Design Visualization LIVE | Autodesk University 2016
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A great year for Design Visualization


VR, AR, and the cloud were definitively top-of-mind for design visualization artists and architects at this year’s event. For a second year, Autodesk and CGarchitect curated the Design Visualization Live conference track at Autodesk University: three days of inspirational talks, hands-on demos, and panel discussions from the best in the design visualization business.


Want to watch a missed class? Share a talk with a colleague? View all design visualization recorded sessions below.


Design Visualization Live Classes

PANEL - The Now and Future of Virtual Reality for Design Visualization

Jeff Mottle - CEO,
Anthony Cortez - Senior Designer, ARUP
Scott Dewoody - Firmwide Creative Media Manager, Gensler
Joel Pennington - Principal Designer, Autodesk
Gaspard Giroud - Creative Director, Piranha
Listen to top industry experts in architectural visualization and virtual reality (VR) discuss the future of VR and its applications in the field of visualization.

TALK - The Making of a Virtual Film for Architecture and Real Estate

Gaspard Giroud - Creative Director, Piranha
Learn about the different steps of developments of a virtual-reality (VR) experience applied to the field of architecture and real estate.

TALK - VFX Workflows for Architectural Visualization

Paul Nicholls - Creative Director, Factory Fifteen
Paul Nicholls discusses how to adopt Film and VFX workflows into the architectural visualization space by showcasing 2 projects—a proof-of-concept science-fiction drama, and a film featuring a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

DEMO - Procedural PBR Material Creation Using Substance Designer for Visualization

Scott Dewoody - Firmwide Creative Media Manager, Gensler
Learn to procedurally create any kind of physically based rendering (PBR) material with Substance Designer and apply these materials across various rendering engines such as Stingray, Unreal, and Unity.

TALK - Positioning and Marketing a Skyscraper—432 Park Avenue

Christiaan Klaassen - Partner, Director of CGI - London, DBOX
Get an exhaustive behind-the-scenes look at the way DBOX created an entire marketing campaign for the tallest residential tower in western hemisphere.

TALK - Render Like a Photographer

Ramy Hanna – Partner at TILTPIXEL
In this class, Ramy Hanna guides you through the essentials of creating a stunning image. Nowadays it’s not enough to just know how to create a rendering; to sell your image it’s important to know the vital rules and principles of photography.

TALK – Virtual Reality Tools and Workflows for Architectural Design and Visualization

Kim Baumann Larsen – CEO/Architect
Learn about the pros and cons of the application of VR tools to different architectural design and visualization areas ranging from design support and communication, to marketing.

TALK - Virtual Reality plus Mixed Reality: The Evolution of Storytelling to Story Living—Rolls-Royce, BBC, Nike, and Bjork

Solomon Rogers - Founder / CEO, REWIND:VR

Sol Rogers will use REWIND:VR case studies to show the sort of work that is currently being commissioned and utilized—from architectural design and development to...

DEMO - Lighting—the Key for Photorealistic Rendering

Ciro Sannino - CG Trainer, CG world LLC
Lighting is often viewed as one of the most complex topics in 3D rendering. Lights are technically simple to use, but without the theory behind, one might feel lost. In this...