News from TreeHouse Workshop of the forthcoming treehouse workshop taking place this year at the Out-N-About Treesort in Takilma, Oregon. Registration and more information are available from Out-N-About
of you may not have decided if you wish to attend the one day Pre-Con
(pre-conference). The menu for that day is small, but comprehensive.
Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 involves the following selection of all day workshops:
Climb the tree of Technologic
with John Shulters of Ascension Studios out of Placerville, CA
The Technologic design
process developed by Ascension Studios and Treehouse Nation covers the
four critical stages of treehouse design using the LIVE workflow:
LOCATION - We'll visit a
potential construction site and gather highly accurate digital site
survey data, including a full-scale 3D digital model of the tree(s) and
INSPECTION - Using
terrestrial and aerial photography, we'll scope out views from our
desired treehouse location, and quickly and efficiently examine our tree
for problems and opportunities to be aware of during design and
VISUALIZATION - We'll bring
our site survey data back to the digital drawing board to take our
design from initial massing to finished construction documents to
photorealistic CG imagery.
EXPERIENCE - We return to
the actual site of the treehouse with our digital design to see it in
context and walk through a full scale representation of the plan to
finalize our desires and expectations before we begin construction.
During this course, attendees will learn the following techniques and skills:
How to use any digital camera combined with freely available software to create a 3D digital model of a tree.
The necessary skills and equipment to capture aerial footage of a project site.
How to use free digital design software to create a treehouse plan based around a highly accurate site survey.
What it takes to leverage
digital design data to produce stunning visualizations including
renderings, interactive scenes, and physical models.
How to use augmented reality applications to view a digital design in context on a project site.
John will amaze all comers
with his remarkable talent and steady hand for addressing the design
task in the trees and translate that into a incredibly accurate,
presentable and easy to assimilate set of files that one can proceed
through a serious project with. This is for all of you who have a little
geek in you. You do not necessarily need to draw well, but a solid
understanding of good design is helpful as you take this technical dance
through the trees. For one good full day put down your ropes and
hammers and pick up your iPads and/or laptops along with your digital
cameras and be guided through a fascinating tour of what can be done
with those tools!!
This workshop is limited to 12 participants.