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CityEngine in VFX: CGA vai acabar com a arquitetura urbana?

In this seven hour lecture, Matthias Buehler discusses the creation of procedural digital film sets. He focuses on a practical approach towards efficiently translating concept art into a procedurally generated set, addressing the important topics of directability and designing the modeling procedures for a specific, shot based application. He continues with introductions to Esri CityEngine and NextLimit’s Maxwell Render. Further on, he presents an example of a near-futuristic Dubai-esque set in CityEngine, then continues to show how to create a second, similar set from scratch. Using a proposed scripted render pipeline that allows rapid design iterations, he ports all geometries to Maya to render the scene in Maxwell Render, using the automatically referenced final shaders. Finally, he steps through a custom PhotoShop action, to retouch each rendering to final quality.

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals | Science | The Guardian

Revistas acadêmicas líderes estão distorcendo o processo científico e representam uma “tirania” que deve ser quebrada, de acordo com um ganhador do prêmio Nobel que declarou um boicote às publicações. Randy Schekman, um biólogo norte-americano que ganhou o prêmio Nobel de fisiologia e medicina este ano e recebe seu prêmio em Estocolmo na terça-feira, disse que seu laboratório não enviará mais trabalhos de pesquisa para as revistas Nature, Cell e Science. Schekman disse que a pressão para publicar em periódicos de “luxo” encorajou os pesquisadores a cortar custos e seguir os campos da moda em vez de fazer trabalhos mais importantes. O problema foi exacerbado, segundo ele, por editores que não eram cientistas ativos, mas profissionais que favoreciam estudos que provavelmente causariam impacto.

Fonte: Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals | Science | The Guardian

(21) virtualcityMAP 3.0 – CityGML-based 3D web mapping solutions – YouTube

Science we published the virtualcitySUITE 3.0 in March we took our 3D map applications to a new level. Now you are able to get access to your city model on all current devices. This has become possible by our new WebGL-based rendering technology based on CesiumJS. CesiumJS an open source project to create plugin free web-based globes and 3d map applications. The power of WebGL make it possible to explore 3d city models on the PC, tablet or smartphone. The Berlin Economic Atlas, which is based on our new vir

Auditing the Pedestrian Environment: A Brief Tool for Practitioners & Community Members | Active Living Research

The Surgeon General announced the numerous and profound health benefits that Americans can gain simply by walking more. He made a Call to Action for more walking, but also for better walkability which means environmental conditions that makes walking safe, convenient, and enjoyable. “Walkability” is used in different ways. City planners refer to walkability as designing neighborhoods so people can walk from their homes to common destinations like shops and schools. There is much research showing that people of all ages do walk more for transportation in walkable neighborhoods, but the layout of communities is very difficult to change.

 

Fonte: Auditing the Pedestrian Environment: A Brief Tool for Practitioners & Community Members | Active Living Research

Machine learning and AI for social good: views from NIPS 2017 | In Verba | Royal Society

The question is not ‘is AI good or bad?’ but ‘how will we use it?’

Behind (or beyond) the headlines proclaiming that AI will save the world or destroy our jobs, there lie significant questions about how, where, and why society will make use of AI technologies. These questions are not about whether the technology itself is inherently productive or destructive, but about how society will choose to use it, and how the benefits of its use can be shared across society.

In healthcare, machine learning offers the prospect of improved diagnostic tools, new approaches to healthcare delivery, and new treatments based on personalised medicine.  In transport, machine learning can support the development of autonomous driving systems, as well as enabling intelligent traffic management, and improving safety on the roads.  And socially-assistive robotics technologies are being developed to provide assistance that can improve quality of life for their users. Teams in the AI Xprize competition are developing applications across these areas, and more, including education, drug-discovery, and scientific research.

 

Fonte: Machine learning and AI for social good: views from NIPS 2017 | In Verba | Royal Society

UFMG – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Qual é o papel das universidades no planejamento da Grande BH?

Como incluir as universidades no planejamento da Região Metropolitana? A partir desta questão, o mestrando em Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Eduardo Memória, desenvolve sua dissertação na UFMG. Hoje, a coluna de Questões Metropolitanas traz as linhas gerais desse trabalho, que pode nortear os próximos passos do planejamento da Grande BH. A coluna traz, além do pesquisador do Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional da UFMG (Cedeplar), Roberto Monte-mór, os professores Rogério Palhares e Renato César Ferreira, além do pesquisador Eduardo Memória.

Fonte: UFMG – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Qual é o papel das universidades no planejamento da Grande BH?

Teleporte-se

The ArcGIS 360 VR app allows you to quickly immerse yourself into 3D city models by teleporting to static viewpoints and comparing different urban design scenarios. These VR experiences can be easily created with CityEngine and are hosted on ArcGIS Online, the cloud platform of the global smart mapping leader, Esri. Rather than relying on high-performance graphics computers and cumbersome wired VR accessories, a simple smartphone paired with an affordable wireless headset are all that is required to be immersed in a 360 VR Experience. The app is available for the Samsung Gear VR headset. You can get the app on the Oculus platform by getting a promo code from us. To get a code, visit http://labs.esri.com or contact us directly via zrh-support@esri.com