FlyingArchitecture Adventure #1

FlyingArchitecture Adventure #1

Hi FlyingArchitecture friends,

So many things are happening these days and months… Besides our new breath in the free 3D models database, we are also working on the biggest website redesign in our history. But what is also important, we are working really hard on the reconstruction of our own place in Brno, Czech Republic and what I can tell You right now – we are very excited about it and we can’t wait to launch all our plans in this awesome office :)

FlyingArchitecture Adventure #1

Our everyday workflow consists of utilization Rhinoceros 5 + V-Ray for Rhino and Photoshop in our process. These three software solutions are a simple way how to obtain photorealistic architectural visualizations. Of course, a bunch of skills is needed :) Join us and get them with us!

The language of the workshop is English, but of course as I speak Slovak and Czech as well, you are free to ask at anytime, if you could not understand. But please note that medium knowledge of English is essential.

//Dates & program:
The workshop is planned to happen on November 22 – 23 – 24, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 18:00 PM each day.

Day #1

Modeling & Materials

First day – Friday – will be dedicated to brief introduction, Rhinoceros modeling and some basic V-Ray materials. We’ll go through Rhinoceros interface, basic modeling tips and tricks, via more advanced detailing in 3D, highlighting efficiency in the process. A bit of theory about 3D/2D detailing, highlighting pros/cons of both of them. Mapping (+mapping channels) comes in the end of Rhino part. Hopefully, somewhere in the middle of Rhino part, we’ll go out for a good lunch.
Creating basic V-Ray materials – Diffuse, Refraction, Reflection layers, their combinations. Explanation of physical behavior of real materials, simulating them in V-Ray material editor.

Czech republic is well-known for many specifics, but the most known and demanded is famous Czech beer, so the first day we’ll have a beer out, first round on us!


 Day #2

Rendering & Postproduction

Second day will be spent inside the world of V-Ray – continuing with V-Ray materials from the previous day, via V-Ray Options, V-Ray Frame Buffer and some tips & tricks in V-Ray.
Discussing best ways of optimizing the render, it’s parameters, proper render output for sustainable postproduction.

Oh, did I mention Czech have a famous beer? No? We’ll go out for a drink in that case ;)


 Day #3

Portfolio review

As a first step I will show you my works from days, when I was a beginner and there were no courses for Rhino and Vray and I had to discover everything by myself. Working on small interior projects for local architects was just a story itself :D All of this should encourage you to show us your works from days before workshop, so we can discuss about their aspects, how to enhance your images, what to improve to squeeze maximum out of your skills. Before starting the day, we’ll print your images you did a day before, so we can have a discussion over your image, highlighting specific aspects.

And for those who stay in Brno over Sunday’s night, we’ll go out to a Bar, that doesn’t exist. Catchy name, isn’t it? ;)

Centrum office building
Kobližná 24
Brno, 602 00
Czech Republic
Check the location on the map>>
Our place is about 5 minutes walk from the main train station and about 4 minutes walk from Student Agency’s station. It’s pretty close to anywhere! :) 

We’d love to invite you all here for this exclusive first workshop… but please remember, we’ve got some limitations and we have a capacity of 12 people for this event. So hurry up and send us a message to book your place :)

//Software & skills:
First of all, bring Your own laptop, if possible. Basic knowledge of Rhinoceros is needed, however we’ll provide you with model so you can easily follow rendering and postproduction part as well. Make sure you install Rhinoceros 5, V-Ray 1.5 and Photoshop CS4/CS5 before the workshop starts.

As this is the first workshop on our own, we’ll also make it special for participants :) You’ll all get FlyingArchitecture T-Shirt and some little surprise!
Besides these extras, every participant will get a certificate claiming he/she attended our course :)

There are 2 options for participants – as we would like to make it accessible for all of You. Early Bird registration until 30.10.2013
– educational: €300
– professional: €400
After registering you will receive your invoice – this is currently done manually, so please, have a patience.

Accommodation is not included, however I’d like to highlight you some places close to our office (less than 10-15 minutes walk), sorted by price:

_Lowcost options:
Pension Grohova (link)
Hostel Jacob (link)
Pension u Kašny (link)

_Affordable options:
Brno Old Town Pension (link)
Hotel Slovan (link)
Hostel Mitte (link)

_Comfort options:
Grand Hotel Brno (link)
Barceló Hotel Brno (link)
Royal Ricc Brno (link)
Holiday Inn (link)


In case of any questions, let me know at (please use subject FA Adv #1)

Registrations are closed. Stay tuned for more workshops!


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