Ported my simple building generator from #blender to #godotengine and #vr. You still have to model 6 building chunks yourself, but the arrangement is automatic.

New BlenderBIM Add-on v0.0.200328 released!


There have been over 30 fixes, stability improvements, and new features. Highlights include new import features for simplify and merge IFC models, brand new IFC to/from CSV data export and import, basic support for BCF-XML 2.1, and simple construction documentation sheet management.

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#blender #b3d #foss #opensource #architecture #bim #openbim #freecad

My daughter started Pete McKee's youtube cartoon course, this is her picture of 'daddy'

To understand why they do what they do, know that, for them, the purpose of life is sorting winners from losers

i think liberation is a much more useful idea. liberation means i am free from exploitative relationships. liberation does not mean i can do whatever i want all the time. that isnt a realistic or even a reasonable goal

@michaelwmehaffy@twitter.com and a team with much city experience have produced a whole Pattern Language for Growing Regions, written using a federated wiki and released under a share-alike licence.
Wiki version: npl.wiki/
PDF: sustasis.net/ANPLFGR.pdf

RT @RichDecibels@twitter.com

I'm starting to think this is the single most important >simple< political idea of the moment. I might have to write an article... twitter.com/bethsawin/status/1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RichDecibels/statu

Thanks to lots of help, this is now pretty much what I hoped it would be: A big list of patterns from A Pattern Language that can be easily shortened to a small list, it is a single portable file, and prints very nicely.


What I think this needs (and I don't often ask for hep, but this is way out of my ability set) is some script that adds [-]/[+] actions to each of the patterns - so you can go through the document and reduce the set to just the subset pattern language you actually need.

Then when the user prints/PDFs the file, all the unwanted patterns vanish completely and you end up with a good looking and *short* reference document.

That's it, I don't think it needs anything fancy like persistence etc. END/

Unfortunately this Pattern Language companion is really ugly (see picture).

This can be fixed. But what really needs is a little bit of scripting to make it really useful. 4/

But, I have this thing, it is a single HTML page consisting of the headings and summaries from A Pattern Language, scraped from a defunct website years ago:


Importantly it has all the cross-references as internal links, so it is a great companion to the book (though obviously all the explanatory text is missing) 3/

The idea of the book, is that, although there are 253 patterns, most building projects only require a handful of patterns. So you are supposed to construct a subset pattern language for each project and use that.

Unfortunately A Pattern Language is 1200 pages long and very unwieldy, so this doesn't work so well as a practical matter. 2/

I have a small OSS side project that I'm clearly never going to complete, so I'm asking for some javascript/CSS help.

It is basically an interactive companion to Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language.
This book has 253 'patterns', each one a particular aspect of the built environment at different scales, all extensively cross-referenced. Together they describe a humane, sustainable world. 1/

Someone ought to set up an online business selling £5 notes, as these are otherwise unobtainable

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