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  • view course page for Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

    Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the machinery, and insights into techniques such as 3D printing, machining, resin casting, injection molding, and more.

    1h 38m
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  • view course page for Objectified

    Objectified with Gary Hustwit

    In this acclaimed documentary from the maker of Helvetica, renowned designers such as Dieter Rams and Marc Newson talk about the significance of the objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them.

    2h 9m
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  • view course page for Michelle Kaufmann's Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

    Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.

    13m 53s
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2014 Essential Training

    Teaches the core building information modeling (BIM) skills you need to complete solid architectural drawings in Revit 2014.

    10h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in MODO

    Create highly realistic virtual shots of your products, reducing the need for product photography, with MODO.

    3h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training

    Create compelling architectural designs using the modeling and documentation tools in Revit.

    10h 27m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Power of PreViz at BMW Group DesignworksUSA

    Author and designer Dane Howard asks DesignworksUSA, a global design firm that consults for the BMW Group, to share their insight and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.

    37m 54s
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  • view course page for Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture

    Elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit such as walls and floors, and digs into more specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment.

    7h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: Rendering

    Explore the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure, and its basic animation tools such as walk-throughs.

    4h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: The Family Editor

    Create standardized content such as furniture, doors, and many other architectural components using the Family Editor in Revit.

    6h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp 8 Essential Training

    Explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8.

    6h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture 2011 Essential Training

    Shows how to create compelling architectural designs using the building information modeling tools in Revit.

    8h 30m
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques

    Shows professional users of Google's popular 3D modeling software how to create compelling 3D graphics.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp 7 New Features

    Reviews the major enhancements to Google's free, user-friendly 3D modeling software.

    38m 17s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp 6 Essential Training

    Design expert George Maestri teaches the foundations of SketchUp's drawing, design, and rendering tools.

    3h 58m
    Beginner
     
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