May 22

Wrap up – April 2015 Meeting

Fellow RAM Members,

At last Month’s meeting, we were enlightened with the extent of how much programs like 3D Max has developed. Jim Robb (Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University) showed us a presentation involving visualizations and renderings.  Now more than ever, companies can impress their clients with a near complete realization of the final product.  Instead of a boring array of 2D views, clients can now view the latest high end rendering of an animated result.  Realism of plants (none of which are duplicated), animals, people (including ethnic diversity), will show how animation in this field has been taken to the next level.

If you’re old enough (like I am) to remember “View Master,” then you’ll just love this item.  Jim brought a showing of Google Cardboard, a low-cost Virtual Reality headset that works with smartphones.  It allows immersive presentations with a pre-made demo as an example for us to test-drive. We were really “awed” at the view as we passed it around the room.  It’s a very inexpensive paper-like device that secures a standard smartphone (iPhone, Galaxy S5, etc.) and permits VR viewing like a set of binoculars.

More can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Cardboard

 

Richmond AutoCAD Manifest (RAM) is sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies (757-985-3244)

Apr 24

April Meeting Reminder

Greetings RAM Members,

Hosting our April meeting will be Virginia Commonwealth University adjunct Professor Jim Robb.  Jim’s presentation will take us through the more popular aspects of Visualization and Renderings.  He will not only present the basics of these topics, but also hot-button topics like Virtual Reality. He will bring Google Cardboard, a low-cost VR headset that works with smartphones to allow immersive presentations and will have a pre-made demo as an example for people for test-drive. (More can be found here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Cardboard.)

Spread the word!  Bring your friends and co-workers. Family members are also invited.  As usual, there will be light food and beverages.  The meeting time is at 5:30 at the Human Services Building of the Henrico County Government Center at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.  …see you there!

Richmond AutoCAD Manifest (RAM) is sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies (757-985-3244)

Jan 27

January 2015 Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fellow RAM Members:

Come and join us for our first meeting of the year. We’ll discuss officer appointment, the agenda for 2015, possible changes to our meeting plans and any ideas you may want to offer.  If time permits, we’ll listen to Lynn Allen’s take on new AutoCAD features.

Be sure to bring your friends and co-workers. Family members are invited.  As usual, there will be light food and beverages.  The meeting time is at 5:30 at the Human Services Building of the Henrico County Government Center at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.  …see you there!

Richmond AutoCAD Manifest (RAM) is sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies (757-985-3244)

Dec 16

2014 RAM Holiday Party

Our holiday party will take place at Capital Ale House – Innsbrook on December 19th from 6pm – until… The game room (or side room) is reserved for us, but others are allowed access to the game room facilities. We (The RAM Group) will just cover appetizers; the rest of the tab will be open cash bar.

If you’d like to take part, photography will be available. We welcome your attendance and look forward to seeing you there.

The address is:
4024 Cox Rd, Suite A,
Innsbrook Shoppes,
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 780-2537

Nov 19

November Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder for November 19, 2014 

Fellow RAM Members,

At tonight’s meeting, we will be entertained by Lynn Allen’s video presentation of the new features of AutoCAD 2015.  Although, the drawing format (2013) is still being used, a number of changes have been added to enhance user productivity.  Questions about this new release will be addressed.

Be sure to bring your friends and co-workers. The meeting time is at 5:30 pm at the Human Services Building of the Henrico County Government Center at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.  Family members are invited. As usual, there will be light food and beverages.  …see you there!  

Nov 16

The November meeting will held on the 19th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. See you there.

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