Posted by Peter B on September 03, 1999 at 19:03:07:
I posted this below-- thought SOMEONE would bite...
I saw a documentary that was using AutoCAD and some sort of renderer in
archeological reconstruction in Israel. Although I am of aware this sort of thing goes
on, it piqued my interest again and I wondered if DW and Artifice might get involved
in this sort of thing.
It does appear that the original 2d groundwork done in an accurate drafting program
like AutoCAD was essential in collating the field data. It seemed to me that although
they began by drafting the very stones in the field, the final modeling was comprised
of walls and blocks as you'd expect in most modeling programs.
I quess there is nothing keeping the AutoCAD or any other DXF Data from being
processed in DW or do some of the AutoDesk-associated programs have an advantage
Anyone who knows about or would like to do Archeological reconstruction, please
drop me a line. I'd like to be involved in this in some way-- maybe as a volunteer
much like people who go out on digs to learn more about this. My primary interest is
in Mesoamerican archeology.Maybe Artifice could interest an archeologist in trying
DW out with some special help. It could be good press.
BTW What is the news on AutoDesk layoffs?? I heard a mention of it in the news, but
missed the report.