin for the popular 3D CAD software Google SketchUp, which was written by Alexander Schreyer (Assistant Program Director and Lecturer in BCT) was recently featured in one of Google's case-studies on their official blog. As can be seen in the image above, his Ruby Code Editor plugin, which allows a user to write and execute code in SketchUp's 3D environment has been used extensively by Turner Construction. Some of the case-study examples include Turner's construction of the WTC Transit Hub in New York City. The case-study can be found here: Official Google SketchUp Blog: Pro Case Study: Turner Construction and the WTC, Part 2 The plugin for SketchUp can be downloaded for free here: Ruby Code Editor...
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Schreyer speaks at the 2011 Google Geo User Summit United States

Alexander Schreyer, lecturer in Building and Construction Technology, presented two of his recent UMass-related projects at the first Google Geo User Summit held in the United States where he was an invited speaker. The event took place at the Googleplex (Google's headquarters) in Mountain View, California. His presentations covered: The student-created 3D model of all UMass buildings, which is currently viewable in Google Earth (browse to the "01003" ZIP-code and turn on the "3D Buildings" layer). A crowdsourcing application that lets people submit their favorite places on the UMass campus using Google Maps: "My Favorite Places" (http://www.umass.edu/myfavoriteplaces) You can view his presentations and learn more about the event on his website....
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Infrared visualization to be featured on TV5 science show in Canada

A 3-dimensional visualization of infrared thermographic imagery of a residence, created by Alexander Schreyer, will be featured on the science show "Science ou Fiction" to be aired on the french-language channel TV5 in Canada. This visualization is based on recent work on applying 2D infrared imagery to interactive 3D models. More details on this project can be found here. The original video file is shown below: 3D Infrared Visualization: Single Family House from Alexander Schreyer on Vimeo....
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UMass in 3D on YouTube

Google just published a video on the topic "Why do people model for Google Earth?". UMass and Amherst are featured prominently in it. All of the three-dimensional models of the UMass campus buildings were made by students from BMATWT/BCT in NRC, LARP and Architecture at UMass. The models were created as part of Alexander Schreyer's course BMATWT 420 "Advanced topics in CAD". You can watch the video below: ...
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