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Welcome to AAAI - the Australian Association of Architectural Illustrators


 

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AAAI aims to promote the profession of architectural illustration.

 
If you work in this field, or have an interest in this profession, you are invited to join.

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VALE SERGE ZALESKI

It is with great sadness we learn of Serge Zaleski's passing. Serge was awaiting surgery at Nepean Hospital when he suffered a major heart attack. Our condolences go to his family and close friends.
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ERIC MONK
26th Sept 1922 - 17th Aug, 2013

A Man of Vision

Eric Monk was the founder of the Society of Architectural Illustration (UK) which was the forerunner of similar societies in the USA, Japan and Australia.
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For more information go to www.sai.org.uk


 
 
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AAAI members were invited to enter the 38th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition.
Exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged.
It is worth a visit to their website just to see the winners !

For more information go to
www.krobarch.com


 
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INVITATION to AAAI
JARA Exhibition 2014
Deadline 30th June

The Japanese Architectural Renderers Association (JARA) has invited AAAI members to participate in their annual exhibition the “JARA Exhibition 2014”. Four to five artworks will be selected for display.
JARA will frame your artwork at no cost to you.
All you need to do is just send your file (jpeg, around 7MB) and the description of your artwork (Name, Title, Architect, Company, Media, etc)
Please contact Masaaki Yamada, JARA Board



 
Image credit: John Haycraft

 

PAINTING HOLIDAY
Brittany and Paris

30th June -15th July 2013

Renowned Artist and fellow AAAI member John Haycraft will be leading a painting holiday tour.
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INVITATION to AAAI
JARA Exhibition 2012
Deadline 30th July

The Japanese Architectural Renderers Association (JARA) has invited AAAI members to participate in their annual exhibition the “JARA Exhibition 2012” to be held in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Four to five artworks will be selected for display.
JARA will frame your artwork at no cost to you.
All you need to do is just send your file (jpeg, around 7MB) and the description of your artwork (Name, Title, Architect, Company, Media, etc)
Please contact Masaaki Yamada, JARA Board



 
 
 

Photomontage Guidelines

Ian Stantiall kindly forwarded a link providing some very useful guidelines for Photomontage work that was compiled as a best practice guide for visual simulations for the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects.

click here to link to online PDF



 
Tokyo Tower. Photo Michael Keniger


Detail from Ian Stantiall's Best of Show image


 

Visualizing Architectural Design Exhibition,Tokyo

Fifteen images were chosen by our distinguished jury, Chris Grubbs, Jon Kletzien and Philip Follent, for inclusion in the AAAI Visualizing Architectural Design (VAD) Exhibition, which opened in Tokyo, 26th September, 2011 and later in Osaka.
Congratulations to those that were selected. The competition was tough!
We asked the jury to pick a "Best of Show" and comment on their own personal favourites.
To find out who was selected and what the jury said
click here


Check out photos of the opening in the Members area.




 
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Book Review

DRAWING SHORTCUTS
Developing quick drawing skills using todays technology.
Reviewed by Nigel Gough
"Drawing Shortcuts" reinforces the notion that the hand drawn line is still relevant and exciting in the practice of architecture, that the ongoing success of yesterdays purely ”traditional” architectural artists can be seen in their ability to reinvent themselves, applying well honed skills in new ways to address a changing market, and at the same time to be innovative and integrate new technology... essential reading in any architectural educational program... and for the practicing architectural artist it is a great grab bag of fresh ideas...
click here to read more



 
 

ASSOCIATION MEMBERS SOFTWARE SURVEY 2010



If you would like to network with other members using particular software,
If you are considering a new software acquisition and are seeking advise,
or if you need an illustrator with specific software expertise for workshops etc. just follow this link.


While still a working in progress this survey provides links to members using specific software for modelling, rendering, and post rendering applications, as well as approximate software costs, pro’s and con’s of packages, and links to the various software websites.
To access the survey


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Communicate with other members.
Expand your professional network


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ASAI Conference and VAD AIP26 Exhibition

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators held their 26th Conference at Tokyo, Japan. Highlights included the Visualizing Architectural Design Exhibition which included the work of 14 AAAI members.



Reviews



 
 

SOFTWARE REVIEW
(VISUALARQ - Architectural Tools for Rhino)



VisualARQ is a very useful plug-in tailored for architectural modelling in Rhino 4.

It has a simple intuitive tool set that once you become accustomed can be rapidly incorporated into standard Rhino 4 modelling to significantly improve work flow.

To read full review
click here


 
 

SOFTWARE REVIEW (SKETCHBOOK PRO 2010)



Keep it simple appears to have been a guiding principle.

Rather than trying to be do everything this pared down design offers a new take on design drawing software well worth a second look.

To read full review
click here


 
 

SOFTWARE REVIEW (RHINO 4)



Is Rhino 4.0 the greatest 3D software on the planet today?

Well maybe that might be overstating it, but as a long time Rhino user I think it is well worth a critical look by anyone considering new options in 3D software.

To read full review
click here


 
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CGarchitect Shop Discount to AAAI Members.



CGarchitect are offering AAAI members a 10% discount and 500 bonus reward points with each order.

The promotion code for this offer can be found on the Members Notice Board
in the Members only area

To visit the CGarchitect shop
click here


 
 

Karelcad Training Discount to AAAI Members.



KarelCAD run training courses on all Autodesk software, the most popular being 3DS Max, Maya, Revit Architecture and AutoCAD.

They are now offering AAAI Members a 5% discount on all training courses, and 15% to AAAI student members.

To find out more
click here